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Substance Misuse Specialist / Nurse - family safeguarding team

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year Including 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
30 May 2024

Job Details

Would you like an opportunity to join our exciting and innovative Specialist Substance Misuse Service? I-access is seen as a forward thinking and innovative service. It has been a high performing service for many years and has remained in the NHS since it started over 3 decades ago. Quality standards are a high priority for the service and for Surrey County Council.

Main duties of the job

We have a 2 Fixed Term Contract posts for 24 months, available to work as part of our i-access Family Safeguarding Team (FST). 1 post will cover the NW of Surrey and the other post will cover SW and East Surrey. You will have 2 years experience in Substance Misuse and mental health with knowledge, skills and experience of Safeguarding Children.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic, committed to working with people with substance misuse problems and supporting them towards improving their health and wellbeing in their recovery from addiction. There is a strong focus on the Think Family agenda and treatment is delivered on several treatment pathways. The role consists of providing clinical interventions including OST prescription management, alcohol interventions, BBVC testing and vaccination for those parents who have complex needs including pregnancy, mental and physical health issues who have moderate alcohol problems.

You will also be a point of contact for Social Work colleagues if Key Workers are unavailable.

This role comprises of offering high quality evidence based interventions in line with treatment pathways.

You will work closely alongside Children's Social Workers and FST multi-disciplinary teams who meet regularly for group supervisions, Core Group Meetings, Child in Need Meetings, Child Protection Conferences and others. The majority of FST appointments are home visits, with occasional appointments in SCC/SABP bases.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Suitable for someone who is a professional, dynamic and experienced clinician and has excellent complex risk management and crisis intervention skills in a fast moving environment, adaptable and can meet the needs of Service Users establishing strong professional supportive relationships. Successful candidate will have excellent skills knowledge and experience in substance misuse and experience of working with parents in treatment. To work and act appropriately on own initiative within a multi-disciplinary team and has the skills to utilise knowledge, skills and experience to deliver a high standard of evidence based clinical interventions.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Qualification
  • Degree qualification in health related subject ie Social Work / Occupational Therapist


  • Post Graduate Qualification



  • Minimum of 2 years in Substance Misuse / Mental Health
  • Excellent standard of Mental Health and Substance Misuse knowledge, skills and experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Sound knowledge of working with OST clients and managing prescriptions
  • Experience of facilitating groups

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Two Bridges

Guildford Street


KT16 9AU

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