Recovery Worker (Ref: YO75)

Location : York
Closing date : 19/10/2017
Salary : £16,528 per annum
Employment type : Permanent

Recovery Worker (Ref: YO75)

£16,528 per annum

25 hours per week - evenings

Based: York


This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to the principles of social inclusion, to work with adults with mental health needs. A welcoming, safe, supportive, comfortable and non-clinical environment that promotes independence opportunities for recovery.

You will offer, smooth links to the crisis and home treatment teams, hospital liaison team, street triage and the Access and Wellbeing service. Refer to the local Community Mental Health Services for urgent follow up the next working day for more severe crises.

You will have a  trauma aware approach – an understanding of not only a service user’s history of trauma, but also of the risk that use of The Haven  @ Clarence Street may cause trauma, for example, people feeling rejected or invalidated, Access and good connections with other mental health providers, both NHS, local authority, voluntary sector, police and ambulance. Help relieve emotional distress by providing empathy, supportive reassurance catharsis and time.

Working as part of a team, you will work closely with mental health workers, partners and other agencies.  You will have experience of working within employment and knowledge of employment rights and job retention is key. You will demonstrate an ability to prioritise caseload and have an understanding of the principles of the Equalities Act and how it relates to Employment Rights.

You will be educated to a (NVQ Level 3 or equivalent), have awareness of/and or experience of working with people who have experienced mental health issues, particularly in accessing employment and will have the demonstrated skills and ability to help others identify and overcome barriers. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate a proactive and highly motivated attitude.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact jhaley@mhm.co.uk

In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate),child care voucher scheme, 25 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme. We want to ensure our workforce reflects the local community and would encourage applicants from all backgrounds with relevant experience to apply.

We want to ensure our workforce reflects the local community and would encourage applicants from all backgrounds with relevant experience to apply.


Closing date: 19th October 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.


Job Description - Recovery Worker;  
This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.