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Dual Diagnosis Worker

Posted 11 days ago

  • Lambeth, Greater London
  • Any
  • External
  • Expires In 3 months

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We are Hestia. We make a difference.


At Hestia, we live by our values and are committed to a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive organisation that provides a variety of services such as Domestic Abuse, Modern Slavery, Mental Health & Complex Needs and Criminal Justice. We are committed to empower people to rebuild their lives and regain independence. 


The service you will work in….


Working within a supported accommodation for up to 15 male individuals who have complex needs and may require support around their offending behaviours, substance and alcohol misuse, homelessness, mental health and well being, budgeting and tenancy sustainment. Working with service users on a daily basis to help encourage and advocate for support services within the community, key worker responsibilities which includes supporting with appointments, benefits, training and employment opportunities, cooking, health and safety, community activities, engaging with both internal and external providers, housing options and move on. 


As a Dual & Diagnosis Worker at Hestia, you will play a crucial role in our Latch House. Your contributions will directly influence the lives of our service users, guiding them towards a path of empowerment and independence.


A day will never look the same and some of the things you can expect to do/be responsible for are:



  • To develop and maintain positive and supportive working relationships with a range of residents with complex health and support needs, including substance misuse and a history of offending behaviour

  • To build and maintain therapeutic relationships with residents, allowing them to recognise, discuss and address their issues relating to substance misuse and offending behaviour

  • To support residents to maintain their independence, identify strengths, and support service users to achieve their goals and aspirations

  • To develop and deliver both one-to-one and group interventions that support residents to address their support needs regarding substance misuse and offending behaviour, focusing on the link between these two issues and a journey of rehabilitation and recovery

  • To liaise with residents, Support Workers and external agencies to formulate, implement and review tailored Support and Safety plans with residents

  • To provide the service with specialist knowledge regarding the complexities of substance misuse and offending behaviour, being responsible for the delivery of information, support and guidance for both residents and staff

  • To keep up to date with sector knowledge relating to substance misuse and the Criminal Justice Sector by attending training, events and conducting independent research, and to be responsible for sharing and implementing key findings as applicable

  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with key external stakeholders, such as Offender Managers and healthcare professionals, in order to provide holistic, reflective support for residents

  • Work flexibly as part of a team to ensure service coverage and that contractual obligations are met

  • Actively monitor the health, wellbeing, safety and security of the service and its users ensuring all concerns are followed up promptly and in line with procedures

  • Participate in the core work of the service, providing support to colleagues, carrying out tasks allocated by the service manager and using initiative to identify and deal with additional tasks as they arise

  • Ensure that administration is done in good time; that detailed, concise and accurate records are created contemporaneously and that confidentiality is appropriately maintained and carry out duties, in line with organisational policies and procedures


Why Hestia?


Joining Hestia means more than just a job; it's an opportunity to be part of something bigger. We offer a supportive, inclusive and resolution driven work environment where your contributions are recognised and valued. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to grow both personally and professionally while making a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve.


We are looking for candidates who bring a combination of passion, expertise, and dedication to the table. To excel in this role, you should possess:



  • Managing a caseload with key working responsibilities with clear objectives and boundaries

  • Good communication and organisational skills

  • Maintaining good working relationships with external stakeholders

  • Maintaining high standards of report writing and administrative skills

  • Working a Team member, supportive and collaborative style of working

  • To be able to prioritise and meet deadlines


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


Our services users come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes us stronger. We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and value the skills, abilities, talent and experiences, different people and communities bring to our organisation.


We are a disability confident employer…


Hestia is a disability confident employer, committed to the employment and career development of individual with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for. We will also accommodate reasonable adjustment during the selection and interview process and throughout your employment with us. 

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