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Recovery Worker

Recovery Worker

Service: Milton Keynes Adult Substance Misuse Service

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £21,228 - £25,117 (p.a.)

Type: Full time (37 hours)

Ref: 036/19

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our Milton Keynes Adult Service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our service users and their families?

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Recovery Worker in our busy Milton Keynes Adult Substance Misuse Service. At our friendly hub, which includes a recovery IT suite and kitchen, we offer group work and one to one packages to help sustained recovery.

About the role

The Recovery Worker role involves working as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for people with substance misuse problems. You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate long term planned care for substance misusers and have responsibility for caseload management of service users who may or may not have a need for medically assisted recovery.

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week, including some evening work.

The Person

You will have experience of working in adult substance misuse services including:

  • Working as part of a team to prevent drop out and engage individuals in to the Service
  • Managing a case load of individuals who may or may not have a need for medically assisted recovery.
  • Undertaking assessment of individuals entering the Service through various referral sources
  • Developing, facilitating and reviewing a group work programme which meets the needs of the service user and includes specific groups for complex clients
  • Providing a holistic package of care to individuals which meets their needs and includes diversionary activities and employment, training and education.
  • Providing a range of harm reduction interventions including BBV screening, Naloxone workshops and needle exchange.
  • Providing a range of one to one interventions including MI, SFBT and CBT.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service
  • Eye tests for VDU users
  • Excellent Learning & Development Opportunities and Career Progression
  • Generous Contributory Pension Scheme

For an informal discussion, please contact Craig McGuire, Team Leader on 01908 250730.

To apply, you will need to download and complete our application form. We would be grateful if you could also complete our equality monitoring form.

Closing date:  Sunday 22nd September

Interview date:  Thursday 3rd October

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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