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Support Time Recovery Worker

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Band 3
37.5 per week
Job ref
Juniper Lodge
£18,813 to £20,795 p.a.
19/11/2019 23:59
Interview date

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)






A position for a Support, Time and Recovery (STR) Worker has become available within the Support, Transition and Recovery Team (START), which provides recovery oriented mental health interventions, focusing on the social inclusion needs of service users, working across the Bridport/Dorchester locality of West Dorset.

The post entails working closely alongside the area’s Community Mental Health Teams and promoting the social and vocational needs of services users in recovery. The team focuses on the individual social inclusion needs and wishes of service users, enabling people to envisage, establish and maintain a meaningful life in the community of their choice.

You will be expected to work across service and community resource boundaries enabling and empowering individuals to access opportunities which may promote their recovery. Previous experience of working within Mental Health would be advantageous as would a flexible, innovative and person-centred approach to practice. Experience of supporting people into employment and job retention would also be beneficial. Car owner driver essential subject to the provisions of the Equality Act (2010).

If you are enthusiastic, creative and have a positive can do attitude, then this could be the position for you.

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close this post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended.  We encourage you to contact us to find out more about the role and the work of START.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Smith, Team Leader on / 07824866723.