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Are you committed to making a positive change and empowering service users to achieve a better quality of life?
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and caring individual to join our teams within Inclusion Recovery Hampshire, a drug and alcohol treatment and support service for individuals impacted by their own or someone else's use of alcohol or drugs.
In this role, you will utilise all of your expertise in providing a remarkable service and care to your own caseload of service users, this includes being responsible for offering a range of interventions, care planning, assessments and supporting service users through their treatment journey and recovery ambitions - from beginning to end.
Working as part of our dedicated and multi-disciplinary team and alongside our prescribers, you will offer health support via testing clinics for blood borne viruses (BBVs), embracing the concept of recovery and keeping up-to-date and accurate records and documentation.
The vacancy is open to qualified professionals, or members of the public with some understanding of substance misuse and is based within the Gosport hub for Inclusion Recovery Hampshire.
You will be an integral part of a team, making a real difference to people's lives and the wider communities in which we serve.
Main duties of the job
Full-time, 12-month Fixed Term Recovery Worker (working 37.5 hours per week) at Inclusion Recovery Hampshire's Gosport Hub.
Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues relating to drugs and alcohol and as a Recovery Worker, you will have a duty of care to those in need, providing high quality, inclusive and non-judgemental support. You will be motivated to support service users to develop the social networks and skills that they require to develop positive coping mechanisms, to guide them towards reintegrating successfully into the wider community.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University 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.Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details, a summary is below:
- Be responsible for maintaining a full caseload of complex clients and supporting them to move forward in their recovery.
- To accept referrals, assess need and make appropriate recommendations as part as a robust duty system.
- Provide harm reduction advice, information and support with an emphasis on safer drug and alcohol use, safer sex, HIV, Hepatitis A, B and C and other blood borne viruses (BBVs).
- To carry out comprehensive assessments, construct care packages with multi-disciplinary colleagues where required, review care plans in a structured format and manage onward referral.
- To provide a range of structured psychosocial interventions including CBT-based brief solution-focused therapy, motivational enhancement techniques, and create and facilitate group work interventions.
- To make domiciliary visits consistent with need, particularly for service users with disabilities and to those with family responsibilities.
- Retain contact with service users whilst they are accommodated in residential rehabilitation units, including visits when required.
- To provide a needle exchange service.
- To develop and sustain links with multi-disciplinary services including statutory and non-statutory providers of drug and alcohol services, criminal justice services and providers of wrap around services.
- To develop a network of contacts with relevant agencies to promote service accessibility for the client group.