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Substance Misuse Support Workers posted by Edp Drug & Alcohol Services

Full Time

Job Description

Substance Misuse Support Workers


Due to a recent expansion of our services, we require additional staffing resource and are looking for three Substance Misuse Support Workers to join our team at HMP Portland. As a Substance Misuse Support Worker, you'll work as part of a wider team supporting individuals with drug and alcohol misuse issues within the prison.

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. Finally, you'll 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.

What we're looking for

You'll already be an effective communicator, comfortable with conveying key information efficiently and effectively both in writing and verbally. You'll be proficient with administration and IT skills, and will be experienced at managing your own time, workload and priorities.

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, and 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 and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within the structured environment of a prison.

About EDP

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. Increasingly we work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Because we focus on what's strong not what's wrong our work is highly valued by service users. Simply put, we help people to live fulfilling lives.

EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

How to apply

For further details and instructions on how to apply for this role please visit our website [Click here to apply] and download a Candidate Information Pack, EDP Application Form and Equal Ops Form.

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 28^th October 2019.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 52.19J on your application.

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting - details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.
Between £17,675 and £18,685 Per Annum
EDP Drug and Alcohol Services

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51 New North Road

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