Job Details

Substance Misuse Assertive Worker

Southend-on-sea, Essex, United Kingdom, British Pound . GBP British Pound . GBP 11.41-11.41 Annual Annual, Not specified

Posted: 8 days ago

Description

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Substance Misuse Assertive Worker to join their team based in Southend on Sea. You will be there on a part time, permanent basis, and you will be offered a competitive salary of £11.41 per hour.

Our client is one of the largest housing, care and support providers in London and the South East. To keep things running smoothly requires the combined efforts of a highly talented team - one they hope you'll be joining soon. They have recently successfully secured a long term - 7 year contract to deliver the Severe and Multiple disadvantage service for the local community, this includes providing support within a complex needs hostel.

They offer an annual bonus scheme, pension and a wide ranging benefits package that also includes healthcare and comprehensive training.

The Substance Misuse Assertive Worker role;

The role is dedicated to the continued delivery of support to those drugs and alcohol using clients and other chronically excluded adults in Southend who have been traditionally hard to engage in services designed to reduce the negative impacts of their substance use and to tackle contributory and ancillary factors.

This role will be delivered on a rota basis, predominately out of hour (early's and late's) and including weekend working.

Responsibilities of their Substance Misuse Assertive Worker;

- Being closely involved in multi-disciplinary case conferences designed to deliver improved engagement of complex individuals and, where appropriate, being the 'arms and legs' of such meetings

- Working closely with the dedicated Alcohol Liaison Nurse service to provide support to individuals identified in Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as having drink-related health problems which could be mitigated via educative and treatment interventions

The ideal Substance Misuse Assertive Worker will have the below skills and experience;

- Good working knowledge of Welfare Benefits, Complex Needs, Mental Health, Drugs & Alcohol Misuse and Education, Training & Employment options

- Empathic, persistent and patient and a good understanding of some of the barriers faced by this client group in accessing services

- Strong diplomatic skills

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as their Substance Misuse Assertive Worker then please click 'apply' now, they would love to hear from you!

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Interview Date: 7th March 2018

An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

Job Details

353260413
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Southend-on-sea, Essex, United Kingdom
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British Pound . GBP British Pound . GBP 11.41-11.41 Annual Annual