Job Title:

Senior Project Worker- Homelessness (Out of hours)

Transitional Recovery Housing.

Cheshire East (based Crewe)

Organisation:

Emerging Futures CIC

Job Ref

EF25

Location:

Cheshire East

Travel Required:

Occasional local travel

Reports to:

Service Manager

Salary:

£25,440

Position Type:

37.5 hours per week

HR Contact:

Chris Hirst

Date posted:

May 23, 2019

Checks:

Employer references & DBS

Posting Expires:

TBC

Overview:

You will be someone who shares our belief in the inherent capacity and potential of all individuals and that empowering individuals to change, grow and support each other leads to positive change; not only for themselves, but also for their communities.

We believe that everyone has the potential to grow and learn and achieve the best they can in everything they do. We know it takes courage and commitment to change, which is why we have a passion statement, rather than a mission statement. Being passionate means being:

∴ brave enough to say when something isn’t good enough

∴ humble enough to accept and learn from criticism

∴ willing to take responsibility for making things better

∴ creative and daring enough to innovate

∴ determined to persist when things get tough

As a Senior Project Worker, you will provide housing and recovery support to people who have recently been homelessness and are also struggling with substance and/or alcohol issues, mental health issues, behavioural problems and physical health conditions.

Working with a blend of Housing First, harm reduction techniques and the provision of Psychologically Informed Environments you will be responsible for the wellbeing of our tenants, the safety of our buildings and keeping local partners (including residents) on side. You will assist in the case coordination of individuals in our satellite houses and the provision of both opportunistic and structured interventions.

Within the model is a more structured psychologically informed environment, designed to prevent the escalation of substance misuse, reduce offending, reduce the harm of any current use and support the move towards behaviours that support wellbeing and active citizenship

Specifically, you will support a team of staff, Recovery Coaches and volunteers who work with rough sleepers, street drinkers and those with a history of failed housing placements to maintain their tenancy in one of our shared houses across Crewe.  Your team will also support the development of mutual aid and activity for these individuals and work closely with communities to provide the infrastructures that support this work and meaningful alternative to homelessness, problematic substance and alcohol use.

You will work closely with partner organisations, team leaders, clinicians, social enterprises, education and training providers to develop integrated, recovery infrastructures that engage, support and navigate individuals from the vulnerability of addiction to established wellbeing and meaningful activity in the community

You will also work closely with the Local Authority, police and other blue light organisations to ensure that tenants and the community are safe and behaviours are appropriate and acceptable.

This post requires working between 2pm-10pm weekdays with occasional weekend duty.

Deadline: 
Sunday, 30 June, 2019 - 23:59