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JOB VACANCY: Restore – Recovery Coordinator, Didcot

September 8, 2021

Role summary: Recovery Coordinator: supporting people to take control of their recovery, to develop skills and to lead meaningful lives.

Job location (usual place of work): Fleet Meadow, Didcot, OX11 8TP

Pay rate: £24,480

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Recovery Coordinator

Applications close on date: 26/09/2021

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description:
The Recovery Group offers Restore members the opportunity to engage with a range of structured interventions that will support people to take control of their recovery, develop skills and lead meaningful lives.

Staff provide information, advice and guidance which covers a range of activities and interventions that help members to become more self-reliant, plugged into the local community and better able to manage their personal and career development, including learning.

Fleet Meadow Recovery Group provides people with mental health difficulties with the opportunity to take part in structured activity in gardening, crafts and woodwork, learning new skills or enhancing old ones in the process.

Empowering members is at the centre of everything we do at Fleet Meadow. There is a team-based approach with emphasis on negotiation and problem solving and improved communication skills with peer support. The team will also provide access to coaching and resources on employment and training.
Key responsibilities
● To take responsibility for the overall day-to-day running of the recovery group service in conjunction with group members and staff
● To support the therapeutic process in the group
● Line management of staff and volunteers
● To support group engagement and learning
● To monitor and support individual service users’ recovery journey through creative and varied work 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 develop links within the community – work with referrers to implement care plans
● To implement effective risk management
● To look for ways to increase sales of produce and member-produced crafts
● To work closely with the coaching service to promote service user move on

Under the supervision of the Regional Head and in close co-operation with the Recovery Service Staff Team, the post holder will lead in the planning, training and supervision of the Recovery Group and recovery activities.

As a team leader they will be expected to implement all aspects of the work of the project as agreed with the group, including on-site sales to the public of goods produced by the group. They will also participate in running open days and other fundraising and awareness events.
Specific Responsibilities:
1. To encourage service users to function independently and set positive, realistic goals for themselves as a means to improving their quality of life, by:

● Empowering and involving service users in the running of the project(s)
● Fostering a climate of positive change within individuals and the group, working to support individuals to achieve agreed goals/ action plans
● Developing teamwork and encouraging the group and individual service users to take responsibility for tasks
● Promoting the acquisition of skills through provision of a variety of tasks which service users can do to gain skills and demonstrate their creativity
● Incorporating the use of information technology as appropriate
● Working closely with other team members to maintain and further develop a challenging work environment that encourages learning and individual development
● Increasing access to mainstream opportunities

2. Management

● To undertake the line management and support of Recovery Workers, and Volunteers
● To ensure Recovery Workers and Volunteers are provided with appropriate systems, effective delegation, supervision, appraisal, training, development opportunities and guidance to enable them to fulfil their role and enhance their contribution to the Oxfordshire Recovery Service

3. To raise awareness of the Fleet Meadow Recovery Service

● Networking with referrers and mainstream providers
● Liaison with other staff and outside agencies as appropriate
● Working alongside Oxford Mental Health Partnership.

4. To assist in maintaining and monitoring the effectiveness of the project

● Keeping accurate and up-to-date records and accounts
● Implementing and using systems to record service user progress
● Helping to ensure that buildings on the site are properly maintained and to be involved in the care and maintenance of equipment/stock used
● Participation in staff and group meetings and any other relevant meetings

5. To ensure compliance with all relevant Health and Safety legislation by

● Ensuring risk is assessed and managed
● Ensuring awareness among service users and visitors of any potential hazards and ensuring
that safety is maintained at all times
● Instructing and training all those people involved in the project in relevant Health and Safety procedure

General Responsibilities:
● To comply with the organisation’s relevant policies and procedures
● Address issues of race, culture, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, age and other discrimination in relation to mental health issues
● To do all that is reasonably practicable to maintain a safe and healthy work environment, with regard to appropriate risk assessments and ensuring compliance with local and statutory requirements
● To participate in regular supervision with the Regional Head
● To undertake any other duties as may be required by Restore

Person Specification
Essential Requirements
● Knowledge of mental health and experience of working with people with mental health problems
● A positive attitude towards people with mental health problems, in particular people’s ability to develop and change and recover
● Experience in and ability to facilitate group activities.
● Ability to manage a small staff team.
● Ability to work on own initiative, to priorities, organise work and meet deadlines
● Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with people on all levels
● Experience and ability to motivate others
● Experience and ability to work as part of a team
● Experience in keeping accurate and up to date records
● Ability to demonstrate an interest in horticulture

Desirable Requirements
● Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation
● Experience in managing volunteers
● Experience or knowledge of horticulture
● Experience or knowledge in ceramics
● Full driving license

About Restore
Restore works in Oxfordshire with people who have severe and enduring mental health problems. We know that everyone has talents and abilities, and the capacity to make a valuable contribution to the community. We believe that people with mental health problems have the right to work, the right to the support they need to gain employment and lead fulfilling lives. We also believe that the stigma associated with mental health problems damages the whole community and in all we do, we work to challenge this discrimination.

Restore provides Recovery Groups and a Coaching Service. Coaching provides one to one support enabling members (service users) to achieve their aims. Restore’s coaching activities focus on supporting people to achieve paid work, after a period of illness, to start volunteering or start or return to
education. Some coaches are embedded within Recovery Groups, and others work within hospital or community settings. Recovery Groups provide members with the opportunity to work on their journey of recovery together through therapeutic activity such as gardening, woodwork, catering or craft based activities.

Restore has six sites in Oxfordshire (four in Oxford, one in Dicot and one in Banbury), plus two sub-contracted sites (in West and South Oxfordshire) and staff who work across a range of other sites in the county. Restore also leads on the delivery of the Oxfordshire Recovery College, an innovative shared learning environment for people with mental illness, their families, carers and professionals.

Restore also offers Mental Health First Aid training and Working With Mental Health courses, the former aimed at both individuals and organisations and the latter specifically at the corporate sector.
Find out more at www.restore.org.uk

2021 Recovery Coordinator FM JD_

Supplementary Information:
DBS Check:
Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check.
A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to employment.

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 Chief Executive and Trustees.

To apply, please contact: jobs@restore.org.uk

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