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Dual Diagnosis Worker

Salary
£24,982 per annum
Location
Chichester
Contract
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time  - Must be prepared to work flexibly to suit the needs of the job. Fixed Term contract until end of June 2022, with potential 12 month extension

Stonepillow support and empower homeless and vulnerable people to achieve sustainable independence and wellbeing and make positive changes in their lives.

The role of the Dual Diagnosis Worker is to engage with individuals who have issues with both mental health and substance misuse.  Many of these individuals are likely to be rough sleeping or in unsettled accommodation and are likely to be chaotic in their engagement with services.

You will work alongside outreach teams to address substance misuse and mental health problems associated with rough sleeping and other forms of street activity throughout Arun and West Sussex.  Each case will be managed using a person-centred approach involving assertive outreach, individual needs assessment, and the provision of advice, while facilitating access to treatment for substance misuse and mental health.

Stonepillow has a values framework and set of expected behaviours. Every employee is expected to work within this framework and participate in ensuring that these values are upheld in there day to day work.

These values are:

  • Client focused– Putting clients at the heart of what we do and engaging them to actively participate at all levels of the Charity
  • Collaborative - Working with clients, local communities, stakeholders, and partners to reduce homelessness and end rough sleeping.
  • Valuing diversity – Clients, staff, volunteers, trustees, and communities
  • Innovative and high quality – Delivering high quality services which evidence value for money and positive outcomes of Clients.
  • Professional, respectful, and kind always – When delivering services to our clients, working with communities and how behave towards each other on a day-to-day basis.

We are looking for individuals who are dynamic and have experience of working with vulnerable people and the difficulties they experience in accessing services.  You will also have experience of supporting these individuals to address their needs through effective casework management.

It is essential that you have a non-judgmental and enabling approach to supporting single homeless and vulnerable adults and have empathy with the Health, Housing and Work issues facing clients who are in recovery.

Benefits:

33 days holiday per year, pro-rata based on work pattern

Access to training and development

Wellbeing package

Charity worker discounts

Annual staff away day

Pension

Sick pay

 

Stonepillow is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.