Low Threshold Drug and Alcohol Worker

22 High Street, Lurgan, BT67 9DR
Part-time / Full-time: 
Full Time
Grade 5 salary scale:£21,618 - £27,596
Job Description: 

The Low threshold Harm Reduction Drug and Alcohol Services are commissioned by the PHA to provide a responsive Service within a low threshold context, to people who have drug and alcohol issues This work involves direct interventions in the community, developmental work and the daily management of a caseload.

Specifically, working from a low threshold, harm reduction model, the Drug and Alcohol Worker will provide professional, pragmatic and holistic assessment, care planning and structured interventions relating to drug and alcohol use across the Southern Trust area. The post-holder will be responsible for their contribution to the delivery of a quality Service within EXTERN’s Drug and Alcohol Services Programme, by using an assertive outreach approach to engagement and support for service users. This post will involve working with a fluid caseload of service users with drug and alcohol issues (including I, V drug users) as well as support with other areas e.g. housing, finances, health and family relationships. There will be a need to develop and run innovative service delivery methods and liaise widely with statutory, voluntary and community services to ensure high quality services for service users.

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:00pm
Application Form Notes: 
The Job Description, Person Specification and Application forms are attached. Please note, ALL sections of the application forms (Parts A – F) must be completed and returned in order for Parts A and B of your application to go forward for shortlisting (please do not amalgamate the separate sections of the form). Please return your completed application form to jobs@extern.org NOTE This position is subject to a 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
Registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC105869
Company Registration No: NI 16083
Registered Charity Number: XN 48714
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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
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Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern Supporting Communities
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