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Assessment and Engagement Worker

  • Location: Chester, England
  • Salary: £15 - £17 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Criminal Justice is looking for a qualified Assessment and Engagement Worker to fill an exclusive opportunity within a leading charity in Wales.

The role:

      To deliver excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers, to facilitate positive outcomes.

To proactively coordinate and deliver strengths-based assessments, evidence-based interventions (brief and structured), initial risk and recovery planning and other engagement activity.

To work collaboratively with colleagues and key stakeholders across multi-disciplinary teams, ensuring adherence with all policies and Safeguarding principles.

Key Responsibilities:

      Provide high quality, person centred, low threshold services, responding to the individual and diverse needs and preferences of our service users and their significant others.

Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including through assertive outreach, needle & syringe programme delivery, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus intervention, overdose prevention including naloxone programmes.

Deliver strengths-based assessments, culminating in co-produced recovery/care planned interventions, engagement and re-engagement planning.

Enable service users to access education and employment services and health, wellbeing and recovery support activities and to signpost to other available services.

Support volunteers, peer mentors and service user representatives to take an active part in services.

Identify risks and take appropriate action in accordance with local, national and organisational Safeguarding policies.

Actively contribute to multi-disciplinary review meetings internally and externally.

Work flexibly, including across multiple sites and peripatetically when required.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ/QCF/RCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent. Or the ability and commitment to complete this within 2 years of employment (training & support provided).
  • Experience: 1-2+ years of working in a similar role
  • Compliance: Up to date DBS is required.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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