2 x STEP 2 Adult Substance Misuse & Family Support Key Worker

Location: 
Northern Trust Area specifically covering Bannside, Causeway and Loughside areas
Part-time / Full-time: 
1 X Part-time & 1x Full-time
Salary: 
£21,618 per annum
Job Description: 

This is a service aimed at working with and supporting adults who are drinking alcohol or misusing drugs in a hazardous/harmful but non-dependent way, and providing support for family members impacted by a relations drinking/drug misuse. The role of Step 2 services is to
a) provide a range of interventions ranging including utilizing Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABI), Extended Brief Interventions (EBI), mentoring and coaching approaches and harm reduction focused interventions, using a range of psychosocial approaches e.g. CBT, RMT, EMI, solution focused etc.
b) provide an integrated family support programme
c) network and integrate with the full range of NHSCT stakeholders – voluntary, community & statutory – to ensure client uptake of the Step 2 adult service
d) refer down to Step 1 services and up to Step 3 as appropriate and provide linkages with social services where needed/appropriate
e) this post requires capability to work alone and as part of a team, and travelling throughout the Northern Trust Area, visiting clients in their homes, clinical settings and community settings
f) responsibility for maintaining own workload

Key Workers are responsible for forming professional relationships with people and assist them to live more successfully within their local communities, improve their health and wellbeing by addressing their drug and alcohol use. The worker will undertake assessment based on AUDIT and LDQ scores/ assessment tools and then offer structured interventions aimed at reducing alcohol and drug use. The structured interventions will include motivational interviewing, CBT and solution focused approaches among others. The Key Worker will be responsible for the management of their own caseload offering a flexible approach to service delivery including within the person’s home environment. Structured interventions will be based on a support plan and undertaken over a specific number of sessions. The interventions will examine the person’s substance use and will work on increasing motivation to address this drug use and reduce the impact of problematic substance use.
In line with Extern’s approach to service user engagement, the post holder will be expected to respond in a timely and flexible way to service user needs putting the service user at the center of the service offered. As a result a pragmatic approach to service user engagement is expected.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 12:00pm
Application Form Notes: 
NOTE This position is subject to an Enhanced Access NI check. Copies of the relevant policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders as well as the Access NI Code of Practice are available on request. Please note that having a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with EXTERN.
Extern in Northern Ireland
Company Registration No: NI 16083
Registered Charity Number: XN 48714
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern in the Republic of Ireland
Company Registration No: 383201
Registered Charity Number: CHY15770
Tel: +353 (0) 1 563 9402
Extern Group
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103226
Company No. NI 618684
Charity Number: NI00263
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern Supporting Communities
Company No. NI 637561
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Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333