Specialist Family Worker
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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 Telford Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Service (STaRS), Family Safeguarding Team.
Telford STaRS works with adults and young people over the age of 10 to enable them to make the changes they want to make, whether that is to reduce or completely stop use of alcohol or drugs. We provide a team of doctors, nurses, recovery workers, community connectors, peer mentors, and recovery focus to help adults and young people on their personal recovery journey.
We believe individuals are capable of changing their lives for the better. We are committed to this by providing high quality, caring, evidence-based services.
In this role, you will utilise all of your expertise in providing a remarkable service and care by working with families to minimise and prevent, as far as possible, children entering care due to substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse.
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
- To work as part of a multi-agency team delivering interventions to safeguard adults and/or children at risk.
- To work with families to minimise and prevent, as far as possible, children entering care due to substance misuse and other related issues.
- To engage and undertake comprehensive needs led assessments concerning substance misuse in order to reduce risk and maximise safety within the family setting.
- To support individuals in accessing and engaging with the local substance misuse team.
- To raise awareness around the dynamics of both substance misuse and Recovery and the potential impacts on self and on children.
- To provide information and advice to colleagues within the Family Safeguard Team regarding the risk and protective factors surrounding families experiencing substance misuse and recovery.
- Identify and deliver effective interventions for substance misuse to increase safety and reduce risk
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 see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details, a summary is below:
- To deliver a range of interventions to families and carers through structured and unstructured 1-2-1 and group interventions
- To promote Recovery opportunities and link families and carers with Peer support and mutual aid as appropriate
- Plan, develop and oversee interventions tailored to meet identified needs and agreed goals within the overall support package.
- Provide 1:1 support to enable the person to understand and deal with their substance misuse and its impacts on their children and other family members.
- To develop and sustain links with multi-disciplinary services including statutory and non statutory providers of Tier 2,3,4 drug services, safeguarding services, criminal justice services and providers of wrap around services.