Lived Experience Support Worker
We Are With You
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Our team in Rotherham are recruiting for a Lived Experience Support Worker, to join them in providing high quality recovery care to a diverse service user group. If you are looking for a role where you can connect with and support people who are using drugs or alcohol using your own lived experience and are passionate about changing people's lives for the better, we'd love to hear from you.
Main duties of the job
Our Lived Experience Support Workers are an active and integral part of our teams, bringing ideas and solutions so we can develop and improve our recovery communities and helping our clients to get back onto the path to recovery. In your role, you will reach people through outreach, harm reduction, structured interventions and activities and will show through your own experience, knowledge and learning that change is possible. You will provide a safe space for our clients, listening to and understanding their needs and wishes and will work with colleagues to encourage those who are not accessing our services to engage with us. The aim will be to work up to managing your own caseload, working with clients to achieve their own individual goals and ambitions.
Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that's staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that's right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online. We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support. We Are With You. IND H
All applicants need to submit a CV and a covering letter on why you should be considered for this role. Please note that this role may close early should sufficient applications be received, so early application is advised. This post is part time, working 25 hours per week across the following days - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Thursday 9.00am to 11.30am. Benefits