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Borough Drug and Alcohol Outreach Lead
  • Employer: Providence Row
  • Reference: PR/19/108183
  • Published: Thu 05/09/2019, 17:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/09/2019, 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,100
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Borough Drug and Alcohol Outreach Lead

Do you have passion for your work, a commitment to excellence and a desire to support some of the most vulnerable and excluded people in our communities? Could you support us to make positive lasting changes in people’s lives?

Providence Row works with more than 1800 homeless and vulnerably housed people a year in East London, offering an integrated service of crisis support, advice, recovery and learning and training programmes.  Our aim is to ensure that people who are so often excluded from mainstream services gain the support and opportunities they need to create a safe, healthy and sustainable life away from the streets. Central to our work are our core values of Compassion, Respect, Inclusiveness, Empowerment and Justice.  These inform the content, style and delivery of all our services.

RESET Outreach and Referral Service
Providence Row has been successful in winning the new Reset Outreach & Referral Service contract.  Having successfully delivered the contract for 3 years Providence Row is now building on its success with engagement and minimising harms through outreach work in the vibrant yet complex Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The Service is based at the central hub delivered by Providence Row and is commissioned by Tower Hamlets Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT).  The service works seamlessly with Reset Treatment and Reset Recovery Support Services providing residents of Tower Hamlets with the drug and alcohol support they need.

The Outreach team includes a needle exchange provision and onsite support at the hub.  The team works alongside other Outreach provisions within the Borough and partnership work is key.  

The service is delivered through a “strengths based” approach. This means that all staff involved in the delivery of the service must work with, rather than for clients to address their situation. This approach taken by Providence Row recognises that clients are people with problems, not problem people.  The service will engage clients in the development, delivery and evaluation of the work, working with a team of peer mentors with lived experience of substance misuse.

 

The ideal candidate
You will be passionate and have experience providing a quality Outreach Service.   You will have experience working with people actively using drugs and alcohol and be understanding of their circumstance.  You will have the drive to work with some of the most vulnerable and excluded women and men across communities in Tower Hamlets.

You will be an excellent communicator, have the ability to lead a small team, able to coordinate partnership working and create positive working relationships with a wide range of people.  You are creative, innovative and well organised.   

You will have experience managing a small team and an understanding of outreach work. 

The deadline for applications is midnight 29th September 2019.

Providence Row is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from women and men from all communities.

Providence Row is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales; company number 07452798 registered charity number 1140192.

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