|• The primary role is to develop and coordinate the capacity of substance misusers to contribute to their own welfare and recovery from substance-related harms as part of an expanding programme of self-help activities.
• To work proactively and effectively with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that substance users are getting the best possible outcomes.
• Help clients develop the skills to achieve drug/alcohol-free lifestyles.
• Lead on and support the development of community-based initiatives and activities including the development of localised mutual aid opportunities
• Support the development of a strong Peer to Peer interface using lived experience as a primary driver
• Assist clients in taking advantage of various health and social well-being services.
• Encourage clients to take advantage of support groups and community organisations.
|1) To contribute to assessments as part of a multi-agency team within agreed timescales.
2) To deliver structured therapeutic support programmes in conjunction with TBRP / County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service ethos and guidance.
3) To provide one-to-one key working and support, using effective communication skills and techniques such as motivational interviewing, solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and 12-step.
4) To contribute to regular reviews of the client with partner agencies (where appropriate) and the multi-agency team.
5) To maintain client attendance records and participation in the group programme.
6) To explore, implement and supervise a range of approaches, activities and exercises, which are designed to promote health, and support individuals through community engagement and out-of-hours peer-led support mechanisms.
7) To work with session staff, housing support and employment and training services to ensure service users can benefit from routes into secure tenancies and employment that lead to meaningful and productive lives.
8) To work closely with treatment partners to ensure robust pathways into detoxification support and abstinence-based programmes and access to local recovery communities.
9) To utilise recording and statistical systems to collect and collate data and to ensure that all administration, case recording, written reports etc are maintained to agreed standards.
10) To utilise a flexible approach and, where required, participate in activities and tasks which directly respond to client needs.
11) To uphold all Basement Project policies and procedures and actively promote equality of opportunity in the course of your work.
12) To maintain a safe and welcoming and trauma responsive environment ensure health and safety standards are adhered to.
13) Ensure regular consultation with service users.
14) To contribute positively to relevant internal and external forums.
15) To collaborate effectively with partner agencies and bring a proactive approach to partnership work. Participate in providing an open access (duty) service, supplying crisis intervention, information, and advice on all aspects of substance/alcohol misuse.
16) Receive regular supervision and maintain current knowledge of appropriate interventions with regard to substance/alcohol misusing clients.
17) To undertake any other duties as instructed by the management team that will contribute to fulfilling the project aims of the Durham LERO.
18) Assertively support connections to community-based, mutual self-help groups.
19) Attend training, conferences and meetings as appropriate or as requested.
20) To attend staff meetings and other internal meetings as appropriate.
21) To work flexibly within the service to deliver the service outcomes for clients and community participants
For more information, download the Job Description file.
|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.
|We shall be holding a recruitment event on November 6th from 10:30am – 1:30pm at the Centre for Change, Whinney Hill, Durham, DH1 3BQ where you can come along to find out more about the role and our plans for supporting recovery in Country Durham.
For details on how to apply, please refer to the Careers Page.