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Substance Misuse Specialist / Nurse - family safeguarding team

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

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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 2 permanent posts available to work as part of our i-access Drug and Alcohol team but also to work closely with the 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 will be delivered as part of the main i-access service within their different treatment pathways. The role consists of providing clinical interventions including OST prescription management, alcohol interventions, BBV 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.

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. Some FST appointments are home visits, with occasional appointments in SCC/SABP bases so being a car user is essential.

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.

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

Please find attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details regards to the role and responsibilities.

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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