Role summary: The Tutor Lead of the Recovery College will support the Head of Recovery College and Recovery College Coordinator in the running of the Recovery College using a hub and spoke model. Central to this role is service user and carer involvement as the Recovery College will be based on the empowerment and transformational approach promoted by ImROC.
Job location (usual place of work): Oxford
Pay rate: Starting salary £19,598 to £26,910 per annum, pro rata
Pay is pro rata?: Yes
Job title: Lead Tutor
Applications close on date: Sunday, 5th November 2017at midnight
Hours are: Full time
Contract is: Permanent
Job description: Lead Tutor|Restore
Responsible for: Peer Tutors
Reports to: Head of Recovery College
Employment term: Full Time/Perm (37hours a week) to start at 35 hours per week with the view to go back to 37 hours Salary: Starting salary £19,598 to £26,910 per annum, pro rata
Position based in: Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
Benefits: EAP, Individual Training Budget, Pensions, Childcare Vouchers, Travel loan, Eye Care scheme, Cycle to work scheme, 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata), unpaid sabbatical after five year’s service
Restore is part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership. A partnership that formally brings together six local mental health organisations: Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust, Connections Floating Support, Elmore Community Services, Oxfordshire MIND, Response and Restore. The partnership is committed to better integrate services across the county in order to make it easier for people in need to get the best support, possible.
Restore receives statutory funding: a contract held with Oxford Health. In addition it raises a substantial amount of its income from grant making bodies and fund raising activities.
It is a medium sized charity, employing just over 80 staff, assisted by over 100 volunteers, and delivering services to over 1,100 people each year. It has six sites in Oxfordshire (four in Oxford, one in Didcot, and one in Banbury), plus two sub-contracted sites (in West Oxfordshire) and staff who work across a range of other sites in the county.
Restore provides a Coaching Service and Recovery Groups. Coaching provides one to one support enabling members (service users) to achieve their aims. Restore’s coaching support focuses on supporting people to achieve paid work, after a period of illness, to start volunteering or start or return to education. Recovery Groups provide members with the opportunity to work on their journey of recovery together.
Restore also act as the lead partner, for the Partnership, managing The Oxfordshire Recovery College, an innovative shared learning environment for people with mental illnesses, their families and carers and professionals working in the field.
Restore also offers Mental Health First Aid training and Working With Mental Health, the former aimed at both individuals and organisations, the latter aimed specifically at large corporates.
Find out more at http://www.restore.org.uk
Restore is working in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Response, Oxfordshire Mind, Connection Floating Support and Elmore Community Services to establish and deliver a Recovery College for people using the service, carers, staff and volunteers from these organisations.
The Tutor Lead of the Recovery College will support the Head of Recovery College and Recovery College Coordinator in the running of the Recovery College using a hub and spoke model. Central to this role is service user and carer involvement as the Recovery College will be based on the empowerment and transformational approach promoted by ImROC. This approach espouses involvement of service users to inform the strategic vision for the college, design and deliver training, and quality manage the delivery of courses in an educational rather than therapeutic setting. The Tutor will work within the Recovery College to oversee and supervise the ORC tutoring team in the co-production, design and delivery of a broad range of recovery focused courses and workshops for a range of students, including service users, their relatives, supporters, carers, voluntary sector staff and others as appropriate.
More specifically, the job entails:
• To hold responsibility for the recruitment, training and support of College Tutors, with support from the Head of ORC
• To oversee and drive the development of new courses; to support and provide guidance to tutors in order to supervise the co-production and co-facilitation of courses and workshops to a range of students
• To offer regular group supervision to Tutors, and facilitate Tutor meetings and team building
• To engage and involve stakeholders (service users, carers, volunteers, and professionals) in the Recovery College through meetings, events and communications
• To create and maintain a recovery environment and promote the ethos of recovery, co-production and co-delivery for all courses, presentations and workshops
• To ensure the college works within a coaching paradigm and adheres to the core principles of adult learning in all courses
• To maintain professional relationships with tutors and students, respecting their views, autonomy and culture
• To work closely with the Recovery College Coordinator, provide any information or support required, including for course timetabling, prospectus, booking of tutors and venues
• To work closely with the Quality Assurance Panel
• As part of the Recovery College Team, share responsibility for the storage, management and use of data relating to the Recovery College
• Carry out any administrative duties that are required to ensure the smooth and effective running of the Recovery College, including but not limited to processing tutor expenses and time sheets
• To model the principles and practices of the Recovery College in all aspects of the work and throughout the partnership
• To work flexibly, including some evenings and weekends, covering colleagues’ absence
An understanding of the sector, a commitment to recovery practices and empathy with people with mental health problems is vital. Restore needs people who have the ability to cope with limited resources, seize opportunities and think creatively. Awareness of the stigma and other issues surrounding mental illness is important, as is the ability to remain impartial, as this role may involve working in potentially sensitive areas.
• Experience of supervising or managing staff or volunteers
• An understanding of the principles of recovery from mental illness and the barriers that people with mental health problems may face when attempting to or accessing education
• Experience of designing and delivering or facilitating training in an educational or recovery based setting
• Experience of public speaking and delivering presentations
• Excellent listening skills and communication skills (both written and verbal) with clear evidence of ability
• Ability to motivate and inspire others and translate learning into effective and committed practice
• Excellent time management skills with an ability to manage competing priorities and demands
• Awareness of and commitment to all aspects of anti-discriminatory practice
• Willingness to undertake professional qualifications if required
• Proficient in the use of IT including Microsoft Office
This job description is likely to change over time, subject to discussion with the post holder, and in line with the expectation of funders and the strategy for the organisation agreed by the Board of Trustees.
• Hold a recognised education or training qualification
• Experience of representing an organisation to a range of external audiences
• Professional mental health qualification or experience of working in a mental health setting
• Experience or understanding of mental health issues
• Knowledge of Peer Support, recovery and wellbeing in mental health and ability to apply this throughout your work
• Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service.
• This post will be on a 1 months notice period.
• Willing to undertake evening and weekend work when required
• Willing to undertake regular travel within the county and occasionally elsewhere in the UK
• There is a probation period of six months for new employees, during which time your employment will be monitored. Your employment will be subject to you completing your probationary period to the satisfaction of RESTORE.
To apply, please contact:
Thursday, 12th October 2017
Re: Lead Tutor at the Oxfordshire Recovery College
Thank you for your interest in this post of Lead Tutor at the Oxfordshire Recovery College
on behalf of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OHMP).
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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 5th November 2017at midnight.
Interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday, 15th November 2017.
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