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Support Worker

Job Description

Support Worker - Substance Misuse Rehab

Service care solutions are looking for a Support Worker to work within a Substance Misuse Rehab Centre.

Requirements of a Support Worker

  • Level 2/3 qualification in Health and Social Care or similar - or willingness to work towards one
  • Good Verbal & Written communication skills
  • Previous experience of working in a Support Worker role or similar
  • Ideally experience of working with clients with either Substance Misuse or Mental Health problems although this is not required.

Roles & Responsibilities of a Support Worker

  • Undertake all duties and responsibilities in accordance with: company policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, standards; good professional practice and the company's QA strategy, CQC and other regulatory requirements, relevant legislations, all legal and contractual obligations.
  • Oversee and or conduct effective intake, assessment and discharge interventions.
  • Assist the therapeutic team to carry out accurate, complete and timely risk management planning and reviews in conjunction with external third parties where appropriate.
  • Ensure clients observe the programme's rules and support the manager in investigating and taking action where these may have been breached including substance testing.
  • Provide advice, information and support to clients including referral to aftercare services that focus on maintaining an abstinent lifestyle.
  • Oversee the maintenance of accurate client records and databases and provide statistics for management and to assist with service evaluation in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in the transfer of individuals between agencies and services.
  • Support clients with the prompting of their medication, conduct accurate and timely medication audits and maintain accurate medication records.
  • Oversee the maintenance of a clean, orderly and safe building.
  • Complete general administration duties
  • Work with clients to produce appropriate and achievable recovery plans to help them address their identified needs.

Shift Pattern of a Support Worker

This position is for 48 hours weekly, consisting of four 12 hour shifts. These shifts regulate between 7:00 - 19:30, 10:00 - 22:30 and 19:00 - 07:30 and will include some weekends on a rolling rota to regulate between all shift patterns.