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NR024 – Northumberland Alcohol Outreach


£21,500 per annum

37 hours per week

Closing Date – 14th February 2021

About you

Do you have a level 2 qualification in health and social care or equivalent? DO you have experience and/or willingness to work with clients who may demonstrate challenging behaviour?

Do you have experience of engaging clients effectively who may be difficult to engage? Do you have experience of assertive outreach in the community? Do you have experience of working in a psychologically informed environment?

Do you have experience of working in an environment that requires confidentiality? Do you have experience of working in an environment that is health and safety conscious? Do you have experience of group facilitation?

If so, the role of Northumberland Alcohol Outreach could be for you.

About us

Changing Lives began in 1970, when four people set up Tyneside Cyrenians, offering food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the North East. Since then, 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.

Today our charity employs over 600 staff, has 400 volunteers and operates from Berwick to London giving people hope and aspiration that their lives can change. We listen carefully to the experiences of people with lived experience and 20% of staff at Changing Lives have previously used services.

At Changing Lives, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 14,000 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives each year.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

About the job

To work within Northumberland Recovery Partnership (NRP) on an outreach basis, engaging with service users who have been identified via the Blue Light, or those who have had frequent hospital admissions with the primary focus being alcohol. This role will include brief advice, harm reduction and motivational work aimed at encouraging and preparing individuals to engage in structured treatment. There will be a flexible and holistically approach to engage people. Clear communication with NRP to ensure people are being referred appropriately and swiftly. Work collaboratively with services, internally and externally, and to develop effective pathways, to ensure cohesive and seamless transition for service users. Work within a strengths-based, recovery-orientated, change and outcomes focused approach that promotes service users, families and communities as responsible co-producers of health and well-being. This role may involve one-to-one and group work with clients engaged through outreach as well as those who are deemed hard to engage. The outreach work will cover the whole of Northumberland.

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 Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form and forward a completed application form to

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities. 

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