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Mental Health Day Resource Centre Recovery Worker - Stepping Stones

Job Reference: 201-22-372

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Central Clinical Support Team
Stepping Stones Resource Centre, TRURO
£20,330 - £21,777 Per annum

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Great Care We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

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As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or a flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Successful applicants will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the C19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against C19.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work with in secondary mental health services with in a 'Day Resource Centre' setting.

We are looking for someone to join our team in Stepping Stones, Truro to deliver groups with in the centre.

Ideally the successful applicant will have experience not only in working with individuals with Mental Health conditions and illnesses but also have experience in delivering groups such as:

Relaxation / Creative Sessions/ Health and Well Being/ Assertiveness / Drop In sessions

It is essential you have good communication skills.

Some of your role will include the need to:

  • Foster and maintain good working relations with the integrated Community Mental Health Teams and other services.
  • The day to day running of the building - including reporting maintenance issues, liaising with contractors and room bookings.
  • Work within the Clinical Support Team across the West and Carrick Localities.
  • Establish and maintain effect contact with service users, their relatives and carers in order to ensure good communication.
  • Give information and assistance to service users and their carers so that they are aware of their rights, entitlements from the team and wider health and social care community.
  • Use of appropriate community resources appropriate to the needs of the service user.
  • Practice in a way that actively minimises dependency and promotes recovery.
  • Communicate information in a way that makes it relevant and understandable for service users and carers, working to the principles of the functions policy implementation guidelines and practice in line with the standards and values set out to them.
  • Work with service users and their carers to access identified services.
  • Monitor mental health and be aware of fluctuations in mental health through observations and report changes to the team practitioners so that service users are directed to appropriate services and risk is managed.
  • Encourage social/physical activities as appropriate to the service user’s needs.
  • Participate in safeguarding children level 2 as set out in Safeguarding Children & Young People: roles and competencies for Health Care Staff.
  • Participate in Safeguarding Adults as per Trust Policy

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Melanie Roberts

Job title Clinical Support Team Manager, West and IOS Locality

Email address

Telephone number 07387258748

Additional contact information

Please contact:

Melanie Roberts

Clinical Support Team Manager, WEST, CARRICK & IOS LOCALITY.

01872 246800 / 07387258748

We are proud to prioritise the development of our people and have the following opportunities available:

  • Career conversations with development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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