Community Connector (based in Aylesbury or High Wycombe) – Salary up to £22,267 pa

Job Title: Community Connector (based in Aylesbury or High Wycombe)
Accountable To: Community Manager
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week) and may include some evening and weekend work including bank holidays
Pay Range:  £20,843  – £22,267 p.a.
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.

·         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.
GENERAL
  • To participate in regular supervision and take part in annual appraisal and review.
  • To attend relevant internal and external meetings.
  • To be prepared to work some evenings and weekends and bank holidays.
  • A commitment to the equal opportunities and confidentiality policies of One Recovery Bucks.
  • To be committed to anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Travel to various locations consistent with service and client needs.
  • To take part in all relevant training and development opportunities.
  • An understanding that some service users will be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the start of their treatment.
  • To undertake any other duty relevant to the role as directed by the Community Manager.
Job title:
Community Connector
Location:
Aylesbury or High Wycombe
Hours:
37.5 per week
Salary up to:
£22,267 pa
Accountable to:
Community Manager
How to apply:

To apply for this post please email recruitment@oasispartnership.org with your CV and a cover letter. 

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