Substance Abuse and Wellbeing Worker

  • Job Reference: 00000878-1
  • Date Posted: 15 March 2021
  • Recruiter: Turning Tides
  • Location: Worthing, Sussex
  • Salary: £25,234.13
  • Sector: Education - Development Officer, Advocacy
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 120 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough.

The Substance Misuse & Wellbeing Worker works within the Multi-disciplinary Team, and accommodation services, to provide holistic wraparound support and case management to 15 – 20 individuals, Cohort dual diagnosis clients identified as the most at risk of harm and social exclusion in West Sussex who either are homeless or insecurely housed who we are currently struggling to find a solution for within our current systems.

Number of clients work to with is 10-15 as case management and further numbers undertaken at group & hub drop in. Clients with case management will be identified through CGL and Turning Tides existing teams.

This will be a partnership approach between two main partners CGL and Turning Tides but will also bring in some additional specialist support.

AWDC will lead on finding and developing housing solutions with provision of intensive housing management through a variety of local interventions: Housing Needs/Outreach/RSI and NSAP funded roles.

Both lead partners will provide access to drop-in provision for this group in the mornings through our St Clare’s Hub and Littlehampton hubs

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, promote self-advocacy/choice/dignity and have the ability to use a strength-based approach to build and sustain meaningful working relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds.

This role will also focus on supporting those placed in housing through the Housing First Model and supporting those in temporary accommodation and Turning Tides accommodation who experience multiple difficulties/exclusions.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.

To apply, please ensure you complete an application form, including your responses to the shortlisting criteria (in Person Specification), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the right and send to: Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 7 April 2021

Interview date: TBC

No agencies please.

Turning Tides aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.

We are a ‘Covid-secure’ employer and have taken all necessary measures to protect our employees in line with the latest Government guidance and the Coronovirus Act 2020. Additional information and advice, including an individual employee Covid-19 risk-assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of employment.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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