Fixed Term for 12 months
Do you have a passion to work with people, encouraging them to make changes in their life and achieve their goals? Are you able to provide non-judgemental, impartial information to empower individuals to make informed choices? Can you motivate and support individuals on their recovery journey?
You should hold an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care, and/or equivalent professional qualification and have an awareness of a range of psychosocial techniques and approaches. Do you understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management and have knowledge of safeguarding procedures? Do you have an understanding of current national policies on substance misuse and the strategies that influence the priorities of treatment services?
Can you work within a multi-agency and legislative framework in an environment that requires confidentiality and sensitivity and maintain clear professional boundaries? Do you have the ability to deliver presentations and provide reports to multi-agency meetings?
If so, the Asset Coach role may be the role for you.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
The Asset Coach role will be a core part of delivering a recovery-focussed service within York, collaborating with the people who use our service to recognise and develop their strengths and resilience in order to achieve their goals when coming into the addiction service.
The Asset Coach post is based within the York Drug and Alcohol Service (YDAS). The successful candidate will play an important role in providing specialist tailored support to people seeking help with substance use issues. The Asset Coach works with people who have often experienced a range of issues related to their substance use and who may also present with complexity around other issues such as mental health, housing, trauma and criminal justice.
The nature of the support that an asset Coach provides may vary from case to case and will depend on the needs of the individual and their particular circumstances.
This post will focus on supporting the client to achieve their goals with a combination of group work and 1-to-1 sessions, working towards progressing beyond treatment and a sustainable quality of life.