Specialist Case Worker

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Saturday, 15 August, 2020 - 23:30
Fixed Salary
Per Annum

Launchpad is recruiting a Specialist Case Worker (SCW) to work with veterans who have mental health and addiction challenges to overcome.  This is a 12-month contract linked to grant funding, likely to be extended annually.  Remuneration amounts to £26K and the annual holiday allowance is 33 days including bank holidays.

Launchpad is a veterans’ charity that helps veterans with transition to civilian life.  We seek an SCW to help veterans in Launchpad overcome mental health, gambling, drug and alcohol issues in order to get them into stable and independent lives.  The SCW will work with residents, staff, partner organisations and others, as necessary, to support, arrange and co-ordinate the delivery of interventions and key work responsibilities.  The priority is to do what is good for the veterans and to do all he/she can to motivate residents to engage.   

In conjunction with other staff, the SCW will assist the residents in preparing Personal Action Plans based on the Outcomes Star methodology that leads to employment as well as liaising with the other agencies in and around Newcastle to secure third-party expertise in welfare, health, training, employment and housing.

The SCW must support the Manager in engaging the veterans while representing the interests of Launchpad.  The SCW must be balanced, fair and objective and to achieve this, he/she will possess strong leadership capabilities and an approachable personality, coupled with excellent communication skills. 

Contact and Application Process

Applicants should respond to the advert by contacting phil.thompson@veteranslaunchpad.org.uk  sending a CV and a covering letter that explains how the applicant suits the job description and why they want the job