Relief Recovery Worker (Lanarkshire Services)

Location: Lanarkshire Services

Contract Type: Relief

Closing Date: 09 October 2021

Salary: £9.50 per hour basic + £1.12 holiday pay allowance = £10.62 per hour

Specific Hours: As agreed with the service

Relief Recovery Worker (Lanarkshire Services)

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.

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. 

Local travel required.

Part of operational rota to include:

  • Evenings
  • Weekends

Post will involve lone working.

During the COVID pandemic this post is working in the service.

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