Womens Worker - SDAS (Taunton & Bridgwater)
Turning Point
Taunton & Bridgwater, GB
6d ago

Job Introduction

Please Note : This vacancy is only available to Women in accordance with Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse issues. As a Womens Worker, you'll make a real difference to their lives as you develop the personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around.

Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you make the role your own as part of a friendly and multidisciplinary team.

This role will have a particular focus on working with complex and vulnerable women and will have some flexibility to provide intensive and holistic support around other issues in their life as well as their substance use.

Running health facilities and services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care - and our people.

So, if you're ambitious and focused on substance misuse, progress a Women’s Worker career with real value.

Role Responsibility

Raising the bar for people-centred care, you'll provide advice and information to service users. Of course, that means not only putting their wellbeing first, but providing an outstanding service for their families too.

People's lives will be truly changed by you. So, we'll offer you the chance to thrive on a wide range of challenges, as you build relationships throughout every stage of their recovery.

By working closely with healthcare professionals such as GPs, Community Mental Health team, Domestic Abuse Service and Social Services, your dedication will make a better future.

Your caseload will consist of women with complex needs such as mental health, domestic abuse, homeless, sex workers and those with children social care involvement.

The role will at times be challenging and you will have deadlines, so you will need to be able to manage working in sometimes stressful environments.

The role can also be rewarding seeing those complex women move through treatment and the risk reduce.

Hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with approximately one late shift per monthly rota.

Driving licence and access to own car is preferred but not essential for this role.

The Ideal Candidate

Having handled a significant caseload in a busy environment, as a Women’s Worker working with complex vulnerable women an understanding of substance misuse and the Recovery Agenda is essential.

It's an extremely varied role, so flexibility, a track record of DANOS compliance and knowledge of relapse and other barriers to recovery will be vital.

Naturally, we also look for Recovery Workers with excellent communication skills and, ideally, a vocational qualification, such as an NVQ 3 or equivalent although applicants without this will be considered.

Excellent IT skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook etc. are essential for this role. The facilitation of workshops, managing of recovery coordination sessions, compiling risk assessments and risk management plans, care planning and reduction plans are just some of the varied duties you will be providing.

We are also looking for someone who can work alone and also be an effective member of the team.

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