Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (On-site)
A4C BAND 6 £32,306 - £39,027
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


The Rough Sleeper Drug and Alcohol Treatment Team (RSDATT) is a newly established team in Nottingham City. Funded by OHID as part of a range of measures to eliminate rough sleeping and implement the new drug and alcohol treatment strategy, RSDATT works to engage people with drug and alcohol problems in Nottingham City who are rough sleepers or at risk of rough sleeping.

Our aim is to deliver innovative new ways of engaging, working with and supporting people into structured drug and alcohol treatment, especially those who may have been reluctant to enter treatment or work with services in the past. There is an emphasis on flexible service delivery, trying new approaches, partnership working and seeking to engage people through person centered approaches that work for the individual.

We are seeking to expand our team and our ability to deliver new evidenced based approaches that are most effective in terms of engaging people who face SMD, including psychologically and trauma informed approaches and establishing potential duty under the Care Act.

The Rough Sleeper Drug and Alcohol Treatment Team are looking for a qualified and registered Social Worker with at least two year’s post-qualification work as a social worker (ASYE/NQSW).

The main duties will include:

  • To take a lead role in liaising with statutory agencies where the service encounters individuals about whom there are potential safeguarding concerns.
  • To case work high intensity service users with identified care and support needs, as defined by the Care Act.
  • To keep updated with National and Local Policy in relation to Adult Social Care and implications for people with multiple and complex needs
  • Attend case conferencing and carry out initial assessments to determine eligibility for the service
  • To advise, review, and potentially escalate the cases of particularly vulnerable people to relevant statutory partners. This may involve the completion of a Care Act Assessment. 
  • To represent Framework and NRN and contribute to a range of external forums linked to Homelessness and Rough Sleeping. This may include Multidisciplinary Team Meetings, Rough Sleepers Task Groups, and Severe Multiple Disadvantage Integrated Care Providers meetings.
  • To ensure that best practice is actively researched and shared appropriately, and knowledge and practice related to relevant legislation is maintained.
  • To create and deliver relevant training and briefings in relation to Social Care. 
  • The post holder is expected to deal with a range of difficult situations relating to the support of people who experience severe multiple disadvantages.
  • The post holder is also responsible for dealing with some particularly sensitive issues negotiating and challenging the decisions of other statutory agencies.
  • The post holder will be expected to instruct and guide other staff within the team.
  • Post holder will be expected to advise other staff regarding difficult and high-risk cases and identify strategies for others to pursue in seeking the best outcomes for clients.
  • The post holder will be expected to develop approaches that increase the chances of clients successfully being able to access statutory services. 
  • The post holder will have an enhanced understanding of risk management and support planning and how it applies to the role.
  • The post holder will possess good time management skills.
  • An understanding of the issues faced by homeless people such as substance misuse, poor mental health, offending, domestic abuse.

What we offer: Life Assurance, Pension (up to 4% matched by FHA), Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Benefits, Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, learning programmes tailored to suit different roles and services, Health Cash Plan.

Framework supports all employees to achieve a better work/life balance. Should you wish us to consider flexible working or job share as part of your application please state this on your application in the supporting statement section.

98% of the workforce in a recent staff survey said they were proud to work for Framework.

Framework is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Registered charity No: 1060941.

As a Disability Confident employer, we warmly encourage job applications from people with disabilities. Framework is committed to offering opportunities to people from diverse communities. If you have specific requirements or adjustments please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.





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Posted on: 12 May 2022
Closed date: 25 May 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Social Work

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