Everyone's Turning Point is unique. It's the moment when they realise they've made a small but important step forward. Very often, that small step is the start of something bigger. But only when the right support, advice and services are in place.
At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse. Marine Avenue offers a 9 bed Supported Accommodation for people in recovery from these issues. As a Support Worker at Marine Avenue you will make a real difference in our Service Users lives by supporting them to live independently and re-integrate back in to the community, whilst supporting them to remain abstinent in their recovery. Passionate about people you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you gain the experience and training you need to make the role your own.
Your role will involve managing a small caseload of Service Users as well as supporting a full range of daily group work sessions and activities. As you will play a key part in each resident's recovery journey, it is crucial that you are able to build rapport quickly with residents, promoting independence by motivating and empowering them to make informed choices while working from a person centred and non-judgemental approach. We strive for positive outcomes and aim to move Service Users on to their own tenancy's so you will offer short term outreach to those who move on to support them with wider recovery.
Within your role as a support worker you will offer key working sessions which will be needs led and include a wide range of recovery tools and independent living skills. From recognising indicators of substance misuse, providing psychosocial interventions, budgeting and helping to maximise income, you will liaise with partner agencies and other health professionals to ensure a streamlined approach.
Hours of work will generally be Monday-Friday between the hours of 9-5, although some degree of flexibility may be required.
This role requires a good level of administration, organisation and time management. These skills are just as important as your people skills and client work.
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.