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Residential Substance Misuse Worker at Turning Tides

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 150 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end local homelessness.

The Recovery Project is a unique, CQC registered, residential service for up to 28 people experiencing homelessness and who are seeking to recover from addiction.

The project provides a safe and mutually supportive environment that aims to enhance peoples’ potential, enabling clients to build on individual strengths.

Turning Tides are currently recruiting for a full time Residential Substance Misuse Worker.

Reporting to the Recovery Project Manager the post holder will provide specialist substance misuse support to Recovery Project clients on a key working basis in order to enable them to achieve independent living, recovery and resettlement.

Candidates must be able to motivate and inspire clients to make positive life changes. They must possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team taking initiative and responsibility for completing tasks whilst being able to communicate with a wide range of people.

Experience of delivering support to vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs and a good knowledge of alcohol, drugs and issues around addiction and relapse management along with knowledge of mental health and personality disorders is essential.

They would also have the commitment to extend their own professional competence and knowledge and be able to manage and plan their own workload to meet deadlines and targets. Good computer literacy skills are essential.

If you would like an informal chat about this role please contact Grant Purser on 01903 680744 Ext. 245.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.

To apply, please ensure you complete an application form, including your responses to the shortlisting criteria (in Person Specification), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.
You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the right and send to: recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk. Please note Turning Tides do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 19 September 2021
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 27 September 2021
No agencies please.

Turning Tides is an equal opportunities employer which aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities it serves. The organisation values, respects and celebrates diversity. Turning Tides encourages applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.

Turning Tides are a ‘Covid-secure’ employer and have taken all necessary measures to protect our employees in line with the latest Government guidance and the Coronovirus Act 2020. Additional information and advice, including an individual employee Covid-19 risk-assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of employment.

Our organization supports the #FlexFrom1st campaign and gives the right to request flexible working from day one of employment. Turning Tides are also proud to be a #BantheBoxUK employer, joining more than 160 companies reducing barriers to employment for ex-offenders https://www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/ban-box/why-should-we-ban-box

Please be aware of Turning Tides’ Privacy Policy, which is available to view by visiting: http://www.turning-tides.org.uk/about-us/privacy-policy/

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that Turning Tides will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from the organisation within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Date added

31st August 2021


Turning Tides

Deadline for applications

19th Sep 2021


£22,952.25 per annum

Hours per week

37.5 hours per week


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