Recovery Coach

  • Job Reference: 00002582-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Second Step
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  • Location: Taunton Jobs
  • Salary: £25,359
  • Sector: Charity Sector
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: Maternity cover to 31st March 2025

Job Description

Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West offering housing, support and hope to thousands of people with mental health and other needs.  We promote mental health and wellbeing by supporting people and communities to build brighter futures.

Second Step are providing Step Together – an exciting service for people with complex needs in Somerset. We work with clients and partners creatively to develop new and sustainable support and adults facing difficulties in obtaining and sustaining housing and with mental health needs, drug and alcohol problems, behavioural issues, significant debt, and involvement in the criminal justice system. The service offers a psychological, adversity and trauma (PAT) informed approach, advocates for system change, creatively thinking with other agencies to develop innovative ways to overcome barriers to engagement.

Working to the Recovery Coach Model principles, you will develop strengths-based actions orientated around the Outcomes Star.  You will engage and support your own caseload of clients with complex needs in leading their journeys, and maximising their choice and control over the support they receive by developing a responsible and individual network of support. 

You will have an understanding of issues relating to homelessness and mental health, and be able to build and sustain relationships with clients. You will have a commitment to promoting independence and supporting vulnerable people in developing move on and recovery plans. 

We work in a recovery focused, psychological, adversity and trauma (PAT) informed way in all aspects of the team’s practice using relevant interventions, including Assessments, Support Planning, Risk Assessing, Brief Interventions and Solution Focused Therapy.

You will receive training, and on-going supervision and benefit from both operational and reflective supervision, case formulation and restorative peer support. In addition to this you will be part of a close knit and supportive team of colleagues with opportunities for shared practice and collaborative working. 

If you would like a chat about the role, please call Gareth Mercer on 07436 403805 or Rooth Langston-Hart on 07855 014527.

Closing date: Sunday 26th May 2024

Interview date: tbc

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.