Female* Assistant Recovery Navigator
Community Rehabilitation Services
We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Assistant Recovery Navigator to join our team based in Bristol. You will join us on full time, permanent basis working 37.5 hours per week on a rota system and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £16,759 - £18,315 per annum and benefits.
Missing Link provides practical advice and support to individuals to allow them to maintain a rich and meaningful life. The aim is to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health and other support needs to achieve their hopes and ambitions.
In return for joining us, we will offer you:
- Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
- 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
- Excellent development and training opportunities
- Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
- Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Long Service Awards
- Wellness Awards
About the role:
As our Female Assistant Recovery Navigator, you will be part of the Community Rehabilitation Services and you will need to work collaboratively and in partnership with these agencies as one team. The service operates in the community and is provided by Missing Link, in partnership with Second Step and the Avon and Wiltshire NHS Partnership Trust (AWP).
The Community Rehabilitation Service specialises in working with people with long-term mental health and complex needs. Its focus is on supporting people to gain the skills and confidence to live as independently as possible in the community, by providing specialist assessment, treatment and interventions for every individual. The service has high expectations of recovery for everyone it supports.
We welcome applications from people who have experience of living with long-term mental health needs, and using mental health services.
Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Assistant Recovery Navigator:
- Ensure that the service is warm, welcoming and safe
- Provide appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with long term mental health needs, and their carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community
- Enable and assist users to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services
- Work with identified service users alongside the rest of the Community Rehabilitation service including ongoing assessment of needs, goals and aspirations, working within agreed plans of support and supporting service users
- Contribute to regular reviews of these plans with service users to ensure that they are supporting their recovery and increasing independence
- Work on a rota within the Accommodation Hub, as part of a team providing 24 hour cover to the service. The rota will be made up of shifts that will include day and night cover during with week and on weekends. The rota will be flexible to meet the needs of the service and service users.
This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.
What we are looking for in our ideal Female Assistant Recovery Navigator:
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of the support needs of people with mental health needs, or people with complex and multiple needs (for example, homelessness, alcohol/drug dependency, long term conditions, domestic abuse and sexual violence)
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of support planning and risk assessment. Accurate and timely recording, Confidentiality and Data Protection.
- The ability to maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery and to be able to demonstrate an ability to build trusting and collaborative relationships with Missing Link, service users and other agencies. Be able to assist service users in making informed decisions around their mental wellbeing.
- Able to demonstrate ability to work alone and as part of a team, working with customers and managing own time effectively and making best use of personal development and training.
Closing date: Tuesday 24th September 2019
Interview date: Monday 30th September 2019
If you are passionate about ensuring vulnerable women have a safe, comfortable place to live, please apply now to join us as our Female Assistant Recovery Navigator and contribute to the valuable work Missing Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Missing Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Missing Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. .*Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement).