Recovery Housing Support Worker


2x Permanent, full-time posts 37.5 hours per week
Location Birmingham
Salary £23,979 – £25,584

Emerging Futures works across the country to support people affected by homelessness, addiction, and mental health challenges. Our greatest resource is our people, so we also offer generous annual leave, pension, employee assistance programme and other benefits.

About the role

As a Recovery Housing Support Worker, you will provide housing and recovery support for people who have a history of failed accommodation placement, substance and/or alcohol misuse, issues with mental health, criminality, and often challenging and negative behaviours. You will provide a range of interventions to interventions to support individuals in their recovery journey as well as provide practical hands tenancy support including supporting their move to independent living.

Working closely with the Police, probation, and other partner organisations, you will encourage and nurture recovery support networks in the wider community for people to access.

You will be required to work flexibly on a rota basis covering evening shifts, weekends, and public holidays. You will also be required to travel to our projects in Worcester for ongoing training and development.

All Support Workers receive an in-depth induction and training package to provide you with the skills you need to support people in our houses.

About you

We are looking for approachable, warm, empathetic, and fun people who have a passionate for helping others and instigating change. You will also have:

  • Housing management experience, or similar experience of working in a residential setting with those with a history of substance misuse.
  • An excellent understanding of boundaries, confidentiality, and risk.
  • Excellent all-round communication skills and the ability to manage relationships.
  • IT skills including the ability to use Microsoft Office Applications.


Please find attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying for this new and exciting role within Emerging Futures, please send your Application Form detailing why you are suitable for the role to Abigail Molineux.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Abigail on 07958 913 318.

Closing date 11th March 2024

Anticipated interview dates 19th March 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

We would be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities Form attached along with your Application Form to help monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment practices and assess the success of different advertising methods in attracting applications.

This information is separated from the application and used for statistical purposes only.  It will not be made available to anyone directly involved in the selection process