Community Connector (High Wycombe & Aylesbury), Full & Part time – Salary up to £21,830.87 p.a.

Job Title: Community Connector

Salary: £20,434.37 – £21,830.87 p.a. (pro rata for part time)

Location: We have a full time role (37.5 hours a week) based in High Wycombe & a part time role (30 hours a week) based in Aylesbury

Job Role: These posts are permanent and may include some evening and weekend work including bank holidays

Job Summary:

As a Community Connector with the Oasis Partnership, you will be a valued part of the One Recovery Bucks team delivering the service alongside the Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust and Connection Support.

Job Purpose:

  • To provide a wide range of interventions with service users in recovery and substance users not yet accessing treatment, engaging them in community and open access services, initial assessment and recovery planning.
  • To provide and support the delivery of harm reduction and recovery focused outcomes, promoting and creating opportunities for service users to change.
  • To work collaboratively with partners such as health, well-being, probation, education, employment, training, volunteering, housing and social support enabling a full integrated service to be offered. 
  • To promote mutual aid and service user involvement, facilitating access by maintaining referral pathways.
  • To promote One Recovery Bucks to a wide range of partners, key-stakeholders and the general public.

Responsible for:

  • Work as an integral part of the service in delivering high quality and time bound interventions to service users throughout Buckinghamshire. 
  • Providing community open access services, which include assessment, needle and syringe exchange, harm reduction, structured and semi-structured interventions.
  • Work with a range of partner and community organisations supporting long-term sustainable change for service users.
  • Support the updating of an online Community Support Services Manual.
  • Engaging and supporting people new into treatment.
  • Supporting a service user through their treatment from assessment and throughout their recovery journey.
  • Holding a caseload of non-complex service users
  • Promoting Service User, Carer and Community Involvement
  • Promoting visible recovery and community integration
  • Reducing drug and alcohol related harm to service users and the wider community
  • Ensuring that your work is evidence based, up to date and in accordance with current policy, legislation and best practice. Demonstrating an understanding of service users physical and mental health needs and be able to support and refer as appropriate.
  • Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation with our online database (Illy Carepath)
  • Supervising Peer Mentors, Volunteers & Supporting Recovery Coaches 

Service User Work:

  • Provide a needle syringe exchange service and distribution of Naloxone and Naloxone Training.
  • Provide harm reduction advice, information and support with an emphasis on safer drug or alcohol use, safer sex, awareness of blood borne infections. 
  • Engage service users into treatment and throughout their Recovery Journey
  • Complete screening, assessments and recovery/care plans.
  • Manage a caseload of non-complex service users.
  • Identify and effectively manage risk with service users
  • Work within Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults processes.
  • Deliver a range individual and group interventions.
  • To assist and support prescribing regimes as appropriate.
  • To make home visits as appropriate.
  • Demonstrable commitment to service user involvement
  • Support and supervise Volunteers and Peer Mentors. 

Please note all candidates will need to go through the enhanced DBS process

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and cover letter to