Job Title: Relief Recovery Worker                                                         

Responsible To: Support Manager

Salary: £9.75 per hour (including holiday pay allowance)            

Working Hours: To provide cover when required by the Support Manager       

Location: Western Isles                    

Special Conditions: Hours may include mornings, evenings & weekends

Closing date for applications is:  Friday 15thNovember 2019

                                     

Job Summary

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community.  Relief Recovery Workers play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To establish a supportive relationship with each supported person, enabling them to maximise their own resources in order to improve their quality of life.
  • To deliver support as part of a support plan agreed with the supported person, the referring agency, and Penumbra.
  • To assist with personal care when required.
  • To be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people and the organisation, within the agreed criteria.
  • To work in cooperation with other members of the Support Team, and staff from other agencies.
  • To participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • To uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • To be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.

 

Please note that Relief Support Workers are not contracted to a specific number of hours by Penumbra, but will be informed as and when shifts are available.

 

Person Specification 

Qualifications: 

Essential 

• Good Level of educational attainment 

Desirable 

• SVQ3 or equivalent as defined the SSSC 

 

Knowledge and Experience: 

Essential 

 Experience of being in a supportive and enabling role

Desirable 

 Experience of a person-centred approach 

 Experience of working in the mental health field

 

Core Competency – Working with Others 

Essential 

• Builds good working relationships with team members. 

• Works co-operatively with other professionals as required.

• Gives others time and space to express what they think, feel and want.

• Shows sensitivity and seeks to understand the perspectives of others.

 

Core Competency – Learn and Apply 

Essential 

• Is aware of own strengths and development needs.

• Demonstrates commitment to keeping knowledge, understanding and skills up to date. 

 

Core Competency – Communication 

Essential 

• Speaks and writes clearly and accurately and ensures the message is understood. 

• Explains clearly and accurately issues, policies, procedures and other pertinent information. 

• Conveys sensitive or contentious information tactfully. 

 

Core Competency – Managing Self

Essential 

• Is able to deal with difficulties by keeping them in perspective. 

• Is open to change and continually improving practice. 

• Is able to adjust a strongly held opinion in response to contradictory evidence.   

• Has the awareness of when to ask for help and has the confidence to do so, where appropriate.

 

Core Competency – Professionalism 

Essential 

• Demonstrates a commitment to Penumbra’s values. 

• Works to policies, procedures and relevant legislation.

• Maintains sound ethical and professional standards at all times.

• Has a clear understanding of confidentiality, disclosing information only to those who have the right and need to know. 

• Takes responsibility for own work. 

• Strives to provide efficient, effective, high quality services. 

• Projects a positive image of Penumbra at all times.

 

Role Specific Competency – Supporting People 

Essential 

• Supports individuals in line with organisational values, policies and procedures. 

• Understands recovery and works with a recovery focused approach. 

• Consistently works with a person-centered approach.  

 Supports supported peoples’ rights to control their lives and make informed choices about the services they receive.

• Protects the rights and promotes the interests of supported people 

       

Core Competency – Working with Others 

Essential 

• Builds good working relationships with team members. 

• Works co-operatively with other professionals as required.

• Gives others time and space to express what they think, feel and want.

• Shows sensitivity and seeks to understand the perspectives of others.

 

Core Competency – Learn and Apply 

Essential 

• Is aware of own strengths and development needs.

• Demonstrates commitment to keeping knowledge, understanding and skills up to date. 

 

For more information about Penumbra: www.penumbra.org.uk

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