Recovery Worker

£15,619.50 - 15,619.50 per year
12 Oct 2017
09 Nov 2017
Priory Group
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Care Assistant
Job Type

Partnerships in Care is one of the UK's leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK. With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.



Calverton Hill provides care and treatment within a medium secure environment for men and women aged 18 years and older, with learning disability and women with mental illness and/or personality disorders. This is a purpose built facility that consists of:

Medium secure mental illness and personality disorder service for women
Medium secure learning disability service for men
Medium secure learning disability 

Partnerships in Care, as the UK leader in specialist psychiatric services, operate throughout England and Wales caring for people with mental illness, learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries.

The business has four types of customer; patients, staff, purchasers and external agencies.

It is the objective of PiC Midlands to be the independent sector provider of choice in the field.  PiC are committed to responding positively to customer needs and to delivering services of   measurable quality.

Patients referred to PiC Midlands may suffer from mental illness, personality disorder and/or learning disabilities.  Patients at the PiC Midlands are detained under the Mental Health Act.  Referrals are taken from many sources including psychiatric hospitals, prisons and the courts.

The workforce of the organisation is multidisciplinary; a significant proportion of those are employed within the clinical disciplines, and in addition other departments provide support services.



Clinical responsibilities:

With supervision from the Ward/Lead Occupational Therapists:


  • To plan and run on & off ward based sessions comprising of stimulating, motivating and diversional activities, at times, in conjunction with other staff.
  • Activities should comprise of a variety of intervention including; creative, educational, social, living skills, recreational, practical and skill development, recovery focus.
  • To adhere to patient focused recovery approach, appreciating the need to work with, rather than for, patients.
  • Work collaboratively with patients and staff to structure activities.
  • To undertake group and individual sessions with patients that promotes engagement rather than restriction.
  • To contribute to establishing a structure to the day for patients.
  • To assist in the continued monitoring, observation and evaluation of patients interaction and wellbeing.
  • To ensure that patient's records and timetables are updated efficiently.
  • To liaise closely with members of the multi-disciplinary team and Occupational Therapy team, showing a commitment to effective teamwork in the planning and delivery of patient's programmes.
  • To maintain records of performance for individual patients and to provide data for use at ward rounds and patient reviews.
  • To ensure the health and safety of patients within individual or group sessions and assist in taking
  •               precautions against accidents to both staff and patients.
  •  To report any accidents in full accordance with the hospital procedures.
  • To assist and support the process of devising, planning and reviewing intervention programmes
  • Cross ward work as required to ensure continuity of care and staff skill development.


Administration and Training Responsibilities:

  • To comply with patient contact targets.
  • To maintain equipment/resources and group rooms and inform the supervisor of any repairs or maintenance that may be required.
  • To inform the Lead Occupational Therapist, in a timely manner, of any equipment or materials which may need  ordering and rationale for their requirement.
  • To be informed of, and maintain compliance with, all policies and procedures relating to the Occupational Therapy Service and those adopted within PiC Midlands.
  • To attend and participate in the Occupational Therapy Service 'In-Service Training' sessions and other compulsory training requirements of the company or as requested by the Lead Occupational Therapist.
  • To attend agreed external courses/conferences in order t