As a Recovery Worker, you will contribute to successfully rehabilitating and reintegrating our residents and participants back into the community. Providing pathways, support and appropriate interventions that will enable successful resettlements and work with internal and external partners and agencies to achieve desired outcomes.

Rota: Monday to Sunday 4 weekly, including weekends, bank holidays and occasional periods. Working times vary between 20:00 – 09:30. 

Due to the nature of the service, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of the Act.

Benefits, including Non-Contractual Perks

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with length of service
  • Training and Development including access to courses, upskilling, and progression plans
  • Medicash including discount gym memberships, routine optometry care, dental treatments, and physiotherapy treatments
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling
  • Reflect Practice regular sessions with a therapist provided by an external provider to support Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you have the passion, creativity, and tenacity to make a real difference to people’s lives, challenge stigma and make our communities safer, we would love to hear from you!


The aim of the service is to provide staged (High/Medium/Low) accommodation-based support to people referred by South London and Maudsley Trust (SLaM) that will allow them to address their complex support needs and prepare for independent living whilst also managing the risk individuals may pose to the community.


If you are a team player, driven to provide high quality care and support to others, we want to hear from you! We are looking for an effective communicator, who is able to build rapport with others from various backgrounds, respecting equality, diversity and inclusion. You will be compassionate, supportive, and empowering to others, whilst able to form effective, positive and motivational relationships.


  • Carry out welfare checks, and ensure the night service runs smoothly, reporting any concerns, incidents, and accidents in the correct manner to the right people/groups and being a proactive team worker in such cases.
  • Recognise signs of deteriorating mental health and initiate appropriate interventions to prevent a crisis.
  • Follow safeguarding protocols and make referrals where necessary.
  • Support residents and participants to take medication, prompting and supervision where appropriate and make necessary records of this.
  • Act as the primary recovery worker for a caseload of residents and participants (R&P), contributing to the development of support plans, risk assessments and reviews.
  • Ensure our R&P’s understand their rights and responsibilities, to support them back into society and building networks.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external persons and agencies.
  • Various administration duties, ensuring confidentiality.
  • Maintain high standards of service provision in line with organisational values and requirements, ensuring a safe, effective, caring, and responsive service.
  • Provide advice, information and guidance to residents and participants.

Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position. 


What we are looking for:

  • Due to the nature of the service, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of the Act.
  • Experience of working with people of complex backgrounds, ex-offenders, mental health, substance misuse, challenging behaviours
  • Experience in supporting in a similar sector or reintegration of clients into the community
  • Understanding of the housing and social needs of people with challenges with their mental health
  • Understanding and practical knowledge of the social and societal marginalisation in that can be attached to people with various behaviours

What we would like, but not essential:

  • Appropriate professional qualification: NVQ/Diploma Level 2 in Health & Social Care/Community Justice or professional equivalent
  • Experience managing a hub or community advice/guidance service
  • Experience providing housing support and practical assistance within a residential support role
  • Understanding of the practical application of key legislation regarding social care, housing, criminal justice and mental health
  • On the job experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professionals

Please refer to the JDPS attached for more details on our requirements and the role



Social Interest Group (SIG) believes good care and support improve lives. Our values of ambition, empowerment, transparency, and inclusivity drive everything we do. Our mission is to empower people who are marginalised by building powerful partnerships and creative solutions that bridge gaps in provision and aid recovery, reablement and resettlement.

SIG is a not-for-profit organisation providing thousands of people with good-quality support and care in residential, drop-in centres, community floating support settings (including people's own homes), probation settings, and hospitals awaiting discharge. We do so across London, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Luton, and Kent. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed services to make a difference. We work with high standards and external and internal regulatory frameworks.

Want to know how we work? Watch our short Theory of Change video to see how we support people towards a brighter future: Theory of Change

Further details can be found on our website here: Theory of Change - Social Interest Group - Social Interest Group

Our Values

Ambition – Eager to succeed and to accomplish as much as possible for our people

Empowerment – Giving staff and the people we support the tools, training, and information they need to achieve their potential

Transparency – Upfront and visible about our actions and open to scrutiny from stakeholders, service users, and staff

Inclusivity – Listening to, understanding, and including all our stakeholders to ensure we make a difference and get things right


Please note that this job advert may close early due to screening applications on an ongoing basis. We advise applying as soon as possible for your application to be taken into consideration at the early stages.

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