Northumberland Alcohol Outreach

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 30 November, 2020 - 00:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
Changing Lives

NR026 – Northumberland Alcohol Outreach

Northumberland Recovery Partnership

£21,500 per annum

37 hours per week (Fixed term until 31st March 2022)

Closing Date – 30th November 2020

About you

Do you have a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social care or equivalent? Do you have experience and/or willingness to work with clients who may demonstrate challenging behaviour?

Do you have experience of engaging clients effectively who may be difficult to engage? Do you have experience of assertive outreach in the community? Do you have experience of working in a psychologically informed environment?

Do you have experience of working in an environment that requires confidentiality? Do you have experience of working in an environment that is health and safety conscious? Do you have experience of group facilitation?

If so, the role of Northumberland Alcohol Outreach could be for you.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

About the job

To work within Northumberland Recovery Partnership (NRP) on an outreach basis, engaging with service users who have been identified via the Blue Light, or those who have had frequent hospital admissions with the primary focus being alcohol. This role will include brief advice, harm reduction and motivational work aimed at encouraging and preparing individuals to engage in structured treatment. There will be a flexible and holistically approach to engage people. Clear communication with NRP to ensure people are being referred appropriately and swiftly.

Work collaboratively with services, internally and externally, and to develop effective pathways, to

ensure cohesive and seamless transition for service users. Work within a strengths-based, recovery-orientated, change and outcomes focused approach that promotes service users, families and communities as responsible co-producers of health and well-being. This role may involve one-to-one and group work with clients engaged through outreach as well as those who are deemed hard to engage. The outreach work will cover the whole of Northumberland.

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