Salary: £24,234 per annum, rising to £24,408 per annum after 1 year and successful probation

Job Title: Integrated Recovery Lead – Mental Health

Reporting to: Service Manager

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Interviews: W/C 5th June 2023

About the Service/Department
Wandsworth Mental Health Recovery and Rehabilitation service delivers support and interventions to 60 service users with mental health issues living in accommodation services across the Borough. The focus of the service is to provide medium to long term focused rehabilitation and recovery support to adults with complex and enduring Mental Health conditions.

The service is focused on promoting independence and preventing hospital admissions, delivering a person-centred approach enabling choice and control for each individual to realise their potential, increasing service users’ ability to manage their tenures, supporting accessing to training, education and employment, and working closely with other providers of support to the individuals including clinical staff & carers and family members.

The High Support element comprises of 33 services users who live in one of four accommodation services which are staffed 24/7. Service users in the higher support houses need more support and prompting with their medication, personal and environmental health and may have a forensic history or dual diagnosis.

The low support element comprises of 27 service users who live in one of six houses which have floating or visiting support from staff. This element is intended for service users with low-level support needs as step-down from high support or for service users who may struggle with accessing independent housing and need floating support.

To work across both community houses and High Support Schemes in Wandsworth to support people with mental health problems in their recovery journey, as well as recruit and coordinate Peer Support volunteers from within the Wandsworth MH Rehabilitation and Recovery Service, in order to co-produce Peer Support Groups, training sessions and to be a part of the local co-production Group. To ensure all volunteers are sufficiently supported, trained and stable within their own recovery.

About the role

Some other main responsibilities of the role include:

  • To co-ordinate social inclusion activities, develop the move on pathway throughout the service and promote independent living skills
  • To review the medication support within Community Houses and 24 hour, work with Recovery Workers to develop a more integrated delivery model to promote independence for our Service Users
  • To recruit, support and coordinate volunteers to support the Wandsworth MH Rehabilitation and Recovery Service in co-producing Peer Support Groups and training sessions and being part of the local co-production Group.

About you

  • Understanding of how trauma effects behaviour and ability to use appropriate de-escalation and engagement tools.
  • Ability to work within a team or by your own initiative.
  • Ability and the commitment to work through Co-Production
  • Ability to gauge/assess others peoples learning styles and adapt training to ensure it is effective.
  • Good IT skills including a working knowledge of functions in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the internet.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and able to produce clear training guides, case notes, advocacy, reporting and monitoring.
  • Ability to engage with a range of people and audiences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.

What Hestia offers

  • Holiday allowance of 25 days per annum plus 8 days public holidays (pro rata)
  • Company Pension
  • Learning and Development Opportunities (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9 month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
  • Hestia Rewards exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, gym membership discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools including our Employee Assistance Programme, Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL) and some roles include Clinical Supervision
  • Other benefits such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).
  • If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.

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.

Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughout their employment with Hestia.

Please note if offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.

This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.

We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.

Disability confident
Hestia is a disability confident employer, committed to the employment and career development of individual with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for. We will also accommodate reasonable adjustment during the selection and interview process and throughout your employment with us.

Hestia positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. But we particularly welcome individuals from an ethnic minority background and those with disabilities to apply. As an organisation, we are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and value the skills, abilities, talent and experiences, different people and communities bring to our organisation.

Guaranteed interview scheme

Hestia operates a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities (including long term health conditions) who meet the minimum criteria for this role.

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