STR Worker – Whitehaven/Workington Job at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust in Whitehaven

Job Description

Unity Allerdale and Copeland Alcohol and Drug team are recruiting to the post of STR worker based in the Whitehaven office with some travel to Workington and other sites across the path as required. This is a 37.5 hour post

The successful applicant will be joining an experienced multi-disciplinary team based in both Whitehaven and Workington.

With the support of this dedicated team, Unity has gone from strength to strength, delivering high quality services to those affected by substance misuse.

The service offers, assessment, detox, prescribing, BBV screening and immunization, needle exchange, group work, psychosocial interventions, 1:1 interventions and much more to people affected by their addiction.

The role within Unity alcohol and drug services is to offer advice, information, advocacy and support to substance misusers accessing or seeking to access the service, through a variety of routes, including open access, primary care, mental health services and criminal justice agencies. You will provide a range of interventions, dependent on the needs of the service user, significant others and the wider community. You will be part of running a variety of groups within the service and supporting people to continue with their recovery

The successful candidate will have good communication skills and the ability to work in a fast paced, sometimes challenging environment.

The rewards are, that you will be supporting people to overcome their addiction and change their lives.

Training may be provided where there are knowledge gaps in substance misuse.

Please read this along with the attached job description and person specification.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’

About Company

Company: Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Company Location:  Whitehaven

About Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust