We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as our Recovery Coordinator based at our Littlemore Restore Café & Shop in Oxford. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £24,000 per annum.
The Littlemore Restore Café and Shop started up in 2013 in partnership with the Thames Valley Forensic Service with the purpose of providing a therapeutic environment and work-like setting for patients on the Littlemore Hospital site with little or no leave to the community. Although placement opportunities are prioritized for the forensic patient group, the service is not exclusively for forensic patients. We provide opportunities for people in the community with mental health problems as well as patients in the non-forensic wards, and residents in Response supported housing.
Under the supervision of the Regional Head of Services and in close co-operation with the Recovery staff team, the Recovery Coordinator will lead in the planning, training and supervision of the recovery group and recovery activities, as well as balancing the needs of the recovery group with that of the café and shop as a business.
As a team member, you will be expected to undertake all aspects of the work of the project as decided by the group including on-site sales to the public of goods produced by the group and participation in running open days and other events.
What we’re looking for in our Recovery Coordinator:
– Knowledge of mental health and experience of supporting adults with mental health challenges
– Understanding of the obstacles and challenges faced by people with poor mental health
– Experience of supporting a team of staff and/or volunteers
– To be able to demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for food, cooking and healthy eating
– Excellent listening skills and communication skills (written, verbal and digital) with clear evidence of ability
– Excellent organisational skills with an eye for detail
– Ability to work in partnership with other organisation to provide an excellent service
– Experience in catering and knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation
– Experience of working in partnership to deliver a service
– Experience of report writing
– Experience of working in Forensic mental health field
– Ability to set and maintain clear boundaries
– Willingness to reflect on work practice and use feedback to improve
– Ability to work flexibly, listening to the views of a wide variety of stakeholders
– Strong time management skills
– Ability to set clear, appropriate and measurable goals
In return our Recovery Coordinator will receive the following benefits:
– Employee Assistance Programme
– 25 days plus bank holidays (Increases to 30 with increasing years of service)
– 4 weeks unpaid sabbatical after five years’ service and more!
Closing date: Sunday 18th April 2021
Interview date: 28th and 29th April 2021
If you feel you have the skills and experience to join us as our Recovery Coordinator, then please click apply today! We’d love to hear from you.
At this stage of application, we require you to submit a letter along with your CV (curriculum vitae). The 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.
Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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.
This post will be on an 8 week’s notice period.