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Substance Misuse Worker – Swanswell Worcestershire (876)

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Substance Misuse Worker
Salary: £22,650 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Based: Redditch with some travel to other Worcestershire services when required.

Job Ref: 876

Cranstoun and Swanswell, two national charities providing support to people affected by addiction and other life challenges, merged in December 2016 to form the Cranstoun Group.  The two charities have a shared vision to save, change and rebuild lives which makes this an exciting partnership with a strong future.

Swanswell’s Substance Misuse Workers are responsible for co-ordinating the treatment of service users, helping them to deal with their substance misuse so that they can change their lives and be happy and reach their recovery goals.

We’re looking for talented and motivated people to work with our service users in Worcestershire. If you are someone who enjoys problem solving to help people change their lives for the better, this role’s right for you. The most important thing you’ll bring to this role, is your desire and ability to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

You’ll need to be able to work with service users holistically, helping them to access other services that can help with the practical problems they may be facing as a result of their substance misuse (e.g. housing, financial, healthcare etc.).

This post is based at Redditch however there will be a requirement for county wide working.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Adult Barred list check.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: Thursday 11 July 2019

Interview date: TBC

 

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Incident Coordinator – Cranstoun, Brighton – (877)

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Incident Coordinator
£15,177 to £18,822.60 prorated per annum including excellent benefits
21 hours per week
Based at Pavilions, Brighton and Hove
Job Ref: 877

Our skilled and compassionate employees work closely with services users and their families to change and save lives. We combine proven expertise in treatment and recovery with innovative approaches, and actively involve those we help in improving the design of the services we provide.

We are seeking a highly confident individual to join our Quality Governance Team, who has the skills and ability to develop, implement and maintain effective incident and complaint management systems and processes across Pavilions. You will take full ownership of both the administrative and reporting functions for incidents and complaints.

You will need to be extremely motivated as you will often be working alone, as well as part of the Quality Governance Team. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to develop a career within quality governance and safety.

It is essential that you have experience of database or data system administration, maintenance and management. In addition, you will be a concise communicator, with the ability to provide clear and fluent reporting information, both in writing and verbally.

You will have excellent attention to detail, combined with effective administration skills and a strong work ethic, so you can meet deadlines and deliver a quality service. Knowledge and experience of working with Datix or an equivalent incident reporting management system would be beneficial.

This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

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Closing date: Sunday 14th July 
Interview date: Friday 2nd August

 

Engagement & Recovery Worker – Cranstoun, Sandwell (871)

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Salary: £19,554 – £27,905 per annum
Hours: 35 per week
Based: Sandwell, Smethwick
Permanent
Job Ref: 871
3 x positions available

Cranstoun:Sandwell provides a range of services for those affected by drugs and alcohol. The preventative and self help approach of the service compliments the established treatment and recovery interventions delivered across the Borough ensuring the service caters for all levels of need.

Our skilled and compassionate people work closely with services users and their families to change and save lives. We combine proven expertise in treatment and recovery with innovative approaches and actively involve those we help in improving the design of the services we provide.

You will be responsible for delivering all elements of substance misuse work including, case management, needle exchange, outreach, group work, access and engagement as well as other associated duties. You need to be committed to the recovery agenda and encouraging clients to utilise their recovery capital within their community and have group-work experience. There will be a requirement for evening work on Wednesday evening until 8pm on a rota basis.

Previous applicants need not apply

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check against the adult barred list.

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Closing date: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed

Blue Light Engagement and Recovery Worker – Cranstoun, Sandwell (868) INTERNAL ONLY

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Salary: £19,554 – £27,905 per annum (Depending on Experience)
Hours: 35 per week
We welcome applications from Part Time Workers and will consider Job Share)
Based: Sandwell
Contract: Secondment until January 2021
Job Ref: 868

Cranstoun:Sandwell provides a range of services for those affected by drugs and alcohol. The preventative and self help approach of the service compliments the established treatment and recovery interventions delivered across the Borough ensuring the service caters for all levels of need.

You will be responsible for delivering all elements of substance misuse work including, case management, needle exchange, outreach, group work, access and engagement as well as other associated duties. You need to be committed to the recovery agenda and encouraging clients to utilise their recovery capital within their community and have group-work experience. There will be a requirement for evening work on Wednesday evening until 8pm on a rota basis.

 The assertive outreach workers’ role

The two assertive outreach workers will have the following objectives:

  • Increasing identification of and referral of individuals to the Blue Light approach by working across other multi-disciplinary teams in the borough
  • Engaging eligible individuals not known to community treatment services
  • Acting as care coordinator for a small number of particularly problematic and disengaged individuals to deliver harm reduction and manage risk
  • Ensuring robust referral and proactive referral pathways with emergency services including engagement training for a range of front line staff
  • Providing robust and active access to treatment and wider support provision
  • Gathering and utilising local/town level intelligence to coordinate targeted outreach patrols
  • Gathering evidence in relation to availability and visibility of harmful products for use within the Licensing agenda
  • Safeguarding and risk management

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

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Closing date: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed

Support Worker-Swanswell, Birmingham (872) x 9

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Salary: Up to £17,316 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Based: Birmingham

Job Ref: 872

Swanswell support workers are responsible for offering practical support to service users so that they can change their lives and be happy. The role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to connect with people. You’ll work with service users in the community and their own homes, supporting them to develop skills and work towards independent, fulfilling and enjoyable lives. You will deliver high-quality person-centered housing support.

Support workers manage a caseload of people, which may include children, young people, and adults, helping them to learn and develop skills that will help them to make sustainable changes to their lifestyle. This may include supporting them to:

  • prevent homelessness by finding and/or maintaining accommodation
  • live within supported accommodation
  • live safely and independently in their own home
  • access primary health care services
  • improve and maintain mental health and wellbeing
  • maximize their income
  • budget money and pay bills

Support workers supporting our service users with HIV or TB will be required to ensure access, maintenance and adherence to medical treatment for people identified as being at elevated risk of not doing so. Our enablement focus aims to help people to self-manage and fully engage with NHS treatment options and other services available to maintain health and wellbeing.

You’ll need to have good writing and computing skills and be able to work confidently with all Microsoft programs. You’ll also need to be very organized, and have the ability to work to deadlines

This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and Adult Barred list.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: Wednesday 31 July 2019

Interview date: applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and interviews are taking place on a rolling basis

 

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