Family Support / Recovery Practitioner REF: GAIN

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850 days ago


Job Title: Family Support / Recovery Practitioner

Location: Dunstable

Salary: £20,013 - £27,593 per annum

Closing Date: Sunday 16th December 2012

Please note that due to the Christmas holiday period, successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the New Year with interview details.


To engage and support parents experiencing drug and alcohol issues to access the Partnership treatment services. The post will work closely with the Young Peoples Team, Plan B, Children`s workers to ensure that the needs of children and young people affected by parental drug and alcohol use are also met.

Main tasks:

1. To act as the main key worker for parents experiencing drug and alcohol issues, supporting them with a range of structured support and interventions within the community and treatment services.
2. To signpost and refer parents with drug and alcohol issues to engage and access structured treatment services where appropriate.
3. To understand, assess and support the needs of parents, children and young people affected by drug and alcohol issues in partnership with other appropriate organisations.
4. To develop relationships and communicate appropriately with parents, children and young people affected by drug and alcohol issues.
5. To support the maintenance of systems for the Partnership and Central Borough Council (CBC) statistical collation.
6. To maintain robust records of contacts, caseload and actions in line with the client and CBC policies and procedures.
7. To participate in inter-disciplinary team working to ensure service user`s needs are met.
8. To actively promote children, young people and families rights and responsibilities, equalities and diversity in line with our client's equal opportunities policy.
9. To take responsibility for professional development and updating knowledge including undertaking training to enable co-delivery of accredited parenting programmes.
10. To prepare for and participate in regular supervision meetings and seek additional supervision as appropriate.
11. To raise awareness about drugs, their use and effects.
12. To be actively aware of possible significant risks in the workplace and know how to identify and deal with appropriately in line with the client and LSCB Safeguarding policies and procedures.
13. To develop and maintain productive working relationships with your team, managers and other colleagues.
14. To undertake such other duties of a similar level or responsibility as may be required from time to time.
15. The willingness to undertake an appropriate qualification and engage in continuous professional development
16. Work flexibly across the county of Bedfordshire, including evening and weekend work
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(Keywords; Recovery Practitioner, Rehabilitation Advisor, Rehabilitation Mentor, Treatment Advisor, Recovery Consultant, Recovery Mentor, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Rehabilitation Advisor, Treatment Support Advisor)

Ad ID: 113420660