Central is currently recruiting for a Recovery Coordinator, for a service based in the borough of Camden. The service provides support for people aged 18 + in recovery from substance misuse with a specific focus on obtaining employment or other activities that maximise the changes of employment, such as education, training, accredited qualifications and volunteering. The service works to achieve ETE outcomes within a 12 week support period.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM. The role involves a mixture of working from home and in the office which will be dependent on government restrictions. Cover is required for 3 months. The pay rate for this role is £13.04 per hour, with £1.57 holiday pay totalling £14.61 per hour.
As Recovery Coordinator, you will be responsible for overseeing the DRR (Drug Rehabilitation Requirement) programme.
In this position, you will be required to:
* Provide support through regular 1:1 assessment and develop case working for a caseload of 20 clients who have been mandated onto the programme because of offending and drug use.
* Develop goal focused action planning sessions and facilitate group sessions, including a structured day programme.
* Provide signposting for clients needing to access formal treatment such as substitute prescriptions.
* Support clients access education, training, and employment opportunities – including accredited qualifications.
* Maintain positive working relationships with referring agencies and ETE providers, and network and broker new opportunities.
* Take the lead on a designated 'key area' at the service, and keep accurate and up-to-date records of client assessments, action plans, personal details and contact notes.
In the role you will also be require to promote the development of social skills and peer mentoring relationships, improving self-esteem and recovery. In addition to this, you will provide structured support with substance recovery, minimising harm and preventing relapse.
To apply for this role, you must have:
* Experience of working with clients in recovery or who are still actively using drugs and are offending.
* Have an understanding of the issues relating to substance misuse and have the ability to motivate people who are abstinent or reducing their use to achieve positive outcomes.
* Experience of providing ETE support, guidance and advice to socially excluded groups and an awareness of the barriers to accessing and sustaining ETE activities.
* Experience of brokering new opportunities for socially excluded client groups including volunteering and training placements and employment opportunities.
* Experience of managing complex and difficult situations in relation to this and other vulnerable client group(s).
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with the appointed candidate expected to start immediately.
In order to register with Central Recruitment Services for temporary agency work, candidates must meet the following criteria:
* Current valid right to work in the UK
* Minimum 12 months’ of paid experience in a front line social care role within the last 3 years* (unless recruitment criteria states otherwise)
* A fully enhanced DBS either registered on the DBS update service or willingness to apply for one through Central (at a cost of £44)
* Employment or education history to cover the last 5 years which can be verified through the referencing process
How to apply:
If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration.
*Please note the outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria, and we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position