Family Practitioner – (Full Time) One Recovery Bucks, High Wycombe – Salary up to £28k

Job Title: Family Practitioner

Accountable To: Criminal Justice and Engagement Manager

Hours: This is a full time role (37.5 hours per week) and will include some evening and weekend work.

Salary: Up to £28k p.a.

Job Purpose:

To provide specialist family expertise, advice and interventions to staff and service user’s (including families and carers) when providing Tier 2/3 support and

treatment to those affected by someone’s alcohol and drug use within the organisational framework of One Recovery Buckinghamshire (ORB).

Responsible for:

· Being responsible for the delivery of specialist family interventions

· Ensuring that all family work and practice is evidence based and up to date with relevant national and local policy and legislation. Reporting this

back to management and team.

· Supporting and training staff in developing their skills and knowledge around family work.

· Attending internal and external multi-disciplinary teams in their specialism.

· Holding a caseload of service users and family/carers and being responsible for offering a range of interventions to that individual

· Supporting a service user through their treatment journey from beginning to end

· Facilitating Family Support and Peer Support groups

· Embracing the concept of recovery and demonstrating this in your work.

· Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation using ILLY Carepath.

Key duties & responsibilities:

· To be a specialist resource within the team for the family provision and interventions, to Inclusion and to wider organizations within Buckinghamshire

across a range of statutory and non-statutory multi-agency partners.

· To contribute to the development of family service protocols and policies in line with national guidance

· To signpost service users to other services, which will meet their needs in accordance with the objectives in their care plan and to ensure appropriate

liaison is maintained.

· To provide information to the Service Manager, the Clinical Governance Lead and Team Manager when required to do so.

· Leading and being responsible for family provision role within the team.

· Ensuring that all family interventions and practice is evidence based and up to date with relevant national and local policy and legislation. Reporting

this back to management and team. ·

– Supporting and training staff in developing the skills and knowledge specific to families and carers interventions.

· Attending internal and external multi-disciplinary teams in their specialism.

· Supporting a service users, families and carers through their treatment journey from beginning to end

· Embracing the concept of recovery and demonstrating this in your day-to-day work.

· Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation

· Updating and the Development of family and carers pathways and protocols specific to role in conjunction with management team.

· Promote partnership work and develop integrated care pathways with local family and carer agencies.

· Quality Control, to work with the management team in ensuring that the standard of treatment provided is consistent through the service.

– Support in the audit process.

· To provide training and mentoring to other staff to help the service develop and to support staff in their continuous professional development.

· Record and document information on Illy.

Work with the data admin team to produce a spread sheet to monitor stats and to provide this information to the data admin team on a monthly basis. Reports can then be produced to the management team.

· To provide support and information to the staff team in best practice and interventions for families and carers ·

To keep leaflets and promotional material up to date. · Promote the role. ·

To keep up to date with general health developments in the field of drug treatment particularly in their lead role of families.

Client Work

· To provider support, advice and interventions for service users including family members and carers

· To accept referrals, assess need and make appropriate recommendations as part as a robust ‘duty system’.

· Provide harm reduction advice, information &support with an emphasis on safer drug use, safer sex, HIV, Hepatitis A, B, C & other blood borne infections ·

Be responsible for maintaining a full case load of clients as the family worker and a reduced caseload of service users.

· To make home visits consistent with need. ·

To carry out a range of physical health examinations including blood pressure and vital sign checks.

· To carry out comprehensive assessments, construct care packages with multi-disciplinary colleagues where required, review care plans in a structured format and manage onward referral.

· To assist and support medical and nurse prescribers during harm reduction and prescribing clinics.

· To provide a range of intervention including CBT based brief solution focused therapy and motivational enhancement techniques.

· Make domiciliary visits to service users particularly for those with disabilities and to those with family responsibilities. ·

To create and facilitate group work interventions.

· Demonstrable commitment to service user involvement.

· To work with a range of professional in ensuring service users’ needs in terms of safeguarding and mental health are met.

Liaison

· To develop and sustain links with multi-disciplinary services including statutory and non-statutory providers of Tier 2,3,4 drug services, criminal justice services and providers of wrap around services, with a specific focus on families and carers

· To develop a network of contacts with relevant agencies to promote service accessibility for the client group (including families and carers)

· To attend relevant meeting to represent ORB and the team when required.

Administration

· To keep up to date records and information for the purpose of internal and external evaluation.

· To provide information and statistics consistent with PHE England and ORB’s requirements and prepare and present reports when required.

· To prepare and present reports when required to do so.

Training

· To take part in all relevant training provided by Inclusion, ADFAM, Oasis, PHE England and any other relevant agency.

· To contribute towards training others involved with the client group.

· To provide mentoring support for new and/or inexperienced workers

General

· To participate in regular supervision.

· To take part in annual appraisal ·

To attend relevant internal and external meetings.

· To undertake any other duty relevant to the role as directed by the manager.

· To be expected to cover any reasonable service provision which may include some evenings and weekends

· To demonstrate commitment to evidenced based practice and keep up to date with trends and changes in the drug field.

· A commitment to the Oasis equal opportunities and confidentiality policies and to be committed to anti-discriminatory practice.

· To hold a full driving license and be prepared to travel to various locations consistent with service and client needs.

This job description reflects the overall scope and responsibilities of the role. All jobs change or evolve over time in order to meet corporate or local needs and this job description will therefore be subject to periodic joint review and change if required.

To apply for this post please email recruitment@oasispartnership.org with your CV and a covering letter. (CVs without a covering letter may not be accepted – please tell us in the covering letter why you are applying for this role )