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Job Details: Active Recovery Coordinator - Forward Leeds

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Active Recovery Coordinator - Forward Leeds
Monday to Friday
LS14 6PF
United Kingdom
Irford House - Leeds LS14 6PF
We are seeking an exceptional Recovery Coordinator to join the Active team at Forward Leeds.  Forward Leeds is the Drug and Alcohol Service in Leeds
To provide holistic support to adult service users and to coordinate their drug treatment, including assessment, recovery coordination, PSI delivery and multi-agency working.
As directed by the Team Manager, the Recovery Coordinator will be an integral member of the dynamic multi-agency team developing comprehensive and tailored individual interventions that will include delivery of a full range of structured, open access, one-to-one and group support.
Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Manage a service user caseload and review on going care and treatment liaising closely with the full range of specialist workers within the multi-agency team, including family members and significant others, as appropriate.
  • The ability to coordinate detoxification plans with a view to positively discharging a variable proportion of Service Users from the ‘Opiate only’ substance group.
  • Support Service Users to access resources and services to increase their Recovery Capital to help them achieve their Recovery goals and promote family, carer and Service User Involvement.
  • To exercise excellent communication skills and therapeutic skills when dealing with Service Users, Carers, and Caring agencies.
  • To work closely and in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team from across the partnership and externally and provide advice and guidance to managers and other colleagues, through attendance at reviews, team meetings and group supervision and via the telephone.
  • To provide effective coordination of the individuals Recovery Plan and promote family, Carer and Service User Involvement.
  • To improve the outcomes for children of Service Users by reducing the impact of drug and alcohol related harm on family life and to promote family involvement in treatment.
  • To lead in relation to on-going assessment, safeguarding, Risk assessment and Recovery Planning.
  • Carry out drug and alcohol screening and testing as required.
  • To act as a DUTY Worker, as directed by the Team Manager.
Key Duties:
  • Comply with all monitoring and evaluation systems, collect and monitor information as appropriate and provide reports when required and actively contribute to the Partnership achieving successful outcomes for Service Users.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date records and work in accordance with organisational guidelines and procedures.
  • To comply with all aspects of our Code of Conduct and adhere at all times to national/local and HumanKind Safeguarding policies.
  • To reduce substance related harm to the individual an the wider community
  • Actively participate in Supervision and be willing to provide evidence of achieving performance targets alongside other Supervision requirements as detailed in Humankind policy.
  • Recognise personal and professional boundaries and work within HumanKind clinical governance framework at all times.
  • The post holder will be required to work flexibly across operational sites and within an agreed number of hours to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This may include evening and weekend working.
  • Uphold data protection legislation and local and formally agreed information sharing protocols and Service User confidentiality agreements.
  • Provide a full range of services in an outreach and in-reach capacity including satellite offices and in partnership with others.
  • Undertake any other such duties as required within the spirit of the post.
This job description is intended to provide a guide to the general duties and responsibilities of the post. It should not be regarded as a contractual document. It will be reviewed regularly and may be varied at the discretion of Humankind

Person Specification - Essential criteria:
  • The ability to coordinate detoxification plans with a view to positively discharging a variable proportion of Service Users from the ‘Opiate Only’ substance group.
  • Knowledge of the substance misuse field and models of service delivery and issues relating to recovery planning.
  • An understanding of best practice frameworks, including NICE, DOH, PHE and CQC.
  • Experience of working with Carers and families.
  • Ability to carry out Assessment, Recovery Planning and Risk Management Plans.
  • Experience of delivering 1-1 therapeutic interventions.
  • Ability to organise own workload in response to Supervision.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to keep accurate case notes and write reports.
  • Ability to maintain and work within professional boundaries.
  • Committed to the principals of Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practice.
  • Knowledge of working with Safeguarding and Hidden Harm.
  • Ability to work flexibly including late nights and weekends.
  • Experience of managing medically assisted opiate and alcohol detoxifications and an understanding of pharmacological interventions.
Person Specification - Desirable criteria:
  • Professional qualification e.g. substance misuse, addiction studies, counselling, housing, children and families, benefits/welfare advice. 
  • An understanding of interventions including Brief Interventions, including MI, CBT and ITEP.

Candidates will be recruited within the advertised range, please did not automatically expect initial recruitment to be at the top end, as this will depend on experience and enables progression in role through the Humankind development process.
Internal candidates at risk of redundancy will be prioritised for this vacancy therefore, we retain the right to withdraw the advert before the closing date.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you provide on your application form. We will contact shortlisted candidates by email to confirm the arrangements for interview. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notification as you will not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk folder.

Due to the current restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, interviews will be via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
Per Annum
Up to 32 days Annual Leave per year
Competitive company pension scheme with employer contributions
Life Assurance Scheme
Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.
Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users
Employee Assistance Programme
Learning & Development opportunities
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