You have a significant understanding of Mental Health Issues and substantial experience of working within a Housing and Social Care environment, including dealing with ‘high risk’ clients and managing resources effectively. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Senior Practitioner.
Your challenge? As a Senior Practitioner you’ll be focused on practice, but of course your overriding objective will be to provide high quality support to service users, in line with service models and policy. Carrying a caseload of complex cases, you’ll provide strong and effective clinical leadership in formulating support plans and manage the work of Support Workers, Peer Support and other Volunteers, as well taking responsibility for their training and development. You’ll also take the lead in managing Medication within the service and support the management of the risk load, to ensure safe working practices are in place and appropriate support available.
You will have or be working towards a QCF in Health and Social Care, ideally Level 3, or equivalent. We’ll also be looking for a good understanding of recovery and coproduction, housing pathways and the barriers faced by those moving out of secure care settings, or with an offending history. The ability to lead, supervise and motivate staff and manage conflicting demands and priorities on time is key, as is a flexible approach to working hours. Solution focused and outcome driven, you lead by example using a firm but inclusive, open and encouraging management style and lots of tact and diplomacy. Experience of working within the Criminal Justice System or a secure care setting, while not essential, would be useful, as would a proven ability to carry out investigations and write reports and recommendations.
We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.
It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification, will be considered for an interview.
This is a permanent part-time post at 22.5 hours per week.
The starting salary for this post is £19,514.00 (pro-rata for 22.5 hours per week) per annum with potential salary progression to £20,541.00 (pro-rata for 22.5 hours per week) per annum.
This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.
The first round of shortlisting is scheduled for 13 October 2020.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.
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.