for better mental health

Application Deadline
25 January 2021

Contract type

22.5 hours

SC5-SP23, £27,107 (pro rata)

City and Hackney

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest – Part Time Recovery Worker

About the role

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, working in partnership with Turning Point and Antidote, provide the City and Hackney Recovery service.  The service is based in each of City and Hackney’s neighbourhoods in order to be accessible, local and inclusive.  A full integrated service, shaped by the community needs and voices of service users, carers, families, communities, all staff and volunteers will contribute to recovery, social inclusion and improving the quality of life of all our service users in the City of London and Hackney borough.

The service has three elements:  Out There, Everywhere- specialist outreach, in reach and engagement, Building Blocks- low, medium and hi intensity support pathways, and Get Connected- building on our local, person and shared assets to provide recovery capital and peer support. This role will lead community research on local issues that can affect substance use, enabling better targeting of resources to meet unmet demand or need in different localities. The role will also support service development through developing feedback channels and engaging with local communities to ensure the service offer is responsive.  

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • To hold a caseload to support people with recovery from addiction and prevent substance use  
  • To deliver MindCHWF psychosocial interventions 
  • Developing strength-based recovery plans with individuals that are comprehensive, person-centred and individualised based on a clear assessment of that individual’s needs and circumstances  
  • Involving individuals and their family/advocates in the planning of the individual’s care  
  • Completing accurate, person-centred and individualised risk assessments 
  • Holding frequent key work sessions  
  • Providing person-centred care that reflects the rights, preferences and choices of individuals in an environment that is safe, healthy and maintains the individual’s dignity and well-being 
  • Administering prescriptions in accordance with stated policy and procedure and the client’s needs  
  • Providing an environment that is free from abuse or neglect, observing agreed safeguarding practices 
  • Identifying and promoting appropriate opportunities for individuals to engage with their community. (e.g. Employment, Training and Education, volunteering etc)  
  • Reviewing and monitoring the individual’s recovery through regular recovery plan reviews that ensure continued relevance of interventions.  Engaging in regular 1-2-1 supervision and clinical team meetings  

How to apply

To apply, please visit our website here:   

Complete the application form, and email to [email protected]

All applications must be submitted no later than 5 PM on the 25th January unless more time is required as a reasonable adjustment for disability. If this is the case, please email [email protected] to let us know.

Interview Date: Week of 8 February 2021

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