Jobs in the Voluntary Sector

Young Person’s Substance Misuse Practitioner

£17.00 – £18.50 per hour     Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire   Temporary

Job Description

Young People; Substance Misuse

Substance misuse

Shared Care, Substance Misuse Worker

Your new company

You will be joining an established organisation which places the service user at the heart of everything they do. This organisation is focused on supporting vulnerable people in the community. This organisation primarily supports service users are whose lives have been held back by a range of social issues and concerns, including substance misuse and other forms of addiction, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse, mental health issues and offending. Therefore, they are committed and passionate about getting service users lives back on track

Clients Vision

“Being the best is not a measure of size or turnover but of impact. We aim to be the best by having the maximum impact on the lives of those we work with. Each journey is different. Our role is to support each person to travel as far as they can towards a stable and productive drug-free life”

Your new role

* Conduct assessments with service users, ensuring accurate collection and dissemination of information.
* Understanding of threshold levels relevant to Opiate Substitute Treatment and suitability placement within primary and secondary care settings
* Work on a one-to-one basis with a large caseload of service users to ensure that care planning and outcome monitoring is conducted on an individual basis according to the specific needs of the service user.
* Work within a cultural framework to ensure that the needs of various cultures are met.
* Advising health care professionals in relation to opiate substitute treatment.
* Construct and coordinate opiate prescription and community dispensing systems.
* Attend regular GP review meetings in relation to opiate prescribing and care planning towards recovery coordination.
* Provide support and harm minimisation advice to service users.

What you’ll need to succeed

Must have experience working within the Substance Misuse field along be able to perform the duties above competently.
Available immediately
Signed up-to the DBS Up-Date Service.

What you’ll get in return
Long-term contract with a National Substance Misuse Charity
Weekly pay with a competitive rate

What you need to do now
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