Recovery Lead Worker
Clarence Place, Newport schemes
Salary: £24,000 pa
37 hours per week - Flexible office hours
The schemes are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Solas provides a wide range of high quality accommodation based services for young people 16+, adults aged 18+, families across South Wales and substance misuse treatment services. We provide accommodation and Individual support packages to our customers and access can access a range of volunteering, education, employment and training opportunities. Our aim is to move people on to independence. We provide access to permanent settled accommodation and a programme of activities and training opportunities to support people to develop the skills they need to successfully move on with their lives.
Clarence Place: A supported housing scheme for adults (over 18) who have complex needs (dual diagnosis) including mental health issues, substance misuse & criminal offending history. The scheme houses 26 and is currently in transition to becoming a psychologically informed environment.
The responsibilities of a Recovery Lead Worker include:
- Devise and deliver recovery interventions to service users with complex needs
Deliver recovery focused workshops
- Work towards transforming the scheme to a psychologically informed environment
- Support tenants to build recovery capitol in conjunction with project staff
- Oversee and plan the weekly activity schedule
- Work in partnership with Keyworkers, partner agencies and the service user to support the user's needs
- In conjunction with the management team, develop pathways into statutory and voluntary mental health provisions in Newport.
- Monitor the wellbeing and progress of complex service users in line with their support plan
- Provide support and advice to Project Workers in connection with their caseload of clients.
- Keep abreast of developing practice in the sector and feedback as appropriate
- Facilitate reflective practice
Who we are looking for (for more detail see Role Profile):
- You will have experience of working face-to-face with vulnerable groups in a complex needs setting (including adults with alcohol/substance misuse and mental health issues)
- Be able to facilitate reflective practice
- Have an understanding of how a psychologically informed environment operates.
- Have a proven track record of working in a recovery focused way
- Knowledge of the issues facing homeless people
- Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure, as well as part of a team
- You will have a strong team ethic
- This role requires flexibility along with enthusiastic, self-motivated and creative individuals
- You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to produce individual support plans and other written reports and monitoring information as required.
What's in it for you?
Our Clarence Place Project is currently working towards transforming to a psychologically informed environment, this role will be instrumental in the development of the service and give the right candidate a real opportunity to transform a service and the support that is offered within it.
At Solas we look to reward our talent with a comprehensive package. Along with a competitive salary, we have flexible working, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), excellent pension options, retail discounts and company loans to name a few. Additionally we invest heavily in our employee support, training and development, so you will always have the tools and knowledge you’ll need to do your job.
The role will develop your communication and coaching skills, as well as your knowledge and networks within the industry and society as a whole. This truly is an exciting opportunity for you to develop both your career and personally.
For this role you will require an Enhanced DBS check, which we pay for.
Closing date for applications: Midday, 7 December 2016
We are Solas, we provide a broad range of services for people who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide accommodation, support, advice, education, training and employment. At Solas we believe in the people we support, we work to provide as many opportunities as possible to access permanent settled accommodation, participate in meaningful activity, undertake new experiences and to develop their skills through creative learning and personal development.
We apply a solutions focussed approach to our work and believe every person has strengths and qualities that we can support them to build on. We encourage people to have aspirations and work towards their personal goals.