Recovery and Wellbeing Worker

Job Description

Do you want to work for an organisation that offers excellent training and support? We also offer a starting entitlement of 26 days holiday (rising to a maximum of 31 - pro rata for part time positions) and flexible working arrangements including flexitime.

Are you passionate about ensuring people get the right help at the right time? Do you have excellent communication and partnership working skills?

If this sounds like you, you may be the person we are looking for! We are seeking new Recovery and Wellbeing Workers to cover the Sedgemoor area.

This is not a traditional ‘Support Worker’ role. The Recovery and Wellbeing Worker  will provide holistic, strengths-based interventions focusing on the needs of clients to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Working alongside Open Mental Health partners and drawing on community resources will be key in this role so if you have experience of working in a multidisciplinary team this could be the role for you.

We are looking for people to help us deliver the Open Mental Health service which aims to provide enhanced, non-clinical wrap around specialist help for people who ‘fall between’ primary and secondary care and those stepping back down into primary care.  

This role will provide high quality interventions for people with moderate and serious mental health needs in a 1:1 and group work facilitation capacity.

This will include connecting people to community resources, building resilience, improving wellbeing through targeted interventions, and coordinating and navigating social and clinical services around the individual. Using a psycho-social approach you will work within a recovery and psychologically informed approach, taking a holistic view to support people’s recovery to live fulfilling lives. Your offer will be tailored to individual cultural and social needs.

About you:

You will need to:

  • Have experience supporting people with complex needs, including mental health, within a community setting
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be great at building trust with those you work with
  • Be keen to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to contribute to the delivery of this valuable service.
  • Be able to work on your own initiative whilst being part of a larger dispersed team
  • Have strong organisational skills
  • Have a driving licence and access to a vehicle due to the geography of the Sedgemoor area

What is Open Mental Health about?

Open Mental Health is an alliance of local voluntary organisations and the NHS. We are working in partnership to ensure that residents of Somerset get the support they need, when they need it.

Our shared ambition is to ensure that people living with mental health problems get the right support at the right time. Working together, we support people to live a full life, by enabling access to specialist mental health services, housing support, debt and employment advice, volunteering opportunities, community activities and physical exercise, to help support and improve their wellbeing and quality of life.

Second Step is a leading provider of mental health services.  We offer excellent training and support, and we acknowledge the commitment and dedication of our employees, which is the foundation of our success. We would like to hear from people who share the same belief and values.

Second Step is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community and from people who have personal experience of using mental health services.

Closing date: Thursday 23rd May 2024

Interviews: w/c 3rd June 2024

The ability to travel to several appointments daily (including in rural areas with limited/ unreliable public transport) is essential

For more information and to apply please see our website Second Step is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community and from people who have personal experience of using mental health services. Unfortunately, Second Step is unable to sponsor applicants from outside the UK.