Support Worker

Job ID: 
SW1104
Location: 
North East Drug and Alcohol Service
Salary: 
£8.00 - £12.00 (Depending on experience)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Team Leader

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Support services to clients in Drug and Alcohol accommodation service

OUR CLIENT:

Our client has an excellent and validated track record of providing high quality outcomes focused support services to a wide range of client groups across the North East. These include people with mental health, alcohol or drug issues, a history of offending, people with learning, physical or sensory impairments and long term conditions, younger or older people with support needs, teenage parents or people at risk of domestic abuse or homelessness.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Responsible for the delivery of high quality support services, ensuring services provided to our clients meet their needs and aspirations and comply with the standards and requirements of the organisation, our regulators and the law. As a drug and alcohol or substance misuse worker, you would help people to tackle their problems with abusing drugs (illegal, prescription and over-the-counter), alcohol or solvents. The job can be very challenging but also rewarding. You would help clients to access services such as counselling, healthcare and education. Your job could also cover the following areas:

DAILY DUTIES:

This role requires flexibility along with enthusiastic, self-motivated and creative individuals. You need the ability to work on your own initiative in a busy and dynamic role as well as a being a Positive Team Player.  This role is for a passionate individual who believes they can make a difference to individuals.

Experience of working face to face with vulnerable young people or other vulnerable groups

Experience of key-working and outcomes monitoring
Knowledge of the issues facing young homeless people
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

The successful candidate must have previous experience of working with a range of substance misusers, and a working knowledge of substitute prescribing regimes is beneficial.

Experience working in a similar service based or community.

It would be beneficial if candidate has previous experience working with various electronic record systems.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Aisha Kalimba at Pin-Point on 0191 2615205/07743483005 or alternatively send your CV to aisha.kalimba@pin-point.co.uk

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