Recovery Coach, Step Together
Second Step Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West offering housing, support and hope to thousands of people with mental health and other needs. We promote mental health and wellbeing by supporting people and communities to build brighter futures.
Second Step, in partnership with Ara, are providing an exciting service in Somerset for adults who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness with complex needs i.e mental health, substance misuse, behavioural issues, involvement within the criminal justice system and significant debt. The service supports clients with their own path to recovery and works closely with partners to help achieve goals.
Recovery Coach (Full time)
Full-time 37 hours per week
Salary £19,793 per annum
Location Somerset (office bases Taunton, Minehead, Street and Yeovil)
Working to the Recovery Coach Model principles, you will develop strength-based actions orientated around the Outcomes Star. You will engage and support complex needs service users in leading their journeys, and to maximise their choice and control over the support they receive by developing a responsible network of support.
You will have an understanding of the issues relating to homelessness, and be able to build and sustain relationships with service users. You will have a commitment to promoting independence and supporting vulnerable people in developing move on and recovery plans. We’ll also offer the opportunity to support you with training to be a lead Recovery Coach for one of a range of areas of specialist interest.
We work in a recovery focused, psychological, adversity and trauma informed way (PAT) in all aspects of the team’s practice using relevant interventions, including Assessments, Support Planning, Risk Assessing, Brief Interventions, and Solution Focused Therapy.
You will receive training, and on-going operational and clinical supervision, and be part of our reflective practice.
PLEASE NOTE: We are taking a flexible approach to recruiting to this position and encourage early applications. There is no single fixed interview date and applicants will be selected and invited to interview on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close the advert at any point. We hope that this process enables a more flexible and adaptive recruitment process for the benefit of all.
Second Step is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community and from people who have personal experience of using mental health services.