Housing Support & Recovery Worker - Mental Health Charity
Our client is currently looking for a Housing Support & Recovery Worker to provide flexible, proactive and assertive support which promotes recovery and independence within a positive risk management approach to adults with severe and enduring mental health issues who are resident in Oxfordshire.
Transitional Housing Recovery Service
Based: South Oxfordshire
Hours: Minimum of 30, up to 37 hours per week.
Salary: £20,138 - £24,174 (NJC scale point 21 – 27) per annum pro rata
Holidays: 28 days per annum plus bank holidays pro rata
Probationary Period: 6 months
Pension: Auto enrolment scheme
You will support individuals to live within the terms of their tenancy/license agreement and working with them in a holistic way on their identified goals.
About the Charity
Our client, a mental health charity, is here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. They provide a range of support services across Oxfordshire from an information line to supported housing. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem at some point in their lives, people need this cahrity more than ever.
The services they provide include:
- Transitional Housing Recovery Service as part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership
- Oxfordshire Wellbeing Service
- Talking Space psychological therapy service in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
- ‘Benefits for Better Mental Health’, a welfare benefits advice service
- Information line
- Volunteering & peer support opportunities
About our client's housing
The service specifications were originally developed through the Oxfordshire Mental Health and Support Strategy ‘From Supported to Independent Living’. The service is now part of a single outcome based mental health contract which is delivered by the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP) to provide fully integrated adult mental health services across the county for five years. The partnership brings together Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (lead contractor), Connection Floating Support, Response, Restore, Elmore Community Services and our client.
The aims of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership are to:
- Our client's Transitional Housing Recovery Service is for people aged 18 - 65 who have severe and enduring mental health problems. The service is part of a pathway of housing services that promote recovery and independence
Support people aged 18 -65 in Oxfordshire with long term mental health problems (Clusters 4 - 17) to achieve personal recovery, independence and be social included in the wider community
Improve access to mental health services
- Provide integrated recovery focused mental health services with a holistic assessment that addresses care, housing, employment, wellbeing and resilience
- Support healthy lifestyle choices such as smoking cessation, exercise, weight management and health checks
- Support self-care and peer support networks to enhance service user independence.
- Involve and support carers and families
The housing pathway helps delivery of the following seven outcomes:
- People with mental illness will live longer
- Improved level of wellbeing and recovery
- Timely access to assessment and support
- People will maintain a role that is meaningful to them
- Continue to live in stable and suitable accommodation
- Better physical health
- Carers will feel supported
Closing date for position: 25th March 2018
Interviews: 3rd and 4th April 2018
To find out more information and apply for this position, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website.
Our client is fully committed to the principles and practices of equal opportunity and diversity.
They are a Mindful Employer.
No agencies please.