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Job title
Substance Misuse Recovery Worker
Work location
Southwark, London
up to £25, 000 per annum
Hours per week
Shift pattern
12.5 hour shifts over 3 days per week - Monday to Sunday on a weekly rota basis (to include bank holidays)
Closing date
31 January 2022

Job overview

Do you have a genuine passion and felt purpose to help people? Would you say that you believe everyone deserves a second chance regardless of their past circumstances? Would you like to be part of an organisation that supports, cares and empowers these individuals?

If you have said yes to all the above, then this could be the perfect role for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and experienced Substance Misuse Recovery Worker to join our Brook Drive services - a well-established in-patient detoxification unit based in central South London (SE11) housing 26 residential beds.

Working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses and senior recovery practitioners, the Substance Misuse Recovery Worker will support service users who experience difficulties with alcohol and substance use to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes by offering a recovery focused service, while working with them to develop personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around. In addition, you will be expected to deliver structured and ad hoc 1:1 interventions and structured group programmes focussing on recovery from substance misuse issues.

The successful candidate will have experience of working within a substance misuse environment and an understanding of its’ complexities in order to manage service users safely and effectively and must be willing to work flexibly, which includes weekday hours, evenings and weekend working. If you are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of people we support, as well as being able to provide them with access to interventions to aide their recovery, please apply now.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide key work and co-produced support planning for service users, with relevant interventions such as life skills support, to help successful recovery in line with service users’ personal goals
  • Encourage service users to develop social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and reintegrate into the wider community
  • Provide structured psychosocial interventions using recognised, evidence-based approaches both in group and one to one settings
  • Explore resettlement options for service users and assist them to move on successfully to appropriate housing options
  • To complete reports, including support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers as required in a timely and accurate manner
  • Encourage and support service users to participate in the running and development of the service and activities/interventions that support self-management and independent living.

Experience Required:

  • QCF/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care qualification or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience of working in a substance misuse treatment environment
  • Knowledge of detoxification and stabilisation services in either community or residential/ inpatient settings.
  • Experience of delivering specialist substance misuse services
  • Experience of recovery focused key working, support planning, needs and risk assessment
  • Understanding of the safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  • A sound knowledge of the issues relating to substance misuse, medications used in detoxification
  • Experience of conducting risk assessments and developing, implementing and evaluating risk management plans including if safeguarding risk

Please note: In line with Government guidance, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have either been fully vaccinated for COVID-19; or, are medically exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated, to be eligible to work in this service. You will be required to provide us evidence upon successful receipt of an offer.

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