JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Substance Misuse Outreach Support Workerwith experience of managing a caseload of non-complex service users and the ability to facilitate assessments and interventions in a person-centred, non-judgmental manner.

Working as a Substance Misuse Outreach Support Worker you will work with multi-agencies to offer a targeted support option to substance users, or people at risk of using substances due to homeless, temporary housing or unsuitable housing.

As a Substance Misuse Outreach Support Worker you will work collaboratively with partners such as police, courts, probation, community support, health, well-being, education, employment, training, volunteering, housing and social support enabling a full integrated service to be offered.

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If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV with a covering letter , explaining why you think you are the best person for this post, as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.

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DUTIES

Your role as a Substance Misuse Outreach Support Workerwill include:

  • Work as an integral part of the service in delivering high quality and time bound interventions to Service Users throughout North Buckinghamshire
  • Engage people into open access services, which include take up of the needle and syringe exchange programme, harm reduction, structured and semi-structured interventions. Covering at least one open access service per week to link from community into services
  • Work with a range of organisations and members of the community to harness local community assets
  • Support the updating of an online Community Support Services Manual
  • Engaging and supporting people new into treatment
  • Supporting a service user through their treatment from assessment and throughout their recovery journey
  • Holding a caseload of non-complex service users
  • Promoting Service User, Carer and Community Involvement
  • Promoting visible recovery and community integration
  • Reducing drug and alcohol related harm to service users and the wider community
  • Ensuring that your work is evidence based, up to date and in accordance with current policy, legislation and best practice
  • Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation with the online database
  • Working closely with Peer Mentors and Volunteers
  • CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Vocational qualification e.g., NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent qualification
  • Demonstrable education and/or training in substance use work
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of service users with drug and/or alcohol related problems
  • Experience in managing a caseload of service users
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor the message to the audience
  • Able to deliver a range of services/treatments/interventions in a person centred, non-judgmental manner
  • Collaborative team working skills
  • Adaptable and able to work in a challenging and changeable environment
  • Ability to deliver against agreed objectives and targets
  • The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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