Substance Misuse Link Worker
I am currently recruiting a Substance Misuse Link Worker to support an established tier 2 and tier 3 drug and alcohol treatment service in Derbyshire.
Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Contract: 3 Months+
Pay: £12-£13p/hr (Ltd)
The successful individual will deliver substance misuse specific interventions to service users, mainly rough sleepers who are given a home through an unconditional tenancy.
Service users require wraparound support to help them overcome addiction without the need to access temporary accommodation first.
I am looking for someone with substance misuse experience, who can deliver substance misuse interventions in an outreach capacity with locality working.
The job role will aim to:
Increase the engagement of those with complex needs into substance misuse services.
Increase the up-take of community treatment on hospital discharge
Increase medication compliance of patients within community settings
The positions require dedication, enthusiasm and tenacity.
Key skills include providing harm minimisation advice, prescription management and evidence based psychosocial interventions.
A driver with access to a vehicle would be highly desirable although not essential
Tier 2 Low threshold substance misuse specialist interventions i.e.
drop in centres,
harm reduction and injecting equipment exchange.
Tier 3 Care planned interventions including substitute prescribing, psychodynamic
interventions and recovery support.
It is essential the successful candidate must have a minimum of 1 years' experience on their CV of working within a similar substance misuse specific role.
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