Recovery Assistant (Weekends)
12 hours per week (Saturday / Sunday) Salary £17,800 - £19,825 Per Annum (pro rata)
Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) is an East London charity providing practical help, support and training to people who have been homeless and suffering from addiction. It runs a homeless drop-in, a Recovery Hub (which includes an abstinence-based residential recovery accommodation, a Primary Programme and a Continuing Care Programme), supported houses and two social enterprises supporting people in recovery from addictions to put their lives back together. Our integrative approach is based on the ‘Recovery Capital’ methodology and is a wholeperson approach, which takes into account physical, cultural, social, human and spiritual factors and assets.
Role and Responsibilities:
In a professional manner, welcome all volunteers, external agencies and new residents offering assistance where needed.
To work with the Supported Housing team to ensure people are safe, secure and maintain their tenancy.
To interact with all residents in a flexible and sensitive manner, and with due regard for individual need.
To implement procedures, paying particular attention to registers of residents as they come into and leave the premises.
To be particularly vigilant during open access times and to implement the basic rules with regard to alcohol, drugs and violence.
To be responsible for the safety of all volunteers and visitors, as they relate to the activities of the residence
To take charge of the main entrance to the building, and to monitor all other areas.
To inform the appropriate staff of any problems that may arise and to use initiative in dealing with any difficulties, either with or without the assistance of the police.
To undertake cleaning of the main communal areas on a daily rota system.
To check all areas for safety to ensure that for example, drug use and/or drug exchange is not becoming a practice.
To provide information on residents to staff
To contact the appropriate persons in the event of deliveries of goods, and to authorise the acceptance of goods, if appropriate to do so.
To attend and participate in formal handovers, meetings and training sessions as required.
To provide cover at the main reception when required.
To support Housing and Counseling staff with general duties
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