Social Care  2023-08-30 12:23:03



Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Job Title: Substance Misuse Outreach Support Worker (Aylesbury)

Salary: £24,618 pa.

Location: Aylesbury

Job Role: This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week). Flexible working hours may include evening, weekend and bank holiday work.

Reports directly to the Safeguarding & Complex Needs Manager

The Candidate: We are only able to consider applicants with experience of working within the substance misuse field, with a good working knowledge of drugs and alcohol.

Job Purpose:

To work for the One Recovery Bucks Service in the Aylesbury Vale community – taking a multi-agency approach working with all partners also working in the area, offering a targeted support option to people using drugs and alcohol, or at risk of using substances as they may be homeless, living at hostel, recently released from prison or on community order.

To provide a wide range of interventions with service users and substance users not yet accessing treatment, engaging them in community and open access services.
To provide an essential liaison role to draw in local community assets to support the delivery of harm reduction and recovery focused outcomes, promoting and creating opportunities for service users to change.
Work collaboratively with partners to ensure sustainable recovery opportunities are embedded within the service by integrating health, well-being, education, employment, training, volunteering, housing and social support.
To promote mutual aid and peer support groups, facilitating access by maintaining referral pathways.
To promote One Recovery Bucks to a wide range of partners, key-stakeholders and the general public.
To motivate and engage people with Recovery Network Opportunities, Early Intervention groups, Harm Reduction, Access to Employment, Training, Education and Volunteering support.Responsible for:

Work as an integral part of the One Recovery Bucks service in delivering high quality and time bound interventions to Service Users throughout Bucks
Engage people into open access services, which include take up off the needle and syringe exchange programme, harm reduction, structured and semi-structured interventions. Covering at least one open access service per week to link from community into services.
Work with a range of organisations and members of the community to harness local community assets, bridging between the community and One Recovery Bucks, supporting long-term sustainable change for service users. And those not in service eg cannabis users – it is not necessarily about getting them into treatment but diverting them elsewhere.
Ensure local information is regularly updated to recovery assets register
Engaging and supporting treatment naïve
Supporting a service user through their treatment from assessment and throughout their recovery journey as appropriate
Supporting clients within Open Access, holding a small caseload of non-complex service users working collaboratively to reduce harm and build their recovery capital ensuring positive outcomes are achieved.
Promoting Service User, Carer and Community Involvement
Promoting visible recovery and community integration – promoting One Recovery Bucks and Recovery Network opportunities.
Reducing drug and alcohol related harm to service users and the wider community – street drinkers, students, street homeless.
Ensuring that your work is evidence based, up to date and in accordance with current policy, legislation and best practice. Training available on local policies and procedures.
Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation.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 support throughout their Recovery Journey in partnership with other staff.
Complete screening and asset-based mapping to identify appropriate recovery focused interventions.
Supporting recovery plans with service users that are goal focused.
Care-coordinate an identified caseload of service users as appropriate to role.
Identify and effectively manage risk with service users
Identify and effectively oversee all Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults processes engaging with ORB lead as appropriate.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


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