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Substance Misuse Recovery Worker

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Haringey
Salary
Depending on experience
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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To work as a member of a multidisciplinary disciplinary specialist drug team, providing information, advice, assessment, caseload management, recovery and harm reduction services to drug users. To work across the treatment pathways to provide a range of interventions including duty cover, substitute prescribing, 1:1 keywork sessions, facilitation of groups, community care and GPSC

Main duties of the job

  • To work as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team actively participating in team meetings, group supervision and clinical team meeting
  • To manage a caseload of service users with complex needs, completing comprehensive assessments, risk management and treatment plans, as well as co-produced care plans with service users.
  • To work with service users who are in Opioid Substitute treatment substitute and non opiate . This includes testing service users for illicit drug use, liaising with pharmacies regarding dispensing and supervised consumption, GP liaison and producing/issuing prescriptions under the supervision of a medical prescriber.
  • To adhere to local safeguarding protocols to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. including the completion of safeguarding assessment tools, referrals to social services and producing reports
  • To work effectively with partner agencies and other professional to ensure a joined up approach to treatment and care planning


About us

Our values

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

NHS VALUES

It is recommended that where possible the NHS values below are reflected in job descriptions. Please go to the NHS Confederation website for further information www.nhsconfed.org

RESPECT AND DIGNITY

We value each person as an individual, respect their aspirations and commitments in life, and seek to understand their priorities, needs, abilities and limits. We take what others have to say seriously. We are honest about our point of view and what we can and cannot do.

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY OF CARE

We earn the trust that is placed in us by insisting on quality and striving to get the basics right every time - safety, confidentiality, professional and managerial integrity, accountability, dependable service and good communication. We welcome feedback, learn from our mistakes and build on our success.

COMPASSION

We find the time to listen and talk when it is needed, make the effort to understand and get on and do the small things that mean so much - not because we are asked to but because we care.

Improving lives

We strive to improve health and well-being and people's experiences of the NHS. We value excellence and professionalism wherever we find it - in the everyday things that make people's lives better as much as in clinical practice, service improvements and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To work as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team actively participating in team meetings, group supervision and clinical team meetings
  • To manage a caseload of service users with complex needs, completing comprehensive assessments, risk management and treatment plans, as well as co-produced care plans with service users.
  • To work with service users who are in Opioid Substitute treatment substitute. This includes testing service users for illicit drug use, liaising with pharmacies regarding dispensing and supervised consumption, GP liaison and producing/issuing prescriptions under the supervision of a medical prescriber.
  • To adhere to local safeguarding protocols to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. including the completion of safeguarding assessment tools, referrals to social services and producing reports
  • To work effectively with partner agencies and other professional to ensure a joined up approach to treatment and care planning

Communication
  • To work as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team actively participating in team meetings, group supervision and clinical team meetings.
  • To make decisions based on effective communication and risk management. To seek management and clinical advice where necessary.
  • To support the de-escalation of client incidents and in accordance with policies and practice should incidents occur.
  • To act professionally in response to verbal and non-verbal aggression and in accordance with policies and practice should this occur.
  • To be aware of and maintain professional boundaries at all times.
  • To work effectively with partner agencies e.g. Dual Diagnosis Network, HAGA, Insight Platform, St Mungos, BUBIC, Intuitive Recovery, and the Recovery Service.
  • To work effectively with other professionals e.g. Safeguarding Children and Adult Services, Housing, Mental Health, GPs etc
  • To liaise with Haringey GPs as part of local GP Shared care arrangements.
  • To attend and participate fully in all clients based meetings, business and external meetings when required, including Core Groups and Case Conferences as required.
  • To develop a network of contacts with relevant agencies to promote service accessibility for the client group.

Patient/Customer Care
  • To carry out initial screening and triage assessment for new clients, and to follow up immediate risk/needs appropriately.
  • To carry out in-depth strength based assessments, including assessment of physical and mental health needs, social and support issues.
  • To provide crisis intervention and duty services on a rota basis, for service users whose Keyworker is not available.
  • To provide harm reduction advice, information and support with an emphasis on safer drug use, safer sex, HIV, Hepatitis A,B and C and other blood borne infections.
  • To carry out Dry Blood Spot testing for service users at risk from Hepatitis C, and to discuss and support service user with possible outcomes both before and after testing.
  • To work closely with the nursing team and refer service users who test positive for BBVs .
  • To manage a caseload, this may include service users with complex needs.
  • In consultation with service users and multi-disciplinary team, to develop flexible and realistic strengths-based recovery plans.
  • In consultation with multi-disciplinary team, to review care plans at agreed intervals, with the focus on service user input and participation, according to service policy.
  • To provide one to one keywork and care coordination with service users, ensuring that strength based assessment and care and recovery planning is conducted on an individual basis according to the specific needs of the service user.
  • To employ a range of interventions with service users, including ITEP, Motivational Interviewing, Level 1CBT-based brief solution focused therapy.
  • To be fully familiar with treatment tools, including any tools that measure the cycle of change and the phasing and layering of treatment, to use in key work sessions and in supervision, and to be able to provide training on such tools.
  • To provide information about, signpost to and facilitate access to Recovery-focussed activities such as Mutual Aid, Peer Support, ETE, etc.
  • To support prescribers with substitute prescribing for service users. This includes testing service users for illicit drug use, liaising with pharmacies regarding dispensing and supervised consumption, GP liaison and producing/issuing prescriptions under the supervision of a medical prescriber.
  • To support the Community Care Coordinator with the assessment of service users for Tier 4 Treatment in line with the FACS criteria.
  • To work with other team members to plan, facilitate and evaluate a comprehensive group work programme, including relapse prevention, harm reduction, SMART Recovery, Open Groups.
  • To identify and support suitable service users into GPSC.
  • To be flexible and able to deliver interventions in any of the treatment pathways dependent on the needs of the service
  • To follow local Safeguarding procedures in order to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults.
  • To support the production of reports necessary for social services, courts or other external organisations.
  • To make home visits consistent with need and in line with Trust policies.
  • To provide harm reduction services, such as the onsite needle exchange and distribution of Naloxone, in line with Grove guidelines.
  • To participate and support services users to become involved in service user activities such as production to plan, design and review the service.
  • Where appropriate, to engage friends and family of the service user in their treatment, where explicit consent has been given.
  • To work with service users and colleagues involved in the criminal justice system, this may involve those workers with appropriate clearance covering criminal justice teams rotas


Person Specification

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Professional registration
  • Basic education
  • First degree, masters, (must state which field)


Desirable

  • second degree
  • masters


EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Experience required to do the job
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge gained in previous employment or elsewhere


SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Essential

  • Specific skills that will enable candidate to fulfill job role, including IT skills


PERSONAL QUALITIES

Essential

  • Should include team working, interpersonal skills and written and verbal skills, importance of a positive can do attitude and a positive attitude to change


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

The Grove Drug Substance Misuse Service

09 Bruce Grove

Haringey

N17 6RA

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306-BEH-1530

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