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Recovery Support Worker Nights

Support worker, mental health, Preston.  We are recruiting highly motivated Support Workers who are passionate about making a genuine difference to the lives of people with complex mental health needs.  We offer competitive rates, full time hours, induction and training, career pathways, pension and company benefits.

The Hamptons is a 14 bedded locked rehabilitation Hospital for men who experience a complex range of mental illnesses.  Brookhaven is a 23 bedded mixed gender open rehabilitation service for individuals with enduring mental health needs.

The ideal candidates will:

  • be passionate about and have experience of mental health recovery
  • seek to develop supportive and collaborative partnerships with service users
  • demonstrate leadership behaviours
  • be innovative, creative and solution focussed
  • be open, honest and transparent
  • demonstrate a commitment to own learning and development
  • be a flexible team player and make a valuable contribution to the lives of service users
  • always safeguard service users from harm and is not afraid to blow the whistle on poor practice
  • never accept ‘good enough’ and always look for ways to improve quality and become the best

In return we offer the opportunity to learn and develop as part of a multi-disciplinary team, a thorough induction programme, specialist training and the opportunity for career development.

We operate an 8-8 shift pattern including days, evenings and nights.


Finance Administrator – Temporary – Maternity Cover

Active Pathways requires a site Finance Administrator for their Preston site which comprises of two units; Brookhaven (open rehabilitation mental health unit) and The Hamptons (locked rehabilitation mental health Hospital). The post holder will be required to ensure the smooth running of the finance and general administration for both services and assist the Registered Manager with monitoring and managing all financial activities relating to the Preston site

 Essential requirements include; working knowledge of Microsoft Office; in particular Microsoft Excel, the ability to deal with material of a sensitive and confidential nature and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. Experience of working within a health or social care setting and previous experience in a finance administrator role is desirable. 

Temporary Position: From 1st June 2017 to March 2018

Hours of work: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday – 37.5 hours per week

Salary: To be confirmed at interview  

For an application form please contact Debbie Clare on 01772 646650.


Certificate of Appreciation

Certificate of appreciation received from St Catherine’s Hospice for contributions

to the Hospice throughout the year.

Raising £293

A big thank you to all the staff at Brookhaven and the Hamptons who have

contributed to this very worth while cause.



Remembrance Day Parade

Well done to Janet, one of our nurses on Brookhaven who in her spare time volunteers with the Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade. 

Janet, seen here with members of her company, joined the Remembrance Sunday Parade in London.


Brookhaven ‘Good’ CQC Rating

Brookhaven has received a ‘Good’ rating in all areas, following a recent unnanounced CQC Inspection.  This means that all Active Pathways’ services have achieved a ‘Good’ Rating under the new Inspection system.

Thank you to all staff involved and we look forward to progressing our Pathway to achieving ‘Outstanding’!

Burrowbeck Community Cup Cake Day

Staff at Burrowbeck Community Care in Lancaster held  Cup Cake Day to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s society.  There were some lovely bakes including  Chocolate Fudge Cake, Lemon Drizzle, Victoria Sponge and Honey Cake.   Great work and thank you to everyone involved. 




Designing for Recovery

Our Head of Operations, Andrew Frankel-Caine, took the stage recently in a question and answer style presentation at the Design in Mental Health Conference in Solihull, along with highly experienced architect Alex Caruso.

To find out more about how quality of accommodation can both speed recovery and influence public and patients perceptions of mental health care, follow the link below.

Design in Mental Health Conference