Community Support Worker (Substance Misuse)

Social Care
Job Type:
Full Time
South East

£17,800 to £19,100 per annum
£17800 - £19100 per annum

Community Support Worker required by a charity based in Aylesbury supporting people with drug and alcohol misuse across Buckinghamshire. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Salary £17,863 - £19,140 depending on skills and experience.
The key purpose of the role is to provide a wide range of interventions with service users and substance users not yet accessing treatment, engaging them in community and open access services

-Work as an integral part of the service in delivering high quality and time bound interventions
-Provide community open access services, which include the needle and syringe exchange programme, harm reduction, structured and semi-structured interventions.
-Work with a range of organisations and members of the community to harness local community assets, bridging between the within tha community
-Create and maintain an online Community Recovery Assets Register
-Support service users through their treatment from assessment and throughout their recovery journey.
-Hold a caseload of non-complex service users working collaboratively to reduce harm

Skills and Expertise:
-Awareness of issues faced by others involved with people experiencing drug and alcohol related problems
-Proven verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor the message to the audience
-Able to deliver a range of services/treatments/interventions in a person centred, non-judgmental manner
-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 targets

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS  

Closing date Monday 4 June 2018
Apply now with your CV and a Covering Note and we look forward to hearing from you.

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