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Recovery Practitioner
Substance Misuse | 1 KT6 |£13.68 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 3-4 months | Job Ref: BD7761 | Posted: 13/10/2021

Central is currently recruiting for a Recovery Practitioner to work in the Kingston area. In this role you will be based within a substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions. The service actively promotes recovery and works with individuals that are directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse.

The appointed worker will be located at the service hub and at times will work across the local community, undertaking a wide range of 'duty' and 'care-coordination' functions.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. There are no evening or weekend shifts. Cover is required for approximately 3 months, with the possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £12.63 per hour, with £1.05 holiday pay totalling £13.68 per hour.

In this role, you will be required to;
- Carry a service user caseload of 30 clients with substance misuse issues (drug and alcohol)
- Promote recovery in both group and one-to-one settings to support clients throughout their treatment journey
- Complete comprehensive substance misuse assessments, risk assessment and Wellbeing & Recovery Activation Plans with service users to ensure personalised and recovery focused treatment journeys
- To support individuals to achieve key treatment outcomes using a variety of evidence based approaches and tools such as ITEP Mapping, Motivational Interviewing, and Relapse Prevention.
- Carry out regular Recovery Plan reviews and attend and co-ordinate multi-disciplinary review meetings
- Maintain accurate and timely service user records through the case management system
- Work in partnership with clinical and aftercare services, primary care services, Criminal Justice agencies, Young Peoples' services, treatment providers, service users and the local community
- To issue clients prescriptions under either direct or indirect supervision
- Monitor service users' on-going illicit drug use and the impact this may be having on their mental or physical wellbeing, recording any changes in the service users records and reporting these to a registered practitioner
- To work proactively and flexibly to prevent service users from dropping out of treatment and to re-engage them if they do

To apply for this role you must have the following:
- An understanding of harm reduction approaches and their application across a variety of substances.
- Experience of conducting risk assessments and developing, implementing and evaluating risk management plans.
- Experience holding a caseload
- Ability to deliver one-to-one psychosocial interventions with service users at different stages of behaviour change, make appropriate assessment of need and draw up appropriate support packages.
- Ability to engage, motivate and support vulnerable individuals through group and one-to-one interventions.
- Experience inputting data (such as case notes, risk assessments and care plans) into a client database system
- Previous experience working within a prescribing service.
- Previous experience working within a recovery focused service.

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible. The appointed candidate is expected to be immediately available, following a successful interview

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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