| Support Worker 1
Substance Misuse | 1 NW1 |£14.21 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 1-2 months | Job Ref: BD7723 | Posted: 09/09/2021
Central is currently recruiting for two Support Workers, to work in the Camden area. The service is a high support hostel providing support to men and women with complex and enduring needs in relation to substance misuse and other related issues.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a rota basis covering early (8AM - 4PM except Tuesday's which are until 4:30PM) and late shifts (2:30PM - 10:30PM). Cover is required for approximately 1 month with the possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £12.68 per hour, with £1.53 holiday pay, totalling £14.21 per hour.
In this position, you will be expected to;
- Hold a caseload of 9 key clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed Support Plans
Complete comprehensive risk and needs assessments
- Work alongside service users in developing and reaching their goals towards independence
- To monitor and review Support Plans and assist in the implementation of current support plan objectives
- Complete referrals and assessments
- Undertake a range of activities with clients such as assisting service users with accessing benefits and providing help with budgeting
- Have an understanding of Housing Management (Health and Safety, Arrears Management, ASB, void and relets etc)
To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience working with clients who experience multiple disadvantage such as dual diagnosis, homelessness, mental health, substance use, physical health issues etc
- An understanding of how trauma and adversity have the potential to create re-occurring incidences of multiple disadvantage
- An understanding of the multiple issues that can lead to homelessness and how such experiences can impact on people's willingness to engage with services
- An understanding of the principles of risk and needs assessment, and be able to flexibly work with clients who have a low level of engagement with the service.
- An awareness of the legislation that governs mental health services and the application of such legislation.
- An ability to navigate across various specialties whilst working with multi-agency professionals, to create support and safety plans for clients
Candidates should confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the successful candidate expected to start immediately once appointed.