DRR DTTO Southwark Lewisham SDP Manager job spec KC146 by 7RDdOk3J


									                                     Job Description

Job Title:             Structured Day Programme Manager Southwark and Lewisham
                       (Ref KC146)

Accountable to:        Area Manager South

Aim: The day-to-day delivery of a high quality community based structured day
programme for substance misusers who are subject to Drug Rehabilitation
Requirements or voluntary Dip clients. Management of the Peer Advocacy Service
manager for Southwark and the Southwark DRR assessor.

Job Purpose: To manage the development and service delivery of non-medical
treatment services for criminal justice and non-criminal justice clients. To work as part of
a multi-agency team delivering drug treatment for clients subject to DRR’s in partnership
with the London Probation Service. You will be required to undertake tasks including the
supervision of staff and volunteers. You will be required to manage needs led
assessment of clients who have been ordered to attend the programme by a Court of
Law and those referred from DIP. You will be required to work closely with the Probation
service and members of staff from all related services in both boroughs. You will provide
cover for staff when necessary by providing direct client services by way of group and
Key work to meet key service objectives in line with CRI/Probation, policies, and
procedures and data collection systems. You will take joint responsibility for the
management of the nurses that are based within the service.

Base: Camberwell.

Main Duties and responsibilities

   To be responsible for the day-to-day work of the project including staff deployment
    and rotas.
   To provide advice & guidance to Programme Workers on substance misuse issues
    and models of best practice.
   To supervise the team leader, the Peer Advocacy manager, DRR assessor, CRI
    Programme Workers, volunteers and sessional staff.
   To contribute to assessments as part of a multi-agency team within agreed
   To be responsible for the delivery of structured therapeutic support, group-work
    sessions, one to one interventions and activity-based sessions.
   To be responsible for conducting drug testing and ensure requirements regarding
    drug testing are met.
   To ensure regular reviews of the clients with probation and health workers.
   To ensure records of the client attendance and participation in the group programme
    are maintained.

   To explore and implement a range of approaches, activities and exercises, which are
    deigned to promote health and support individuals through community
    detoxification/stabilisation. Some of these activities will take place in community
    settings away from the above named location.
   To utilise recording and statistical systems to collect, collate, and feedback data to
    the commissioners and CRI at least on a quarterly basis, and more as required.
   To ensure that all administration, case recording, written reports etc are maintained
    to agreed standards.
   To utilise a flexible approach and where required participate in activities and tasks
    which directly respond to client need.
   To uphold all CRI/Probation policies and procedures and actively promote equality of
    opportunity in the course of your work.
   To maintain a safe and welcoming environment ensuring health and safety standards
    are adhered to.
   To ensure appropriate financial and administrative systems relating to petty cash etc
    are kept up to date and that electrical equipment, fixtures and fittings are maintained.
    That the premises are well managed.
   Ensure regular consultation with service users.
   To contribute positively to relevant internal forums and external meetings.
   To undertake any other duties that will contribute to fulfilling the aims of the project.

General Terms of Reference
In carrying out the above the duties the postholder will:

       Work closely with partner agencies.
       Work flexibly within agreed hours to maintain the Level of Service provision.
       Participate in regular training, supervision and appraisal to improve their
       Keep abreast of developments in services, legislation and practice relevant to the
        client group.

DANOS Compliances
This is a standards-based job description that incorporates the National Occupational
Standards relevant to the job, as well as DANOS and other National Occupational
Standards such as CJNTO.

Key Activities
                                     Unit Number and Title

AA1           Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists

AC1           Develop your own knowledge and practice
AD3           Facilitate group learning

BA3           Contribute to the development of organisational policy and practice

BC1           Develop, negotiate and agree proposals to offer services and products

                                       Unit Number and Title

BC2            Manage activities to meet customer requirements

BE5            Use information to take critical decisions

BF3            Select personnel for activities

BF4            Develop teams and individuals to enhance performance

BF6            Manage the performance of teams and individuals

BF8            Deal with poor performance in your team

BG4            Manage the use of financial resources

BI2            Develop and sustain arrangements for joint working between workers and

BI3            Facilitate meetings

                                     Person Specification

 A professional qualification e.g. counselling, nursing, social work or equivalent, and
   experience of direct work with substance misuse clients.
 Experience of delivering therapeutic support programmes.
 A working knowledge of the Probation ‘What Works’ model of intervention.
 Experience of providing direct client services particularly assessment & group-work.
 Computer Literacy
 Experience of supervising staff and a flexible open approach and proven
   communication skills in the management of sessional staff, volunteers and clients.
 Previous experience of partnership working and liaison with other agencies.
 Proven skills in administration and budget management.
 Confidence to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
 A knowledge and understanding of the aims and objectives of the Drug
   Rehabilitation Requirement
 To be able to engage with clients in a non-judgemental manner

 Previous experience of the voluntary sector
 Experience of working with a prescribing service

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check at an enhanced level and Police Service
security clearance & requires the post holder to sign the Official Secrets Act 1911-1989

Amendments: This description accurately reflects the present position; it may be amended and


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