Job title: Substance Misuse Support Worker
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Support Work
Salary type: Annual
Salary: GBP £21,276.00
Location: Barry, UK
Job published: 11/05/2022
Job ID: 32403
Contact name: Rich Thomas
Phone number: +447305427757
Contact email:

Job Description

Are you looking to challenge yourself in a fast-paced role? Do you have an understanding of the support required by individuals who have faced homelessness and are dealing with substance misuse issues? 

If so, Moxie People are partnering with a charity that is on a mission to end homelessness for young people to recruit four Floating Support Workers in Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan.

This widely respected charity is looking for someone with experience in supporting people with substance misuse issues, who have faced homelessness. 

Why we think you’ll like this Floating Support Worker role…

  • Diversity – work with people from all walks of life in a role where no two days will be the same.
  • A career with purpose – a chance to help people set themselves up for a brighter future.
  • Training opportunities – you’ll have access to an extensive online training platform, as well as the chance to enrol on specific training in substance misuse, housing law, ACEs etc
  • Job progression – join an employer that is passionate about building up their own talent, proven having promoted their Head of Service and Operations Director from Support Assistant and Support Worker.
  • Opportunity to be creative - chance to bring new ideas to the table and work collaboratively as part of a team that embraces differences and facilitate huge change across Cardiff, this is the role for you!
  • Broaden your skills and experience - opportunities to diversify your skills and widen your experience across a range of the charity’s projects including domestic violence service, employment support, training and skills tutoring
  • Join a progressive charity - a charity passionate about thinking creatively to end homelessness and who are ready to move upstream towards homeless prevention and early intervention.
  • A charity that cares about its people – you’ll benefit from a 10% employer pension contribution and free access to an internal wellbeing and counselling team

Role overview:

  • Join a service that is about much more than offering young people a roof over their heads. It's about giving them a safe and secure home and the support to help them achieve their potential
  • Test and develop your skills, key working a varied case load and adopting a Housing First approach to work with some of the most challenging young people to engage and place in their own accommodation.
  • Work proactively to achieve positive outcomes and goals outlined by individuals, by using a creative approach tailored to each person’s needs
  • Broaden or strengthen your skills in supporting a range of complex of needs, including housing crisis, substance misuse, complex mental health, ACEs, offending behaviour etc.
  • Develop/strengthen your understanding of ACEs, and will work with a trauma informed approach and in a physiologically informed environment
  • Enhance your relationship building and partnership working skills, by promoting your services and working closely with relevant local agencies such as the local authority, specialist charities, education and training providers, probation, social services, and housing provisions, etc

Floating Support Worker role details:

  • Location: Bridgend and Barry (Vale of Glamorgan)
  • Full-Time Salary: £21,276 per annum (including on-call allowance)
  • Employment type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Hours: 35 per week, between Mon to Fri (approx. 9:30am-5pm) + on call 1 in 10 weeks
  • Business mileage: £0.45 per mile
  • Annual leave: 25 days, rising to 30 days + bank holidays
  • Pension: Up to 8% employer contribution

What do you need to be considered for this Floating Support Worker role?

  • A good understanding of substance misuse (drugs and alcohol) 
  • Proven ability to engage and build strong relationships with vulnerable people, ideally young people (16-24 years)
  • Experience in support work or housing, with a demonstratable understanding of housing options, housing law, and basic benefits
  • A non-judgemental mindset and an understanding of the impacts of homelessness, substance misuse, family breakdown, domestic abuse, and trauma
  • A forward-thinking and resilient attitude, to overcome the barriers and setbacks you will face
  • A strong character who can remain calm and collected in challenging situations
  • A full UK driving license and access to a car as you will travel the area meeting with service users

If any of these Support Worker roles sound like they tick the right boxes and you’re ready to apply, please submit an up-to-date CV via the application link.

Speak with Keeran or Rich @ Moxie People today! 

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