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Recovery coordinator (Criminal Justice)

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Post Title

Recovery Coordinator (Criminal Justice)


Pathfinder Pennine Care



Band & salary scale


Hours of work

x1 full time post (37.5 hpw) and x1 part time post (18.75 hpw)

Permanent/Fixed term


Service/Ward/Department Summary:

This is an exciting time to join the team at Pathfinder Stockport. We provide a non-discriminatory and user friendly service, offering recovery focussed interventions to reduce substance misuse related harm for individuals, their families, and the local community. We work in partnership with wider health and wellbeing services to meet the diverse needs of Stockport residents, and to deliver a high standard of care.

All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff will have the amount deducted from their first months' salary.

Main duties of the job

Role Summary:

A substance misuse worker, providing recovery focussed interventions to people whose alcohol and drug misuse has resulted in a range of offending behaviour.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
  • To actively manage the recovery journeys of a case load of drug and alcohol clients with complex needs
  • To actively manage a caseload of clients receiving OST
  • To support both drug and alcohol clients through community and in-patient detoxification programs.
  • To formulate, implement and review care plans.
  • To provide reports in relation to Child and Adult Safeguarding and attend Child In Need and other safeguarding meetings

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
  • Experience of working with problematic drug and alcohol users
  • Experience of managing a caseload of clients receiving OST
  • Experience of working in a health/social care setting
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Evidence of specialist training (i.e. NVQ Level 3 or Diploma in Community Health or Drug and Alcohol Use Practitioner course) or relevant experience of working in the drug and alcohol field.
  • Evidence of, or willingness to work towards, 10 DANOS competencies.
  • Relevant professional qualification e.g. RGN / RMN / DipSW
  • Relevant training in specialist area.
  • Training in sexual health / blood borne viruses.
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working with a variety of alcohol issues and interventions.
  • Significant experience of delivering evidenced based interventions for a variety of other substances
  • Significant experience of assessing clients' health and social care needs in a drug or alcohol setting.
  • Significant experience of care planning , risk assessment and risk management as it relates to the substance misuse sector
  • Significant experience of providing advice and support on health and / or social issues.
  • Significant experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working.
  • Significant experience of delivering effective interventions to individuals and groups who have drug and / or alcohol problems
  • Significant experience of providing support to vulnerable / socially excluded individuals / groups
  • Significant experience of working as part of a team in order to achieve a shared vision / goal
  • Experience of community engagement and service user and carer involvement
  • Experience of working in a primary care setting
  • Experience of delivering Health and wellbeing interventions
  • Experience of prescription / medicines management as it relates to the substance misuse sector.
  • Experience of delivering training
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological and health effects of drug and alcohol use and appropriate interventions.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic techniques ( such as motivational enhancement)
  • Knowledge of Brief interventions and extended Brief interventions
  • Understanding of the recovery and abstinence agenda and ability to apply this to practice.
  • Knowledge of treatment options and resources available to support problem alcohol users.
  • Knowledge of issues relating to Drug and Alcohol and understanding of the principles of harm minimisation
  • Knowledge of the importance of mutual aid and peer support networks
  • Understanding of local communities and their diverse health and well-being needs
  • An awareness of policies and procedures in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, and child protection
  • Knowledge of therapeutic processes including wither social networks (e.g. systemic approaches)
  • Knowledge of Health and social Care priorities as they relate to Primary Care.
  • Knowledge of national substance misuse strategy (i.e. Models of Care, QUADS, DANOS)
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to assess, care plan, risk assess and risk manage as it relates to the substance misuse sector
  • Case management skills.
  • Ability to deliver a range of evidence based interventions for a variety of alcohol related issues.
  • Ability to deliver Brief interventions and extended Brief interventions
  • Ability to deliver evidenced based interventions for a variety of other substances
  • Ability to work with clients on a one to one and via group work
  • Ability to acknowledge diversity and promote anti-discriminatory practice / equal opportunities
  • Able to demonstrate full understanding of confidentiality issues and the ability to interpret policy into practice.
  • Ability to act calmly in emergencies and to respond in a professional manner to stressful and challenging behaviour
  • Ability to communicate drug and alcohol specific knowledge and expertise understanding of recovery capital, asset based frameworks, building social networks and importance of mutual aid.
  • IT skills in relation to data input and statistical monitoring.
  • Ability to deliver training.
  • Experience of user involvement in service development
  • Ability to undertake education and training initiatives
  • Able to facilitate and devise education and training programmes

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