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Harm Reduction Champion

Harm Reduction Champion
Changing Lives
Description of the role:

Harm reduction is at the centre of the support we provide to our service users experiencing substance misuse issues. Harm reduction interventions and awareness is key to reducing risk to our service users and the community. The role will support the Harm Reduction Team in making sure robust interventions are delivered across North Yorkshire and promotion of Harm Reduction is at the forefront of all hubs.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

. Good listening, communication, coaching and/or mentoring skills
· To have an understanding of social exclusion
· Ability to support people in achieving their goals
· Ability to signpost people to other services where appropriate
· Ability to work on your own initiative
· Commitment to supporting the needs of clients
· Ability to sensitively and appropriately relate to clients
· To manage appropriate boundaries in the relationship
· Reliable, confident, consistent in support of activities and contact with clients
· A caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgmental approach
· Ability to adhere to Health and Safety policies and procedures
· Sense of fun and ideas for things to do

Practical information:

From Monday to Friday. Flexible, to be discussed.
You will make a difference to the clients we work with. You will benefit from helping and supporting other people, learning new skills, gaining confidence, being creative, responding to challenges, and being with other people. If you're looking for work, you will gain valuable experience for your CV and relevant training.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
7 North Park Road
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 31.05.2022
Organisation Information

Changing Lives is a national, registered charity which provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and their families. Through our pioneering and innovative work we support people to make positive, lasting changes in their lives. Our accommodation services help people experiencing homelessness, as well as providing longer term housing in our growing range of rental properties. We actively support individuals and their families to recover from addiction, and we reach out in to our communities to engage those at the very edges of society – whether as a result of rough sleeping, suffering from mental health problems or experiencing exploitation and violence.

Our women’s services provide tailored support to help women and girls achieve more – whether through accredited training programmes, confidence building work or niche services for groups such as female offenders. Our family services teams work with parents and carers providing practical, positive solutions for adults and children who are experiencing family breakdown, separation or divorce.
Finally, we provide employment and training opportunities for our clients helping to raise self-esteem, increase confidence, and build experience and skills. And we work with others – partner organisations and volunteers – as we deliver our unique services around the country. All with a view to changing lives together.

Charity number: 500640