This charity is looking for two Recovery Navigators to join their East Dorset team – one on a full time basis and one on a part time basis.
Base: East Dorset
Hours: 1x full time (35 hours per week), 1x part time (17 hours per week)
Salary: £18,685 - £23,230 per annum FTE depending on experience
Reference: 84.19 (full time) or 85.19 (part time)
As a Recovery Navigator, you’ll be responsible for working with and motivating service users to engage in the recovery programmes this organisations offers in Dorset. Their service welcomes people at any stage in their recovery journey, starting with the open end of harm reduction, through to brief interventions, extended interventions and structured treatment, and Recovery Navigators offer support throughout.
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Recovery Navigators deliver an integrated service through the provision of comprehensive and ongoing assessment, recovery planning, appropriate referral/linkage and psychosocial interventions. In this role, day to day duties will involve you delivering a range of interventions including key-working, strengths based assessment, recovery planning, and structured group and 1:1 work.
A significant proportion of your case load will be managed in partnership with a prescribing nurse with whom you’ll collaborate closely in order to provide the safest person centred treatment experience. You’ll also liaise effectively with partnership agencies in order to ensure continuity of care, key working and access to appropriate services.
What they’re 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 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 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 and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within the un-structured direct access ‘front door’ of our client's service as well as the structured group programmes that they run on a continuous cycle.
About the organisation
Our client is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. 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 25th October 2019.
Interviews to be held on Monday 4th November 2019.
Please ensure that you quote the following reference on your application:
- For the full time role please quote 84.19
- For the part time role please quote 85.19
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.