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Dual Diagnosis Recovery Practitioner

Bracknell Forest Council
£28,785 - £32,878 + £609 London Weighting
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Evenings/Full Time/Weekends
37 hours per week. Mon-Friday. Some evenings and weekends will be required.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
16/06/2019 at 23:56 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Bracknell- Forest Council has been awarded funding for a Dual Diagnosis Recovery Practitioner as part of the governments initiative to help end rough sleeping. This exciting initiative will target rough sleepers for housing solutions and cement our existing partnerships across the borough to make a real difference to those with the most extreme housing need.

This is an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Dual Diagnosis Recovery Practitioner who will be working within three services within the Council - the Welfare and Housing Service, Community Mental Health Team, and Drugs and Alcohol Team.

The post will act as a specialist resource as part of a dedicated team supporting individuals who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping within Bracknell Forest. We are looking for a highly skilled and proactive mental health and substance misuse practitioner to work with this complex group of service users and who are presenting with offending, substance misuse and mental health needs.

The role requires a dynamic and creative but consistent approach to individuals care and who can work collaboratively with service users and staff to deliver high quality evidence-based, and recovery-focused interventions. You will have experience of the Care Programme Approach and its delivery to service users. This will involve supporting individuals to identify personal goals and support them in their recovery, facilitating groups and service user involvement. This role is integrated within the housing led project and empowering service users to get off the streets and integrate within the community.

You will be required to work closely with partner agencies and develop effective referral pathways and promote better engagement of service users with holistic support agencies.

An emphasis will be on safety and promotion of health and well-being amongst the service users who present with Dual Diagnosis. 

We are looking for an individual with a track record of working effectively with dual diagnosis services users and relevant qualifications in this field who is committed to making a difference with this challenging client group.

This role will require lone working to include outside the core 9-5 hours with work on the weekends, evenings and bank holidays.

This post is a 12 month fixed term contract.

Assessment and interviews for shortlisted candidates are likely to be held 27th June 2019. The successful candidate must be available to commence in this role no later than the middle of August. Salary will be negotiable between the salary bracket as advertised based on qualification and experience.

For an informal discussion please contact Ellie Eghtedar, Head of Welfare and Housing Resources on 01344 351590 or Nicky Jolly, Welfare and Housing Project Officer on 01344 351307.



Equal Opportunities

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