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Dual Diagnosis Senior Project Worker (multiple vacancies)

Contract:
Contract
Category:
Full Time, Managerial / Executive
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Cardiff
Salary description:
£21, 210 per annum
Posted:
23/11/2016
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
498DDSPW

Dual Diagnosis Senior Project Worker (multiple vacancies)

Reports To: Assistant Manager and Project Manager

Term: Fixed term until March 2018

Based At: Communiy Housing Team, (CHT) Newport Road, Cardiff

Salary: £21,210 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 per week as per rota

Closing Date: 06 Dec 2016 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

To promote and teach life skills to Service Users in order to encourage adaptive and positive behavior that will enable them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life, helping them to develop skills that function for wellbeing and aid individuals to develop into active and productive members of their communities.

This will be achieved through the coordination and provision of residential support that enables and empowers Service Users to address housing and/or personal difficulties, build their skills and confidence, and ultimately improve their ability to maintain their current or future accommodation. This support will not create or increase dependence. It will ‘do with’ rather than ‘do for’ to enable people to improve their control, understanding and involvement in dealing with the issues that affect them, and assist Service Users to achieve their preferred outcomes.

In addition, the role will meet the housing management needs of the project ensuring the delivery of a safe, secure and effective service.

Purpose of Role

The role will meet the housing management needs of the project ensuring the delivery of a safe, secure and effective service.  Person Profile

Qualification

  • Desirable: a relevant qualification in mental health or dual diagnosis.
  • Essential: a willingness and ability to work towards and obtain a relevant qualification in mental health or dual diagnosis 

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of current Homelessness Law, the Criminal Justice System, DWP Benefits, and the current legal framework within which you are expected to work.
  • A working knowledge and understanding of all relevant mental health and care legislation, governance and frameworks.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how complex needs, such as substance misuse or mental health, can affect individuals and their vulnerability.
  • Knowledge and understanding of housing management functions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how your personal life can have positive and negative impacts on your own performance and attendance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the need for professional boundaries.
  • Knowledge and understanding of new developments in nursing and social care, including concepts of recovery and the personalisation agenda.
  • Knowledge and understanding of risk assessment and management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the practical implications of the Data Protection Act
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical and managerial supervision.
  • IT skills including use of e-mail, databases, word processing, etc.

Experience

  • Experience of working with individuals with complex needs.
  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring mental health problems in either an inpatient or community setting and/or in substance use services.
  • Ability to assess, design, co-deliver and evaluate health and social care packages involving Service Users and carers.
  • Experience of housing related support or homelessness (this can be from a Service User or personal perspective).
  • Experience of using a range of therapeutic skills and psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of line managing, coaching or mentoring people.
  • Experience of completing needs and risks assessments; of monitoring and recording systems; and of planning and delivering support.
  • Experience of working within the Mental Health Act or other statutory legislation
  • Experience of working with diverse people in a non-judgemental way.
  • Experience of effectively dealing with challenging situations whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Experience of professionally and effectively representing the wishes and best interests of Service Users and the organisation whilst building beneficial relationships with a range of agencies.
  • Experience of lone working on own initiative and without close supervision.
  • Experience of organising resources and prioritising workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Experience of building therapeutic relationships using good communication skills that show warmth and empathy
  • Experienced in using the Microsoft Office suite; including use of e-mail, databases, word processing, etc.

Other

  • Driving licence and own vehicle is essential.
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.
  • Aligned personal and organisational values and an attitude which embodies the purpose of the role and vision of the organisation.

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Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
07/12/2016

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