The Forward Trust is hiring a
Riverside is a group of complementary businesses driven by a clear social purpose, with a charitable housing association at its core. Established over 90 years ago, it has grown to become a major provider of affordable housing, care and support services in England and Scotland, with almost 56,000 homes in management. Operating at scale across over 160 local authorities, with a vision to transform the lives of the 90,000+ people it houses and revitalise the neighbourhoods in which they live. Riverside transforms lives by providing well maintained, good quality affordable housing whilst creating opportunities to increase household income through its programmes of employment, affordable warmth and money advice. Through its housing, care and support services it enables people facing a wide variety of challenging circumstances to lead more resilient and independent lives. Also, it revitalises neighbourhoods by building new homes, creating and maintaining green spaces and bringing people together through wide-ranging community engagement programmes.
This is a specialist role that will work alongside all relevant departments within the Riverside team located in Acre Lane, Brixton. Working within an integrated framework to provide support to homeless drug and alcohol users aged 18 and over, the roles main responsibilities will be to provide:
Relapse prevention support
Signposting referrals on to other agencies that can provide support
Support and upskill the team through providing expert advice and substance misuse awareness training to the team at Riverside
Within a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) framework you will deliver client centred support using both harm reduction and abstinence-based treatment approaches depending on the requirements of the individual client. You will be required to provide appropriate harm reduction advice and guidance, assess, care plan; deliver structured 1:1 and group-work sessions. Through care and integration with other services such as Healthcare services, Probation and Housing Options Teams where required are an essential element of the work.
You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Forward and Riverside. One of the key targets will be measuring outcomes, so co-operative working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role.
Flexibility will be required in this role and may include some evening/weekend work.
- Someone with experience of working within Substance Misuse services
- Experience of carrying out assessments, risk management plans and design of SMART plans.
- Experience of facilitating groups
- Knowledge of the recovery agenda
Homelessness Recovery Worker JD 2022 (Brixton)