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					          ST&R WORKER-Alternative to Care PERSON SPECIFICATION
          COMMUNITY LIVING (HOUSING) SUPPORT SERVICE




          PERSON SPECIFICATION

          TITLE                          Support Time and Recovery Worker Alternative to Care –
                                         Community Living (Housing) Service

          LOCATION                       Community Living (Housing) Support Team Base, Exeter and 4
                                         Elm Grove and 88 Alphington Road, Exeter

                                                                         Essential   Desirable    How we will assess
                                                                                                   the information
Skills and Abilities                                                                              Application form
 A positive professional approach and attitude                                                    and at interview
 Good written, verbal, non-verbal and organisational
    skills
 Able to work on own initiative and demonstrate ability
    to organise own workload and set priorities
 Experience in communicating across a broad range of
    people that will include health professionals, general
    public
 Understanding, ability and willingness to work as part
    of a team and under the instruction of the Team Leader
 Ability to take responsibility at times of distress and
    disturbance and manage risk
 Flexible and self-motivated
 Ability to engage with and motivate others
 Able to use basic computer systems

Experience                                                                                          Application form
 Experience of working with the client group                                                        and at interview
 Experience of working within a community setting
 Ability to empathise with client experience
 Experience of working within a recovery-based
   framework
 Experience of working in the voluntary sector

Personal Qualities
 Commitment to promoting good practice in community
   care                                                                                             At interview
 Flexible in approach – able to work evenings,
   weekends, Bank Holidays
 Car owner and driver
 Willingness to learn and undertake training
Qualifications and Training                                                                         Application form
 Educated to GCSE level                                                                             and Certificates
 ST&R trained – Level 2 or above, OR
 NVQ Certificate in Social Care or Mental Health – Level
   3 (or working towards that qualification)

          PersSpec/ST&R Worker Alternative to Care
          June 2012
          GM/Personnel                                     Page 1 of 2
           ST&R WORKER-Alternative to Care PERSON SPECIFICATION
           COMMUNITY LIVING (HOUSING) SUPPORT SERVICE
  Certified course in relevant area, eg Food Hygiene, First
   Aid, Moving & Lifting
Understanding and Knowledge                                                  Application form
 Understanding of the problems faced by people with                          and at interview
   mental health problems living in the community
 Understanding of the range of services provided in the
   community for people with mental health problems
 Knowledge of care planning and key working
 A respectful attitude to difference
 Confidentiality practice and issues relating to this
 Current local mental health service issues
 National mental health strategies and policies




           PersSpec/ST&R Worker Alternative to Care
           June 2012
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