Crisis and Recovery Support Worker
Creative Support, a not-for-profit provider of social care services, is pleased to be working in partnership with Liverpool City Council, local police force, crisis teams and other agencies to provide a new night time crisis prevention service for individuals with a mental illness in Liverpool City Centre.
The service will provide a safe and secure environment for individuals reaching crisis point within their mental health. It will operate from 6pm 7 days a week, 365 days a year and the sole purpose of the service is to reduce individuals being hospitalised, dependency on A and E departments and police resources. This will be a social model of support with staff team expected to utilise appropriate de-escalation and support techniques whilst promoting clients abilities to manage their own coping strategies.
We are recruiting a motivated, warm individual for the role of Crisis and Recovery Workers to provide person-centred support to people with mental health needs at our new service in Liverpool.
Your role will include:
- Providing practical and emotional support to service users who may be in or facing mental health crisis
- Identifying and accessing opportunities with service users to gain independence and confidence
- Working with service users in a recovery-focused way in line with their support and risk management plans
- Collaborating other involved professionals to provide a consistent and coordinated service that maximises outcomes for service users
Experience of working with people with mental health needs is essential and you must have a warm personality and be able to work in a person-centred way, at times working within high stress circumstances. A clean driving licence and access to a car is beneficial.
You will be expected to work flexibly on a rota to meet the needs of the service.
This position offers the opportunity to work in an environment that challenges and encourages personal and professional development. Creative Support has obtained Investors in People Silver status and you will receive ongoing training regarding the client group you work with, managerial qualifications, and up-to-date training regarding changes to the law governing social care.
We are a passionate, inclusive and anti-racist organisation. We embrace diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and cultures. As a Disability Confident Employer we welcome applications from people with a disability, and as a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion we actively encourage applications from the LGBT+ community.
We can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK.
We will be interviewing for this role as suitable applications are received and may close this role before the closing date upon a successful candidate being appointed.
In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links above.
You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.
If you require any advice on completing your application form, please call us on 0161 236 0829.
Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS