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Engagement & Recovery Worker Apprentice – Pavilions, Brighton (849) Internal Only

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Salary: £15,000 per annum 
Hours: 35 per week 
Based: Pavilions, Brighton

Job Ref: 848

Since 1969 Cranstoun has been making life better for those affected by alcohol and drugs. 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Engagement & Recovery Worker to join the team at our Pavilions service. As a Cranstoun Apprentice, you will develop the skills, experience and qualifications to enable you to embark on a career within the substance misuse field.  Our Apprenticeship Scheme is entirely work-based; you won’t get stuck learning in a classroom.

Working as part of a team, you will provide individual and group support to service users to empower individuals to achieve recovery.  You will deliver one to one support; assist in the delivery of group work and workshops; and contribute to outreach provision.

To become a Cranstoun Apprentice, you will need to demonstrate Cranstoun’s core values; Ambition, Compassion, Innovation and Integrity.  Experience of working or volunteering in a substance misuse service is desirable.

In return for your dedication and enthusiasm, you will be rewarded by excellent terms and conditions and employee benefits, and you will work towards a nationally recognised qualification in Health & Social Care (Intermediate or Advanced, dependant on skills assessment).

The promotion of visible recovery is a core part of Cranstoun’s services; applications to become an Apprentice are encouraged from individuals with previous experience of substance misuse and treatment services.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Previous applicants need not apply.

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Closing date: Sunday 3 March 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 12 March 2019

Administration Apprentice – Inspire, Sutton (848)

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Salary: £12,000 per annum 
Hours: 35 per week 
Based: Inspire, Sutton

Job Ref: 848

Since 1969 Cranstoun has been making life better for those affected by alcohol and drugs. 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Administrator to join the team at our Inspire Sutton service.

As a Cranstoun Apprentice, you will provide administrative support as directed by your line manager.  You will require a basic knowledge of Microsoft applications and have the ability to use e-mails and the internet to send and retrieve information.

To become a Cranstoun Apprentice, you will need to demonstrate Cranstoun’s core values; Ambition, Compassion, Innovation and Integrity.  In return for your dedication and enthusiasm, you will be rewarded by excellent terms and conditions and employee benefits.

The promotion of visible recovery is a core part of Cranstoun’s services; applications to become an Apprentice are encouraged from individuals with previous experience of substance misuse and treatment services.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Previous applicants need not apply.

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Closing date: Friday 22, February 2019

Interview date: TBC

Team Leader – Outreach and Criminal Justice Team – Inspire, Sutton (847)

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Salary: £29,245 per annum including OLW, increasing to £29,830 in April
Hours: 35 per week – (including  one weekend out of every four weekends, and occasional unsociable hours)
Based: Inspire, Sutton

Job Ref: 847

Cranstoun is an independent charity and leading provider of specialist treatment and recovery services to those affected by drug and alcohol use.

This is an exciting opportunity to become a part of our high performing integrated community drug and alcohol service in the London Borough of Sutton. You will be responsible for leading all of Inspire’s outreach services, including line managing a small team.

The core activities will be leading our criminal justice in-reach services, as well as our initiative to engage hard to reach individuals who attend St Helier hospital A&E department with  drug and alcohol misuse needs. You will also co-ordinate and support the team in completing outreach visits to clients in the community, running drop-in clinics at an array of partner agencies, and increasing the local community’s awareness of the services we offer.

You will support the team and personally undertake the task of engaging and re-engaging clients into our services. These will often be hard to reach and clients with complex needs. This will involve assertive outreach and motivational skills, as well as brief intervention and harm minimisation advice as required. The team also undertake initial assessments of clients’ needs, and determine and participate in the delivery of appropriate interventions. As team leader you will also represent Inspire at a number of multi-agency forums and panels throughout the borough.

Experience of working with drug and alcohol misuse and individuals is essential. You will also need to demonstrate experience and/ or related skills in providing assertive outreach services and team leadership. You will be a competent communicator, with the ability to work independently and be comfortable and enthusiastic, both with the highlighted client group and working in partnership with other service providers. You will need to be adept at building and maintaining stakeholder relationships, as well as confident in completing presentations to large and multi-disciplinary audiences. Previous experience or knowledge of working with clients involved in the criminal justice system will be advantageous.

Please note that the role entails working one weekend out of every four weekends, as well as occasional unsociable hours as required by the service.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Previous applicants need not apply.

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Closing date: Friday 22, February 2019

Interview date: TBC

Prescription & Incident Administrator (846)

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£18,870 – £23,23,866 p.a (dependent on experience)
Hours: 35 per week
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Ref: 846

We’re a charity empowering people to live healthy, safe and happy lives. Our skilled and compassionate teams work with service users, families and communities, helping them to make positive changes. We’ve been making a difference since 1969 by combining our expertise with innovative approaches and putting people at the heart of what we do.

We are ambitious for service users and believe we can assist them to reach their full potential. We care and act with compassion at all times. We are innovative and respond intelligently and imaginatively to local needs, delivering ever-better and more effective user-centered solutions. We act with integrity, honesty and are accountable for the services delivered and the results achieved. The way we work is open and transparent.

We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our Administration Team. You will provide Prescription Generation support to a team at IRiS Reading.

The post holder will look forward to a challenging and rewarding work environment, in which finding a balance between team working and utilising initiative is important. The ability to foster positive working relationships is essential. The post holder will be pedantic about attention to detail, be motivated and able to organise workloads, demonstrate a professional telephone manner and be able to liaise effectively with other teams and agencies.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Previous applicants need not apply.

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Closing date: Thursday 21, February 2019

Interview date: Monday 25, February 2019

Nurse Team Member x 2 – City Roads, London (828)

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£28,202 – £32,600 per annum (including Inner London Weighting)
Average 13 shifts per month including days, nights and weekends  on a rolling rota basis (We provide a 24 hour service)
Based: City Road’s, London
Ref: 828

City Roads is one of a number of drug services, in London and across the country, run by the Charity, Cranstoun. City Roads is a busy 20 bedded inpatient detoxification unit and Cranstoun are seeking to appoint highly motivated and committed Substance Misuse Nurse’s on a full time basis, who will be working within our drug and alcohol service.  The post holder’s will ensure a high standard of care and effective communications within internal teams, external agencies and community based treatment services.

The successful candidate will ideally be qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) or a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) and hold a valid NMC pin. Previous experience working with Blood Borne Virus’ (BBV) and substance misuse users would be beneficial. Applications will be welcomed from Mental Health Nurses with experience in the addictions field and/or General Registered Nurses with 2 years post qualification experience with a genuine interest in this field.

From the outset, you will be responsible for a caseload of clients with a range of issues; these could include Hepatitis and HIV. This role will offer you a variety of different duties on a daily basis including clinical interventions around detoxification and/or stabilisation, providing support and advice through one to one sessions and substitute prescribing for a medical focused recovery. In addition, you will be required to provide harm reduction advice and to deliver individual care plans to assist with positive recovery.

The role offers successful applicants the opportunity to enhance their nursing ability in a challenging and rewarding environment. City Roads is a 24 hour service with waking night cover so you would be on a rota and night shifts will apply.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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Closing date: Rolling recruitment until filled

Interview date: TBC

Weekend Chef – City Roads, Islington (796)

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Salary: £6,459.19  – £6,762.48 including Inner London Weighting prorated
Hours: 11 per week (Saturday & Sunday)
Location: City Roads, London
Ref: 796

Cranstoun is a charity empowering people to live healthy, safe and happy lives. Our skilled and compassionate teams work with service users, families and communities, helping them to make positive changes. We offer a wide range of services across England, including community-based outreach, treatment and recovery, detox, supported housing, and specialist services for young people and families and carers. We’ve been making a difference since 1969 by combining our expertise with innovative approaches, and putting people at the heart of what we do.

We are looking to appoint a caterer to prepare and provide nutritious meals to our residents at weekends. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate previous experience or understanding within a commercial or business setting. They will also be Food Hygiene Certified – Level 2 as a minimum, with NVQ Level 2/3 in Food Preparation/Catering.

We are also looking for someone who is an excellent communicator; you will maintain a professional relationship within the service with both staff and residents. This will include being responsive to residents diverse cultural and dietary requirements, and a commitment to providing a quality service.

Candidates will be familiar with reporting and recording information in a timely and accurate manner. You will also have a shared responsibility with the senior caterer that all information is appropriately handed over. You will carry out good food management, stock control, temperature controls and HACCP documentation according to Food Hygiene regulations and Health and Safety policies and procedures. In addition to this, you will be supporting your line manager to maintain the annual catering budget within agreed parameters.

 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

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Closing date: Open until apointed