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Group Work Co-ordinator

Group Work Co-ordinator - Recovery Project

Part time 18.75 hours per week, working pattern negotiable.

Full time equivalent salary of £21,210 per annum

12 month fixed term contract


Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough.

Turning Tides has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to embark in a new role within our Recovery Project as a Group Work Co-ordinator.

The Recovery Project is a 25 bed residential drug and alcohol service for single homeless adults with drug and/or alcohol addictions, forming part of a voluntary sector provision provided by Turning Tides. The project is registered with the Care Quality Commission and recently achieved a very positive CQC inspection.

The Group Work Co-ordinator will be responsible for developing, delivering and coordinating a range of Recovery focused group work sessions to clients residing at the Recovery Project. The group work sessions will aim to empower clients to develop their own recovery capital, building on individual recovery strengths and supporting them to broaden and reinforce their recovery support network within the wider community.

You will have a broad range of therapeutic and engagement skills which are strengths based and recovery focused, utilising elements of personalisation and strength based practice in order to improve engagement and promote positive outcomes.

The role will involve a level of co-ordination of volunteers and partner agencies to support the facilitation of groups.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational individual who has in depth knowledge of alcohol, drugs and issues around addiction and relapse management as well as in depth knowledge and practical experience of group work facilitation.

You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Good IT Skills are a must.

This is a part time role where the working pattern can be flexible and negotiated. Initially this role will be offered on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract.


To apply, please ensure that you send us a completed application form which includes your responses to the shortlisting criteria listed in the Person Specification for this role, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire; see the links below for these documents.

Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

Job Description & Person Specification - Group Work Co-ordinator

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Questionnaire


Closing date for vacancies: Midnight on Sunday 28th July 2019

Interview date: Week commencing 5th August 2019

No agencies please.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.