RECRUITMENT: SUBSTANCE MISUSE PRACTITIONER
Rugby House-ARP provides a range of community and residential services in London for people with alcohol and drug related problems. The Organisation is underpinned by a strong learning culture and actively encourages personal and professional development of its staff. We value difference and divergence and would like to hear from you if you have the same values as us. We are currently looking to appoint the following:
LONG YARD – CRISIS CENTRE
(based in Central London)
SUBSTANCE MISUSE PRACTITIONER
6 Months Fixed Term (with possible extension to 9 months)
Long Yard, is a unique 13-bedded scheme which provides supervised alcohol withdrawal to clients who have a dependant relationship with this substance. Our treatment package is underpinned by a socially determined philosophy. It is combination of a psycho-educational group programme, Motivational Interviewing, primary medical care and health promotion.
§ You will be imaginative, professional, committed to this client group and able to deliver the highest quality service to your residents.
§ You will have at least one-year’s experience of working in the substance misuse field in a professional capacity. You will have counselling and group work experience and an excellent understanding of the recovery process.
§ The successful applicant will have the knowledge, skills and motivation to support residents as they withdraw from alcohol and begin to make choices for their future.
§ A calm professional approach is essential. You will be expected to work as part of a team, be self-motivated and dynamic.
§ Excellent communication skills and the ability to present the clinical information accurately to different audiences with varied backgrounds and interests are essential. (Clients, colleagues, external professionals, families etc.).
Long Yard is registered as a care home. Knowledge of the CSCI Regulations and principles of duty of care are essential.
Closing date for all applications is
Wednesday, 25th March 2009.
All advertised posts are subject to Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure.
House-ARP is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes application from all qualified candidates.