Family Support Practitioner / Drug and Alcohol Worker

  • Job Reference: 717865267-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Sector: Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Family Support Practitioner with experience of providing specialist family expertise, advice and interventions to staff and service users including families and carers is required for a well-established organisation based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

SALARY: up to £28,000 per annum (depending on experience)

LOCATION: Based in the High Wycombe office - unfortunately remote/homebased working is not possible for this role

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 37.5 hours per week - may include evening, weekend and bank holiday work

PLEASE NOTE: A covering letter, explaining your suitability for this role, is required (please ensure it is within the same document as your CV)

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Family Support Practitioner with experience of providing specialist family expertise, advice and interventions to staff and service users including families and carers.

The organisation delivers the leading adult's substance misuse service in Buckinghamshire, and the Family Support Practitioner will provide support and treatment to those affected by someone's alcohol and drug use.

The ideal candidate for Family Support Practitioner will be well respected within the field, as they will need to be the specialist resource within the team and to a range of statutory and non-statutory multi-agency partners.

The Family Support Practitioner will contribute to the development of family service protocols and policies in line with national guidance, and signpost service users to other services, which will meet their needs in accordance with the objectives in their care plan.

APPLY TODAY

If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV with a covering letter, explaining why you think you are the best person for this post, as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.

Please put your covering letter within the same document as your CV to ensure that we receive both together.

DUTIES

Your role as a Family Support Practitioner will include:

  • Be a specialist resource within the team for the family provision and interventions
  • Contribute to the development of family service protocols and policies in line with national guidance
  • Signpost service users to other services, which will meet their needs in accordance with the objectives in their care plan
  • Provide information to the Service Manager, the Clinical Governance Lead and Team Manager when required to do so
  • Leading and being responsible for family provision role within the team
  • Ensuring that all family interventions and practice is evidence based and up to date with relevant national and local policy and legislation
  • Supporting and training staff in developing the skills and knowledge specific to families and carers interventions
  • Attending internal and external multi-disciplinary teams in their specialism
  • Supporting a service users, families and carers through their treatment journey from beginning to end
  • Embracing the concept of recovery and demonstrating this in your day-to-day work
  • Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation
  • Updating and the Development of family and carers pathways and protocols specific to role in conjunction with management team
  • Promote partnership work and develop integrated care pathways with local family and carer agencies
  • Quality Control and Support in the audit process
  • Provide training and mentoring to other staff to help the service develop and to support staff in their continuous professional development
  • Keep leaflets and promotional material up to date
  • Promote the role
  • Keep up to date with general health developments in the field of drug treatment particularly in their lead role of families

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Vocational qualification e.g., NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent qualification
  • Demonstrable education and/or training in substance use work
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of service users with drug and/or alcohol related problems
  • Experience in managing a caseload of service users with complex needs
  • Awareness of issues faced by others involved with people experiencing drug and alcohol related problems
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor the message to the audience
  • Able to deliver a range of services/treatments/interventions in a person centred, non-judgmental manner
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity when developing support packages
  • Collaborative team working skills
  • Adaptable and able to work in a challenging and changeable environment
  • Ability to deliver against agreed objectives and targets

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV's of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-P9371

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