Dual Diagnosis Outreach Recovery Worker- START
Please Note: This project works with unsociable hours on a rota basis. For example, 7am to 2.30pm, 1pm to 8.30pm, 9am to 5pm so flexibility is essential.
Do you want to help build a brighter future for communities and individuals in Slough doing a highly rewarding job. Turning Point’s drug & alcohol services are currently expanding during a really exciting time in the sector with new funding and investment. We have a range of roles for people passionate about supporting others to make change.
We have roles in different teams including:
- Community based treatment services: providing assessment, coordinating treatment and working partnership to support individuals. The roles include delivering structured psycho-social interventions in group and one to one level to enable our service users to acquire thinking skills and behaviours to make lasting change.
- Homeless outreach provision: Targeting homeless individuals, offering a flexible and outreach response to highly vulnerable individuals sleeping rough or living in temporary accommodation
- Criminal Justice rehabilitation/recovery services: working closely with the Probation Services, Prisons and Police to provide a rapid, tailored response to individuals that support their recovery and rehabilitation
As a Dual Diagnosis Recovery Worker we offer a starting salary of £24,150 rising each year in line with our pay progression salary bands, rising to £28,252 per year + £726 OFW. (Dependent on experience you may be offered a starting salary above the initial starting salary).
You will have opportunities to progress your career with a structured learning journey and clearly defined career pathways that will enable you to achieve your long-term goals and work to your strengths.
Whether you are looking to progress into a management and leadership role or to be a specialist in your field as an Advanced Substance Use Practitioner at Turning point we will support and encourage you on your career journey.
The Dual Diagnosis Outreach Recovery Worker will provide dedicated mental health/psychology resource to respond to the complexity of needs. The Dual Diagnosis Outreach Recovery Worker will act as a direct link to other mental health and psychological services, attending weekly Mental Health Crisis Team meetings;
- To promote integration and ensure service users with a dual diagnosis do not fall between the gaps of services.
- To build collaborative partnerships with Drug and Alcohol Recovery services enhancing care pathways for those with a dual diagnosis.
- Facilitate joint working arrangements to ensure that individuals with a dual diagnosis do not fall through the net of services, by identifying, monitoring and responding to the needs of this group.
- To monitor care pathways through regular attendance at case meetings, establishing joint working arrangements on a case by case basis, setting up shared support plans that will enable individuals to engage with the holistic support to achieve greater recovery.
- Identify, assess and coordinate the longer-term support needs of individuals with a dual diagnosis and other associated complex needs with the aim of facilitating improved outcomes for this client group.
- Ensure that service users have individually tailored exit plans and follow up plans for each individual according to their needs. This process will provide a safety net in case personal circumstances have deteriorated after support has ended.
- Coordinate staff training and development in relation to dual diagnosis to ensure that the team have the right skills and competencies.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll have an understanding of substance and alcohol use and the challenges and opportunities for individuals on a recovery journey. However, we also recognise that many people have transferrable skills from other backgrounds such as mental health, housing or other health and social care provision. The roles are varied, so flexibility, an ability to work dynamically on a one to one and group basis and knowledge of relapse and other barriers to recovery will be vital but we can help to shape these skills where needed. We also look for candidates with excellent communication skills and who share our values as an organisation. We value individuals with lived experience but also those who are just interested in this line of work; our Trainee program enables individuals without all relevant experience to gain an entry level position within the organisation before moving on to other roles.
We value individual creativity and initiative and, whatever your role, you will be fully involved in identifying opportunities to improve the quality of our services and the service user experience. Your ideas will be listened to and your suggestions implemented wherever possible. You will be supported in your role by extensive training to help develop your skills. Our learning culture encourages everyone to stay on top of the latest developments in their field and helps drive service improvement.
What Benefits Will I Receive?
We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:
- Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
- 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to buy additional holidays and spread the cost
- An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
- Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
- Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
- Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
- A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
- Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
- Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
- A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.