An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Worthing Community Links Team supporting the co-ordination of services to individuals who are homeless with complex needs and have been chronically excluded from services. The Worthing Community Links is a well-established, multidisciplinary team set up to meet the needs of homeless people based in Worthing. To provide support to clients with interventions through specialist workers including Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community Inclusion, Homelessness and Crisis Prevention, Social Work and a Specialist Women only support and drop in.
We are currently seeking a Support Coordinator who will be responsible for engaging with individuals with multiple and complex needs, working alongside the internal & external agencies. The SC will support people through their journeys into statutory and voluntary services. The post holder will be expected to navigate local service provision, building strong relationships with a range of different professionals whilst advocating on the clients behalf. This post also requires the successful candidate to promote the MEAM agenda across Worthing and Adur. To work with local partners to co-ordinate the care of clients and work closely with local partners to influence change in the way that organisations provide services to individuals facing multiple needs and exclusions, in particular, those facing homelessness, offending behaviour, mental ill health or substance misuse. You will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with an interest in the MEAM agenda whilst being committed to the principles of Recovery and the organisations mission statement of ending the need for local people to sleep rough.
You will have experience supporting people who are homeless and insecurely housed experiencing multiple exclusions/difficulties. You will possess the following –
- 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.
- Experience of supporting vulnerable people experiencing multiple exclusions/disadvantage
- 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.
– 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
A full job description and specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.
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.
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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).