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Senior Recovery Coordinator
Substance Misuse | 1 WC1X |£17.44 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 3-4 months | Job Ref: BD8882 | Posted: 15/05/2024

Central is currently recruiting for a Senior Recovery Coordinator, to work in the Camden area. The service provides support to adults in recovery from substance misuse, with the aim of supporting them to access relevant treatment.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Temporary cover is required for approximately 3-4 months. The pay rate for this role is £15.56 per hour, with £1.88 holiday pay, totalling £17.44 per hour.

Please note: for this role you'll be working across treatment centres, GP's, Local Community Residents Hubs and other services and hostels.

In this position, you will be expected to;
- Hold a caseload of 20 key clients who have been referred following treatment and conduct regular key work sessions resulting in agreed SMART support plans
- Arrange and carry out assessment interviews and triage for new referrals into the service
- Facilitate group activities within the service in response to identified client need or as part of a project wide programme of group work
- Deal with referrals and provide short interventions to move client through the pathway
- Provide advice and guidance on Benefits, Housing, Offending, Health and wellbeing.
- Support clients to access education, training, and employment opportunities, including accredited qualification, college courses and recreational courses.
- Support service users to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles
- Work effectively with stakeholders and other agencies to support client's needs
- Promote the development of social skills and peer mentoring relationships to improve self-esteem, recovery and independence
- Support team members to develop understanding and awareness of substance misuse
- Participate in information advice and guidance client 'drop-in' sessions across a range of settings
- Provide signposting for clients needing to access community services such as mental health and well-being services.
- Assess, update, and refer service users for vaccination and immunisation programmes
- Provide information, advice and guidance on Treatment options, Residential Rehab and Prescribing
- Support the wider team to deliver interventions for individuals, including harm reduction & trauma informed approaches to engagement/re-engagement with services

Please note: this role involves lone working

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience of working with complex needs clients (e.g. mental health and substance misuse)
- Experience of managing a caseload of clients and creating Support Plans
- A good understanding of safeguarding issues and the ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessments related to this
- Experience of working within substance misuse treatment
- Knowledge of harm reduction and health promotion interventions
- The ability to assess and recovery plan service users and formulate written reports
- An understanding of the Recovery Model, and the ability to engage and motivate people to move towards independence and inclusion
- The ability to work in partnership with external stakeholders, particularly community mental health services and/or substance use services

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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