The Nehemiah Project provides professional and life-changing support for men trapped in a spiral of addiction, which often involves offending and homelessness. Our two-stage recovery programme addresses the root issues that cause men to turn to substance abuse, to help them to break free from addictive and criminal behaviour and to begin to rebuild their lives.
Nehemiah runs two first-stage houses, one in Streatham and one in Croydon. Our Supported Housing Team run recovery programmes in both houses, under the supervision of the Supported Housing Manager. The two houses offer fourteen places to vulnerable adult men, to take part in our programme. Two move-on houses are located in Clapham, housing nine men.
We seek someone who is passionate about seeing men transform their lives. The successful candidate will have 4-5 years’ experience in the sector and specific experience in all three areas of our service delivery - referrals, programme delivery and resettlement. A good understanding of the behaviour of clients with complex trauma is important in our work.
We are rebuilding after lockdown and this is the final post to complete the team. The post will involve undertaking on-call duties no more than once a month and there is a small remuneration for this duty. Staff carry the on-call phone at all times for one week, and are ready to respond to emergencies. However, such call-outs are infrequent.
We regret that we cannot consider previous applicants for posts with Nehemiah.
The Recovery Practitioner will contribute to creating a positive, supportive environment where our Residents can change their lives. Teamwork is essential to provide continuity of care to our Residents, and candidates must be willing to be flexible in helping out other team members. For more information please see the Job Description, which provides an indication of the roles and responsibilities for the post of Recovery Practitioner, but is not an exclusive list of the duties that the post-holder may be asked to undertake.