Substance Misuse Support Worker - Runcorn

Substance Misuse Support Worker

Service Care Solutions are currently working with a private provider within the Substance Misuse field to appoint a temporary Support Worker.

This is an ongoing full time contract position working directly with service users recieving treatment & support with Substance Misuse & Addiction in a rehab setting.

Main Duties of a Substance Missuse Support Worker

  • Provide advice, information and support to clients including referral to aftercare services that focus on maintaining an abstinent lifestyle.

  • Work with clients to produce appropriate and achievable recovery plans to help them address their identified needs.

  • Ensure clients observe the programme's rules and support the manager in investigating and taking action where these may have been breached including substance testing.

  • Support clients with the prompting of their medication, conduct accurate and timely medication audits and maintain accurate medication records.

  • Assist in the day-to-day operation of services by working with clients, enabling them to cope with practical aspects of daily living (life skills, benefits, housing).

  • Ensure residents attend external appointments in line with their care plan by supporting them to access transport or accompanying them if necessary.

  • Oversee and or conduct effective intake, assessment and discharge interventions.

  • Assist the therapeutic team to carry out accurate, complete and timely risk management planning and reviews in conjunction with external third parties where appropriate.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience of working closely with Substance Misuse Clients.

  • Ability to undertake lone-working safely and effectively.

  • Ability to negotiate and influence effectively in terms of professional boundaries.

  • Ability to develop and review risk management plans.

  • Ability to express empathy and a non-judgemental attitude with a calm, caring approach.

  • Capacity to handle intensive and pressurised situations.

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