This is a role where the successful candidate will be expected to build relationships with service users to promote substance non-dependency and addictive behaviors. The role also includes providing training and groups. It will also be the responsibility of workers to support people in the common room and provide a friendly and approachable face to the charity.
The candidate will be a qualified counselor (level 4 or higher).
There will be an initial trial period of 3 months and the position is currently under contract until June 30, 2023
Purpose of the position:
- Provide high quality service to clients who present to service with a history of substance abuse issues.
- Be involved with service users, volunteers and peer mentors in the development and delivery of recovery-based programs.
- Be involved in operational tasks.
- Promote the health of service users.
- To help service users reduce unnecessary or anti-social behavior.
- Warmly welcome service users, their families, caregivers and referents.
- Accept and process new referrals in the service.
- Perform brief assessments to best meet the service user’s recovery needs.
- Contribute to the development of advice and information files for service users.
- Distribute advertising and informational materials to service users, including general leaflets and materials specific to the specialist services available (eg acupuncture, counselling, etc.).
- Contribute to the development of group educational kits to increase knowledge and understanding of substance use and its effects.
- Contribute to the development of generic groups that energize recovery capital.
- Provide advice and information to users of the service.
- Assess service users’ understanding of the range of services available, referral pathways and access to recovery
- Helping individuals reduce their substance use and other risky behaviors.
- Risk management and backup: to identify risks and communicate with relevant parties, including the service manager.
- Provide groups, individual and group work programs.
- Prepare and support service users for and during group work.
- Support and encourage peer support and understanding to consolidate group work and learning.
- Evaluate delivery and develop/adjust programs in response to feedback from service users.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of community resources and opportunities relevant to service users, including recreation, hobbies, hobbies, employment, training and education.
- Help service users connect with recovery and the wider community.
- Maintain appropriate records in accordance with high-level (north) trust policies.
- Contribute to a place of safety for all service users and staff.
- Assist clients on their recovery journey and help them integrate into the wider community.
- Undertake any additional tasks as required by the department.
- Attend meetings as directed.
Responsibilities: The incumbent must:
- Perform duties in accordance with High Level (Northern) Trust policies and procedures.
- Ensure High Level (Northern) Trust’s commitment to best practice in supporting and promoting the needs of service users as they work towards recovery.
- Undertake evening and weekend rotational work as directed by the CEO/Director.
Use supervision effectively:
- Follow managers’ advice on training needs and be prepared to work towards recognized qualifications.
- Attend staff meetings as required.
- Attend meetings as the appropriate High Level (Northern) Trust representative.
- Participate in regular policy and practice reviews.
- Undertake any other duties under the direction of the manager.
- Attend regular supervision as directed by the service manager.
- Explore evidence-based recovery initiatives that improve recovery capital for clients.
Only pre-selected people will be contacted.
Contact: CEO at email address above
High Level Trust (North)