Do you see the person, not the ‘problem’?

Do you want to make a difference in peoples lives?

Do you want to help improve the way services and systems work?

If so, we would love to hear from you to help make our Changing Futures programme a success.

What is Changing Futures?

The Changing Futures programme is a £64 million joint initiative by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The fund is for local organisations to work in partnership to better support those who experience multiple disadvantage, including homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse, and contact with the criminal justice system.

Sheffield is one of fifteen areas nationally selected to deliver an ambitious £3.267 million programme between now and March 2024 and we want passionate, skilled and driven staff to turn our plans into reality.

Our programme in Sheffield has a range of elements including a number of brand new teams, posts and projects. Working closely with a wide variety of statutory and non-statutory partners from across the sector we are excited about the potential for this programme to make a lasting impact in the city.

If you are passionate about people, enjoy working in a challenging yet rewarding environment and want to help improve the way we all work we want to hear from you.

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity to stretch your skills and develop further by joining our Changing Futures support service. We are establishing a brand new team providing long term support to adults facing multiple disadvantage; helping them achieve their goals and support them towards engagement in mainstream support services.

Your role will be to provide support to a small caseload of adults, to enable them to understand their related needs and to manage these effectively. You will be responsible for completing comprehensive assessments with them, helping them identify their short and long term goals and develop support plans that achieve these. You will also support clients to develop and broaden their horizons, building on their strengths and helping them engage with what matters to them. 

Who are we looking for?

To be successful, you will have previous experience of working with either rough sleepers or people with complex mental health, alcohol or substance use support needs. You will also have an understanding of working with people using person-centred approaches and working collaboratively within a harm minimisation and recovery framework.

You will have the ability to manage a caseload and deliver positive outcomes, utilising your knowledge of the health and social care sector is also needed. As is a flexible and creative approach to working with a sometimes difficult to reach client group.

We are passionate about coproduction and believe that people themselves know what they need most and we are aspirational about the change we believe is possible. We need you to champion this and make sure it is reflected in all our work.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences and particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of using support services.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council. 

To Apply

If you feel you meet the criteria above and are interested in the role we would love to hear from you. To apply please submit your application form or your CV and supporting statement outlining how you meet these five criteria:

  • Ability to quickly build trust and a positive rapport with individuals who face challenges around their health and wellbeing.
  • Ability to network and form positive and productive working relationships with a range of people from different professional and personal backgrounds.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload.
  • Experience of working (including volunteering) in one or more of the following sectors; health, social care, housing or voluntary community and faith.
  • Ability to monitor, analyse and maintain data / records to improve outcomes for people and services.
  • We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

    Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.

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