Would you like the opportunity to join an experienced and highly motivated team within Criminal Justice, you will be expected to assist offenders along their journey to recovery from Drug and Alcohol addiction. This will involve both clinical and physco-social interventions. The main aim of our service is to help offenders recover and reduce offending, making our communities a safer place to live.
Ideally you will have a relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience in a Criminal Justice/ health or social care setting with:
Experience of assessing service users needs in particular those within the CJ system.
knowledge of Arrest Referral, Required Assessment, conditional caution, and other initiatives being delivered to drug and Alcohol users involved with the criminal justice system.
Have experience of contributing to the delivery of the care plan by undertaking specific interventions as agreed by the client and the care coordinator and to monitor clients progress against the aspects of the care plan that you have been given responsibility for.
Experience of the drug testing process and the recording of results.
Have experience of working as part of a team in order to create working conditions conducive to providing better and fairer services to substance users, their families and the wider community.
Have the ability to maintain paper and electronic records in line with Trust data quality policies, and respond to internal & external service information requirements in consultation with the Head of Service.
You should have the ability to handle challenging situations and behave in a professional manner, be able to communicate with a wide range of people including: service users, carers, members of the public and other professionals
Have a positive regard for substance misusers and to understand the importance of involving them in their care
Ability to use ones own initiative and work autonomously, seeking support and advice where necessary and have good organisational skills.
Ability to present information in an effective and professional manner
IT skills and ability to use Microsoft Word, spread sheets, Internet and e-mails
Commitment to ones own professional development
Knowledge of the physical, psychological and social effects of substance misuse and appropriate interventions and an understanding of the complex needs of this client group
Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and Drugs Intervention Programme
Knowledge of quality assurance frameworks used within the substance misuse field
An awareness of policies & procedures in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, and child protection
Be prepared to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
Informal Contact Name: Job Title: Jan Tyrer
Contact Number: 07825420991
Greater Manchester West is an award winning Trust, providing health and social care services. The Trust operates district community and inpatient mental health services in Bolton, Salford and Trafford as well as specialist mental health services across the North West. We also offer local alcohol and drug services throughout several boroughs of Greater Manchester and Lancashire, as well as regional inpatient services.
This vacancy may be closed early if sufficient applications have been received.
The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people who have experienced mental health problems. Please ensure you read the job description and person specification attached below and that your supporting information reflects this, as your application will be judged against these criteria.
All successful applicants will be notified via the email address provided and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for this post. Please note that we would be grateful if you could provide us with email addresses for your referees when prompted by the application form.
All Trust employees are required to adhere to the principles of effective and safe safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. You will be responsible for the quality of data in use by the organisation and its partners, whether this be inputting, checking, reporting, written or verbal.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester West who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. NHS Jobs - 12 months ago