Rough Sleeping Substance Misuse Officer (36 months FTC)
Tower Hamlets is one of London’s most diverse, vibrant boroughs. It’s a melting pot of creativity, enterprise and cultural life that brings the best of London together in just eight square miles. It’s also a borough of contrasts, and as a Council, we know that Tower Hamlets is on a vital journey of improvement.
There are tough challenges we need to tackle, but with that, comes a unique opportunity to make a real impact.
We’re changing – rapidly. This is a place where people make things happen. Where everyone works together with zeal, passion, and pride.
As an employer, we can offer a generous annual leave package, competitive pension and flexible working.
About the role
This is an exciting time to be part of the Housing Options Service and the Council’s major new Homelessness Transformation Programme. You will be part of a team working with the Council's commissioned hostel services supporting clients that have various support needs. Your main role will be to coordinate move-on pathways for rough sleepers, many of whom will have substance misuse issues, out of hostel and temporary accommodation into treatment and/or longer-term accommodation.
You will be part of a team promoting substance misuse reduction and recovery, stabilise, and improve health, reduce the need for acute statutory interventions. You will support rough sleepers to access employment, training and education.
We are looking for someone who will assist the Hostel Pathway Coordinator in identifying the barriers, whether policy, resource, procedural, organisational, or statutory and find solutions with accommodation managers, commissioners, colleagues in Housing Options RESET and other stakeholders.
Your responsibilities will include, amongst others, drafting SLAs, procedures and protocols to facilitate the smooth and efficient running of the Pathway. Also optimising the number of rough sleepers gaining access and support from the Pathway.
A confident, experienced, and adaptable self-starter with the ability to work proactively on your own initiative, you will be expected to work collaboratively with all partner agencies to provide an optimum service that provides evidenced outcomes.
You will facilitate the Rough Sleeping Drug and Alcohol Treatment Grant (RSDATG) Project Group meeting in line with the Terms of Reference. In addition, you will manage an active caseload of rough sleepers with substance misuse issues including Target Thousand Rough Sleeping clients, to ensure that their progress is monitored, they engage with treatment services and move on into longer term accommodation. This will include hosting case conferences, one to one meetings with clients and close collaboration with other services
The job description and how to apply can be found at TowerHamlets.Jobs.
For a confidential discussion on this role, please contact ‘Lade Ogunseitan, Team Manager HOST, M+44 (0) 7904 609 512/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.