Hospital Liaison Worker
6 days left
- Full Time
The post holder will work within the Together integrated drug and alcohol service to establish a high quality drug and alcohol hospital liaison service for patients, providing appropriate assessments, interventions and co-developing multi-agency discharge plans and pathways to reduce relapse and hospital readmission.
Hospital Liaison Worker
Reference number: 46.19
Base: Torbay Hospital
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £18,500 - £23,000 per annum depending on experience
The post holder will work within a multi-agency hospital liaison service communicating and working closely with relevant hospital departments (e.g. Mental Health, Hepatology & Gastroenterology, A&E, Maternity) and other community services (e.g. GPs, outreach, housing and community justice services). You’ll provide advice, guidance and training to healthcare professionals in recognition, treatment & management of drug and alcohol related problems, including the delivery of brief interventions.
You’ll carry a caseload, providing effective key working and undertaking collaborative recovery planning, supporting service users to participate in a range of recovery, psychosocial and support activities appropriate to their phase of recovery.
What they are looking for
Ideally, you’ll have experience working in a similar field or a similar environment, including undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions. Experience working in a hospital setting and knowledge of hospital discharge planning would be particularly advantageous.
You’ll work well in a multi-agency environment, communicating effectively and acting in partnership with other agencies to ensure appropriate support continues to be provided to service users as they move into the community. You’ll be able to demonstrate excellent 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.
About the charity
This charity 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.
They 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 Tuesday 23rd July 2019.
Interviews to be held on Tuesday 6th August 2019.
Please ensure that you quote reference number 46.19 on your application.
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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.