Recovery Builder

(Kirklees) POSITION NOW CLOSED

Location:Kirklees
Hours:37.5 hrs per week
Salary:£11.00 per hour
Responsible to:Responsible to: Kirklees Recovery Manager

Overview:TBRP are intending to deliver a new, innovative project which will develop bridges between the integrated treatment services and the wider community by providing a range of discovery/recovery focused interventions to adult drug and alcohol users across the locality. With an ethos and belief that recovery is self-defined, contagious and within reaches of any individual, irrespective of their circumstances, we want to recruit a dynamic individual to join the current team.
With other key successful services across neighboring boroughs, we will build on this success to create more opportunities for members to begin and continue their recovery journey across Kirklees.
To help achieve this, we invite people who share our passion, commitment and enthusiasm for personalised care and Recovery to apply.
The successful candidate will co-ordinate, support and resource the development of recovery communities within Kirklees. Using recognised mapping tools the post holder will identify recovery assets / resources within these communities, and support the development of independent and self-sustaining community groups.

This is an exciting opportunity to:

• Develop links and build relationships between the provider(s) and the public/private/third sector in the locality in order to promote and sustain the recovery agenda.
• Develop relationships that build on the mutual (or symbiotic) opportunities for supporting members and or those in recovery to sustain their recovery.
• Develop opportunities between provider(s) and the public/private/third sector to support members and those in recovery to develop opportunities that sustain recovery by providing diversionary activities, development or employment.
• Find new ways of working that promote the recovery agenda including the adoption of asset based working methods.

Operating Principles:TBRP has developed a number of operating principles that it believes are essential to providing effective and inspirational care and support for its members. They should be viewed as overarching expectations for all roles at TBRP.

All staff will contribute to the ongoing development of an ambitious, inspirational and outcome focussed culture at every level of service delivery.

All roles will tangibly contribute to provide hope, empowerment, choices and opportunities that promote people reaching their full potential as individuals and community members.

All service delivery will model the belief that we all have the potential to make positive changes and to lead meaningful and purposeful lives, as involved and contributing members of society.

Main Purpose of Post:To co-ordinate, support and resource the development of recovery communities within Kirklees. Using recognised mapping tools the post holder will identify recovery assets / resources within these communities, and support the development of independent and self-sustaining community groups.

The focus of all interventions will be:

• To reduce drug and alcohol related harm to the individual, their families and the wider community
• To promote healthier lives, wellbeing and active citizenship
• To increase member choice
• To identify, develop and sustain support network across the area
• To promote the support of individuals into both abstinence based and medically assisted forms of recovery
• To support individuals into paid employment and/or relevant training, education or occupation
• To promote member and significant others involvement

Key Responsibilities:• Develop a ‘connected communities’ resource pack and map showing where the resources are and how they are inter-linked within each location
• Develop a ‘recovery community’ guide and promote it within the treatment sector nationally through established links with recovery groups / mutual aid groups
• Ensure the timely and accurate collection, recording and reporting of specified data, and provide additional relevant reports as required.
• In conjunction with the Kirklees Recovery Partnership identify areas of potential service development across the Region.
• Ensure high quality services are delivered consistently and adhere to best practice guidelines.
• Provide a degree of flexibility and contribute to the wider strategic aims and on-going development of the service.
• Work within the TBRP governance framework.
• To develop links and build relationships between the provider(s) and the public/private/third sector in the locality in order to promote and sustain the recovery agenda.
• To develop relationships that build on the mutual (or symbiotic) opportunities for supporting members and or those in recovery to sustain their recovery.
• To work closely with the Kirklees Recovery Partnership and the new member involvement function, Kirklees United to identify opportunities for the development of member groups, recovery communities, recovery networks, social enterprises (or similar e.g. community interest companies) that lead to productive outcomes for those in recovery.
• To develop opportunities between provider(s) and the public/private/third sector in the locality that supports each other’s organisational aims around recovery.
• To support members and people in recovery to develop opportunities that sustains recovery by providing diversionary activities, development or employment.
• To act as a link between the provider(s), public/private/third sector in the locality, members/ those in recovery and KRP in order to identify opportunities for development and access any financial/other resources that may be available to support such outcomes.
• To find new ways of working that promote the recovery agenda including the adoption of asset based working methods.
Key Activities:Below is a non- exclusive list of key activities.
• Ensure members receive a high quality service in line with TBRP policies and procedures and as required by Stakeholders.
• Ensure that members are appropriately involved in service development.
• Design and implement service developments as determined and agreed with the Service Manager, Senior Management Team and Governance Board
• Implement the full range of TBRP policies across the sphere of responsibility.
• Ensure adherence to TBRP’s policies on diversity and equal opportunities, promote best practice, and that the service reflects the needs/aspirations of all communities.
• Ensure all vulnerable adults and children at risk are safeguarded appropriately.
General Terms of Reference:In carrying out the above duties the post holder will:
• Participate in appraisal, supervision and Learning & Development processes.
• Keep abreast of developments in services, legislation and practice relevant to the client group.
• Contribute to maintaining safe systems of work and a safe environment.
• Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post.
• Work flexibly across operational sites within an agreed number of hours as required maintaining the most appropriate level of service provision. This will include evening and weekend working.
• Take responsibility for personal development and participate in regular supervision and appraisal.
• Seek to improve personal performance, contribution, knowledge and skills.
Essential Criteria:• Experience of working with substance/alcohol misuse issues and a clear understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services.
• Experience of developing and delivering therapeutic support programmes including 12-step model
• Knowledge of the issues facing substance/alcohol misusers including appropriate medical interventions, social care and health issues.
• Community based support practices.
• Maintain professional boundaries and work effectively with partnership agencies.
• Demonstrate skills to undertake administrative duties.
• Confidence to work on own initiative as well as part of the team
• Experience of contributing to project development.
And the ability to:• Communicate confidently and effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Respond flexibly to the demands of the post.
• Understand and have a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity.
• Employ a professional, empathetic and non-judgmental attitude towards service users.
• Show commitment to facilitating positive outcomes for service users.
Desirable Criteria:• Professional qualification in substance misuse, counselling or social work and / or relevant experience.
• Knowledge of models of Recovery
• Access to own transport (essential).
• Knowledge of local services and geography.
Specific DANOS standards:AA6 Promote choice, well being and the protection of all individuals
AA2 Relate to, and interact with individuals
AA3 Support individuals to access and use services and facilities
AA4 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals
AB1 Support individuals who are distressed
AB2 Support individuals who are substance users
AB3 Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive and aggressive behaviour
AB4 Contribute to the protection of individuals from harm and abuse
AB5 Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance users
AB8 Contribute to assessing and act upon risk of danger, harm and abuse
AC1 Reflect on and develop your practice
AC2 Make use of supervision
AC3 Contribute to the development of the knowledge and practice of others
AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects
AD4 Develop and disseminate information and advice about substance use, health and social well-being
AG1 Develop, implement and review care plans for individuals
AG3 Assist in the transfer of individuals between agencies and services
AH4 Support individuals to undertake and monitor their own health care
AI2 Help individuals address their substance use through an action plan
AJ1 Help individuals address their offending behaviour
AJ2 Enable individuals to change their offending behaviour
BA3 Contribute to the development of organisational policy and practice
BB1 Promote your organisation and its services to stakeholders
BD3 Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
BE2 Receive, analyse, process, use and store information
BE4 Supply information for management control
BI5 Promote effective communication for and about individuals
BI1 Develop productive working relationships
BI6 Develop and sustain effective working relationships with staff in other agencies
BI7 Participate in inter-disciplinary team working to support individuals
Notes:This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Amendments: This description accurately reflects the present position; it may be amended and reviewed. Any change will be made following a proper period of consultation.

For details on how to apply, please refer to the Careers Page.