From £19,000 to £20,000 per year
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Location: KAS Torfaen base / KAS Monmouthshire base and other multiagency sites.
Hours: 35 per week, including some evening and weekend work
Annual Leave: 25 days per annum plus Public Holidays, rising to 28 after 12 months service
Pay Scale: £19 - 22, 000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications
Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 1st May 2014
To apply for this role we require you to complete an organisation application form, which can be requested from the recruitment email address.
Kaleidoscope provides a Tier 2 and 3 adult alcohol service within the local authority of Monmouthshire and Torfaen. The service aims to provide a broad-spectrum response to the problems of hazardous, harmful and dependent alcohol use, in order to improve psychological, physical and social functioning for all those affected.
The service provides a range of evidence based interventions, delivered by a multidisciplinary team.
Kaleidoscope Alcohol Service (KAS) is delivered in line with a stepped care model as detailed in the National Treatment Agency ‘Models of Care for Adult Alcohol Misusers’ document (MoCAM, 2007). [contact details removed]
This has two main components:
1 Provision of brief interventions for those drinking excessively but not requiring treatment for alcohol dependence.
2 Provision of treatment interventions for those with moderate or severe dependence and related problems.
PLEASE NOTE: This role exists specifically to support women who have requested to be supported by women: Therefore, we are unable to employ men in to this role and as such the role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1
The role of the Support Recovery worker will be to provide care co-ordination for female service users requesting or requiring female only support. The role will also develop wider opportunities to enhance the recovery opportunities for female service users throughout the service at all levels of engagement. They will be required to facilitate service user engagement in all aspects of service user journey from assessment, to relapse prevention and after care. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring accurate record keeping, care plan, risk assessment and review data is collected as directed by team leader / service manager.
The Support Recovery Worker will be responsible for delivering a range of motivational, behavioural and socially-based interventions including:
• Motivational Enhancement Therapy
• Social Behaviour Network Therapy
• Community Reinforcement Approach
• Structured Relapse Prevention
• Group interventions and peer support.
In addition to the provision of time limited structured treatment the successful applicant will take on a case management role and will be responsible for co-ordinating and referring clients to specialist treatment and relevant supporting agencies.
They will be required to support the delivery of complimentary therapies, and group support where appropriate and liaise with external agencies and internal referral pathways to ensure clear communication and safeguarding is in place.
This role will also require the case manager to support and co-ordinate treatment preparation with the alcohol detoxification nurse and other members of a multidisciplinary team for community detoxification, and relapse prevention prescribing.
There will be an opportunity to supervise and develop the roles and skills of volunteers in assisting with the delivery of service and treatment options for service users.
This role may require facilitation of services from within sites held by other professional bodies, or occasional domiciliary visits.
This support role will be expected to represent and champion the views and wishes of female service users throughout the service and actively encourage service user participation, involvement and engagement in line with the proposed Welsh Government Service User Involvement Framework [contact details removed]
Recovery from problematic drug or alcohol use is defined as a process in which the difficulties associated with substance misuse are eliminated or significantly reduced, and the resulting personal improvement becomes sustainable (Welsh Government Substance Misuse Treatment Framework Recovery Oriented Integrated Systems of Care, 2014) [contact details removed]
The successful applicant will be required to actively encourage and develop links into community opportunities and support groups outside of the substance misuse field, and to develop flexible and focused responses to service user need in order to develop recovery capitol, increasing the internal and external resources required to maintain and bring about behavioural change.
Further information and general responsibilities
• To be involved in the promotion and facilitation of meaningful, purposeful service user involvement.
• To be the central point of referral for all vulnerable, female clients where female only worker is requested.
• To advocate on behalf of clients within the service and in the wider community.
• Develop and maintain effective links with mental health, GP prescribing and other voluntary and statutory sector providers and agencies.
• To ensure personal safety and good practice measures are maintained at all times.
• To maintain accurate client records and good communication with those involved in the clients care.
• To engage in multiagency working, and ensure clear communication between agencies involved with client’s care and treatment.
• Assist in the attendance and engagement of clients in a planned and supportive manor.
• To provide time limited and structured counselling and / or therapeutic interventions in line with BACP and other relevant professional bodies.
• To provide the above services on a one-to-one basis, for couples and family units.
• Organise female specific events for female service users.
• Develop successful network links with female relevant services throughout the local communities of Monmouthshire and Torfaen. Including but not limited to family support agencies, domestic abuse and mental health services.
• To maintain and develop personal expertise and knowledge by reading, networking and further training in order to develop professional competence and to contribute to the development of competence within the team.
• To help with the induction and orientation of new staff and volunteers.
• To keep abreast of developments in the field and to increase skills and knowledge by participation in courses, in-service training etc.
• To keep abreast of relevant research underpinning your area of practice in order to inform and maintain evidence based practice
• To engage fully with line management and case supervision, including the use of video and written reporting of practice.
• To understand and implement Kaleidoscope policies and any shared protocols to ensure that a safe environment exists for the staff of this service, other agencies and clients.
• To represent the service and participate in any meetings as requested.
• To represent the Project in the wider community.
• To support the Project in raising awareness concerning issues of Substance Misuse.
• To contribute to the meaningful development of self help literature and topic specific information.
• Provide supervision to volunteers ensuring service delivery and development is flexible to service user requests.
• Ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity.
• To comply with the requirements of the data protection act.
This post is subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check at an enhanced level and Police Service security clearance
Amendments: This description accurately reflects the present position; the job description may be amended and will be reviewed on a regular basis. Any changes will be made following a proper period of consultation.
Exemption: This role is exempt under schedule 9 section 1 of the Equality Act 2010, due to the sensitive nature of dealing with vulnerable female clients who may have been subject to abuse and specifically need or will engage in female only support.