Specialist Mental Health Substance Misuse worker
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We are currently recruiting for a Specialist B5 Mental Health Substance Misuse worker in our community Aldershot Substance Misuse Service. This exciting opportunity will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to work within an NHS organisation, receive excellent supervision and support as well as training and development. We are also able to explore incentives for joining our service.We are looking for any applicants with a background in mental health (mental health practitioners, RMNs, psychology graduates, charity workers etc) - this can be both community based or inpatient based preferably with an understanding of substance misuse.
Whilst this is a specialist role there may also be requirements to hold a varied caseloads of clients.
Main duties of the job
The Team deliver care over a 5 day period to substance misusing adults, focusing on ensuring that the service users are supported in their recovery, using collaborative holistic care planning and interventions. Working as part of a multi -disciplinary team you will provide active involvement in the assessment and key working with clients, responding quickly to those referred with urgent and high risks such as pregnancy, prescribing needs etc and provide effective, evidence based interventions at the right time with the right person. You will need to have the following key skills and experience:
- Experience of working in a substance misuse setting or relevant setting.
- Experience of mental health and comorbid conditions as well as dual diagnosis
- Registered nurse, social worker or Allied Health Care Professional, or have relevant transferrable experience
- Have a genuine passion for working with substance misusing clients
- Be able to work well in a Team
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.
We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.
We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.
Please note that if the advert attracts enough interest it may close early. It is strongly recommended you put in an application at your earliest convenience.
Assessment of clientsManaging a caseload of dual diagnosis clients and clients whose conditions are managed in primary careActive recovery planning with CMHTs and partnershipsSafeguarding children and adultsActive Recovery PlanningRisk identification and risk managementWorking in a multidisciplinary teamWorking with partnership agenciesFacilitation of workshops and groupsCaseload management of clients with various presenting needsOffering NEX and harm minimisation adviceTraining of other professionals, families and carersOnward referral to supporting agencies
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