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Recovery practitioner

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum Inclu HCAS
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
This position is for a 6 months fixed term contract for either Nurses or Recovery practitioner backgrounds. Working as part of a Substance Misuse multi-disciplinary team in a community drug service for service users with complex substance misuse needs, the post holder will, using a range of generic and or specific tools be responsible for providing individual service user assessment and identifying, delivering and evaluating care interventions. This will include providing direct care to service users.

The post holder will have a designated caseload of service users, delegated by the Clinical Pathway Manager or designated supervisor. They may also take on a care co-ordination role for a specific group of service users.

Care will be delivered within the framework of NICE guidelines evidence based best practice and models of recovery and abstinence. The post holder will also be responsible for carrying out a range of profession specific or general tasks as part of an identified treatment process or as identified in the service users individual care or recovery plan.

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Service Manager/Clinical Lead or designated supervisor the post holder will undertake a range of necessary tasks identified within the individual care plan. This will involve delivering care and interventions appropriate to the post holders level of experience and competences without direct supervision To contribute to multi-disciplinary comprehensive, culturally appropriate assessments to establish eligibility for health and social care services. To undertake continuous risk assessment and to contribute to effective risk management. Recognizing and valuing service users as individuals the post holder will ensure that the care provided respects equality and diversity that is supportive of service users and their carers. This will include encouraging service users to accept an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care and with their consent, where appropriate seek the cooperation of friends, relatives and/or carers.Utilizing agreed frameworks and guidance such as NICE or NTA evidence based best practice and or local policy and procedure, as well as a range of profession specific tools, the post holder will actively assess, plan and determine the care needs of service users. They will undertake and contribute to specific or multi-disciplinary team reviews of such care.T

About us

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) provides high quality, safe and innovative mental health care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital. We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. However, we also provide substance misuse services in Westminster, and a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to people living in Kingston. Our trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world's leading academic health science partnerships. In addition we have specialist programmes which provide help and treatment for: veterans living in London, young people caught in the cycle of gang culture, older people living with dementia and other age related mental health conditions. For more information, please access the following link:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working effectively with clients who have a variety of complex needs and substance misuse. Case load management, duty cover, group support . Care planning and risk assessments as part of 12 week review processes. Working as part of and MDT. Managing clients on Opiate substitute prescribing. Offering harm minimisation and brief interventions as part of evidence based treatment.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Registered General Nurse Current registration with a relevant professional body or Diploma in Mental Health Practice or a recognised professional healthcare qualification or demonstrable experience of working in Substance Misuse field.
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing academic study


  • Level 2 Safeguarding Children or Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults certificate

Knowledge and Experience


  • Demonstrable experience caring for people with mental health issues in an in-patient, community or substance misuse care setting
  • Previous experience of working in mental health or a substance misuse setting
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of utilising a variety of assessment tools currently used in practice in relation to determining risk and assessing / planning care needs

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as Able to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the roles within the multi-professional team

Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Better Lives

99-101 seven sisters road London


N7 7QP

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