Other 2023-02-24 10:23:45
Job Title: Community Outreach Support Worker
Salary: Up to £24,168 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
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.
-To provide a high-quality service to offenders and clients who have a history of substance misuse related problems by engaging with them in a custodial and community setting.
-To be a point of contact for Police custody suites across Buckinghamshire.
-Provide relevant interventions based upon appropriate assessment or need and provide all relevant services in line with agreed targets and objectives
-Provide advice, advocacy and harm reduction advice to clients who have a history of problematic substance use.
-Where appropriate to work in close partnership with other agencies to ensure clients access a full range of services
-To promote One Recovery Bucks to a wide range of partners, key-stakeholders and the general public.
-To work directly with offenders, clients and potential clients delivering motivation interviewing interventions to support clients in accessing services.
-To engage with offenders who either test positive for Class A substances, request to speak with a Substance Misuse Worker or have been arrested for a drug / alcohol related crime
Undertake assessments & provide harm reduction advice.
-To implement and manage referrals using structured guidelines & to provide support for continuity of care.
-To attend appropriate internal and external meetings.
-Raise awareness of Naloxone to professionals and service users
-To manage own workload, engaging in the provision of brief interventions, assessment and care planning to people with substance related problems.
-Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects including the link between offending and substance misuse.
-To contribute to the development of services and policies.
-To participate in and plan training for other professionals/groups.
-To participate in regular supervision and take part in annual appraisal and review.
-To comply with all One Recovery Bucks (ORB) policies and procedures.
-To positively promote ORB at all times within court teams and to all external partners
The ideal candidate for this role will have or be willing to work towards:
-A qualification in substance misuse, social work, nursing and/or counselling, psychology or NVQ Level 3 in a related field.
-Experience of direct client work with drug users or a comparable client group.
-Experience of using assessment tools.
-Experience of one-to-one work abilities and attributes.
-To evidence experience of proactive client engagement.
-The ability to work in a pressurised, multi-disciplinary environment.
-The ability to work effectively and efficiently within a team and build effective working relationships with other agencies, and at the same time be abel to work autonomously.
-A non-judgemental attitude to drug and alcohol misuse
-Good written and verbal communication skills with a good level of IT skills.
-Effective listening skills
-Good computer skills including use of Microsoft programmes such as Word and Excel
-Knowledge of the range of community drug services and models of treatment
-Knowledge and processional experience of the Criminal Justice System
-An understanding of the needs of drug users and knowledge of harm minimisation.
-An understanding of care planning
-Knowledge of brief intervention methods including Brief Solution Focussed Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
Please note all candidates will need to go through the enhanced DBS process
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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