Recovery Worker (30hrs)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 07/12/2021 23:59
£23,541 - £27,041 pro rata for part time. i.e. Grade 7
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
an agile worker covering County Durham
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
7 Dec
Further Information

Adult and Health Services
Adult Care
Support & Recovery

Recovery Workers
2 X 30HRS Temporary until November 2023 with possibility for extension
2 X 30HRS Temporary until September 2024 with possibility for further extension

Salary: £23,541 – 27,041 pro-rata, grade 7
(enhancements will be paid if working weekends & bank holidays )
Where appropriate, mileage will be paid at 45 pence per mile

Job Location: an agile worker covering County Durham.


Support & Recovery provides a community, recovery based service to individuals with complex mental health issues who may also have a forensic background/been involved with the criminal justice services and autism.

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to work and develop their skills to aid the recovery and identified outcomes for individuals to improve their quality of life.

As a Recovery Worker you will be expected to work in the community, hence the need to have robust emotional resilience. The successful applicant will be required to take a flexible approach to work and have a desire to make a real difference to the lives of people with mental health issues. Due to the nature of referrals, you may work alongside a colleague to provide staffing on a ratio of 2 – 1, although this may change over time.

The role may involve working a shift pattern (day/evening-time only) and may also include working regular/alternative weekends and some bank holidays.

Experience and skills in relation to working with people who have mental health issues and a good level of digital skills, i.e., inputting information/making recordings etc. are required within this role.

You will need to work flexibly around the needs of the individual, have great problem solving skills, be patient and resilient and committed to providing an excellent service.

There is an excellent support system from the management team and opportunities for training and development. When permanent posts, which may be full-time, become available, you will be able to apply.

If you would like an informal discussion about these posts, please contact:

Jackie Ball, County Wide Manager on 07786027018
email jackie.ball@durham.gov.uk
Leanne Anderson, Senior Recovery Worker on 07584262632
email leanne.anderson@durham.gov.uk

**Covid-19 Vaccination
This role falls within the scope of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. These Regulations require you to demonstrate that you have received a complete course of your Covid-19 vaccination, unless exemptions apply. A complete course may refer to one or two doses of the vaccine, depending on the type of vaccine. It does not cover booster doses. Extending the policy to cover booster doses would require amending the regulations and be subject to parliamentary approval.

If you are successful and before taking up the role you will be required to provide evidence of this as part of your pre-employment checks.

• 5 GCSE’s or equivalent or
• NVQ L3 or
• Relevant degree / Nursing qualification or equivalent or
• Social Work qualification or equivalent

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

The successful applicants for these post will be required to apply for a Disclosure Barring Service- Enhanced Disclosure.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services tel: 03000 269421
Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.