Recovery Support Worker

    Dec 2, 2018
    Hyde, United Kingdom
    Job Type
    Closing Date
    Work Hours
    Job Salary
    £15,066 + Sleep-In Enhancement
    Salary Units


    At Turning Point, we support people across England with mental health issues. As a Recovery Support Worker, you'll make a real difference to their lives as you introduce them to the personal, flexible and realistic support they need to improve the quality of their lives in their communities. Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience, training and education you need to progress in your career with us.


    As part of our Tameside Supported Accommodation, you'll work one-to-one with service users, preparing their support plans and gaining a full understanding of their needs and concerns. Helping them with everything from their benefits to booking medical appointments, you'll need to love talking to people with different needs, be interested in helping them and possess a deep level of empathy, understanding and patience.


    he day to day duties of a Recovery Support Worker consist of:

    ü Key working service users on a 1:1 basis

    ü Development of person centred support plans and risk assessments

    ü Support with management of medication

    ü Liaison with community based teams including: Mental Health Team, Consultant Psychiatrist, GPs, charities, activity based services, DWP etc

    ü Supporting service users with daily living skills: shopping, cooking, prompts with personal care, cleaning and generally maintaining their tenancy

    There is a set shift pattern on a rolling rota with an average of one sleep per week. The shift patterns are:

    ü 9:00am - 22:30pm & 7:30am -10:00am for sleep shifts

    ü 8:00am - 16:00pm for early shifts

    ü 9:00am - 17:00pm for day shifts

    ü 12:30pm - 20:30pm for late shifts

    Experience Requirements

    We're looking for a people who know how to build close relationships and gain people's trust quickly. You don't need any formal qualifications as full training will be given, although NVQ in Social Care would be a big advantage. What is essential is that you have at least 12 months proven experience in a similar role along with a good awareness of mental health problems and can bring with you the flexibility to work in across a shift pattern, including evenings and weekends. In return, you'll be supported with outstanding training and career development opportunities.