Position: Street Recovery Worker
Hours of duty: 12 hours per week
Salary: £11.95 per hour
Contract Type: Fixed term until April 2024
Falcon Support Services provides supported accommodation and community projects to those that are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or vulnerable in the community.
Our service helps vulnerable people by providing safe and secure accommodation with our staff working alongside clients to help them develop their skills, so they can move away from homelessness to living independently and positively contribute to their community.
The purpose of the Street Recovery Team role is to support those in active addiction on their journey, with the overall aim of empowering them to make positive lifestyle decisions.
The post will work on and off site travelling around Charnwood on foot or in your car and identify anyone struggling with their addiction. You will offer harm reduction services which would include needle exchange to prevent blood-borne viruses through unsafe drug use. You would also offer support with referrals, a safe place to attend during the day, signposting to other services and support in accessing mutual aid groups locally.
Compliance / Health & Safety
Every employee has a responsibility to ensure that their work complies with the Financial Regulations of the charity.
Due to the nature of work, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will therefore require you to disclose all criminal convictions and comply with a DBS check.
To develop Falcon Support Services commitment to equal opportunities and to promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
All employees are required by Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list but to indicate the main responsibilities of the post, such additional duties may be undertaken which are reasonably commensurate with the level of the post. It will be reviewed periodically to consider changes and developments in service requirements. Any changes will be discussed fully with the jobholder.
Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
Experience working on your own initiative to deliver a high-quality service
The ability to work proactively and with limited direct supervision
Strong time management and organisational skills
Experience in managing staff or volunteers
Experience of risk, safeguarding vulnerable adults and professional boundaries issues
A genuine commitment to equal opportunities
A positive approach to personal development
A proven experience working in a similar role/industry
Appropriate literacy, IT, and numeracy skills standards sufficient to fulfil the requirements of the job description
Clear communications skills, both in oral and written form
Ability to work flexible hours including weekends
Falcon Support Services are equipped to train and support people who do not have relevant skills and experience but do have the right values, behaviours, and attitudes.