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Community Housing and Therapy (CHT) is a small, flexible organisation offering unique residential treatment to some of the most vulnerable members of society; our Psychologically Informed Recovery Communities are co-produced by residents and staff working together. These are open, democratic spaces creating the living and thinking space for adults and young people suffering severe and enduring mental health difficulties to develop new relationships, to learn more about themselves, and to rebuild their lives. Our residents expect a lot from our staff and our clinical standards are high, making CHT, a challenging and creative place to work.
CHT has three ‘small’ supported living residential communities and a small independent flats scheme in London. With our newest site recently opening in Richmond in April 2021, this is an exciting time to join us as we expand our offer of psychotherapy and grow our team to create a mobile, dynamic, outward looking community, re-defining and re-thinking the role of the supported living setting in adult mental health recovery.
About the Role
We are recruiting for a Supported Living Therapeutic Support Worker to join our team. Supported Living Therapeutic Support Workers link our residents to the group and to the wider community. They build relationships, maintain the thinking around the boundaries of the supported living setting and they support our residents to achieve the goals of their recovery. They help to maintain the therapeutic culture by facilitating a range of therapeutic groups and individual activities. Supported Living Therapeutic Support Workers hold in mind the individual and their barriers to participation, enabling our residents to do more with each other and for themselves. The role will be based in one of our small residential community in Southall and travel to other sites as needed. Please note this role involves some lone working.
In this role you will learn to think creatively and dynamically about yourself and about your relationship to the work. You will be flexible in your thinking and open in your approach. We co-produce our services and so you must want to listen to our residents and be able to hear what they are saying on lots of different levels. In supported living we work with people who often need support learning the skills of everyday living. You will be sensitive to those needs and find a way of supporting people that encourages growth and development. You will build an enabling relationship with residents and provide psychologically informed practical and emotional support.
Teamwork and communication are key aspects for your role. You will need to be diligent with your time keeping skills and express your thoughts around residents and the community with the rest of the team. You will work collaboratively with other team members to develop psychological thinking aimed towards recovery.
If you are interested in building a career in mental health, CHT gives you the opportunity to develop yourself in a unique community setting working with a great team and an incredible group of residents.
Supported Living Therapeutic Support Workers receive extensive training on CHT’s model and are enrolled in the organisation’s Postgraduate Diploma in Relational Diploma.
For enquiries relating to the recruitment process, please contact Maria Miranda by e-mail at the recruitment email provided.
Location: Based in Southall with some travel expected between other locations (Surbiton, Richmond). Travel to other sites will be reimbursed.
Salary: £22,568 – £25,500/annum
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