Social Care  2023-02-24 10:54:59


£20434 – £21830/annum

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Job Title: Community Connector
Salary: £20,434.37 – £21,830.87 p.a.
Location: This role can be based in either High Wycombe or Aylesbury
Job Role: This is a full-time/permanent role (37.5 hours per week) and may include some evening and weekend work including bank holidays (part time hours may also be considered)
Job Summary:
As a Community Connector with the Oasis Partnership, you will be a valued part of the One Recovery Bucks team delivering the service alongside the Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust and Connection Support.
Job Purpose:
-To provide a wide range of interventions with service users in recovery and substance users not yet accessing treatment, engaging them in community and open access services, initial assessment and recovery planning.
-To provide and support the delivery of harm reduction and recovery focused outcomes, promoting and creating opportunities for service users to change.
-To work collaboratively with partners such as health, well-being, probation, education, employment, training, volunteering, housing and social support enabling a full integrated service to be offered.
-To promote mutual aid and service user involvement, facilitating access by maintaining referral pathways.
-To promote One Recovery Bucks to a wide range of partners, key-stakeholders and the general public.
Responsible for:
-Work as an integral part of the service in delivering high quality and time bound interventions to service users throughout Buckinghamshire.
-Providing community open access services, which include assessment, needle and syringe exchange, harm reduction, structured and semi-structured interventions.
-Work with a range of partner and community organisations supporting long-term sustainable change for service users.
-Support the updating of an online Community Support Services Manual.
-Engaging and supporting people new into treatment.
-Supporting a service user through their treatment from assessment and throughout their recovery journey.
-Holding a caseload of non-complex service users
-Promoting Service User, Carer and Community Involvement
-Promoting visible recovery and community integration
-Reducing drug and alcohol related harm to service users and the wider community
-Ensuring that your work is evidence based, up to date and in accordance with current policy, legislation and best practice. Demonstrating an understanding of service users physical and mental health needs and be able to support and refer as appropriate.
-Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation with our online database (Illy Carepath)
-Supervising Peer Mentors, Volunteers & Supporting Recovery Coaches
Service User Work:
-Provide a needle syringe exchange service and distribution of Naloxone and Naloxone Training.
-Provide harm reduction advice, information and support with an emphasis on safer drug or alcohol use, safer sex, awareness of blood borne infections.
-Engage service users into treatment and throughout their Recovery Journey
-Complete screening, assessments and recovery/care plans.
-Manage a caseload of non-complex service users.
-Identify and effectively manage risk with service users
-Work within Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults processes.
-Deliver a range individual and group interventions.
-To assist and support prescribing regimes as appropriate.
-To make home visits as appropriate.
-Demonstrable commitment to service user involvement
-Support and supervise Volunteers and Peer Mentors.
-To participate in regular supervision and take part in annual appraisal and review.
-To attend relevant internal and external meetings.
-To be prepared to work some evenings and weekends and bank holidays.
-A commitment to the equal opportunities and confidentiality policies of One Recovery Bucks.
-To be committed to anti-discriminatory practice.
-Travel to various locations consistent with service and client needs.
-To take part in all relevant training and development opportunities.
-An understanding that some service users will be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the start of their treatment.
-To undertake any other duty relevant to the role as directed by the Community Manager.
Please note all candidates will need to go through the enhanced DBS process
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer
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Please note; due to the nature of the role, no sponsorship or relocation packages will be available for this position and so candidates must be eligible to both live and work in the UK to be considered.
Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of: Recovery Worker, Social Care Worker, Recovery Support Worker, Drug Misuse Support Worker, Alcohol Misuse Support Worker, Social Care Support will also be considered for this role


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