Recovery Worker – Floating Support

Contract Type: 
Part time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 25 October, 2021 - 17:00
Fixed Salary
Pro Rata
Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship Durham Floating Support service is looking for someone with a good understanding of mental health issues to support people in the community. We support people to maintain independence and lead their own recovery by focusing on their personal goals and aspirations. We are committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do, and supporting them to be involved in decisions that affect their lives.  We have a holistic approach which means you could be supporting someone with a wide range of issues; such as learning coping strategies, building resilience, improving physical health, improving IT skills, accessing community resources or finding work or volunteering opportunities. Support planning, risk assessment and using our recording systems are all an essential part of the role, as well as liaising with other agencies and promoting the service.


We need someone with empathy, who can be flexible and creative, work well under pressure, and knows how to connect with people at all levels. You need to be experienced and confident enough to work as part of a dispersed team, and ideally have worked in a mental health setting. Your role will be primarily to cover areas in South Durham and Teesdale , although some travel around the county will be required.


The salary for this post is £18,199 pro-rata per annum.


This is a permanent part time role requiring the post holder to work between 22 – 30 hours per week (to be agreed)


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Closing Date for applications is 25 October 2021  (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).  


So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really good benefits?


Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview please contact the recruitment team to discuss.


Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.