JOB VACANCY: Restore – Recovery Worker, Littlemore Cafe and Shop

Role summary: This role would suit someone already working in a mental health setting or it could be a development opportunity for candidates wishing to start work in the field of mental health rehabilitation who have transferable skills. We are looking for a person with a positive attitude and willingness to learn and develop existing and new skills. The post provides training, supervision and support to develop and take on greater responsibility and career development. The project has an established and vibrant retail and catering environment, and we are looking for someone who has knowledge, or the ability and willingness to learn, in this area.

Job location (usual place of work): Littlemore, Oxfordshire

Pay rate: 18,116

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Recovery Worker, Littlemore

Applications close on date: 21/02/2020 midday

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: Key responsibilities
Staff provide a safe, secure, non-judgemental, enabling and empowering environment where service user can take part in group activities that encourage participation, teamwork, creativity, social interaction and accountability. Under the supervision of the Recovery Coordinator, the post holder will support the planning, training and supervision of recovery activities.

Staff provide information, advice and guidance (IAG) which covers a range of activities and interventions that help service users to become more self-reliant and better able to manage their personal and career development, including learning.
IAG includes:
• The provision of accurate, up-to-date and objective information about personal and lifestyle issues, learning and career opportunities, progression routes, choices, where to find help and advice, and how to access it.
• The provision of advice through activities that help people to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to their own situation.
• The provision of impartial guidance and support to help people understand themselves and their needs, confront barriers, resolve conflicts, develop new perspectives and make progress.
More specifically, the job entails:
• To support the overall day to day running of the recovery group
• To monitor and support individual service user’s recovery journey through retail and catering work-like activities
• To support service users to develop transferable skills through practical work and social interaction
• To involve service users in the development and delivery of the service
• To involve service users in the development and delivery of their individual support
• To implement effective risk management

Under the supervision of the Recovery Coordinator, the post holder will support the planning, training and supervision of recovery activities.

As a team member they will be expected to undertake all aspects of the work of the project as decided by the group.

The post holder will be provided with a tailor-made training programme covering all aspects of basic recovery work.

To apply, please contact: Thank you for your interest in this post of Recovery Worker at Restore.

Please find enclosed the following with this letter:
• Job description.
• Equal opportunities monitoring form and a supplementary form concerning criminal convictions.

Recovery Worker Littlemore Cafe & Shop Job Spec

Recovery Worker Littlemore – How to apply

At this stage of application, we require a covering letter with your CV (curriculum vitae).

The covering letter should address how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification. Please see the ‘essentials’ and ‘desirable’ criteria under the shortlisting criteria. We suggest you address each point individually clearly stating how you meet the criteria. It is a good idea to use separate headings for each point

Please note that we are unable to shortlist any applications that do not demonstrate how they meet the criteria outlined in the person specification responsibilities below.

Person Specification

Essential Requirements
• A positive attitude towards people with mental health problems, in particular people’s ability to develop and change
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with people on all levels
• Ability to work with challenging behaviours and people with complex needs
• Awareness of and commitment to all aspects of anti-discriminatory practice
• Ability to work on own initiative, to prioritise, organise work and meet deadlines
• Ability to motivate and empower others to enable them to reach their full potential.
• Ability to keep accurate and up to date records
• Ability to use Microsoft Office applications
• Ability and willingness to learn retail and catering skills

Desirable Requirements

• Experience of working with people with mental health problems
• Experience in retail/or catering
• Knowledge of mental health services and systems
• Experience of group work
• Experience of working in forensics

If you want to have an informal conversation about this role, please telephone Grace on 01865 902098.

Please send applications to

The closing date for applications is Midday on Friday 21st February 2020

Interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday, 10th March 2020

We may contact you for further information during the short listing process.

Please note we are not an NHS Employer.