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High Impact Substance Misuse Team
Band 3
Fixed Term 3 Years
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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
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Salford Care Organisation
£17,787 - £20,448
31/08/2018 23:59
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Outreach Support Worker

Band 3

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be.  This is a really exciting time to join our new team.


The High Impact substance misuse team is a multidisciplinary team, working to support patients who present frequently in A&E or are admitted in relation to alcohol, and/or drug misuse.

The main role of the outreach worker is to work as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, developing knowledge, skills, and competencies to assist members of the High Impact Team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual care plans.

You will provide support to the high impact team to carry out effective case management and assisting when delivering a range of services to aid recovery. 

You will be responsible for the management plans for individual patients which will be agreed by the multi-disciplinary team, and you will have a focus on supporting people in the community to reduce their activities in relation to alcohol, self-harm and drug misuse, so consequently reduce the need for individuals to present to acute care services outside of the High impact team.

You will be involved actively promoting self-help, mutual and peer support networks and advocating for recovery within the service and the wider community with particular support to people undergoing community detoxification. You will provide Support, give time to an allocated group of service users, and thus promote their Recovery to lead independent and healthier lifestyles. 

You will have an understanding of substance misuse and the recovery agenda and you will have excellent communication skills and an ability to be flexible and take on an extremely varied role. 

You will possess NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care or willing to work towards one or Level 3 Management of Substance Misuse and have experience of working with individuals / groups who are vulnerable / socially excluded. Prior experience in working with this patient group is essential for this role.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

This is a fixed term contract until January 2020

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - Outstanding

Applicant requirements

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

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Noel Glynn 0161 206 4415

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