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Bank Recovery Support Worker

South Croydon, London

Job Description

Partnerships in Care 1 Ltd is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down services for people with mental illness, personality disorders, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and brain injuries.

Evergreen Lodge is a 12-bed forensic mental health facility providing 24-hour care for male service users aged over 18 who have enduring mental illness and/or personality disorder.

The home is in a residential part of Croydon and provides 10 en-suite single rooms and two self-contained flats.

The environment promotes independent living with an ethos of active rehabilitation, normalisation and maximising social inclusion opportunities in the community. The focus also includes working with the individuals' residual skills and abilities.

Our Bank Recovery Support Worker role involves:

  • Maintaining a positive relationship with patients, their families and carers as well as other health agencies
  • Helping to maintain a safe and secure environment
  • Carrying out and supporting a range of activities, including basic nursing, social and recreational activities, and health promotions
  • Encouraging individuals to take an active role in all aspects of daily living, along with supporting a lifestyle which facilitates spiritual, physical, psychological, cultural and social needs of the individual
  • Assisting with providing a needs-led service
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of individual care plans
  • Undertaking a range of training and development activities in line with your personal development plan and legislative requirements

To be successful as Bank Recovery Support Worker, you will need:

  • Good communication skills
  • A flexible approach - our units operate 24 hours, 7 days a week, and our nursing staff work shift patterns including weekends, bank holidays and nights
  • An appreciation of mental health issues is advantageous
  • A common sense approach to problem solving, self-motivation, initiative and ability to be a strong team player

About our benefits

  • Free car parking (at most sites)

  • Weekly pay in arrears

All positions within Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance PiC will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.

PiC is an equal opportunities employer.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to carry out the role.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application, but if we have not contacted you after four weeks from the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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