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Intensive Recovery Worker


Great Yarmouth

£11.44 (NLW over 21) Per Hour

Full Time

Norfolk and Waveney Mind

Closing Date: 12/02/24


Intensive Recovery Worker 

What We Offer:

Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Working Hours: Two week rolling rota, a mixture of early shifts (8am – 4pm) & late shifts (3:30pm -11pm) shifts will include weekend working, one weekend on and one weekend off

Starting Salary: £22,711.50 per annum rising to £23,441.51 after completion of 6-month probation.

Location: Burgh Castle – Great Yarmouth

Training: Mandatory training for this role takes place in Norwich, training sessions run from 9am – 5pm and run over 4 separate dates.


Annual leave: 26 days raising to 29 days (FTE) plus Bank Holidays, Pension, Online Discounts Portal, Financial advice, Long Service Awards, Health & Wellbeing Program, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Crash Plan, Company Sick pay, EAP, Eyecare, Personal Development and Job Specific Training.

The Service:

We are recruiting into a new Short Stay Recovery House, which will be based in Burgh Castle – Great Yarmouth. This is a 24-hour service for people who have experienced, or are experiencing a mental health crisis but do not require a hospital admission.

You will provide support to the people to provide an effective range of short-term intensive interventions to reduce the experience of crisis.

The Role:

Providing one to one emotional support to those in need of support and in crisis. As a valued Recovery Worker, you will empower and promote independence. You will be motivated and have experience of working in a similar field with people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Among Other Responsibilities You Will:

  • Support individuals in crisis (presenting in a range of ways, including low mood, depressed, anxious, mania, self-harming, and experiencing suicidal thoughts) to develop their own safety plan and coping strategies to navigate the crisis situation.
  • Identify and respond to individuals who become a risk to themselves or others within this time period by working closely with the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service. (CRHT)
  • Liaise with the Service Manager when taking new referrals and be part of a full risk handover when accepting new people to the house.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Previous experience in a similar field
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs who may be difficult to engage
  • Empowering People and promoting independence
  • Working with multi-displinary teams
  • An understanding of mental health crisis
  • Desirable – NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care OR Counselling qualification or similar

Should you wish to have a friendly and informal chat about the role, please call Michael Davis – Crisis House Manager on 07719 971893

How To Apply

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*We encourage candidates to complete an application form, if your application is shortlisted for interview and you have applied via a CV you will be required to complete an application form ahead of an interview taking place.

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