Support Worker (Alcohol/Substance Dependency)

We want Support Workers with passion and infectious enthusiasm!

To join us as a Support Worker you do not need a formal qualification. You must have the right mix of attitude, experience and skills. You may have gained your support experience from one of a number of areas such as 1-2-1 support or advice in housing, with young people, in learning disabilities, with older people or other support service for vulnerable people. You, yourself may also have had experience direct experience of homelessness.

You will bring resilience and the ability to motivate individuals within the client group towards their goals. Support Workers are vital to ensuring the personal development and empowerment of individuals in Branches Hostel.  We are looking for people who can encourage, challenge, coach and facilitate individuals on their journey of change, including through the difficult stages of change. You will be able to communicate with the client group in a non-judgemental way and can build trusting yet professional relationships with clients. You have excellent communication skills, initiative, and a ‘can do’ attitude to your day-to-day work.

This is not a desk-bound role.  The Support Worker roles are hands-on and you will be comfortable and confident in your interactions with individuals, being a visible presence in the hostel and engaged with the day-to-day work of the organisation. You must be a collaborative team player and equally confident working alone. This is a small hostel, which means everyone mucks in and supports each other.

You can see more about what we are looking for in the role profile and person specification. If you feel you have the skills, attitude and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you. 

What we offer

  • The opportunity to make an impact and work in a small, energetic charity that is expanding its services to homeless people
  • A meaningful, hands-on role working closely with the client group
  • Encouraging and facilitating the changes clients want to achieve and making a real difference with them on their journey
  • Playing an active part in the wider day-to-day work of Branches Hostel as a proactive member of a supportive, passionate team
  • An in-depth induction programme; and a training programme tailored to your professional development needs on successful completion of probation
  • Professional development and challenge in your day-day activities
  • 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension

To apply, please complete an Application Form and return to:

Please note we only accept application forms as part of our process and do not accept CVs or covering letters so please do not submit these.  All the information we require is set out in the application form. 

Closing date: Monday, 13th November @ 12noon.  Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Interviews: Thursday, 16th November