• Full Time
  • Salary: £26,641 per annum

Website Turning Tides Homelessness

Turning Tides recognise that people who experience multiple exclusions (multiple disadvantage) often face barriers accessing and establishing long-term productive relationships with support agencies. The successful candidate will work with people who are homeless and experiencing difficulties with substance use and mental health. They will adopt a holistic and client led approach by helping people recognize their strengths and achieve their ambitions. The Substance Misuse role will help develop and maintain relationships with local mental health services (both statutory and voluntary sector) and drug and alcohol services. We are looking for someone with a passion for promoting joined up working and the ability to effectively manage the complexities this may bring.

The Substance Misuse and Wellbeing role sits within Turning Tides’ Community Links Team, working alongside our Substance Misuse & Wellbeing Worker, Mental Health Worker, Advice & Assessment workers, Social Worker and Support Co-Ordinator’s (who work with a cohort of long-term rough sleepers) in addition to care coordinators through CGL. The Team provides focused support and helps both clients and staff navigate an often overwhelming and complex system of support. This role is based between Littlehampton Community Hub and Worthing St Clare’s Community Hub. The role will provide outreach and accommodation in both areas, seeking to engage and support clients into stable temporary accommodation in collaboration with CGL, AWDC/ADC housing services and outreach teams.


  • Good knowledge of alcohol, drugs and issues around addiction, Harm reduction and relapse management.
  • Good knowledge of substitute prescribing.
  • Good knowledge of mental health, personality disorders and dual diagnosis
  • Good knowledge of welfare benefits, housing and homelessness law and policy.
  • Commitment to and good understanding of equality and diversity.
  • Extensive experience of supporting vulnerable people experiencing multiple exclusions/disadvantage
  • Extensive Experience of providing substance misuse interventions and/or mental health support to people
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a partnership along with the ability to advocate effectively at all levels.

For an informal chat on this post, please feel free to contact Community Links manager Paul Hughes, Paul.Hughes@turning-tides.org.uk

– Flexible working, part time hours

– Play an important role within a community-led organisation

– Stakeholder pension scheme

– Healthcare cash plan and life assurance

– 24/7 Support provider with wellbeing, advice and money saving resources

– Local discounts including gym membership

– Up to 25 days’ holiday, increasing with service


To apply, please ensure you complete an online application form and upload a copy of your CV.  We also require you to complete an Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

Should you require any assistance completing our forms, please contact us at recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk.

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).

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