High Intensity Use of Service: REDI Support Worker – Closing Sunday 10 March 2024

Job Title: High Intensity Use of Service: REDI Support Worker
Salary: £26,484
Location: Sefton
Hours: Full time – 35 hours
Term: Fixed term until March 2025 initially
Responsible to: Health Programmes Manager

Benefits include: 26 days annual leave (29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holidays (pro rata), Company pension scheme with contributions of 6%., 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance of 2 x annual salary and Income protection scheme.

Are you looking for a role in an inclusive, supportive and friendly organisation? Here at Sefton CVS, our High Intensity Use of Services (HIU) team are looking to recruit a REDI Support Worker to join their existing team.

Sefton CVS and Mersey Care are currently delivering a project to support people with serious mental illness, who regularly use Community Mental Health Services.

We are excited to announce that we are seeking a forward thinking person to join our team, who can connect with people and provide 1:1 coaching to people who are going through difficult times. The post holders must have two dominant skills;

  • high emotional intelligence; to be able to connect with people quickly
  • be an excellent negotiator; with services and professionals as well as service users

The successful candidates will support people who feel they have nowhere else to turn but CMHT, A&E or their GP surgery, more than expected. The aim of the programme is to provide a de-medicalised, human approach that doesn’t punish people for being in crisis. Evidence shows that if we concentrate on people and what they need, the results follow and healthcare contacts naturally fall as people get the time, understanding and solutions they need.

You will work with a small team of other colleagues with a range of skillsets to support people to navigate their way through the complex health and social care environment, removing the barriers that may impede self-management and helping to embed coping strategies.

The role will require you to build strong relationships with the Sefton community, healthcare professionals, working closely with CMHT, GPs, link workers and other multi-disciplinary teams to facilitate joint working to ensure that creative, sustainable and person-centred support is given.

For more information about the history of the role please visit – https://www.england.nhs.uk/high-intensity-use-programme/

If you are interested in applying for this post, please complete the application form, including how you meet the criteria in the person specification. Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted. The post is initially funded until March 2025, and is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Your health and happiness are important to us, so we offer a comprehensive staff wellbeing package. This is a full-time role working 35 hours a week, in line with service requirements and agile working arrangements. We will consider applications from those looking to work part-time, providing they meet the needs of this cohort.

Job Pack (Downloads)

Job Description & Person Specification
Application Form
Guidance Notes
Diversity Monitoring Form
Criminal Convictions Declaration

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm, Sunday 10 March 2024.

Interview dates are scheduled for Thursday 14 March 2024

All completed applications and any enquiries to be sent to recruitment@seftoncvs.org.uk

Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted.