Assessment Worker in Whitechapel, United Kingdom

Change Grow Live

Change Grow Live are a charity dedicated to the belief that we can make a difference to our Service Users lives, offering support and respect in a safe environment, treating each user as an individual and working with them to find the right treatment and care options.

Our core values are ‘Be open, be compassionate and be bold’ and our team members apply these daily to achieve our mission of helping people change the direction of their lives, grow as individuals, and live life to its full potential.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assessment Worker to join our busy Tower Hamlets service, supporting the engagement of people who want support with their substance use.

You’ll have to record information about what you do, so enjoying a bit of paperwork and attention to detail is important. But most of the time you’ll be enjoying working with people from all backgrounds, making a difference to their lives.

For the successful candidate we will invest in your training and devlopment so while substance misuse knowledge would be an advantage, it is not essential for this role.

Where: Tower Hamlets

When: We’re looking to get the right people into the team ASAP

Hours: 37.5hrs per week

Salary: £26,393 – £30,316 dependent on experience (+£3915 ILW)

This role is initially fixed term for 12 months with the view to becoming permanent

About the role:

  • Supporting the engagement of people who want support with substance use into effective, evidence based & recovery focused treatment programs, including delivering open access support, triage assessment, telephone screening, needle exchange and outreach activities

  • Support service user assessment, recovery planning and assertive linkage to mutual aid

  • Support the delivery of recovery coaching using a broad range of psychosocial interventions

  • Work with partnership organisations to support effective comprehensive treatment pathways and broaden the client’s recovery plan accordingly

  • Assist with appropriate screening processes including urine and saliva tests.

  • Produce evidence in monthly supervision, and when necessary, to clearly illustrate that individual performance targets are being met

  • Present a professional image and actively promote the service-to-service users, other stakeholders, partnership organisations and the public

  • Uphold data protection legislation and only share client information as per CGL policy, local and formally agreed information sharing protocols and client confidentiality agreements

  • Actively promote equality of opportunities and diversity the project aims

About you:

  • Knowledge of the issues facing substance misusers including social care, welfare benefits, health, and emergency accommodation

  • Experience of community based support/outreach practices

  • Knowledge of safeguarding risks and escalation process

  • Communicate confidently and effectively, verbally and in writing

  • Respond flexibly to the demands of the post

  • Work as a member of a team

  • Show a capacity to work alone and the ability to keep calm under pressure

  • Understand and have a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity

  • Employ a professional, empathetic, and non-judgmental attitude towards service users

  • Show commitment to facilitating positive outcomes for service users

What we will give to you:

  • 25 days holiday (+ bank holidays) rising by 1 day for each years’ service

  • Paid ‘Wellness’ hour each week along with a ‘Wellness’ hub and Employee Assist Programme

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • A great selection of benefits incl. discounts for shopping, cinema, holidays, etc.

  • A friendly and supportive team

  • Training, career development & progression opportunities

Please read attached Job Description for a more detailed out line of responsibilities and Person Specifications

If this sounds like you and you’d like to begin your journey with Change Grow Live, then we’d love to talk to you.

CGL points 23 to 28 (£26,393.77 – £30,316.74)

Inner London Weighting (£3,915.44)


Ben Williamson [email protected]

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.

Job ID: 2023-10025

*Portal Location: Whitechapel-Greater London

Contracted Hours Per Week: 37.50

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Street: 183-185 Whitechapel Road

National/ Regional/County wide Vacancy?: No – this role has a set base

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