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SMART Trustee>>

Hours: Attendance at four board meetings a year. There is an expectation that trustees will wish to become actively involved in the charity which requires attendance at fundraising and other key events. ​

Salary: This is a voluntary role. In line with the Charity Commission regulations, no payment will be made for Trustee positions.​

Location: Travel to Bedford and Milton Keynes for meetings. Travel to Bedford, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Wokingham for key events.

About the role: 

We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring their experience and knowledge to our board of trustees.  The board is our governing body, providing strategy and direction and ensuring we’re run according to the rules.​

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Residential Detox Support Worker – Residential Detoxification Service in Oxford >>

Hours: 28 hrs per week including nights, weekends and days

Salary: £18,799.00 (pro rata)

Location: SMART Howard House. Onsite parking.

Pension: After first 3 months

Annual leave: 27 days per annum + bank holidays (pro rata)

About the role:

If you are passionate about working within substance misuse services and want to contribute to service users Recovery journey, then this job may be for you!

SMART Howard House is a Residential Detoxification Unit, where we are focused on ensuring service users receive quality care whilst respecting them, their dignity and their choices. We believe absolutely in people’s ability to recover!

In this role you would be working closely within a successful, committed and caring multidisciplinary team, providing intensive support and medically assisted detoxification from drugs and alcohol in a safe environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate support worker to contribute to the ongoing success of the service.  This exciting role will offer the successful candidate the chance to make a lasting difference to the lives of our service users. This role requires a high level of independent working and provides a number of varied and interesting development opportunities for the right applicant.

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Substance Misuse Nurse – Residential Detoxification Service in Oxford >>

Hours: 30 hrs + 3.5hrs study leave per week

Salary: Band 7 equivalent + Recruitment and Retention Bonus + Nursing Responsibility Bonus -negotiable dependent on experience

Location: Residential Detoxification Unit in Oxford

Benefits: 27+ days annual leave + bank holidays / 6% employer pension contribution / On-site parking

About the role:

At SMART Howard House, situated near to the centre of Oxford, you would be working closely within a successful, committed and caring multidisciplinary team of ten. The service is commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council Public Health Team and has been rated Good by CQC in November 2018.

SMART Howard House is a unique 10-bed project, providing a 12-week therapeutic programme in parallel to medically managed detoxification from alcohol and opiates. Service users are supported through a period of significant and visible change, making this an extremely rewarding role.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate Nurse to contribute to the ongoing success of the service.  This exciting role will offer the successful candidate the chance to make a lasting difference to the lives of our service users. The role requires a high level of independent working and competency and provides a number of varied and interesting development opportunities for the right applicant.

This is a rolling recruitment process and will remain open until the right candidate is confirmed in post.

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Bedford Services Night Worker – Bedford >>

Job role: Bedford Services Night Worker

Hours: Various hours per week available.  Shifts are waking nights.

Salary: £9.50per hour Fixed term until: 31st March 2019 (extension possible)

Location: Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub, Bedford

Annual leave: 27 days per annum + bank holidays

These posts will support an exciting expansion to the existing Night shelter provision. The SMART night provision will be open to service users between 9pm-7am.

Shifts will be assigned on a rota basis. We will work flexibility with all post holders in shift creation.

Applicants need to be able to start by August 2019 completing  a period of daytime induction prior to beginning night shifts.

Main Purpose of the role:

  • Ensure the provision of high quality treatment services through:
  • Ensure the dignity and safety of those accessing SMART’s Bedford services
  • Establishing strong working relationships with Service Users across our Bedford services
  • Maintain high professional standards, and represent SMART at all times

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SMART Prebend Worker – Bedford >>

Job role: Centre Worker

Hours: Various shifts available. Weekends will be required

Salary: £8.21 per hour

Location: SMART Prebend Centre Homeless Day Centre Bedford

Annual leave: Annual leave: 27 days per annum + bank holidays

Main Purpose of the role

Ensure the provision of high-quality treatment services through:

  • Providing support to the Service Users accessing the centre
  • Establishing strong working relationships with Service Users

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Rough Sleeper Case Worker – Opportunities in Bedford and Milton Keynes>>

Job role: Rough Sleeper Case Worker

FIXED TERM CONTRACT UNTIL 31st MARCH 2020

Hours: 37 hours per week, to include some weekends, early mornings and/or late nights.

Salary: £18,799.00- 21,436.00 per annum

Location: We are currently looking for workers in Bedford and Milton Keynes

Annual leave: 27 days per annum + bank holidays

Main Purpose of the role

The responsibilities of the post-holder are divided into three key areas:

Outreach responsibilities:

  • Identify rough sleepers and build a rapport and promote the well-being of clients
  • Carrying out assessments, identifying priorities and ongoing need, including establishing local connections and reconnection needs
  • Providing crisis intervention support including responding to risk such as anti-social behaviour, mental health concerns, etc…
  • Ensuring risk assessments, support plans and outcomes are flexible, updated regularly and made on an individual case-by-case basis
  • Ensuring a safeguarding assessment is completed and referrals to children’s and adult safeguarding is made at the earliest opportunity, where appropriate
  • Provide robust signposting service with referrals to relevant agencies
  • Establishing strong working relationships with Service Users, building trust, providing active case management for all rough sleepers
  • Providing brief interventions to meet individual needs (where appropriate structure extended interventions)
  • Ensure that the appropriate service user paperwork is completed accurately and within guidelines and systems; data is submitted within agreed timescales and all records are accurate and up to-date
  • Support service users in securing accommodation. Liaise and advocate on service users’ behalf with others such as landlords, social services and accommodation providers
  • Supporting and encouraging clients in building links with support organisations, such as Housing Associations, Social Services, drug and alcohol agencies.
  • Respond to Street Link Referral

In-reach Responsibilities (tenancy case work):

  • Supporting service users in securing and sustaining accommodation – rent payments, utilities, neighbour disputes, budgeting, reporting repairs, dealing with
  • Tenancy sustainment and management to prevent further homelessness
  • Enabling access to specialist support and mainstream services such as education, leisure, culturally specific services, employment opportunities, etc…
  • Supporting service users in maximising and maintaining income
  • Providing crisis intervention support including responding to risk such as eviction, loss of amenities, etc…
  • Share relevant and appropriate information within a multi-disciplinary team, to ensure continuity of care. This includes the attending and contributing to multi-agency care coordination meetings e.g. SHMAG
  • Refer clients to other agencies to meet needs identified beyond the scope of the service, joint working to support a transition of care
  • Effectively managing the individuals’ transition from the service in a manner that supports their long-term stability

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Prebend Centre Worker – Casual Staff – Bedford »

SMART Prebend Centre (Bedford). Ad hoc hours as required. £7.85 an hour.

Role summary: Man the reception area and be the welcoming face of the Centre; Carry out centre operations; Carrying out screening assessments, identifying priorities, where necessary; Responding to need as it arises and managing client crisis as it presents; Support in the kitchen as required.


Voluntary roles

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help in our busy services and also our Head Office. Volunteering opportunities are diverse with positions currently available in Bedford, Oxford and Wokingham. Take a look at how you might be able to help people to help themselves.

See a full list of voluntary roles »

Should you have any difficulty accessing any of the vacancies or downloading documents, please contact SMART Support Services on supportservices@smartcjs.org.uk or 01869 350028.


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