Recovery Worker

Inclusion

The closing date is 21 July 2024

Job summary

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 Havant 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 Recovery Worker (working 37.5 hours per week) at Inclusion Recovery Hampshire's Havant 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.

About us

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!

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6388205

Job locations

Inclusion Havant, The Orion Centre

Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park

Havant, Hampshire

PO9 5BG


Job description

Job responsibilities

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 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field o CBT o Motivational Interviewing o Brief solution focussed therapy o Mapping techniques (ITEP/BTEI)
  • Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, social studies

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in the drug and alcohol field

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
Person Specification

Qualifications

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field o CBT o Motivational Interviewing o Brief solution focussed therapy o Mapping techniques (ITEP/BTEI)
  • Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, social studies

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in the drug and alcohol field

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Inclusion Havant, The Orion Centre

Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park

Havant, Hampshire

PO9 5BG


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Inclusion Havant, The Orion Centre

Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park

Havant, Hampshire

PO9 5BG


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

SMS Recovery Worker

Paul Smith

Paul.Smith@mpft.nhs.uk

03001240103

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6388205

Job locations

Inclusion Havant, The Orion Centre

Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park

Havant, Hampshire

PO9 5BG


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