The Nehemiah Project provides professional and life-changing support for men trapped in a spiral of addiction, which often involves offending and homelessness. Our two-stage recovery programme addresses the root issues that cause men to turn to substance abuse and to help them to break free from addictive and criminal behaviour, to begin to rebuild their lives. Nehemiah runs two first-stage houses, one in Streatham and one in Croydon. Our Supported Housing Team run recovery programmes in both these houses, under the supervision of the Supported Housing Manager.
The role of Befriender involves some evening and weekend work and could include time over bank holidays and the Christmas period.
We are looking for a person to provide one-to one or group support for Residents at individual houses in Croydon, Lambeth or Wandsworth. As a Befriender, you will have the skills to support clients who may require additional assistance, when the full-time staff are not present. We are looking for someone who has basic therapeutic and listening skills, who can show empathy and work in a solution-focused way when a problem arises. This role cannot be carried out remotely.
Befrienders should be person- centred at all times and ensure empowerment is at the heart of everything they do. Applicants must have some formal experience of this sector. Punctuality is important to build trust with Residents.
All applicants will require DBS checks
The Nehemiah Project has a Covid-19 Safety Policy. All appointees will be expected to adhere to these rules for their own protection and that of our staff and Residents.
A full job description is available on request
Closing date: 30th April 2021