Band 5 Community Support Worker - Basingstoke

Job Ref: mids-com-basing
Occupation: Social Care
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 10 November 2022
  • Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK Basingstoke Hampshire GBR RG21 3AA
  • Specialist Mental Health
  • £15 - £36 per Hour
  • HOUR
  • Band 5
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Trust: Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Location: Community in the Basingstoke area

Role: Locum Band 5 Community Support Worker / Recovery Worker

Inclusion based in Basingstoke, are looking for two Band 5 Community Support Workers/Recovery Workers to support the team. Please see attached Job Description for more information.

* Band 5 Community Support Worker/Recovery Worker
* 37.5 hours per week
* Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
* Start ASAP for 12 weeks
* Specific skills: case management, assessment of needs, recovery work, harm minimisation, safeguarding adults and children
* Basingstoke area

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

* Provision of drug & alcohol treatment to Service Users within the locality.
* Holding a caseload of service users and being responsible for offering a range of interventions to those individuals.
* Supporting service users through their treatment journey from beginning to end
* Embracing the concept of recovery and demonstrating this in your clinical work
* Ensuring that your work is evidence based, up to date and in accordance with current policy and legislation.
* Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation.

JOB PURPOSE:

To provide a dedicated comprehensive Tier 2/3 service to people with drug use problems their families and friends within the organisational framework of the Inclusion Recovery Hampshire.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client Work

* To accept referrals, assess need and make appropriate recommendations as part as a robust 'duty system'.
* Provide harm reduction advice, information and support with an emphasis on safer drug use, safer sex, HIV, Hepatitis A,B and C and other blood borne infections
* Be responsible for maintaining a full case load of complex clients as the key worker.
* To make home visits consistent with need.
* To carry out comprehensive assessments, construct care packages with multi disciplinary colleagues where required, review care plans in a structured format and manage onward referral.
* To assist and support medical and nurse prescribers during harm reduction and prescribing clinics.
* To provide a range of structured psycho-social interventions including CBT based brief solution focused therapy and motivational enhancement techniques.
* Make domiciliary visits to service users particularly for those with disabilities and to those with family responsibilities.
* Retain contact with service users whilst they are accommodated in residential rehabilitation units including visits when required.
* To create and facilitate group work interventions.
* To provide a needle exchange service.
* Demonstrable commitment to service user involvement.
* To work with a range of professional in ensuring service users' needs in terms of safeguarding and mental health are met.
* Carryout needle exchanges, home visits and the running of clinics.
* Encourage and work with service users to move forward in their recovery
* Encourage and work intensively with service users to support them move away from maintenance treatment where appropriate

If you require additonal information please contact Jamie.Redpath@medacs.com or call 01785 256434 opt.1 opt.3

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