Recovery Worker (Ref: EA22)

Location : Easington
Closing date : 23/04/2017
Salary : £16,528 per annum, pro rata
Employment type : Permanent

Recovery Worker (Ref: EA22)

£16,528 pro rata

Hours per week: 16

Based: Easington, County Durham


We believe in recovery at MHM and we are committed to providing services that support clients to travel their own recovery journey, and be at the heart of it.

As a Recovery Worker you will be required to provide a high quality recovery focused service to our clients who have a range of mental health needs as well as others including substance misuse and physical; promoting independence and social inclusion. You will also be responsible for administrative tasks and facilitating activities within the service and the community. Occasionally the post may require some evening and / or weekend work.

As a Recovery Worker you should be able to inspire and engage people, you must have the ability to identify barriers and understand client needs, while possessing excellent motivational skills. This will include one to one engagement and facilitating group based activities, sign posting and engaging people in mainstream provision.

Experience or an understanding of working with people with a variety of complex needs including mental health, learning, physical and substance misuse would be an advantage for this post. You will be qualified at least to NVQ Level 3 standard or equivalent and will have the demonstrated skills and ability to help others identify and overcome barriers. The role will involve travel across the district therefore a full driving licence and access to a vehicle will be required.

Experience or knowledge of working within a community based service is desirable. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate a proactive and positive attitude.

For an informal discussion please contact Emma Blue 07590 950239

In return, Mental Health Matters offers excellent training and development opportunities, statutory holiday entitlement and a 5% contributory pension scheme – T&C may vary depending on contract.


Closing Date: Sunday 23rd April

Interview: Wednesday 2nd May 2017             

The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in event of a successful application

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview.

MHM is striving to become an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.