Ref. 59352

Substance Misuse Worker

  • Location: Cardiff, Wales
  • Salary: £21 - £21 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Substance Misuse Worker I £21 P/H I Cardiff

Seven Criminal Justice is looking for a qualified Substance Misuse Worker to fill an exclusive opportunity within a leading organisation in Cardiff.

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 manage a case load and coordinate and deliver assessment and evidence-based interventions (brief and structured), recovery planning and aftercare planning.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues and key stakeholder across multi-disciplinary teams, ensuring adherence with all WDP 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 evidence-based psychosocial one-to-one and group interventions as part of an effectively integrated care package and to take an assertive approach to service user disengagement.
  • Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including the needle & syringe programme delivery, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus intervention, overdose prevention including naloxone programmes.
  • 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 WDP services.
  • Identify risks and take appropriate action in accordance with local, national and organisational Safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Actively contribute to multi-disciplinary review meetings internally and externally.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records using the designated case management system in compliance with WDP Information Governance policies and procedures.
  • Work flexibly, including across multiple sites and peripatetically when required.

Applicant Requirements:

  • 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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