Substance Misuse Worker

  • Location: Bristol, England
  • Salary: £27791.34 - £27791.34 per annum
  • Type: Permanent / Full Time

Seven Criminal Justice are looking to fill a Permanent Substance Misuse Worker role in Bristol.

Hours: 37.5 a week, Monday – Friday
Pay: £27,791.34
Location: Bristol


  • 27 days Annual Leave plus bank Holiday allowance
  • Extensive training programmes

Job Description:

You will have responsibility for delivering evidence-based, structured support to people with primary problematic opioid use and/or dependent alcohol use within Primary Care, working alongside and supporting GPs indelivering treatment.

The role is to encourage ambition, motivate and support people to regain their independence from their substance use through the use of opioid substitution or alcohol detox medications coupled with packages of psychosocial care. Shared Care workers will provide harm reduction advice, inspire and encourage change and actively support individuals through maintenance or detox pathways. They will use a variety of evidenced approaches, including Contingency Management to support their work, and ensure that people link successfully to other services to meet their physical and mental health needs including the Community Recovery Service (CRS) within ROADS.

General Duties:

  • To be proactive in reviewing and evaluating own performance and identifying and acting on areas for improvement and development.
  • To provide advice and assistance to the Chief Executive, the Service Manager and the Board of Trustees about the development of resources.
  • To maintain timely and appropriate records (both electronic and manual), within required timescales.
  • To assist in the promotional/educational work undertaken by the Project.
  • To assist in the recruitment, training and where appropriate, to be responsible for, the support of volunteers, peers and supervision of students on placement.
  • To attend such internal and external meetings as directed.
  • To take all reasonable steps to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Policy.
  • To work within the framework and spirit of the agency’s Equalities Policy and to engage in actively promoting the Policy within the Project, and in all dealings with other agencies.
  • After reasonable consultation, to undertake any other task which is necessary, if called to do so through Line Management.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Relevant qualification (DANOS recognised), e.g. Substance Misuse , Social Work, Nursing, Relevant NVQ (Level 3 or higher). This is Desirable
  • Experience: 2 + years experience in a similar substance misuse role
  • Compliance: up to date DBS and references covering the last few years
  • 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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