Recovery Coordinator

    Humankind Charity
    February 3, 2021
    Peterlee, United Kingdom
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    County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service is a service made up of several key partners led by Humankind, enabling the development of a peer led, recovery community. Providing a safe environment in which people can develop the life skills, and confidence to achieve and maintain recovery and abstinence from their substance misuse, successfully re-integrate into society, and become active, contributing citizens. 
    Working across the city, you will be required to work as part of a team to provide recovery planning and case management to substance misusers (Drug and Alcohol) at different stages of their recovery journey, from the assessment and engagement phase providing holistic and structured recovery coordination and psychosocial interventions.
    The post holder will be expected to work closely with partner agencies in community and outreach settings. The post holder will support parents/carers where appropriate.

    Main duties and responsibilities:

    • Manage a service user caseload, reviewing on-going care and treatment and liaising closely with the full range of workers and skills within the multi-agency team, including family members and significant others as appropriate.
    • Work in partnership to carry out joint assessments, key working and interventions to enable individual service user progression from engagement, through structured treatment to self-sustained recovery.
    • Facilitate service user access to treatment and community resources to increase recovery and social capital, supporting service users and their families to achieve recovery goals within their local community.
    • To exercise excellent communication skills and therapeutic skills when dealing with service users, carers and partner agencies.
    • To work closely and collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team across the service partnership and externally, providing advice and information to managers and other colleagues, through attendance at reviews, team meetings, and supervision and via telephone conversations.
    • To provide effective coordination of individual service user’s recovery plans and actively promote service user and stakeholder involvement within recovery planning.
    • To improve outcomes for children and families of service users by reducing the impact of drug and alcohol related harm on family life and promote positive family involvement in recovery.
    • To lead effective case management for allocated service users, including on-going processes such as risk assessments, risk management plans and safeguarding assessments and plans.
    • To develop and deliver quality psychosocial interventions that meet local need across both group work and one to one formats.
    • To support delivery of key service functions through actively participating in duty worker, needle exchange and access to testing and immunisation service provision.
    • To promote visible recovery across the service and ensure peer support opportunities are relevant and accessible for all service users.
    • Carry out drug screening and testing when required.
    • To drive minibuses allocated to the service, facilitating service user access to a range of community opportunities.

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