Support Time Recovery Worker, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton

Job summary

The post holder will be a member of the Community Mental Health Team and will provide support and assistance to the professionally qualified staff in the team. The purpose of this post is to work directly with service users and their carers, as part of a multidisciplinary team which provides care, treatment and support to people with dementia and/ or a functional mental illness and complex physical health care needs in line with the relevant clinical pathway as outlined in the operational policy.

To provide Support, give Time to an allocated group of service users and thus promote their Recovery (or maintain independence)

To provide opportunities for clients to increase or maintain independence in areas of productivity, leisure and self care

Main duties of the job

  • To form and maintain professional relationships with clients, carers and colleagues in a way that respects their views, autonomy and culture.
  • To report effectively, verbally and written, to the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT)
  • To instruct and guide individual/groups of clients in the use of therapeutic activities.
  • To participate in both clinical and professional meetings,
  • Responsible for providing the support for an allocated number of individual service users, following the individual support plan, and under the direction of professionally qualified staff.
  • To ensure that service users and carers engage effectively with the agreed Care Plan and access appropriate services.
  • Promote social inclusion through developing opportunities in areas such as participating in community based recreational or social activity.
  • Contribute to client centred activity programmes by planning, preparing and running individual and group sessions.
  • Provide regular and practical support to service users and their carers in developing and managing dignity and independence.
  • Provide support with activities of daily living.
  • Help service users and their carers gain access to resources e.g. to include benefits and welfare rights.
  • Provide information on health promotion and help service users maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Help to identify early signs of deterioration or change as described in the care plan and alert the appropriate staff

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world’s most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to job description and person specification for full details of the role.

  • To contribute to the assessment of service users needs
  • To contribute to the care planning and review process for individual service users
  • To help service users to achieve their goals by supporting and encouraging them using brief interventions and low-level psychosocial interventions such as diaries, self-reflection, action planning, and relaxation approaches.
  • To advocate for service users and help them to gain access to resources such as benefits, training, education & employment, and housing
  • To engage with other agencies in order to support service users achieve their goal
  • To support service users before, during, and after appointments, meetings, and planned activities to reduce anxiety and develop confidence in order to encourage independence
  • To provide practical support to service users with regards to daily living, education, training, employment, and housing
  • To facilitate therapeutic group work activities for service users when required
  • To engage with families and carers as appropriate as part of service users recovery journey
  • To help to identify early signs of relapse and to alert the appropriate staff involved in the service users care
  • To keep the Care Coordinator/Occupational Therapist/Team Leader informed of all service users developments
  • To contribute to the updating of service users records to inform the assessment, care planning and review process

Staff benefits

  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • experience of working within care role


  • experience of working with mental health and older adults



  • knowledge of mental health conditions and the impact on the older adult population
  • knowledge of common physical health conditions associated with the older adult population


  • knowledge of range of interventions to support and promote recovery



  • essential car user
  • ability to work within MDT and communicate with team and 3rd parties

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

For more information about this job vacancy please contact Courtnee McGreavey, Team Manager,, 01204483771.

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Closing date: 17/04/2023Job type: PermanentJob location: BoltonEmployer: Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation TrustAfC pay band: Band 3