Senior Recovery Worker - rehabilitation service

  • Making Space
  • Trafford Street, Preston PR1 7QE, UK
  • 12 Feb, 2024

Job Description


We have an exciting new opportunity available for a Senior Recovery Worker to join our brand new Lancashire Supported Living Rehabilitation Service Inspiring Minds, based in Preston PR1,7QE. Salary £12.75 per hour. 

The service contains 5 beds and will provide intermediate short term rehabilitation support to adults with mental health needs, learning disabilities and individuals on the autistic spectrum and is designed to be a personalised, interactive and collaborative process, reflecting the whole person. It will enable individuals to maximise their potential to live a full and active life within their family, social networks, education/training and the workplace where appropriate, in the context of their mental health and promote recovery.

The service is due to open Mid February 2024 with a brand new team. 

Full time contracts of 35 hours per week are available working shifts 8am- 3pm and 3pm – 10pm.  Some sleep in shifts will also be required working 10pm-8am paid at an additional rate. 

At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.

Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.

Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.

Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand that every person’s needs circumstances are different, so we strive to provide customised support and assistance to ensure all those in our care are able to live their best lives.

Dreaming Big is about harnessing imagination to generate confidence in ourselves and others to take the first step. We believe that anything is possible when we set our minds to it and we are 100% dedicated to helping others believe in themselves too.

Having Courage is about committing bravely to working in ways that take us to new places.  We believe that our team at Making Space really do make a real change to those we serve and we must be willing to take risks and be bold in our decision making.

Being ready is about responding to whatever comes our way by moving forward together. We know too well that life can be unpredictable but by working together and being prepared we can overcome any obstacles.

At Making Space we are committed to making a difference in the lives of those in our care, we live and breathe our core values and our looking for likeminded individuals to join our team on our mission to make a positive impact to those in our community who need us most.


Are you passionate about making a positive impact on individuals lives? We are seeking  dedicated Senior Recovery Workers to join our new the team!

You will provide support and care to the people living at the service who have various Mental Health conditions and Learning Disabilities.

You will deliver a range of recovery focussed interventions to promote social inclusion, recovery, well being and independence. You will also support to access employment, education and training opportunities in line with the service level agreement.

The successful candidate will also take on senior tasks and responsibilities as assigned by management to ensure that the service runs effectively day to day and will be involved in developing the service.

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The successful candidate will have a Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) or be willing to work towards this.

Previous experience of working within a mental health setting and having the knowledge of understanding and working with people with a variety of complex needs is essential for this role. Experience of managing/leading others would be an advantage.

On joining Making Space you will be supported step by step with on-the-job training as well as the opportunity to undertake professional qualifications if desired and required for your role. We are seeking individuals who can showcase that their personal values align ours here at Making Space.


We are constantly reviewing our benefits packages to ensure our employees are receiving the very best company perks and we are always seeking out further additions.

Our current benefits include:

Wagestream – Access up to 30% of your wages as you earn,
Lifestyle benefits through Bravo Benefits and Health service discounts
Up to 28 days holidays per year including bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
We pay double time for Xmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Our employees can buy and sell up to 2 weeks holiday – statutory limits apply
Access to our library of learning through our e-portal
Want to upskill? We will invest in you and provide you with qualifications in level 2-6 in Health and Social Care, Management, Admin plus other continuous professional development should you wish to further your career within Social Care.
We invest heavily in your career progression; did you know at least half of our senior posts are filled internally through promotion.
Travel schemes including cycle to work, car maintenance and 40p per mile travel expenses.
We run a colleague engagement hub with monthly and annual colleague awards
Pension Scheme 3% employer contribution as a minimum
Paid Sick leave

Successful applicants will be subject to employment checks, including DBS and references checks and provided with safeguarding training. Making Space is an equal opportunities employer.

We can only accept applications from those who are legally entitled to live and work within the United Kingdom.


£12.75 per hour