We are looking for exceptional people who can support our Recovery Hub residents to recover and move on from homelessness.
Edward Gibbons House is a Recovery Hub providing accommodation and support to 35 homeless men with substance dependency needs. Within a Psychologically Informed Environment residents are supported using the Recovery Model to stabilise their substance use, establish networks of support, manage their health and welfare, and move on to either abstinence based services or lower support accommodation.
Senior Substance Misuse Worker
40 hours (rota basis, including weekends)
£25,600 per annum
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic worker. You will work alongside members of the staff team to create a safe and welcoming environment that positively impacts on our residents’ health and personal development. You will contribute to the development of the recovery hub, by providing expertise in alcohol and drug misuse and related health issues, taking a lead role in delivering training/advising staff on substance misuse issues, liaison with treatment agencies, facilitating multidisciplinary case conferences and negotiating access to detox and treatment services.
You will need to have extensive knowledge of alcohol and drug misuse, their effects and treatment options. Solid experience of providing advice and support to this client group and delivering effective targeted interventions using recognised theoretical models. You will also be experienced in defusing and responding to challenging behaviour safely.
A copy of the full job description can be downloaded here.
Applications Close: 5:00pm on 15th May 2019
Shortlisting Date: 16th May 2019
Interviews From: Week commencing 20th May 2019