Rough Sleepers Recovery Worker

Forward Trust
Applications closing date: 25/06/2024
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.

This is a specialist role that will work alongside outreach workers within a multi-agency setting, working to deliver support to homeless drug, alcohol users aged 18, and over, the roles main responsibilities will be to:

Carry a small caseload of the most complex clients.

Provide advice, support and training to other outreach workers.

Help to develop effective pathways for hard to reach people into treatment and support services.

You will deliver client centred support using both harm reduction and abstinence-based treatment approaches depending on the requirements of the individual client. You will be required to provide appropriate harm reduction advice and guidance, assess, care plan; deliver structured 1:1 and group-work sessions. Through care and integration with other services such as Healthcare services, Probation and Housing Options Teams are an essential element of the work.

This role is flexible working and may consist or early mornings and evenings.

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