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Substance Misuse Worker (for the One Recovery Bucks Service)

The Oasis Partnership

High Wycombe




Posted: 17/11/2023

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Job Title: Substance Misuse Worker (for the One Recovery Bucks Service)

Salary: Up to £27,311 p.a. (pro rata for part time)

Location: This role is based in High Wycombe, but an Aylesbury base would be considered

Job Role: This post is a full time / permanent role (37.5 hours per week) and may include evening, weekend and bank holiday work (however, part time hours would be considered)

The Candidate: We are only able to consider applicants with experience of working within the substance misuse field, with a good working knowledge of drugs and alcohol.

Job Summary:

To work within the One Recovery Bucks (ORB) team to provide a dedicated comprehensive recovery focused service for people with drug and alcohol misuse across BucksResponsibility for:

Provision of drug and alcohol treatment to service users within the locality
Holding a caseload of service users and being responsible for offering a range of interventions to that individual
Ensuring that your work is evidence based, up to date and in accordance with current policy and legislation
Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentationSkills and Expertise:

A good working knowledge and understanding of service users with drug and/or alcohol related problems
Awareness of issues faced by others involved with people experiencing drug & alcohol related problems
Proven verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor the message to the audience
Able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity when developing support packages
Collaborative team working skills
Adaptable and able to work in a challenging and changeable environment
Ability to deliver against agreed objectives and targetsQualifications:

Vocational qualification e.g. NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent qualification (or working towards)
Demonstrable education and/or training in substance misuse workTo ensure quality standards are maintained by:

Monitoring own performance to ensure it meets expectations and agreed performance criteria
Reporting variances to expected outcomes to the line manager
Participating in and utilising management information and data collection systems as appropriate
Participating in the continuous improvement of the serviceTo continuously review own performance and development needs to assist growth and development by:

Participating in open two-way dialogue during supervision, case management and appraisal meetings agreeing own task and development objectives and reviewing these as appropriate
Participating in training and other development opportunities as agreed within the supervision and appraisal process
To provide mentoring support for new and/or inexperienced workersTo ensure a safe working environment for self, colleagues, and service users by:

Ensuring good standard of housekeeping is maintained within own area
Ensuring risk assessments are completed when appropriate
Taking personal responsibility for own safety e.g. reporting concerns, ensuring appropriate vaccinations and eye tests etc. are obtained
Complying with all H&S policies and procedures including serious untoward incidents and accident reportingTo ensure compliance with internal and external standards and codes of conduct by:

Meeting all regulatory requirements
Complying with The OASIS Partnership's Code of Conduct, policies and proceduresThis job description reflects the overall scope and responsibilities of the role. All jobs change or evolve over time in order to meet corporate or local needs and this job description will therefore be subject to periodic joint review and change if required.

Please note all candidates will need to go through the enhanced DBS process

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Please note; due to the nature of the role, no sponsorship or relocation packages will be available for this position and so candidates must be eligible to both live and work in the UK to be considered.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of: Recovery Worker, Social Care Worker, Recovery Support Worker, Drug Misuse Support Worker, Alcohol Misuse Support Worker may also be considered

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