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Job Title : Apprentice Recovery Worker - Coventry
Employer : Change Grow Live - Lamb Street - Coventry
Location : Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4AE
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Health and Social Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-37001
Vacancy Short Description : We have an exciting opportunity to join the Coventry Adult Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service in delivering high quality, responsive recovery focused interventions as a recovery coordinator across Coventry.


Qualifications Required : No previous qualifications required
Vacancy Full Description : Your main operational responsibilities will be as follows:

• Maintain good relationships and communication with service users, colleagues and community partners to ensure that a professional and consistent service is provided

• To provide advice, information and reports clearly and concisely via the most appropriate channel (e.g. verbally, in writing, telephone, email etc.) whilst being sensitive to the needs of the audience (e.g. service user, professional)

• To maintain regular contact with the Assessor appointed by the Training Provider and ensure that all assignments, workplace evidence, observations and your portfolio are submitted on time and as required. Line Manager must be alerted at the earliest opportunity if deadlines are going to be missed

• Provide easily accessible, non-judgemental and confidential services, which support service users in reducing harm, assessing need, planning their recovery and reviewing progress, under guidance with an experienced member of staff

• Deliver strength based assessments and recovery plans under guidance with an experienced member of staff

• Maintain and update client files accurately and on a regular basis that ensure that NDTMS, TOPs, Public Health performance frameworks and reporting requirements and fully complied with, under guidance with an experienced member of staff

• Undertake evidence based interventions with service users in both 1-1 and group work settings (i.e. Motivational interviewing, ITEP, CBT, brief solution focussed therapy etc.) to promote engagement in treatment, encourage self-esteem, well-being, responsibility and enhance motivation, under guidance with an experienced member of staff

• Work with service users in a holistic way ensuring that their needs are meet, including areas such as Safeguarding, housing, medical, criminal justice and mental health including referrals to appropriate services and joint working arrangements, under guidance with an experienced member of staff

• Provide accurate advice and information regarding substance use and associated life style behaviours that reduces the risk of overdose, reduces the spread of blood borne viruses, promotes healthy living, and minimises the potential risks and impact of drug related crime and disorder on the wider community, under guidance with an experienced member of staff

• Contribute to the protection of all individuals from abusive and aggressive behaviour

• Share information sensitively within the terms of information sharing protocols with a range of agencies when necessary in line with cgl policies and contractual requirements, under guidance with an experienced member of staff

• To contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the service offered to clients and actively involve, engage and consult with service users regarding on-going service development, under guidance with an experienced member of staff

In carrying out the above duties the post-holder will:

• Work flexibly within an agreed number of hours to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This will include earlier starts, evening and on occasions weekend working.

• Seek to improve personal performance, contribution, knowledge and skills

• Participate in the appraisal, training and supervision processes

• Keep abreast of developments in services, legislation and best practice relevant for substance misusers

• Ensure the implementation of and adherence to cgl policies and procedures

• Act as a representative of cgl whilst in a working environment, to represent the community and the needs of those affected by substance misuse where required

• Respond to and carry any other reasonable request made by cgl managers

• Follow line management direction in order to effectively and efficiently achieve service level agreements targets and outputs

• Prepare reports for internal and external stakeholders as required and when requested

• To be responsible for the implementation of the full range of cgl policies across the sphere of operational responsibility

• Attend all relevant partnership, service user and internal cgl meetings as required and/or instructed by Team Leader

• Work with and support colleagues to a foster a comfortable and healthy working environment

• In conjunction with other team members develop training and educational packages/material for service and agency needs. To support and challenge workers on specific aspects of their practice. To be open to support and challenge from your colleagues.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37.5 Shift Work
Weekly Wage : £210.00
Application Deadline Date : 22/10/2018
Possible Start Date : 29/10/2018
Personal Qualities : • Understanding of Safeguarding children and vulnerable adult’s procedures.
• Understanding of the importance of Data Protection and a commitment to following cglI confidentiality policy
• Understanding of issues facing substance misusers including appropriate medical interventions, social care and health issues.
• Ability to undertake assessments and develop support plans with service users and formulate written reports as necessary.
• Understanding of and commitment to maintaining professional boundaries and working effectively with partnership agencies.
• Skills to undertake administrative duties.
• Confidence to work on own initiative as well as part of the team
Skills Required : • School leavers education and qualifications
• Experience of working with drug users
• Motivational interviewing techniques
• Knowledge & experience of ITEP
• Show a capacity to work alone and the ability to keep calm under pressure.
• Understanding and experience of harm reduction work with Drug Users
• Knowledge of local services and geography
Future Prospects : On-going training and development, following completion of successful apprenticeship.
Training to be Provided : Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship L3
Functional Skills in Maths
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT
Other Information : The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.70 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £4.20 an hour for under 18's, £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.83 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Things to consider : The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early
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