Hostel In-Reach Worker (Rough Sleeping Drug & Alcohol Team)

Forward Trust
Applications closing date: 24/06/2024
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Job Type
Closing Date
Job Salary
From £24,000.00
South East


Are you passionate about helping people and looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work for a company where you are valued and be a person who can make a difference?

We are The Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky), the social enterprise with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with ‘Lived Experience’ we encourage applications from all background including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness.

You will be working within an integrated healthcare framework to provide support to drug and alcohol users aged 18 and over. You will offer support to service users across Canterbury in the supported accommodation hostels they are residing in. You will carry a smaller caseload to offer an enhanced level of support and flexibility for those with high complexity and experience to barriers to engagement. This will be underpinned by Trauma Informed approaches.

The Dedicated skilled workers will have an understanding of the unique needs of those at risk of rough sleeping and co-ordinate care, e.g. liaison with housing support workers and facilitating access to primary care services.

You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Forward and the local commissioners. One of the key targets will be measuring outcomes, so co-operative working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role

Within your role you will

  • Carry out assessments risk/initial/comprehensive to inform treatment journeys. Carry out interventions relevant to individual client needs including 1:1 sessions and group work/programme facilitation.
  • Referring and working in partnerships with other agencies including training and employment and family support Services to ensure that all client needs are met.
  • Coordinate and work alongside Health care to monitoring and manage client health and minimising risks of harm.
  • Develop and contribute to assessment and care planning of service users, supporting and coordinating their engagement with specialist agencies to address all their support needs.
  • Motivate client to engage with support services identified in care plan and risk assessment.
  • Support client with their care plan including referral to support services in the community, advice and guidance on housing, ben

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