Recovery Navigator (Community Forensic Services)

CHM Recruit
Dawlish, Devon
£21,500 to £23,000 per annum depending on experience
28 May 2019
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Recovery Navigator (Community Forensic Services) 
Reference number: 36.19 
Base: Dawlish 
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week 
Contract: Fixed term contract (one year)
Salary: £21,500 to £23,000 per annum depending on experience 

The role will be based at Langdon Hospital, a secure mental health hospital run by Devon Partnership Trust. The post holder will work within the Community Forensic Service supporting patients to prepare to remain substance free on release from secure services and as they resettle back into the community. Acting as the lead for substance misuse support in the team, the post holder will deliver recovery navigation to those identified as in need of support with substance misuse. Day to day, this will involve working with service users, ensuring a focus on sustainable recovery by providing co-ordination and key-working including assessment, recovery planning and the delivery of interventions. 

Recovery Navigators promote strength-based working, recovery orientation, visible and attainable recovery from first contact, and system wide engagement and joint working with other services. The post holder will specifically provide a key link between the DPT Community Forensic Service team and the Devon Together integrated drug and alcohol service.

The post holder will also provide advice, guidance and training to healthcare professionals in recognition, treatment & management of drug & alcohol related problems.

What the organisation is looking for
Ideally, you’ll have experience working in a similar role and environment, including undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings. You’ll have a good understanding of group working and group dynamics, and will be able to demonstrate competent group work facilitation skills. You’ll be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see. Some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues would be helpful. 

In addition, you’ll be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and will be confident managing your own priorities in order to carry a diverse workload with competing demands. 

Just as importantly, you’ll have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude. You’ll be keen to develop professionally and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within the un-structured direct access ‘front door’ of their service as well as the structured group programmes that they run on a continuous cycle. 

You may also have the benefit of ‘lived experience’ of recovery from mental ill health or problematic substance/alcohol use, contributing to your professional understanding of the role.

About the Organisation 
Our client 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.

Our client 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 14th June 2019
Interviews to be held on Friday 28th June 2019.
Please ensure that you quote reference number 36.19 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.