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High Intensity Treatment Lead

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High Intensity Treatment Lead
Location: Weymouth
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £26,500 - £27,785 per annum depending on experience
Contract: Fixed Term Contract (12 Months)

We're looking for an experienced and enthusiastic practitioner and practice development lead to join the REACH Drug and Alcohol Service, Criminal and Health Justice Project running from the Weymouth hub and servicing the county of Dorset. REACH has been granted this exciting opportunity to utilise government funding to enhance the current specialist criminal justice offer and create new roles dedicated to intensifying treatment for those at highest risk of not completing their treatment goals. In addition to reducing the impact of offending behaviour, these roles will be key in reducing drug and alcohol related deaths.

The High Intensity Treatment Lead will work closely with others in the Crime & Health Justice Team to deliver a targeted, person centred, but agile offer in a structured way. Your work will be crucial to the development and evaluation of the structured psychosocial treatment package that will run alongside our novel medically assisted treatment offer. You'll support service wide knowledge and confidence in preparing complex service users for inpatient treatment, and will also support with the submission of high quality residential treatment panel applications.

Your team will work closely with our REACH Out substance misuse street homeless outreach project and the Police/Community Safety Teams to ensure we pool our resources efficiently to the optimum benefit of our service users and communities.

What we're looking for

We're ideally looking for a High Intensity Treatment Lead with experience of providing high intensity structured treatment evidenced through successful completion of treatment. You'll have experience leading on areas of service development or initiatives to improve treatment outcomes, and will have knowledge and understanding of the principles of best practice, including use of clinical supervision and MDTs.

With in-depth understanding of both harm reduction and 'recovery', you'll be able to identify the training and development needs of your peers and the wider REACH service in respect of structured treatment, with knowledge of segmentation models, layering and phasing. You'll focus on embedding high support and intense treatment practice skills within the team, whilst enabling any transitions into (or parallel provision of) harm reduction.

You'll have experience working within the criminal justice system and will have a good understanding of this system, working well and forming strong relationships with partner agencies and organisations. You'll be organised, proactive and a strong communicator, able to solve problems in a logical and solution-focused manner.

Personally, you'll be positive, dynamic, forward thinking and committed to personal development and continuous improvement. You'll have a non-judgemental attitude to those affected by substance misuse (including offenders) and those service users that don't fit into standardised packages of care.

About EDP

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity providing services across Dorset and Devon, in the community and within prisons. We offer a number of dynamic and innovative initiatives which work alongside people to improve their wellbeing, social connections and employability. We're passionate about supporting individuals who face complex issues, including substance misuse, mental ill health, and other harmful, addictive and offending behaviour, to improve their lives. The fundamental belief underpinning our work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable changes.

What we can offer

EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 30 with length of service)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance benefit scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Headspace App and Eye Care Vouchers
  • Training and development opportunities


More information including a full job description and the opportunity to register for our online information session can be found on our 'EDP Drug & Alcohol Services' website.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter.
You will be contacted once the role closes if we would like to invite you to interview.
Remote interviews to be held 24th and 27th May 2021.

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting - details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

No agencies please.
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