• Full Time
  • Salary: £24,547

Website BHT Sussex

We are seeking a Recovery Worker to join our Pathfinder and BeOK Community Service and actively support clients via our Mental Health support services to work towards their well-being goals.
The successful applicant will lead in ensuring that our service reaches out and engages with people in our community who are from a minoritised ethnic groups.

Position: Recovery Worker
Location: Crawley
Salary: £24,547
Hours: 37 – Monday – Friday
Closing Date: 31 May 2023 at 12 noon
Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on a rolling basis

About the role:

The role aims to assist the service in pinpointing in greater detail where there are disparities in service provision, why they have arisen and how they affect current and future clients. We aim to amplify the voice of underrepresented ethnic groups within our community and services by strengthening and diversifying client participation. We will achieve this aim by building relationships with new and existing partners and working directly with communities and existing outreach organisations.

The post holder will engage with health and social services and visit community centres/support groups. The successful candidate should be empathetic, have experience supporting those from underrepresented and marginalised ethnic groups, and have a solid understanding of social inequalities and how they intersect and may prevent someone from accessing mental health support.

About you:

To be successful in the role of Recovery Worker you will need to have great communication skills and be committed to the values of the organisation. Some of the key skills and experience you will need to bring with you include:

Experience of amplifying the voice of underrepresented ethnic groups within our community and services by strengthening and diversifying client participation.
Listen to underrepresented ethnic groups views and wishes and supporting these being reflected in wider service development.
Provide timely support to clients via a range of methods.
Support clients to identify their needs and goals and facilitate development of personal support and recovery plans with clients.
In return:

In recognition of our commitment to staff, BHT Sussex has been awarded Gold Accreditation from Investors in People. We are also signed up to the Disability Confident employer scheme and have made the Mental Health at Work commitment.

You will also receive a fantastic benefits package including:

5.5% stakeholder pension scheme and life assurance scheme
Medical cash plan with Medicash
Free and confidential employee assistance helpline for both personal and work-related concerns
Cycle-to-work scheme
Free new starter 30-day Brighton bus pass
Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 days per annum pro rata, rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 32 days pro rata
The opportunity to participate in well-being and fundraising activities throughout the year

BHT Sussex is an equal opportunities employer using a fair and open recruitment process that fully complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to encouraging equality, inclusion, and diversity within the workplace.

*We use the phrase minoritised ethnic groups based on current government guidance  when writing about ethnicity.* Writing about ethnicity – GOV.UK (ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk)

To apply for this job please visit www.bht.org.uk.