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Nelson House, 14 Rowner Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0EW

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information

Nelson House is a modern and spacious registered 28 bed locked rehabilitation recovery service for men and women with mental illness. By having a focus on the development of skills for independence the unit provides a positive step for patients, many whose next step will be living in the community. It helps patients learn new ways of managing their conditions and symptoms with the aim of helping to prevent any future relapse. For patients with challenging behaviours, Nelson House helps them to learn skills to change their response to anxiety and distress. 

Job Advert Location Description

Purpose of the role:

Nelson House is a Rehabilitation and Recovery Service for men experiencing long-term mental health problems. We are currently recruiting a Senior Recovery Support Worker to join our well-established team.

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without the combined effort and expertise of all disciplines.  As such, we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Nelson House Hospital are currently looking for an experienced, senior healthcare worker to work within our male service.

As a Senior Healthcare Worker, you’ll be part of a large multi-disciplinary team to support our patients to receive optimal care. Our treatment aims at site are to promote independence and encourage patient involvement in their care through effective communication and engagement.

Some of the responsibilities expected of a Senior Healthcare Worker include

Facilitating low-level groups/ activities or to assist with facilitating higher level groups such as health education and smoking cessation groups.

To complete Induction Pathway workshops and actively engage in supporting junior staff through our ‘Buddy System’

To be a positive role model and display a positive approach to new initiatives

Amongst other delegated responsibilities.

the successful candidate must be hardworking and reliable with a proven record of using initiative to support patient care and progress.

The shifts are 11.30 hours (excluding 1 hour unpaid lunch break) on a rota basis to include nights, weekends and bank holidays. Shift times would be:


Day Shift            = 07:00 > 19:30

Night Shift          = 19:00 > 07:30

Staff will work a set shift pattern, such as

Week 1 = Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday

Week 2 = Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. As part of the role, you will be responsible for providing a high quality recovery based service with the focus on enabling our patient group to gain the skills and independence to move back to the community.


You will work under the supervision of our Nursing team, providing individualised care to our patient group. You will also be involved in completing risk assessments and care plans and recording these on our Carenotes system. You will have the opportunity to work creatively and flexibly to develop and implement innovative practice and service developments. The Role of Senior Recovery Support Worker can be rewarding and challenging with the ultimate goal of making a real and lasting difference in people’s lives.


Role requirements:

NVQ 3 in Healthcare


Skills & Knowledge:

•Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health issues

•IT literate

•Basic knowledge of the principle of clinical governance

•Understanding of the CPA process

•Knowledge of current legislation including the MHA, and legislation specific to this

•Effective written and verbal communication skills

•Understanding of issues relating to clinical  specific settings



•Experience of working with service users in a mental health setting, 

acute, PICU or rehabilitation.

Desirable - substance misuse.


Personal skills

•Motivated, energetic and flexible

•Attention to detail

•Able to stay calm and work effectively under pressure/stress

•Evidence of coping strategies to deal with stress/challenging experiences

•Aware of own training needs

•Able to communicate effectively with people at all times

•Able to maintain confidentiality of all colleagues and service users


In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•           A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•           Private Medical Insurance Scheme

•           Life Assurance

•           Subsidised meals while on duty

•           Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services

•           Continuous learning and development

•           Career development

•           Personal health insurance

•           An employee assistance programme

•           Free car parking

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