Housing First Substance & Complex Needs Worker
Housing First Substance & Complex Needs Worker High Wycombe, HP11 Homelessness & Complex Needs Full Time – 37.5 hours 12 Weeks / Temp to Perm £29,621A nationwide charity are recruiting for a Substance & Complex Needs Worker for their Housing First Service in Buckinghamshire, to work with complex needs service users and provide an intensive support service, assisting with underlying support needs and to maintain their tenancies.The Service This Housing First Substance & Complex Needs Worker is based across two services in High Wycombe and Aylesbury, working with a caseload of five service users who have been entrenched rough sleepers.
Service users are referred by Buckinghamshire County Council.The Role The focus of this Housing First Substance & Complex Needs Worker is to provide intensive support to complex needs mental health and drug and alcohol service users, who have been entrenched homeless.
Tasks and responsibilities will include:
Ensuring individual views, aspirations and needs are the core element to all support planning / key working sessions
Assessing and supporting referrals & residents to recognise their support needs and goals in areas of accommodation, health & wellbeing, employment, education and training.
Helping to identify underlying causes of challenging behaviours and other mental health needs, providing advice guidance and support as appropriate to ensure active engagement with specialist support services.
To provide advocacy and mediation on behalf of the resident where appropriate, whilst enabling them to develop the require confidence, assertiveness and improved communication skills.
Follow up any safeguarding related issues, ensuring they are dealt with effectively including appropriate referrals to safeguarding boards / authorities in line with policy.
To act as a positive role model and mentor supporting residents to identify and address their support needs including providing (where necessary) harm reduction information in line with established guidance and in collaboration with specialist substance misuse and mental health services.
To prompt, encourage, motivate & empower residents to engage with all aspects of their support plans
The Candidate To be considered for this Housing First Substance & Complex Needs Worker role you will require previous experience working within supported housing, ideally with complex needs service users and a knowledge of substance misuse and homelessness.
You will also require the following skills and experience:
An understanding of complex needs and therapeutic approaches
Have an in-depth understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on mental wellbeing
Provide day to day support to a caseload of residents with complex and coexisting needs
To ensure each resident has a clear programme of support in place
To ensure the health and safety of the residents
To develop and maintain operational links with key partners and stakeholders
A driver with access to a vehicle is essential.
Due to the vulnerable nature of clients you will be supporting in this role, to apply you will require an enhanced DBS on the update service.The Contract This is a permanent Housing First Substance & Complex Needs Worker, working 37.5 hours per week, 9-5 Monday to Friday.
The role offers a salary of £29,261.Referral Bonus If this Housing First Substance & Complex Needs Worker role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.
If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.How to Apply If you are interested in this Housing First Substance & Complex Needs Worker role, please send your CV lee .
mc millan @ service care .
uk or call me on 01 772 20 89 66 discuss the vacancy in more detail.
Also, if this Housing First Substance & Complex Needs Worker role doesn’t interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region