Mental Health Recovery Worker – Full Time

Project: Archway

Location: Hove

Reference Number: 647

Hours per Week: 38

Salary: £24,548.

Job Description

 Project: Archway

Salary: £24,741 annual salary. Salary is Pro rata day and night hours due to role having sleep in shifts Pro rata £18576 and £4696 with an Anti-social hour’s enhancement £1469.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Tuesday 31st October

Interview Dates: Friday 10th November 2023

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding and interesting job within a friendly and supportive team?  Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and feel motivated to help people with mental health needs to find their feet and move forwards positively?

 If so, BHT Sussex is looking for a Mental Health Recovery Worker to join our team at the Archway Project.

Archway is consists of two residential properties in Hove providing 24 hour care – 7 days a week within a shift pattern of early, late and sleep in night shifts. This position will be exclusively based at Sackville Gardens.

About the role:

As a Mental Health Recovery Worker, you will be working for a people-led organisation whose mission is ‘combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change.’

Each day can vary with working 1-1 with clients to attend activities, cook or take care of their environment, helping them to developing their skills and independence while being a listening ear and signpost to relevant services. We are looking for someone who has experience in one or more of the following areas: Mental health, Housing support or with Vulnerable people and has a passion for working with clients to develop their independence and wellbeing with a solution focused approach.

A quote from an Archway client:

“Archway has changed my life for the better.  Being at Archway has made me more confident, aware of my own circumstances and helped me move away from a bad time”

We are looking for people with the below skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
  • Provide empathic and responsive person-centred support to clients with enduring mental health needs
  • Support with all aspects of positive behaviour change, empowerment, and motivation
  • Promote positive well-being through a holistic approach to support and contribute to the physical and psychological safety of residents
  • Be able to work as part of a reflective and supportive team, contributing to co-production and service development
  • Ability to administer medication on completion of training

Shift Details:

On completion of induction, shift hours are a combination of below with fortnightly weekend work:

  • Early: 09:00-17:00
  • Late: 12:00-20:00 or 13.30-21.30
  • Night: 16:00-22:00 with a 10-hour sleep-in (22:00-08:00) followed by 08:00-10:00 the following day
  • Over a two-week period: Fortnightly weekends off plus three week days

You will also receive a fantastic benefits package including:

  • 5.5% stakeholder pension scheme and life assurance scheme
  • Medical cash plan with Medicash
  • Free and confidential employee assistance helpline for both personal and work-related concerns
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Free new starter 30-day Brighton bus pass
  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 days per annum pro rata, rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 32 days pro rata
  • The opportunity to participate in well-being and fundraising activities throughout the year
  • A supportive team and management
  • A culture of continuous development and creative support
  • Personal and professional development opportunities

If you would welcome discussing this exciting opportunity ahead of applying or would like to know any further details, please contact Lorna Sharp (Operational Manager) on 01273 822103

BHT Sussex is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications

Closing date

Closing Date: Monday 30 October 2023 10.00am

Interview Date: Friday 10 November 2023

Application Pack

Job DetailsJob DescriptionPerson Specification

Application form Criminal offences declaration formRecruitment monitoring form

How to apply

  1. Download and complete all the forms in the application pack.
  2. Attach all the completed documents to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name): BHT job reference – (job reference number).
  3. Send your application to
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