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Hospital Liaison Recovery Worker - ROAR

Job Introduction

This position is an exciting opportunity to improve the pathway for alcohol and drug users from the hospital to the community. The post will involve close partnership with Alcohol Liaison Teams, to assess and screen service users, deliver advice and information and hold a case load of specific clients as they are discharged from the hospital. You will join a committed and friendly team at Turning Point Rochdale who take a multi-disciplinary approach with support from clinical and psycho social interventions staff, peer mentors and a strong network of partner agencies.

As a Recovery Worker we offer a starting salary £24,150 with annual pay progression up to £28,252. (Dependent on experience you may be offered a starting salary above the initial starting salary).

You will also receive a recruitment and retention allowance of £2,172 - £2,542 paid in addition to basic salary dependant on experience. Full details will be provided if selected for interview. T&Cs apply.

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.

Role Responsibility

To assist in delivering Turning Point’s Substance Use strategy by planning and providing high quality, innovative care which reflects our person-centred values and the high levels of ambition we have for the recovery of the individuals for whom we provide support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To deliver Hospital in-reach to A&E departments, medical wards and GI wards.
  • Contribute to the development of after care packages in conjunction with the Hospital Alcohol and Drug Liaison Nurses prior to hospital discharge.
  • To contribute to the development of seamless care pathways for continuation of detoxification regimes where these are initiated in hospital and are appropriate to continue in the community.
  • To complete assessments, provide early engagement, advice and brief interventions for those identified as having substance use support needs by Hospital Drug and Alcohol liason nurses and develop packages of care within the community
  • To work with families / significant others of those identified as having drug and alcohol support needs upon release from hospital to maximise social recovery capital and to support families / significant others. To involve them in recovery plans where possible.
  • Work flexibly in a variety of settings to create care and support plans that meet the needs of the service and clients in accordance with the recovery agenda

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 Recovery Worker 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.

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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.
  • 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!

As part of the fight against COVID-19 here are some of the measures we have in place to keep our team members and the people we support safe:

  • Enhanced Infection/Prevention Control Measures, including the use of PPE, social distancing and regular testing
  • Following all government guidance applicable to our services as a minimum and ensuring our teams are trained effectively
  • Strongly encouraging colleagues to receive a vaccination to keep themselves and those around them safe, enabling access through time off & covering transport costs
  • Regular updates, FAQs, myth busting from Turning Point’s clinical team as well as wellbeing seminars which provide support on a variety of topics

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date

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