We’re looking for a night Recovery Worker to join our Mental Health Supported Housing Service in Lewisham. If you're passionate about supporting adults with their mental health, we want to hear from you!
Our service supports those with low/medium to complex needs including substance misuse, forensic history and homelessness. You will provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions that will enable successful resettlements and work with internal and external partners and agencies to achieve desired outcomes.

The service is across 4 separate buildings one of them being a 24hr service. We work in a trauma informed way to support and empower our service users in their recovery journey to maintain a stable mental health and through psychologically informed environment, we create a positive environment for them to develop their living skills which enables them to move on to greater independence.

Shift Pattern:  37.5 hours per week Monday to Sunday 21:30 - 08:30. You may be required to work additional hours and you will work on a rota basis 

Benefits, including Non-Contractual Perks

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

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


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.


  • Act as a Recovery Worker for a caseload of Residents and Participants (R&), contributing to the development of support plans, risk assessments, and reviews.
  • Provide advice, guidance, information, and life skills training to R&Ps.
  • Carry out welfare checks, ensuring the night service runs smoothly.
  • Ensure R&Ps understand their rights and responsibilities and have access to the right tools and resources to support them back into the community. For example, supporting with welfare benefit claims and signposting them to the correct provisions.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external persons and agencies.
  • Support R&Ps to take correct medication.
  • Assist with health and safety and other site related maintenance and management.
  • Admin duties will vary.

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:

  • Experience of working with people of complex backgrounds, ex-offenders, mental health, substance misuse, challenging behaviours or a good understanding of the sector
  • IT Proficiency, ability to learn new software programs, basic Microsoft experience
  • Understanding of the housing and social needs of people with multiple and complex needs
  • Able to influence and negotiate positive outcomes with others

What we would like, but not essential:

  • Appropriate professional qualification: NVQ/Diploma Level 2 in Health & Social Care/Community Justice or professional equivalent
  • Experience of providing housing support and practical assistance within a residential or outreach support role
  • Experience creating co-produced support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professionals

Further details of the responsibilities and key criteria can be found in the JDPS attached.



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.

Additional information on our company policies including Gender Pay, Equality and Diversity, Company Benefits and our Candidate Privacy Policy can be found on our website.

For Recruitment related enquiries, or if you need support with making your application for example due to learning needs or a disability, please email recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk or call us on 020 3668 9270

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