Substance Misuse Outreach Support Worker (Aylesbury)

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 24-Mar-23

Closing Date: 12-Apr-23

Location: Aylesbury, HP21 7QP

Salary: Not specified

Substance Misuse Outreach Support Worker (Aylesbury)

The purpose of this role is:-To work with multi-agencies to offer a
targeted support option to substance users, or people at risk of using
substances due to homeless, temporary housing or unsuitable housing.Facilitating assessments and interventions
for people who are attending court or have recently been released from prison
to encourage engagement in services.To
work collaboratively with partners such as police, courts, probation, community
support, health, well-being, education, employment, training, volunteering,
housing and social support enabling a full integrated service to be
offered.To be the point of contact for Thames Valley Police
and will complete custody visits where needed to complete initial assessment and
engagement (Aylesbury & Maidenhead).To attend Court regularly (in High Wycombe)
and assess suitability of DRR/ATR requirement with the support from Prison Link
Worker.To engage difficult to reach
clients including tackling homelessness by working in partnership with street
wardens and other agencies for joint outreach working.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.