Drug and Alcohol Worker- Primary Care Team

Salary: NJC pt. 9 -19 (£21,269-£25,927)

Hours: 37.5 (Full time)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Bath with frequent travel to GP surgeries in the Bath and North East Somerset Area.

Additional Information: We offer full mentoring, job shadowing for this role as well as training on the policies and procedures that DHI use. As an employee of DHI, you will have also access to our Employee Assistance Programme, our Cycle Scheme, 26 days annual leave and company pension scheme.

The Role

The Role

If you believe you can inspire and champion change in people struggling with substance misuse issues. We need you…

DHI are looking for passionate Drug & Alcohol Workers to join our recently commissioned, rapidly growing Shared-Care service based in B&ANES. We are also very interested to hear from people with transferable skills and life experience.

Based within the Primary Care setting, your role will be to provide our clients Opiate Substitute Treatment (OST). Working alongside GP’s in a community setting can be a pressurised environment requiring resilience, attention to detail, the ability to establish boundaries and be assertive when necessary. Strong IT and record keeping skills are required as part of your role which involves the management of client’s prescriptions and keeping accurate clinical notes.

Meeting our service users ‘where they are’, helping them identify their goals for treatment while working in collaboration with them to develop a roadmap for success, requires the capacity to take an holistic, non-judgemental overview of your client’s needs together with the instinct to provide the most beneficial interventions that will allow them to achieve their desired outcomes.

About You

At DHI we highly value transferable skills and life experience. If you have good organisational skills, can manage relationships, solve problems, and are adaptable and flexible then we would love to hear from you. Being able to work well in a team is extremely important, as is the ability to work, on occasion, independently.

Your background could be from anywhere where you have used these highly transferable skills. Retail, teaching, ex-armed forces are all examples of just some professions where these transferable skills are often found.

Our Values

Our four key values are vital to us. If you are interested in working in the substance misuse field and share DHI’s values of stimulation and zest for life, then we encourage you to apply. We are an award winning charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and our values underpin this. They are:

  1. Flexibility
  2. Self-Direction
  3. Stimulation
  4. Zest for Life

We look forward to exploring these with you during the interview process should you be successful at the shortlisting stage.

What We Offer

We offer full mentoring, job shadowing for this role as well as training on the policies and procedures that DHI use.

As an employee of DHI, you will have also access to our Employee Assistance Programme, our Cycle Scheme, up to 31 days annual leave (service related) and company pension scheme.

How to apply

Next Steps

If you’d like to know more about the role contact Dominic Denny at email: dominicdenny@dhi-online.org.uk to arrange an informal discussion. To apply please use the enclosed Job Description and Person Specification to complete an Application Form and Skills Form and send to recruitment@dhibath.org.uk before Midday 22nd August 2022.

We strongly encourage you to complete our Equality & Diversity monitoring form to help us achieve a diverse workforce. The form does not form part of the selection process.


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