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Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Westminster, London
Up to £22568 per annum
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North Shields, Tyne and Wear
£17,549 pa + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

You have a good understanding of substance misuse and the needs of, and issues faced by, people who have been involved in forensic services or detained in secure care settings. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Recovery Worker.

Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

Our Specialist Community Forensic Team based in the North East prepares people for, and supports them through, the transition from Secure Care facilities to living within the community. The team’s goal is to help clients achieve their goal of living more fulfilling lives, whilst maintaining their tenancy and independence in the community. Join us, and you’ll play a key role in helping to make that happen.

Based within a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll manage a caseload for people who use our services with substance misuse issues and give them the assistance they need to enable them to participate in community life. Developing personal support plans and risk assessments which take account of each individual’s full range of needs will be key. We’ll also rely on you to help clients to pursue positive personal development programmes, including community involvement, not to mention develop domestic management and finance management skills so that they can gain increased and improved access to support from various services. And, when it comes to helping with activities like accessing local community services, work and educational opportunities or setting up health and safety systems within their homes, again, we’ll count on you.

To succeed, you'll need some experience of working with people with substance misuse issues, or a similar field, and possibly an NVQ Level 3 In Health & Social Care, though this is not essential. What’s for certain is you have a good understanding of the needs and issues faced by people with lived experience of drug and alcohol issues and the ability to motivate, support and advocate for them. What’s more, you’re used to identifying and coordinating services to meet each client’s needs and supporting individuals to engage with community activities. Basic knowledge of welfare benefits would be useful too, but more important are the communication skills it takes to deal effectively with sensitive and complex issues and with a wide range of people. Great at record keeping, you work well under pressure, are flexible about your hours and committed to self-development. A full driving licence and access to your own transport is preferred

This is a permanent role requiring the post-holder to work 37.5 hours per week. The post holder will be required to work shifts between the hours of 8am - 8pm, including some weekends.

The salary for this role is £17,549 per annum.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.

We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.

Closing date for applications is 11 August 2021. (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).

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Posted on: 28 July 2021
Closing date: 11 August 2021
Job ref: JR004082
Tags: Support Worker,Social Work
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