The Whitechapel Centre – Support Worker (Harm Reduction Service)

Term: Full Time.
Contract: Permanent.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
Salary: National Joint Council (NJC) SCP 11 – 22 (£21,748 – £27,041).
Location: Aigburth, Liverpool.

The Whitechapel Centre and SHAP Ltd are Liverpool City Region based charities that provide support to people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and/or have support needs. They offer help with building confidence, developing independent living skills and supporting people to address substance use or other health and wellbeing issues. They also help people to access social and community networks, training, education and employment.

The Whitechapel Centre and SHAP Ltd, in partnership with Liverpool City Council, deliver a Harm Reduction Service. It is based within a supported accommodation setting for up to 33 people who have substance misuse and/or mental health issues, some of whom may also have physical health and care needs.

The aim of the service is to increase individuals’ sense of confidence, independence and recovery and enable people to make positive changes in their lives. Support is offered to help service users access services including education, treatment services and independent/alternative living accommodation if appropriate.

They are looking for candidates who have a background in working with people with complex needs and a range of mental and physical health problems. They must be able to engage with clients, build trust and develop a motivation to change through the provision of high quality, person-centred support interventions and engagement activities that reduce harm and improve health, well-being and self-esteem.

They offer a supportive working environment, good pension and staff benefits.

For more information, please go to The Whitechapel Centre website.

To apply, you can request an application pack via HumanResources@Whitechapelcentre.co.uk or by ringing 207 8624.

They do not accept CVs without an accompanying application form. This post is subject to an enhanced level check by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

There is no formal closing date for this vacancy. Please note, this vacancy was published in August 2021 and may have expired since then.

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