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Recovery Coordinator - Case Management Team

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Substance misuse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within Achieve BBST, specifically with the teams based in Trafford. We are looking to invite people who share our passion, commitment, and enthusiasm for personalised care and recovery to apply for the positions of Recovery Coordinators.

The post holders will be committed to assisting others to make positive and empowering changes to their lives and working with the MDT they will work with service users to initiate and assist in sustaining recovery from drug and/or alcohol dependence and building recovery capital. The successful applicant will work within a team of fellow professionals and carry a caseload of service users with diverse needs. Achieve Trafford are committed to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults, and all applicants will be required to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service user's benefit from the diverse skills and expertise of our staff. We are committed to the principles.

Main duties of the job

Achieve Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

Achieve Trafford are looking to recruit 2 x full time Recovery Coordinators posts within GMMH Specialist Services Network, Substance Misuse

The post holders will be involved in multi-agency working with other professionals to meet the needs of the population. You will also work closely with and maintain the close working relationship that is established with external agencies. The post holder will provide these in safe, effective and timely manner. Previous experience in managing a caseload of service users is preferable.

The post holders will enjoy working within a busy, friendly and professional team.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT, branded as Achieve, is keen to support and develop all new members of staff with their training and development needs.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

These roles are based within a busy team of motivated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable recovery coordinators who work very well on their own initiative as well as being part of a successful case management team.

Main Duties & ResponsibilitiesTo undertake case management of people with substance misuseproblems, keeping them fully informed of the range of services and support available to them and the choices they have.

To provide effective care coordination to an identifiedcaseload of complex service users, delivering appropriateinterventions, liaising with families, carers, and otherprofessionals where appropriate to ensure that service users' needs are met.

To develop recovery action plans with service users that will help them to define and monitor their goals.To provide a range of interventions in line with the goals set out in the recovery action plan.

To liaise with other groups and agencies in the localcommunity to support service users to access relevantservices which will meet their health and social care needs.

To support service users to engage with mutual aid/self-help support groups and services to help them in their recovery journey and promote independence.

To engage with families and carers where appropriate.

To encourage and support users to adopt safer practices andhealthier lifestyles

To undertake targeted outreach work

To actively promote service user and carer involvement in theTo actively participate in team meetings.

To actively work as part of a team in order to create working conditions conducive to providing better and fairer services to substance users, their families and the wider community.

To value, promote, and manage diversity, and to activelyencourage equality of opportunity in all areas of ones work.

To ensure a safe environment for service users, colleagues and visitors in accordance with the Trust Health & Safety Policy.

To adhere to Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines at all times.

To maintain paper and electronic records in line with Trust data quality policies, and respond to internal & external service information requirements in consultation with the Service Manager.

To maintain quality standards in every area of ones work inaccordance with regulations.

To make use of regular professional and managementsupervision and to take responsibility for updating personal knowledge and skills in order to meet the objectives of the post.

To undertake any other reasonable duty, when requested to do so by an appropriate Trust manager.

To understand and comply with all Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

To understand the Trusts Strategic Goals and how you cansupport them.

To understand the need to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and adhere to all principles in effective safeguarding.

To carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post inaccordance with Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity and dignity in care/work policies and principles.

To access only information, where paper, electronic, or, inanother media, which is authorised to you as part of the duties of your role.

Not to communicate to anyone inside or outside the NHS,information relating to patients, services users, staff, contractors or any information of a commercially sensitive nature, unless done in the normal course of carrying out the duties of the post and with appropriate permission.

To maintain high standards of quality in corporate and clinical record keeping ensuring information is always recorded accurately, appropriately and kept up to date.

To ensure their day to day activities embrace sustainability and reduce the impact upon the environment by minimising waste and maximising recycling; saving energy; minimising water usage and reporting electrical faults, water leakages or other environmental concerns to the facilities department or their line manager.

Take reasonable care of the health and safety of yourself and other persons.

To contribute to the control of risk and to report any incident, accident or near miss.

To protect service users, visitors and employees against the risk of acquiring health care associated infections.

To take responsibility for your own learning and development by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn in line with appraisal and supervision.

Please see full Job description and Person Specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification essential qualifications Essential
  • oEducated to diploma/NVQ 4 level (or equivalent demonstrable experience in a health or social care setting) and willingness to undertake further specialist training once in post
Experience in Substance Misue Essential
  • Experience of working with service users in a health or social care setting
  • Experience of working as part of a team in order to achieve a shared vision/goal
  • Experience of working with service users in a substance misuse setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Have knowledge of the physical, psychological and social effects of substance misuse and appropriate interventions
  • Have an understanding of the current thinking around recovery oriented service provision
  • Have an understanding of assessing and managing risk in a variety of contexts
  • Have knowledge of community based recovery resources / organisations / agencies within the locality
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Have the ability to handle challenging situations and behave in a professional manner
  • Have effective and coherent oral and written communication skills
  • Have proficient IT skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mails packages

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