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Opiate Or Alcohol Recovery Worker
Complex Needs | 1 LU1 |£20.62 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 3-4 months | Job Ref: BD7730 | Posted: 15/09/2021

Central is currently recruiting for an Opiate/Alcohol Recovery Worker, to work in the Luton area. The service provides structured treatment interventions for those suffering from substance misuse issues.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Please note, there is a requirement to work one late shift per week (12PM/1PM - 8PM/9PM). Cover is required for 3 months with the possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £18.00 per hour, with £2.62 holiday pay, totalling £20.62 per hour.

In this position, you will be expected to;
- Hold a caseload of 65 key clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed Support Plans.
- Complete comprehensive risk and needs assessments
- Engage people who have substance misuse problems and provide them with advice, support and recovery focused structured clinical interventions to support their recovery and primary health care needs
- Develop individual recovery plans that clearly identify how achieving each goal will enable progression in addressing substance use, re/integrating into the community.
- Triage assessment and onward referral to a range of treatment/community support agencies
- Work with prescribing clinicians to support substitute prescribing regimes
- Provide health education especially in regard to harm minimisation, blood borne viruses and overdose prevention
- To carry out key harm reduction strategies such as running of the Needle Exchange and distribution of Naloxone, after completion of appropriate training or demonstration of relevant experience
- Help individuals to develop recovery resources and access peer and mutual support groups to develop their own recovery capital
- Work and liaise with other agencies including health services, hospitals and GPs.

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and experience of working within a related field
- A commitment to multi-agency working and establishing partnerships with other professions to achieve good outcomes for the service user group, e.g. mental health services, criminal justice agencies, community groups, etc.
- The ability to accurately update and maintain records in a timely fashion and to work to deadlines for the submission of information, e.g. reports.
- Excellent time management skills, and an ability to work on own initiative, prioritising accordingly.
- Good working knowledge of mental health interventions, services and good practice.
- Ability to manage change successfully in a way that prioritises the needs of service users
- Ability to liaise and work in partnership with a wide range of professionals and agencies.
- Ability to communicate complex information to individuals and groups in a way that is easily understood

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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