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Band 6 Advanced Drug and Alcohol Practitioner - Bristol

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health Nursing
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 24 months
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
342-SS317-1021
Site
Kingsdown Fort
Town
Bristol
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/10/2021 23:59

Job overview

The role of B6 Advanced Drug and Alcohol Practitioner for a 2 year fixed term contract working within the ADDER remit to support a reduction in re- offending for those in the criminal justice system and reduce drug related deaths across the city.

Main duties of the job

Assessing, managing and co-ordinating a caseload with a particular emphasis on supporting those who have been through the criminal justice system.

Assessing and undertaking community drug and alcohol detoxes.

Where appropriate undertaking management supervision of Band 5 staff and student nurses.

Taking an active role in delivering psychological interventions including the provision of group psychological therapy and individual skills focussed work alongside the clinical psychologist.

Undertaking clinical audits and other key reporting requirements in relation to 1:1 and group work outcomes and KPIs.

There is an expectation that the post holder has additional training in psychological therapies appropriate for this client group such as DBT, CBT, family therapy etc

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.  We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.  

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Managing a complex caseload

Offering clinical and management supervision to staff

Taking an active role of supporting the on-going development of psychological interventions including group work alongside the clinical psychologist.

Supporting the team manager with aspects such as clinical audit, reporting to commissioners and where appropriate attending key meetings with partner agencies

Person specification

essential

Essential criteria
  • Has experience of working in a drugs and alcohol service
  • Has additional training in psychological therapies
  • Has experience of managing a complex caseload
  • Has experience of running groups
Desirable criteria
  • Has worked in the criminal justice system
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Miriam Swithinbank
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
miriam.swithinbank@nhs.net
Telephone number
0117 9192345