Substance Misuse Assertive Worker
Family Mosaic has an exciting opportunity for a Substance Misuse Assertive Worker to join the team based in Southend on Sea. You will be there on a part time, permanent basis, and you will be offered a competitive salary of £11.41 per hour. Family Mosaic (Part of Peabody) is one of the largest housing, care and support providers in London and the South East. To keep things running smoothly requires the combined efforts of a highly talented team – one we hope you’ll be joining soon. We have recently successfully secured a long term – 7 year contract to deliver the Severe and Multiple disadvantage service for the local community, this includes providing support within a complex needs hostel. We offer an annual bonus scheme, pension and a wide ranging benefits package that also includes healthcare and comprehensive training. The Substance Misuse Assertive Worker role; The role is dedicated to the continued delivery of support to those drugs and alcohol using clients and other chronically excluded adults in Southend who have been traditionally hard to engage in services designed to reduce the negative impacts of their substance use and to tackle contributory and ancillary factors. This role will be delivered on a rota basis, predominately out of hour (early’s and late’s) and including weekend working. Responsibilities of our Substance Misuse Assertive Worker; - Being closely involved in multi-disciplinary case conferences designed to deliver improved engagement of complex individuals and, where appropriate, being the ‘arms and legs’ of such meetings - Working closely with the dedicated Alcohol Liaison Nurse service to provide support to individuals identified in Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as having drink-related health problems which could be mitigated via educative and treatment interventions The ideal Substance Misuse Assertive Worker will have the below skills and experience; - Good working knowledge of Welfare Benefits, Complex Needs, Mental Health, Drugs & Alcohol Misuse and Education, Training & Employment options - Empathic, persistent and patient and a good understanding of some of the barriers faced by this client group in accessing services - Strong diplomatic skills If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as our Substance Misuse Assertive Worker then please click ‘apply’ now, we’d love to hear from you! Closing Date: 28th February 2018 Interview Date: 7th March 2018 An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.