Support Workers - Substance Misuse Charity

  • Exeter (EX4), Exeter
  • From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum depending on experience

Our client is a high performing social enterprise, providing substance misuse services within the Dorset Community and in partnership with CareUK a number of prisons across Devon and Dorset. Their mission is: To open doors for people affected by substance misuse so they can improve their lives and those of their families and communities.

As a Support Worker, you will have an important role in working as part of a wider team supporting individuals as part of the Substance Misuse Service delivery.

They are currently seeking to fill the following role:

Support Worker x 2 
Hours: Full time, 35 per week 
Salary: £16,000 to £18,000 per annum depending on experience 
Based: HMP Exeter, Devon
Contract:
 Permanent 
Reference: 28.17

The type of service that our client's teams carry out is highly valued by service users and prison staff. As part of their team, you can make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing, perspectives on their long term potential and ultimately their lives. This charity can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. For all roles, in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, they offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, child care vouchers, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

Key responsibilities will include working with clinical teams to monitor and observe individuals during the administration of their medications. Support Workers also provide individuals with important health and harm reduction information and advice covering a range of areas, as well as basic levels of recovery focused psychosocial support. You will also contribute to the continuity of care through effective liaison with partnership agencies and undertake key administrative tasks including the collection and inputting of data and information systems.

You will already be an effective communicator, comfortable with conveying key information efficiently and effectively both in writing and verbally. As well as proficient with administration and IT skills, you will be experienced at managing your own time, workload and priorities. You will have at least five GCSE’s (or equivalent) and either hold or be willing to undertake a Vocational Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care.

Whilst not essential, previous experience of working within a similar recovery orientated environment and/or as part of multi-disciplinary team in a social or health care environment, would be a distinct advantage. This could include experience of: administering drug and alcohol tests, working with people with drug and alcohol problems, assessment and individual care planning, involvement in delivering a range of evidence based psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings.

More importantly, you will have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude. You will be keen to develop professionally through their training programme and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within the structured environment of a prison.

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2017 at Noon 
Interview date to be confirmed 
Please ensure that you quote reference number 28.17

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