Health Liaison Recovery Facilitator - 6 month fixed term contract
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: People/21/174010
  • Published: Wed 24/11/2021, 17:05 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 07/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,130 - £30,261 per annum (inclusive of £626 London Weighting and £963 Essential Car User Allowance)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: New Hope, 16/17 Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire

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Health Liaison Recovery Facilitator - 6 month fixed term contract

If you are passionate about helping others, then this is the role for you. You will get a feel-good factor knowing you have helped support others to change, whilst also developing as an individual through working closely with other agencies.

As a Health Liaison Recovery Facilitator, you will have a positive impact on the people of Bracknell Forest as you develop links with hospital and general practitioners so that you can support individuals experiencing physical or mental ill health due to drug or alcohol use.

You will support them to develop flexible and realistic support package to suit each individual to help them turn their lives around and improve their health and wellbeing.

We want to help our most vulnerable residents to get their lives firmly on track. It’s why our Recovery Facilitators take the time to get to know everyone they work with. We’re working towards success for our clients. And we do what we think should be done, not just what needs to be done. Boasting one of the highest successful completion rates in the South East of England. Put simply, we change lives for the better.

Because we’re Bracknell Forest.

What it’s like working in our team…

New Hope is the centre from which Drug and Alcohol services are delivered in and this role is pivotal in ensuring that people wishing to access the services are assessed in a timely manner. We work as a team to ensure all Bracknell Forest residents are receiving the highest support package possible. The successful applicant will work within a team who are highly motivated and work together to the best of their ability.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

  • To establish close working links with hospitals and general practice and visit individuals who are in-patients
  • To refer individuals to appropriate medical service to improve their health and wellbeing and support them to attend their appointments
  • To facilitate group programmes as per the needs of the service
  • To develop a lead role, promoting networking with agencies in your lead area and developing specialist knowledge and or interventions as appropriate
  • To manage a caseload of service users, providing a range of interventions and care coordination
  • To support individuals on your caseload to attend medical and other appointments to improve their health and wellbeing
  • To ensure that people access BBV and Sexual Health Services and support them to do so

We offer an extensive training programme for all members of staff which is designed so that members of staff are knowledgeable on substance misuse.

The benefits you will experience are…

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.

What we’re looking for…

The successful candidate will need to have excellent skills in assessing needs and identifying risks.  Experience of dealing with people with complex needs is desirable as is attention to detail.  They will also need to have experience of partnership working and be prepared to visit medical establishments on regular basis.

A high standard of computer literacy and data management is required as is a clear understanding of confidentiality.

This role will be offered as a six-month secondment opportunity should the successful candidate is a current employee. 

Interview date

Interviews will be held on 15th December 2021

Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Name: Sian Worley

Job Title: DAAT Team Leader

Phone Number: 01344312360

Or

Jillian Hunt

Job Title: Head of Drug & Alcohol Services

As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.

Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.

No agencies please.

How to Apply

Please apply online (see below).

It is important that you read the Candidate Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children and adults at risk must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.

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