Hospital Liaison Worker - Substance Misuse Charity

Exeter, Devon
£18,500 to £23,000 per annum depending on experience
01 Aug 2018
16 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a high performing charity providing a range of services, primarily to people with drug and alcohol problems across Devon and Dorset. EDP works with specialist partners from all sectors and promotes a system-based, value-driven approach to supporting people with complex lives.

The below role will be based in our Devon community service Together Drug & Alcohol is provided by a partnership of EDP Drug & Alcohol Services, Devon Doctors and Devon Partnership NHS Trust, supported by the Devon Together Alliance. Our mission is: To open doors for people affected by substance misuse so they can improve their lives and those of their families and communities.

Hospital Liaison Worker
Reference number: 32.18
Based: Exeter
Hours: Full Time 35 hrs
Salary: £18,500 to £23,000 per annum depending on experience
Contract: Permanent

The post will work within the Together integrated drug and alcohol service to establish a high quality drug and alcohol hospital liaison service for patients; ensuring and providing appropriate assessments, interventions and co-developing multi-agency discharge plans and pathways to reduce relapse and hospital readmission.

The post will ensure effective communication with relevant hospital departments (e.g. Mental Health, Hepatology & Gastroenterology, A&E, Maternity) and externally with Together and other community services (e.g. GPs, outreach, housing and community justice services).

The post will provide advice, guidance and training to healthcare professionals in recognition, treatment & management of drug & alcohol related problems, including the delivery of brief interventions.

Ideally, you will already have previous experience of working in a similar filed or a similar environment. You will be willing to travel to other sites for the purpose of Service delivery, meetings and training, and work flexibly across the service if required.

In addition, you will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and be confident in managing your own priorities in order to carry a diverse workload with competing demands.  You will have at least five GCSE’s (or equivalent) and either hold or be willing to undertake a Vocational Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or a further qualification in a relevant area.

Just as 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 our training programme and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within the un-structured direct access ‘front door’ of our service as well as the structured group programmes that we run on a continuous cycle.

Closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 16th August 2018
Please ensure that you quote reference number 32.18 on your application


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button to be directed to the EDP website where you can download the information pack and application form. 

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without the completed application forms. 

EDP 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.