Specialist Alcohol Recovery Worker
The closing date is 13 June 2023
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
- Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
- Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
- "In our Gift" providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
- The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
- Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
- Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
- Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
- Child Care Vouchers Scheme
- Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
- NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes
Main duties of the job
Provision of primarily 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.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.
Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.
We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.
25 May 2023
Agenda for change
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per annum
Full-time, Flexible working
43-45 Bridge St, Andover
The role lends itself to experienced applicants, who have robust knowledge of alcohol (and the risks associated with alcohol and other substances) and its effects both physically and mentally. Delivery of harm minimisation, facilitating safe reduction plans, liaison with health care professionals, conducting home visits, supporting referrals to inpatient units or facilitating home detoxes will form part of the role. In addition to this, the successful applicants will also be required to create holistic care plans, identify and manage risks accordingly. Caseload management skills and good organisational skills are essential to supporting the clients treatment journeys.
- Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies
- Relevant training / Qualification in associated field oCBT oMotivational Interviewing oBrief solution focussed therapy oMapping techniques (ITEP/BTEI)
- Considerable experience of working with alcohol users .
- A commitment to and understanding of harm reduction & recovery approaches to working with Alcohol users who may also use other substances
- Excellent communication skills and a willingness to promote service user involvement.
- Experience of developing and Delivering group work.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
43-45 Bridge St, Andover
For questions about the job, contact:
East Area Lead