Dual Diagnosis Recovery Worker

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Enfield
Salary
£31,163 to £37,875 a year per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Substance misuse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified individual to join our established and highly energetic dual diagnosis team in Enfield, as a Dual Diagnosis Recovery Worker on a full time permanent basis. The service comprises clinical and psychosocial elements of substance misuse treatment which will be delivered within an exciting new model of delivery focused upon recovery and underpinned by a key working system based upon a variety of skills around structured psychosocial and recovery consistent packages of care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder should be enthusiastic and experienced in key working individuals having problems with substance misuse. Experience of working with individuals presenting concomitant substance misuse and mental health problems is a bonus. You will be responsible for devising and implementing packages of care for clients with dual diagnosis presentations in a variety of mental health teams under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Practitioner and Operational Manager. Please note: This post is subject to a DBS and OH Clearance.

About us

The Dual Diagnosis Network in BEH-MHT NHS Trust is at the forefront of delivering modern Tier 3 care for people with mental health and substance misuse issues. The care and management of Dual Diagnosis patients within NHS is becoming an increasingly important specialty in its own right and DDN is developing high quality, clinically effective services for this exceptionally vulnerable group. DDN is a beacon service operating under a Hub and Spoke Model, being fully integrated within Trust Mental Health services, whilst at the same time fostering strong partnerships with non-statutory substance misuse services in the Trust and other external organizations. Another important role of the service is the design and delivery of dual diagnosis training to other Trust and external organizations, to help build on staff awareness, skill set, clinical practice and ethos in delivering quality care services to patients with concomitant substance misuse and mental health problems.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Possession of an appropriate qualification or relevant experience and can demonstrate its relevance to this role i.e. the National Diploma Level 3 in Substance Misuse and/or a minimum of two years' experience in the field of addictions
Desirable
  • Experienced in the use of ITEP or other psychosocial interventions such as addictions counselling or Motivational Interviewing
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Essential
  • Recent and relevant experience of working with clients experiencing issues with substance misuse
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of assessment of people with substance misuse and related problems
Desirable
  • Some knowledge of working in liaison with GPs
  • Experience of working in community settings
  • Experience of working in dual diagnosis service
  • Experience in case/care management for vulnerable and complex mental health and substance misuse problems
  • Evidence of working with complex mental health and substance misuse service users within in-patient and/or community settings
  • Able to apply advanced understanding of physical, psychological and social needs of complex mental health and substance mis-users - dual diagnosis
  • Experience in contributing to multi agency case/care management plans for service users with dual diagnosis presentations
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential
  • Ability to work independently if necessary and as part of a team, coupled with the ability to share skills
  • An understanding of the principles and practice of harm minimisation. A commitment to working within the harm reduction model of practice
  • The ability to conduct a strengths based assessment eliciting a client's recovery capital
  • An awareness of the physical, psychological and social needs of substance misusers
  • A commitment to obtain an understanding of the theories and practices of safeguarding procedures for children and vulnerable adults
  • Ability to establish working therapeutic relationships and maintain professional boundaries
  • Ability to work with stable drug users in a low threshold support setting
  • Basic knowledge of blood borne infection (BBV) and their impact on this client group
  • An understanding and knowledge of the main psychoactive drugs used by this client group, their effects and current treatments
  • Ability to manage challenging behaviour/ crisis intervention
  • Ability to work in sometimes highly distressing and emotional circumstances
  • Willingness to handle body fluids, eg urine screening and body fluid spillages
  • Ability to design training programmes, educating others about substance use, health and social well-being in formal and informal settings
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written. To be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience of using word processing and database, as well as a willingness to improve existing skills
  • Understanding of Care Programme Approach
Desirable
  • An understanding of Public Health directives and their impact on service delivery
  • Experience of using electronic case management systems
  • Awareness of the Recovery Model
  • Evidence of applying working knowledge of complex interactions in mental health and substance misuse
  • Able to formulate assessment, risk and care management of dual diagnosis service users
  • Evidence of ability to develop, sustain and provide support to individuals with drug, alcohol and mental health needs
  • Evidence of knowledge and application of Mental Health Act, Community Programme Approaches
  • Evidence of knowledge of good practice guidelines on Dual Diagnosis and implications on service delivery
  • Able to develop and maintain professional and service user relationships across multiple Hospital and Community settings
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Essential
  • The ability to understand and implement Equal Opportunities Policy, at a level appropriate to the job
  • A non-judgemental approach to drug use and drug users
  • Willingness to deliver services in partner agencies and across multiple sites within the Trust
  • Sickness (or attendance) record that is acceptable to the Trust to be checked prior to appointment. Declared medically fit by the Occupational health department of the post


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