Undertaking meaningful work, whether that’s paid employment, training or volunteering, is often a crucial part of somebody’s recovery journey. But we know that for a person to succeed they need the right help, it needs to be the right opportunity and employers need to be properly supported to ensure it’s sustainable.
And that’s where you can put your skills and expertise to good use.
As an employment advisor you’d support people with mental health problems, including stress, anxiety or depression, get back into work and maintain their employment by:
- Offering guidance, advice and coaching to identify their goals and strengths
- Providing training in personal and skill development such as CV preparation, interview techniques and assertiveness
- Advising people on disclosing their mental health issues at work and, where appropriate, working with them and their employer to make reasonable adjustments
- Building positive links with local employers to develop work and training opportunities.
Specialist drug and alcohol worker
As a specialist drug and alcohol worker you’d work with individuals affected by substance misuse and offer targeted interventions including:
- Information and advice, training, community prevention projects and referral to specialist services
- Structured group work sessions and individual support planning
- Developing links and joint working protocols with other services, both statutory and voluntary, including health, criminal justice, education, social care.
All the partner organisations of Recovery Focus offer clear progression routes for individuals to develop as managers from frontline right through to our Board.
Managers play a key role in ensuring we’re working towards our mission, maintaining a strong focus on continuously improving our services, supporting colleagues to be the best they can and building strong local partnerships.
Team manager roles offer the first step into management, giving you the opportunity to build your skills in leading a team and running a frontline service.