Engagement Worker

Salary: NJC pt. 9 -19 (£20,903-£25,481) depending on experience, pro rata for part time roles

Hours: 37.5 hours per week and such additional hours as are required by the business from time to time. Usual office hours are between 9am- 5pm with a requirement to work flexibly to provide client services (usually 9-8pm). The post will require some weekend and/or evening work subject to the requirements of the service, the business and operational management.

Location: Yate with some travel across the South Gloucestershire region. (use of a car and willingness to use it for the purposes of this role is an essential requirement)

Contract Type: Permanent

Additional Information: DHI offers up to 31 days paid leave (service-related) in addition to statutory holidays, a 7% pension contribution, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee Assistance Scheme. DHI is a Disability Confident Committed Employer.

The Role

We are recruiting for a Drug and Alcohol practitioner to join the DHI Engagement Team in South Gloucestershire. This exciting, varied and rewarding role will involve the provision of 1:1 and group support and harm reduction interventions to clients experiencing problematic use of a range of substances.

You will join a small and supportive Engagement team who seek to engage with clients at the earliest possible stage, delivering psychosocial interventions to enable people to make changes in their lives. Through person centred support planning and holistic goal setting you will provide brief structured interventions for non-opiate users (including alcohol, cannabis, stimulants, novel psychoactive substances and performance enhancing drugs). The role also includes supporting the needle and syringe programme across South Gloucestershire including DHI’s ‘dial-a-needle’.

As an Engagement Worker you will have the opportunity to work flexibly between home and DHI hubs. Your main bases will be Yate and Warmley however, you will be required at times to be able to travel across the South Gloucestershire region and the use of transport and willingness to use it for the purposes of this role is an essential requirement.

DHI is an award winning charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and contribute to richness and wellbeing of their community. We are looking for applicants who will share our passion for our values, and our commitment to our client groups and our local communities.

As an employee of DHI you will be entitled to:

  • 26 days plus statutory and bank holidays (1 additional day after each year of service, up to a maximum of 31 days)
  • Employee assistance scheme programme
  • Contributory pension scheme (employer’s contribution 7% to a minimum 3% contribution from employee).

If you have experience or an interest in working in the substance misuse field and share DHI’s core values of self-direction, stimulation and a zest for life, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’d like to know more about the role, please contact Marilyn Taylor, Engagement Team Leader on 01454 868 750 for an informal discussion.

How 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 10th May 2021. Interviews for sucessful applicants to be held on the 19th May 2021.

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