Recovery Outreach Worker (Rough Sleepers)

£18,289 - £22,386
16 September 2019 12 Noon
19/CDD/17

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Humankind are an established provider of substance misuse, health, young people and families, employment training and education and housing services. We are proud to be a national charity based in the North East, promoting fair chances for all.
Our County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service supports residents across the County with substance misuse issues from three recovery centres (Durham, Peterlee and Bishop Auckland) and a wide range of community venues. To further strengthen the support offered by the service, we have additional funding for an 18 month period for a Recovery Outreach Worker for County Durham and Darlington.
This post will work in close partnership with Housing Teams in both Durham and Darlington local authorities and a number of key stakeholders to pro-actively engage with individuals sleeping rough to enable access to sustainable, safe accommodation. A crucial element of this role will be supporting people to overcome the challenges their drug and/or alcohol use may create in relation to finding and keeping a safe place to live.
The successful post holder will match Humankind’s ambition, and commitment to provide the highest standards of service delivery across County Durham and Darlington, engaging with local people and supporting their priorities
Main duties of the role will include:
• Working proactively to engage vulnerable people sleeping rough in County Durham and Darlington to receive specialist support to treat and recover from substance misuse problems.
• Preventing and reducing rough sleeping by helping individuals to move into supported, more permanent accommodation.
• Creating and improving networks and signposting opportunities by improving communications and pathways between services to ensure a seamless holistic package of care for individuals.  

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.
We understand the importance of ensuring all our service users are safe from harm and are committed to following guidelines on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and good working practices, including the safe recruitment of workers.
Please visit https://humankind.careers for more information and an application form. The closing date for completed applications is noon on the 16th September 2019 and Interviews to take place on Thursday 26th September 2019
Application packs are also available via email at hr@humankindcharity.org.uk or by contacting our recruitment line on 01325 731160 quoting reference 19/CDD/17.
Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

What we offer you?

We offer benefits including

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Exceptional support, training and development
  • Up to 32 days (pro rata) annual leave per year