Substance Misuse Support Worker
- Full Time
As an Integrated Substance Misuse Service Support Worker, you’ll have an important role in working as part of a wider team supporting individuals as part of the Substance Misuse Service delivery.
Substance Misuse Support Worker
Based: HMP Exeter
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £16,000 to £18,000 per annum depending on experience
Key responsibilities will include working with clinical teams to monitor and observe individuals during the administration of their medications. Support Workers also provide individuals with important health and harm reduction information and advice covering a range of areas, as well as basic levels of recovery focused psychosocial support. You’ll also contribute to the continuity of care through effective liaison with partnership agencies and undertake key administrative tasks including the collection and inputting of data and information systems.
What they’re looking for
You’ll already be an effective communicator, comfortable with conveying key information efficiently and effectively both in writing and verbally. You’ll be proficient with administration and IT skills, and will be experienced at managing your own time, workload and priorities. You’ll have at least five GCSE’s (or equivalent) and will either hold, or be willing to undertake, a Vocational Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care.
Whilst not essential, previous experience of working within a similar recovery orientated environment and/or as part of multi-disciplinary team in a social or health care environment would be a distinct advantage. This could include experience of administering drug and alcohol tests, working with people with drug and alcohol problems, assessment and individual care planning, and involvement in delivering a range of evidence based psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings.
More importantly, you will have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude. You will be keen to develop professionally through their training programme and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within the structured environment of a prison.
About the charity:
The organisation has a positive history of working with people that have drug and alcohol issues and complex lives. Because they focus on what’s strong not what’s wrong their work is highly valued by service users. Increasingly they work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Simply put, they help people to live fulfilling lives.
The charity can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. Their staff make a real difference to people’s lives and in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, they offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.
Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 26th April 2019.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019.
Please ensure that you quote reference number 21.19 on your application.
To Apply and for More Information:
Please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website where you can complete your application.
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting - details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.
No agencies please.