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Recovery Support Workers

Reference

PRI41148

Location

255 Lichfield Road, Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands, WS3 3DT

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£14,000 - £19,000 dependant on experience

Hours

Average of 37.5 hours per week - shift work including nights, weekends and bank holidays

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Role Description


255 Lichfield Road is an Independent Community Facing Rehabilitation and Recovery Unit which proivdes services for men and woman over the age of 18.  Service Users may be admitted Informally or detained under the Mental Health Act.  We aim to provide opportunities for our Service Users to practice independent living, by helping them build the skills and confidence needed to successfully live in the community. 
The unit comprises of 28 beds and accommodation includes 
• Two 4-bedded enhanced recovery and rehabilitation units for people who require a structured environment with intensive support to progress through their recovery pathway
• 20 self-contained apartments that enable residents to live independently, whilst having the safety of a therapeutic structure if needed
• Each apartment has its own front door, a lounge and kitchenette, bedroom and a bathroom
• 24-hour support as required
• Dedicated occupational therapy facility to promote independent living skills
• Therapy and treatment areas, safe and private grounds and a family visiting room
• Communal bistro and kitchen


Support service users to attend and gain new experiences within their local community
Support and assist service users with personal care as identified in agreed plans of care 
Establish and maintain relationships with service users which will compliment and contribute to the care programme and create a pleasant environment in which to live
Contribute to the daily running of the hospital, e.g. shopping, cleaning and involving residents to the limits of their ability in all aspects of normal daily living.
Accompany residents on shopping trips and outings
Possess the ability to diffuse/resolve stressful situations with the use of effective communication skills


As a Recovery Support Worker you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals.
You will be central to providing high quality care within a Rebailitation and Recovery setting.  The Service User group includes those with a diagnosis of severe and enduring mental illness including personality disorder.
You will assist and support nursing staff in the effective management of the ward is maintained. 
To be successful as an Recovery Support Worker, you’ll need:
• Excellent team working skills, a high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach - our units operate 24 hours 7 days a week, and our support staff work shift patterns including weekends, bank holidays and nights
• A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence-based practice
• The drive to continually push your own personal learning and development
• To be able to build effective and credible relationships both internally and externally
• Work collaboratively with others sharing ideas and information at all times
• Effectively build trust with a consistent approach between actions and words
• Have the ability to raise standards through innovation and new ideas
• To be able to cope in difficult situations with tact and diplomacy
• To be able to build rapport and positively influence others
To be able to inspire professionalism
Our Recovery Support Worker role involves:
• Support service users to attend and gain new experiences within their local community
• Support and assist service users with personal care as identified in agreed plans of care 
• Establish and maintain relationships with service users which will compliment and contribute to the care programme and create a pleasant environment in which to live
• Contribute to the daily running of the hospital, e.g. shopping, cleaning and involving service users to the limits of their ability in all aspects of normal daily living.
• Accompany residents on shopping trips and outings
• Possess the ability to diffuse/resolve stressful situations with the use of effective communication skills

About our benefits
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
• A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
• Private Medical Insurance Scheme
• Life Assurance
• Free meals while on duty
• Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
• Continuous learning and development
• Childcare vouchers
• Career development
• Personal health insurance
• An employee assistance programme
• Voluntary Benefits 
The successful applicant will be supported through a company and site induction which will involve working a variety of shifts to enable them to meet and work alongside the full MDT.   
Shift Pattern:  A full time contract consists of working 32.25 hours (3 shifts) one week and 43 hours (4 shifts) the second week.  
Shift Hours: 
Long Day - 0730hrs to 1945hrs 
Night Shift - 1930hrs to 0745hrs 
Please note there are no permanent day contracts available.   Permanent night contracts can be considered.  

 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date

30/10/2020