Second Step Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West offering housing, support and hope to thousands of people with mental health and other problems. We promote mental health and wellbeing by supporting people and communities to build brighter futures.
Second Step, in partnership with Ara, are providing a new service for people with complex needs in Somerset. The service will work with clients and partners creatively to develop new and sustainable support and housing for adults facing difficulties in obtaining and sustaining housing and with mental health needs, drug and alcohol problems, behavioural issues, significant debt, and involvement in the criminal justice system.
Recovery Coach (Support Worker) (Full time / Part time / Bank)
Full-time 37 hours per week (other working patterns available)
Salary £16,702 - £18,747 per annum FTE / £8.54 - £9.59 per hour
Working to the Recovery Coach Model principles, you will develop strength-based actions orientated around the Recovery Star. You will engage and support complex needs service users in leading their journeys, and to maximise their choice and control over the support they receive by developing a responsible network of support.
You will have an understanding of the issues relating to homelessness, and be able to build and sustain relationships with service users. You will have a commitment to promoting independence and supporting vulnerable people in developing move on and recovery plans. We’ll support you with training to be a lead Recovery Coach for addiction.
We work in a recovery focused, psychologically informed way (PIE) in all aspects of the team’s practice using relevant interventions, including Assessments, Recovery Planning, Brief Interventions, Critical Time Interventions, Sustaining tenancies, Navigation
You will receive training, and on-going supervision, and be part of our reflective practice.
Closing date: Sunday 28th April 2019
For more information and to apply please go to our website www.second-step.co.uk. Second Step is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community and from people who have personal experience of using mental health services.