Westminster, London, Greater London


Job Description

The North Westminster drug and alcohol service runs a Saturday social club that provides a safe space for people with drug & alcohol problems to socialise. We require a volunteer support worker to work with abstinent and non-abstinent clients every Saturday. Between the hours of 11:00am and 4:30pm.

Duties will include the preparation and service of food and drinks, setting up and clearing up of the social club, engaging with clients and promoting recovery, reception and meet and greet, working as part of a team to deliver services in a range of different roles.

You will be required to have:

• Good communication skills

• The ability to handle challenging and difficult situations.

• The ability to support service users at different stages of change.

• A willingness to learn.

• A boundaried and emphatic approach.

• The ability to work as part of a team.

• The ability to be able to work effectively and efficiently in stressful situations.

As part of your placement you can expect to receive:

Experience of working in the substance misuse field as part of a vibrant team.

• The opportunity to contribute to development of service delivery.

• Line-management and supervision.

• Access to WDP’s extensive range of training,

• The opportunity to work with service users, volunteers, peer mentors and service user representatives.

• Full reimbursement of your travel and lunch expense.

Equal Opportunities

WDP is committed to promoting anti-discriminatory practices within society, its organisation and in the promotion of its services to the community. WDP expects all employees to understand, comply with and to promote its policies in their work and to challenge prejudice and discrimination and where necessary to undertake any appropriate training.

Candidates must be willing to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, previously known as a CRB, at Enhanced level.