Recovery Worker – Substance Misuse – Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: £19,601.00 to £22,239.00 /year

Substance Misuse Recovery Worker

Permanent position, 37 hours per week

Location: Portsmouth Recovery Hub

Salary: £19,601 – £22,239 (Scale Range 19 – 23)

Service description

The Society of St James’ Recovery Hub offers a wide range of interventions including one to ones, therapeutic group work, needle exchange and prescribing interventions to people recovering from problems with drugs and alcohol who are living in Portsmouth. We offer an open door approach for people to come and access help and services when they are ready to make change or access interventions of harm minimisation. Services are delivered and integrated with Solent NHS.

Main responsibilities

The successful candidate will have experience of working with this client group and the complexities of substance use and addiction, knowledge of the impact of substance misuse on individuals, families and the wider community and be able to manage a caseload of clients safely and effectively. They will work in a person-centred approach to support individuals who want to make changes to their lives by supporting them to access interventions that are important to them. These include psychosocial group work and one to ones, medical interventions such as detox or opiate substitute prescriptions and good quality one to one interventions. Good risk management skills are essential, as is an ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with people and other agencies. This working ethic will enable SSJ to deliver our purpose to create engaging opportunities for growth and development for employees and our service user’s alike.

The role will be based at The Recovery Hub in Southsea but the work will involve visiting clients in other services or in their own homes. This will be on a needs basis, as appropriate, and you will work within a flexible 37 hour working week. Some out of hours work may be necessary in order respond to an individual’s needs.

Essential Qualities

Applicants will need to be self-reflective, motivated and able to work independently (often lone working) and as part of a team. A good background of working with people with substance misuse issues would be desirable; however, transferable skills from working with other disadvantaged groups/individuals will be considered. Prior to interview, we would expect candidates to be aware of the issues that this client group presents with and have a good knowledge of interventions, resources and agencies that are available.

Our ideal candidate will be Innovative and tenacious and able to engage meaningfully with service users. Have a good background of assessing people’s needs and risks, reflective thinking, keeping accurate records and direct experience of working effectively with other agencies to advocate and support the client’s needs.

Staff Benefits

  • A Gold Investors in People Employer
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Flexible working options
  • Buying additional annual leave
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Counselling, financial, personal support and health and well-being services via our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted laptops and computers with Jamie’s Computers

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter toexplaining how you think you meet the “Essential Qualities” above and why you should be considered for this role. We will be assessing candidates as they come through and reserve the right to end this post at any time.

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Darren Carter or Martin Cook at The Recovery Hub on 023 9229 4573

If you have not been contacted within 10 days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date: 20th October 2019

Interview date: 25th October 2019 (between 9.00am – 4.30pm)

Successful candidates will be invited to interview at The Recovery Hub, Elm Grove, Southsea.

Job Types: Full-Time

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