Outreach Worker in Brighton, 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.

Our core values are ‘Be open, be compassionate and be bold’ and our teams apply these daily 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.

We are currently recruiting an Outreach Worker to work as part of our busy multi-disciplinary team. Acting as the key liaison between Change Grow Live services, local hostels and shelters, the local council, and partners, this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to actively engage individuals with the services they need to support improved health, wellbeing, social inclusion, and appropriate accommodation.

Where: Brighton

When: We’re looking for the right people to start ASAP

Hours: 37.5

Salary: £26,393.77- £30,316.74

About the role:

  • Establishing effective communication and referral pathways those individuals who are homeless and in contact with other health and care agencies

  • Work closely with the local authority, Health & Social care sector, partners and any provision linked to Homelessness and improve joint working, attending multi-disciplinary meetings when as and when required

  • Supporting service users from point of entry into the service and through their treatment/recovery journey

  • Providing screening, assessment, and recovery planning and onward referral

  • Coordinate the transfer of any accommodated out of area individual. This may include referral to and liaison with their new drug and alcohol service and pharmacy and provision of bridging prescription until an appointment and prescription is provided. Promoting carer, service user and community involvement

  • Providing advocacy for access to partnership services

  • Working with service users to support social (re)integration, enabling them to lead meaningful and purposeful lives: promoting recovery, resilience, peer support and self-determination

About you:

  • Prior knowledge and experience of working with people who are homeless, sleeping rough or sofa surfing

  • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of substance misuse issues

  • Experience of engaging with a wide variety of individuals with a variety of backgrounds and needs

  • Be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written with good IT skills

  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative with excellent time management and prioritising skills

  • Have a good working knowledge of mental health interventions, services, and good practice

  • Be a supportive team player with strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in partnership with a wide range of professionals, agencies, and internal/external stakeholders

  • Ability to manage change successfully in a way that prioritises the needs of service users

  • Understand the importance of information governance processes and commit to follow and apply all necessary safeguards

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 & Role Specifics for a more detailed outline of responsibilities

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)

N/A – Outside London Weighting Area


Becky Woodman vacanciesineu.com [email protected] vacanciesineu.com 07912277318

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

Job ID: 2023-10166

*Portal Location: Brighton-East Sussex

Contracted Hours Per Week: 37.50

Job Description (URL to file) (Linked): https://changegrowlive.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=26116&hashed=-419585361

External Company URL: https://www.changegrowlive.org/

Street: Richmond House

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

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