Dual Diagnosis Worker

Turning Tides
Worthing & Littlehampton
Contract type: 
37.5 hours per week
£24,482 per annum
Deadline for applications: 
Sunday, 28 April 2019 - 11:59pm

This is an exciting opportunity to join Turning Tide’s Multi-Disciplinary Team, working alongside our Substance Misuse worker, Mental Health worker, Client Involvement Lead, Social Worker and two Support Co-ordinators (who work with a cohort of long-term rough sleepers). 

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough. 

The Multi-Disciplinary Team provides focused support and helps both clients and staff navigate an often overwhelming and complex system of support. The successful candidate will adopt a holistic and client led approach by helping people recognise their strengths and achieve their ambitions. The Dual Diagnosis worker will be based across our Littlehampton and Worthing Community Hubs.

This unique position was created in response to the difficulties faced by people experiencing both mental health and substance misuse difficulties, with trying to access and establish long-term productive relationships with services. The successful candidate will help bridge the gap between mental health services (statutory and voluntary) and drug and alcohol services.

The role has been funded by “Change Grow Live” (CGL) as part of an exciting health and wellbeing partnership in West Sussex. The Dual Diagnosis Worker will be working within the West Sussex Dual Diagnosis Pathway and will facilitate joint working between CGL and local Mental Health services.

We are looking for someone with extensive experience of working within either Mental Health or Substance Misuse services. Applicants with experience of one or both of these areas will be considered.

You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Good IT Skills are a must.

We offer a range of benefits including 25 days annual leave rising annually up to 28 days. We are committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities and there will be a comprehensive induction and training package for all new staff.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website. Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

Closing date for vacancies: Midnight on Sunday 28th April 2019

Interview date: 7th May 2019

No agencies please.

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Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.