Outreach Recovery Navigator
Outreach Recovery Navigators work within the Together integrated drug and alcohol service, assertively engaging marginalised, vulnerable groups and those who find it difficult to engage with or who may have disengaged from services.
Our client understands how difficult it can be for individuals to take the first step and seek support - especially those who are homeless or street attached - and recognise the need to make access into treatment a quick, easy and positive experience.
Outreach Recovery Navigator
Job reference: 44.18
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term contract (two years)
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Working as an Outreach Recovery Navigator you will have the opportunity to help shape an individual’s view of what treatment can be like and to ensure that, following receipt of an effective, meaningful and positive initial experience, individuals continue to engage with our service and receive the support this organisation is able to offer.
As an Outreach Recovery Navigator, you’ll provide an integrated service through the provision of comprehensive assessment, triage, risk assessment and recovery planning, delivering a range of brief and structured interventions to a small number of individuals who are in need of intensive support during the early stages of their engagement with Together. Day to day their service users will access a range of interventions, including key-working, strengths based assessment, recovery planning, structured group and 1:1 work. The post will work alongside other outreach services within Exeter providing a unified response, and will include working closely with central assessment service staff to improve opportunities for access and engagement into treatment for this population.
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 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 be able to utilise MI and CBA approaches to create discrepancy and positively challenge attitudes and beliefs that may be holding someone back from achieving their goals. Some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues would be advantageous.
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. You will have at least five GCSE’s (or equivalent). A further qualification in a relevant area such as Nursing, Health and Social Care, Community Development, or Psychology whilst not essential, would be an advantage.
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 this service as well as the structured group programmes that they run on a continuous cycle.
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 Monday 19th August 2019.
Please ensure that you quote reference number 44.18 on your application.
To Apply and for More Information:
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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.