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Dual Diagnosis Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 20th June 2021


  • Advertised from 9th June 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week. Fixed Term- 31st March 2022.

Role

The Service

We have exciting new Rough Sleeper Projects launching in Camden & Islington. The project will provide coordinated and wrap around care to rough sleepers/street active individuals with substance misuse issues.

We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, caring, person centred and passionate about supporting people with multiple needs. Essential to this role is the drive to support individuals to navigate often complex systems to get the support they need for substance misuse and their mental health condition.

The successful candidate will develop a new and exciting partnerships with mental health services, outreach/housing service to support those service users with a dual diagnosis and housing needs, bringing together the key aspects of housing, stability and mental wellness.

The Role

  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances.
  • Deliver street-based interventions.
  • Engage and build relationships with individuals who are rough sleepers/street active.
  • Street-based needs assessments/harm reduction advice – including Naloxone distribution.
  • Develop robust pathways between mental health and outreach/housing services.
  • Support access/re-engagement with local treatment provider.
  • Support Opiate users with rapid prescribing access with use of virtual prescribing clinics.
  • Manage a case load of service users with complex needs, including substance misuse and mental health conditions, working with partner agencies to support them to become stable and ready to engage with local treatment providers.
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority, and other treatment agencies to minimise the prevalence of street drinking and anti-social behaviour by supporting people into treatment

Location

The job is outreach based. There are projects will be based in the boroughs of Camden & Islington.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role, contact, Eleanor Lyden-Vieten, Service Development Manager. Tel- 07412711726 E-mail: Eleanor.lyden-vieten@wdp.org.uk

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website: wdp.ciphr-irecruit.com/Applicants/vacancy/264/Substance-Misuse-Outreach-Practitioner--CamdenIslington-RSP

The closing date for applications is Monday 20th June 2021 at 00:00am

Interviews are likely to take place via Zoom, to support social distancing.

WDP and Our Values

WDP is an innovative behaviour change charity. We facilitate long-lasting transformation in people’s lives to improve health, wellbeing and social integration. We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health and inpatient services.

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • In partnership
  • Strong belief in service users
  • Community focused
  • Diversity and Equality
    • WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those form minority ethnic backgrounds.
  • Safeguarding
    • WDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • DBS
    • All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.