Your main operational responsibilities will be as follows:
- Maintain good relationships and communication with service users, colleagues and community partners to ensure that a professional and consistent service is provided
- To provide advice, information and reports clearly and concisely via the most appropriate channel (e.g. verbally, in writing, telephone, email etc.) whilst being sensitive to the needs of the audience (e.g. service user, professional)
- Provide easily accessible, non-judgemental and confidential services, which support service users in reducing harm, assessing need, planning their recovery and reviewing progress, under guidance with an experienced member of staff
- Deliver strength based assessments and recovery plans under guidance with an experienced member of staff
- Maintain and update client files accurately and on a regular basis that ensure that NDTMS, TOPs, Public Health performance frameworks and reporting requirements and fully complied with, under guidance with an experienced member of staff
- Undertake evidence based interventions with service users in both 1-1 and group work settings (i.e. Motivational interviewing, ITEP, CBT, brief solution focussed therapy etc.) to promote engagement in treatment, encourage self-esteem, well-being, responsibility and enhance motivation, under guidance with an experienced member of staff
- Work with service users in a holistic way ensuring that their needs are meet, including areas such as Safeguarding, housing, medical, criminal justice and mental health including referrals to appropriate services and joint working arrangements, under guidance with an experienced member of staff
- Provide accurate advice and information regarding substance use and associated life style behaviours that reduces the risk of overdose, reduces the spread of blood borne viruses, promotes healthy living, and minimises the potential risks and impact of drug related crime and disorder on the wider community, under guidance with an experienced member of staff
- Contribute to the protection of all individuals from abusive and aggressive behaviour
- Share information sensitively within the terms of information sharing protocols with a range of agencies when necessary in line with cgl policies and contractual requirements, under guidance with an experienced member of staff
- To contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the service offered to clients and actively involve, engage and consult with service users regarding on-going service development, under guidance with an experienced member of staff
At Change Grow Live, you will be working towards an Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months!
Potential for ongoing training and development following successful completion of apprenticeship.
The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.
- Excellent team working and interpersonal skills
- Good time management skills, and an ability to work on own initiative
- Knowledge and experience of using IT applications such Microsoft Word and Excel
- An interest in the social care sector, within the field of drugs and alcohol
- Focus – we focus on the service user as the way to achieve positive change for the individual and community at large
- Empowerment - allows service users and employees to reach their full potential and achieve their ambitions
- Social justice - a shared commitment as individuals and as an organisation
- Respect - for each person we engage, without reservation or judgement
- Passion – being driven by innovation and determination – to bring about the safest, healthiest outcomes for individuals and communities
- Vocation - means our work is more than just a job
No previous qualifications required.
- Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
- Functional Skills in maths and English