Senior Recovery Worker - Mental Health
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Company : Hestia

Job Location : London, UK

Posted on : Wed, 27 May 2020 17:08:27 GMT

Job Description :

Amazing opportunity to join an excellent team, with career progression and flexible hours.
We are Hestia, a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. This year will mark our 50th anniversary so it is an exciting time to join us!
This is a brilliant opportunity to co-produce service delivery with service users and colleagues, career progression is something we offer within the organisation and this is a great chance to work in a vibrant team also offering flexi hours.
Hestia offer a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.
In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.
We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.
Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Strictly no agencies
Person specification: -Demonstrable experience of working with people who have complex issues and health problems and a strong understanding of Recovery approaches and co-production. -Knowledge of housing pathways, housing legislation and housing management experience including income collection from personal service charges and Housing Benefit. -Knowledge of issues affecting those individuals with a range of mental health conditions, how to communicate effectively with these individuals and how to support them with dignity and respect. -Ability to empower service users to make choices and take control for their mental health in order to realise their potential and achieve aspirational levels of independence. -Ability to work as part of a team, on own initiative and to oversee induction of peer staff and volunteers. -Commitment to co-producing service delivery with service users by ensuring that all activities and interventions in the service are aligned to support them to reduce their MH crisis and develop strategies for better managing their own mental health. -Ability to communicate, engage and build effective working relationships with other people. -Excellent working knowledge of Welfare Benefits and strong awareness of health and safety issues within an accommodation-based setting. -Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and able to produce professional letters and correspondence in hard copy and email. -Ability to assess and audit peer assessments, support and safety plans and to use reflective practice and a whole team approach in continuously improving. -Proficient in the use of a range of IT applications and the ability to learn and use additional IT systems including Hestias case management system. -Ability to complete and record accurate financial transactions and knowledge of managing budgets. -Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.
If you want to do an ASYE and you fit the criteria Hestia will support you to join our existing programme.
In return we offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.
For a detailed job description, benefits overview and terms and conditions, please see our attached job pack. If you are viewing this advert outside of Hestias website, please click apply to view the pack.
Location: Wandsworth
Salary: 22,548 rising to 23,112 per annum
Hours: 39 hours per week
Working Pattern: Monday Sunday
Closing date: 05 July 2020
Interview date: 15 July 2020
About Hestia
Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. We are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.
We are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.
In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.
Should you require our job pack in an alternative format, require further assistance or wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need to attend an interview, please contact

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