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Recovery Worker – part time

Department: Solace
Work Location: Ealing
Salary: £22,059.86 pro-rated
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 26 hours per week
Shift pattern: working shifts including weekends

Job description:

We are currently recruiting for 1 part time Mental Health Recovery Worker for our project in Solace. which is based in Ealing.

The Solace Centre is an Out of Hours Adult Mental Health Access Service providing a safe and accepting environment for the people of Ealing who have a primary Mental Health diagnosis.

The Solace Centre is where people with Mental Health experiences come to socialise in an informal, non-clinical setting out of hours. Through peer support, insight and empowerment we encourage our Services Users to stay in control of their Mental Health – reducing the strain on Ealing’s clinical teams and hospitalisation.

The Solace Centre is open 365 days of the year with over 80 active members.

The Solace Centre team are there to provide continuous support with day to day concerns and monitor our Service Users illness and wellness to maintain stability and independence in the community. This includes supporting with benefits, housing, debt management, family support etc.

We are looking for a passionate, interested person wanting to make a difference. You would be joining our active team during an exciting time – this coming May (2017) The Solace Centre shall be moving into a purpose built new centre.

Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health is important but a can do, team minded approach is essential.


We welcome applications from people with lived experiences.

Closing date: 15 May 2017

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Steps Mental Health Discharge Worker

Department: Steps
Work Location: Luton
Salary: £19,305
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9-5pm Monday to Friday

Job description:

Our STEPS services in Luton supports individuals on their journey to independence and self-sufficiency.  Transforming the quality of life for those who may be stigmatised, disadvantaged and socially isolated for a positive and lasting impact.

Your role will be to successfully reintegrate service users with varying complex mental health and support needs back into the community. This will be achieved by ensuring appropriate measures are in place prior to discharge to enable successful resettlement. You will work with key stakeholders to create solution pathways to achieve the desired outcomes of the service; enhance choice and control, sourcing appropriate accommodation and substantial cost saving for statutory services by reducing re-admission to mental health wards and utilisation on local emergency services.

We welcome applications from people with lived experiences.

Closing date: 8 May 2017

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Community Responsible Officer

Department: CJS
Work Location: CRC office in London with 1-2 day per week at our Penrose Community Hub
Salary: £22,865 increasing to £25,500 after one year of service
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9-5:30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for Community Responsible Officer posts across London, with a particular focus on recruiting for posts in North East and North West London.

 Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males sentenced to 12 months or less to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. CROs are trained in risk management and de-escalation and can also initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.

 We are looking for motivated staff who want to want to deliver services differently, and develop new skills in the process. Our Community Resettlement Hub provides a platform to deliver a wide range of innovative interventions and services that offer something in addition to the traditional one-to-one appointment model. As well as seeing clients in their designated CRC offices, Community Responsible Officers support the delivery of effective interventions at the Hub and will receive training in facilitating groups.

The role will be based predominantly in the designated CRC offices, with 1-2 days per week spent at the Penrose Community Rehabilitation Hub in Wembley. All CROs receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of clients, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

Closing date: 8 May 2017

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Nurses RGN & RMN – Brook Drive

Department: Brook Drive
Work Location: Elephant & Castle
Salary: £30,791.82 rising to £32,205.86 after 6 months' probation
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 24 hour rota shift basis

Job description:

Are you looking for a challenging new role within the charity sector?  We are always looking for dedicated nurses within our Drugs and Substance Misuse service.  Whether you are beginning your career or wanting to step into a new role, we may have your perfect role!

Equinox provides services for people with alcohol, drug and mental health issues. We have vacancies in our detoxification service for nurses –  Night nurses and rotating nurses

Brook Drive is a residential community drug and alcohol detoxification unit, consisting of 27 bed spaces and is registered to provide the CQC regulated activity accommodation for persons who require treatment for substance misuse. We are open 24 hours 365 days a year  and provide medically supervised alcohol and drug detoxification programmes for people aged 18 and above. Many of our service users also have other needs including diagnosed mental ill health, pre-existing physical health needs and challenging life circumstances.  There is a multidisciplinary staff team of 20, including nurses, recovery substance misuse/mental health workers, complimentary therapy workers and group workers.

You will have knowledge of detoxification and, implementing programmes of care, building on your existing skills, and developing and learning new ones. A nursing qualification with pre / post registration expertise of working with people who have drug or alcohol problems is essential.  You will be required to work on a 24 hour rota basis.

If you would lke to apply, please complete the application form below.

For further information, please Contact Michael Twamley on 0207 820 9924.


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Bank/Relief and Personal Care Workers

Work Location: Various
Contract: N/A
Hours per week: Variable
Shift pattern: Variable

Job description:

The Social Interest Group has been helping vulnerable adults make a change to their lives for over 45 years with support interventions that have a positive and lasting impact.

We provide services for people with a range of needs including mental ill health and alcohol/drug dependence.

We are currently looking for highly motivated people to join our teams in both residential projects and floating support services.  We have a range of opportunities available including Recovery Workers and Support Staff, in a variety of locations across London.

If you have a real desire to work in this sector and have experience in supporting adults with substance misuse issues, mental ill health or offending backgrounds we would love to hear from you.

We also require Personal care workers to assist people to stay in their own homes required in Camden; the work pattern can be arrange to suit you.

We offer hours to suit you, induction and competitive hourly rates.  If you have the right work experience and you share our values, please download the attached information and complete an application form, specifying if you would like to do either or both roles.

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