Drug and Alcohol Community Support Worker

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Drug and Alcohol Community Support Worker

Calling enthusiastic candidates looking to play a crucial role in their local community. 

 

Company: Providence Row

Role: Drug and Alcohol Community Support Worker

Location: Shoreditch

Salary: £27,000

Start Date: ASAP

 

Do you want to join an ambitious team and improve the engagement of the local community? Our client is looking for a self-starter, who is able to connect people with services that will make a positive difference to their lives. If you are innovative and driven, apply now.

 

Who is the company?

  • This role sits within the Reset Outreach & Referral Service (RORS), which works closely with Reset Treatment and Recovery Support Services to provide local residents with drug and alcohol support. 
  • This service uses a harm reductionist approach and involves building and maintaining relationships with vital locations within the community where support is offered. 
  • Although based within a historic homelessness charity, this role involves improving the first point of access to support for those using substances in the wider community.  

 

What is the role?

  • You will research new and different approaches to engage with members of the Tower Hamelts’ public about drug and alcohol use. 
  • You will communicate effectively with people in order to provide harm reduction advice, tailoring the support for each individual’s situation. 
  • You will build relationships with points of interest where people with various drug or alcohol relationships can be found and signpost clients within this network of support services. 
  • You will accompany other Reset Outreach and Referral Service workers on jobs to better understand the local environment and build rapport with clients. 
  • You will support the needle exchange rota as needed, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the service provided and strengthen the bond with clients. 

 

 Why should you apply?

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to use independent research to genuinely make a positive difference to people’s lives. 
  • You will gain excellent communication skills, presenting on Reset services at various external venues and events. 
  • You will be in an active role, tackling different tasks and activities everyday. 
  • You will create a network and build relationships with various stakeholders and organisations. 

 

Who is best suited to this role?

  • You must have, or be on track to achieve, a degree in any subject.
  • You must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to build relationships. 
  • You must be passionate about improving the quality of support offered to diverse groups of people. 
  • Knowledge of substance use is preferred but not essential, and lived experiences of using substances is equally valued. 
  • You must be able to work both as part of a team and independently with excellent organisation skills
  • You should understand how language barriers and cultural norms can impact access to support services.
  • This company is unable to sponsor visas for applicants outside of the UK/EU.

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