Recovery Support Worker – UK

Recovery Support Worker – UK

We are seeking a compassionate and resourceful individual to join our welcoming and experienced team of Recovery Support Workers at our Mental Health supported accommodation service in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

As a Recovery Support Worker in our service, your primary responsibilities will include assisting individuals with mental health needs within various settings such as community, residential or inpatient environments. You will need to demonstrate strong motivation, excellent communication skills and a dedication to achieving positive outcomes through a person-centred recovery approach. Working closely with members’ support networks, you will collaboratively plan strategies to empower individuals, helping them to lead fulfilling lives and accomplish their personal goals and aspirations.

Creative Support is a dedicated and inclusive organization committed to providing high-quality care and support services across the UK. As a passionate advocate for diversity and anti-racism, Creative Support actively promotes equality and inclusion in all aspects of its operations. Recognized as a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Employer, Creative Support values the professional development of its staff, offering comprehensive training opportunities such as the Care Certificate and supporting personal growth through employee support programs.

With a strong emphasis on person-centred care, Creative Support empowers individuals with mental health needs and learning disabilities to lead fulfilling lives by fostering independence, resilience and community integration.

Key duties will involve setting meaningful and ambitious objectives for service users and providing ongoing support to facilitate their progress towards these goals. This role demands a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for vulnerable individuals by promoting independence, wellbeing and social inclusion.

Position Details:

  • Job Title: Recovery Support Worker
  • Location: Hinckley, Leicestershire
  • Salary: Up to £11.60 per hour
  • Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to individuals with mental health needs in diverse settings.
  • Utilize effective communication and motivational skills.
  • Implement person-centred recovery approaches to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Collaborate with support circles to develop and execute personalised support plans.
  • Set and assist in achieving meaningful and aspirational goals.
  • Foster independence, happiness and success among service users.

Benefits of Working with Creative Support

At Creative Support, we value our employees and offer a competitive benefits package to support their wellbeing and professional development. This includes:

  • Competitive pay rates.
  • Pension contribution.
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays).
  • Support to complete the Care Certificate.
  • Paid enhanced DBS check.
  • Enhanced maternity leave.
  • Employee support programmes.
  • Additional day of leave annually on or around your Birthday.

Diversity and Inclusion

Creative Support is committed to diversity, inclusivity and anti-racism. We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Employer. Recently, we achieved the Investors in People Gold award, reflecting our dedication to the professional growth and welfare of our staff. We actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and cultures.

Please note, however, that we can only consider applications from candidates who are currently located in and eligible to work in the UK. Due to current visa capacity, we are unable to accept applicants requiring sponsorship.

Application Process

We are conducting interviews on a rolling basis as suitable applications are received. Therefore, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate is appointed. Unfortunately, we do not provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants at the initial application stage. Candidates who have been unsuccessful previously must wait six months before reapplying.

For further details and to apply for this role, please visit our website [].


What does a Recovery Support Worker do?

A Recovery Support Worker assists individuals with mental health needs in various settings like community residences or hospitals. They provide support to help clients achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

What qualifications do I need to become a Recovery Support Worker?

Typically, a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Experience in mental health support and relevant certifications such as the Care Certificate are often beneficial.

What skills are important for a Recovery Support Worker?

Essential skills include empathy, effective communication, patience, problem-solving abilities and a commitment to promoting independence and recovery.

What are the working hours like for a Recovery Support Worker?

This is a full-time position, typically 37.5 hours per week. Shift work including evenings, weekends and holidays may be required to provide 24/7 support.

What support and training does Creative Support provide?

Creative Support supports staff development by offering opportunities to complete the Care Certificate, paid enhanced DBS checks, employee support programs and additional benefits like enhanced maternity leave.

How does Creative Support promote diversity and inclusion?

Creative Support is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Employer. They actively encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Can I apply if I require visa sponsorship?

Unfortunately, Creative Support is currently unable to sponsor visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.

How can I apply for the role of Recovery Support Worker?

Interested candidates can apply through the Creative Support website []. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the vacancy may close once a suitable candidate is appointed.

What benefits does Creative Support offer its employees? Benefits include competitive pay rates, pension contributions, 28 days of annual leave, enhanced maternity leave and an additional day off annually around the employee’s Birthday.

Is there a probation period for new employees? Yes, typically there is a probation period for new employees. Specific details regarding the length and terms of the probation period can be discussed during the interview process.

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