Bath and North East Somerset

£26,999 - £32,029 per year

Temporary, Full-time

ATR 157

About the organisation

DHI is an award-winning charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and contribute to the richness... Read more

Job Description

The Role

In this role you will have responsibility for overseeing the daily operations of the Project 28 team to ensure smooth running of the service.  You will provide line management supervision to the staff members and also have responsibility for providing support and supervision for any volunteers/students in the team.

In addition to carrying a small caseload of the more complex cases, they will oversee the delivery of a range of one to one and group orientated interventions.

An important aspect of your roll will be to ensure that all individuals accessing support with Project 28 Service for their substance use receive a prompt, effective and well-coordinated service

There will be occasions where you may be required to deputise for the Service Manager when required and represent the agency at external meetings.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  1. Co-ordinate inward referrals to the service and ensure cases are allocated promptly, acting upon any immediate areas of risk.

  2. Allocate cases following referral meeting amongst the team in a timely manner, in line with PHE targets for waiting times

  3. Track and care co-ordinate cases throughout their treatment journey, ensuring clients receive a quality service and outcomes and progress is demonstrated through YPOR (young people’s outcome record)

  4. Prioritise Safeguarding cases reporting to appropriate line manger and safeguarding lead at all times. Ensure documentation is completed and referred on to appropriate services.

  5. Oversee all discharges, considering safeguarding and ensuring appropriate discharge codes are used.

  6. Deliver evidence based psychosocial interventions (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques) to individuals to facilitate change and reduce drug and alcohol use, in both one to one and group settings.

To excel in this role, you will need:

Ability to manage staff, volunteers and an outreach team assisting with recruitment, supervision, training and development.

Knowledge and experience of Young people’s substance misuse services and managing a client caseload, care planning, delivering evidence based psychosocial interventions and providing group work.

Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders to meet the needs of service users have knowledge, understanding and commitment to child safeguarding procedures

An understanding of national treatment targets and the ability to work within a target driven environment and meet them.

Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. And have excellent communication skills (written and verbal)