Positive Engagement Worker

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Positive Engagement Worker

Work Location: Croydon
Salary: 22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

To develop and facilitate Service User participation and engagement. Support recovery related activities for Service users to engage with activates. Promote recovery and independent living where appropriate. Support locally recruited apprentices/volunteers and develop peer mentoring.

To successfully rehabilitate and reintegrate Service Users back into the community. To provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable successful resettlements. Build relationships and work collaboratively with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the service providing safer more integrated communities for all stakeholders.

The aim of the service is to provide accommodation-based step-down (High/Medium/Low/Floating) support to people referred by designated referral agencies that will allow them address their complex support needs and prepare for independent living.

We seek to support people being supported to recovery and independence in the least restrictive setting and work with our partners to prevent delayed discharge of care (DToC) and avoidable admissions. The service provides a rehabilitation programme of care with a multidisciplinary team skills mix; support is be available for people transitioning through the high, medium to low tiered services into independent accommodation.

Our cohort will be people being case managed by the forensic team including women, young people transitioning (18-25yr) from youth offending services (YOT), working age adults will a long history of engagement with forensic services, and Learning disabilities.

The service will provide support to 45 plus people between the cohorts described above who may or may not be engaging with services and therefore present a high risk to themselves or others. The service will be flexible and responsive to the multiple needs of service users including:

  • People with diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health problems
  • People with diagnosed and undiagnosed personality disorders
  • Women
  • Young people – 18-25 years old
  • People with Learning disability / behaviour that challenges
  • People with very chaotic lifestyles, including those displaying anti-social behaviour
  • People at risk of serious offending
  • People with substance misuse issues who may or may not be engaging with substance misuse services
Closing date: 05/08/2019

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