Role Profiles, Job Descriptions and Person Specifications by uie761km


									                      NORTH EAST COUNCIL ON ADDICTIONS
                                  JOB DESCRIPTION

Please note this is a new post. The Job Description is subject to review and may be
changed to take account of future service development.

Job Title         Community Integration Worker

Location          NECA reserves the right to change the postholder’s place of work

Line Manager      Project Manager

Team Members      Community Integration Team Project Workers

Other Key         Local Authority, Community Projects, Health Projects, Other relevant
Working           Voluntary Services, DIP, Harm Reduction Service Other Tier2/3 services
Purpose of Job    To provide comprehensive support for substance misuse clients
                  including those who have been through the criminal justice system, to
                  facilitate successful rehabilitation into the community.

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Principle Responsibilities
Planning & Development of the Service
To contribute to the creation and maintenance of a directory of accessible community
services, which would include life skills, training or education.
To develop individual programmes of structured activities as a result of assessment and care
To provide advice and support and consultation to other agencies working with clients who
have substance needs.
To utilise existing services to provide therapeutic group work activities, e.g. relapse
To promote personal independence and responsibility, and alternatives to drug using
To network, establish and maintain working relationships and protocols with community
based services, other agencies and professionals.
Develop monitoring and evaluation systems to support the completion of statistical and
written reports.
Quality Assurance-Monitoring & Evaluation
To be familiar with and work to quality assurance standards including QUADS. DANOS,
Models of Care and any other standards relevant to the Service.
To continually monitor and review the Service in line with NECA policy & procedures
To provide statistics and reports as required.

NECA aim to offer a quality service at all times and are committed to promoting continual
improvement throughout all services delivered. All staff are expected to share this aim and
contribute towards upholding and enhancing further the standard and quality of service
delivered throughout NECA.
Staff & Supervision
To seek and accept line management supervision on a regular basis from the Manager, and
to attend training courses as required, in line with professional development needs.
To manage an agreed caseload of clients within the Community Integration Service.
Attend and contribute to team meetings and any other relevant group or forum, related to the
duties and responsibilities of the post.
To undertake any other task which may be deemed appropriate to the post
Limits on Authority
Issues relating to NECA business may only be communicated to external bodies with the
permission of the Line Manager

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Role Profile - Units of national occupational standards
Number             Title
Reference to substance means alcohol

AA1: Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists

AB2: Support individuals who are substance users

AB3: Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive and aggressive behaviour

AB5: Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance users

AD1: Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects

AD4: Develop and disseminate information and advice about substance use, health and
social well-being

AF1: Carry out screening and referral assessment

AF2: Carry out assessment to identify and prioritise needs

AF3: Carry out comprehensive substance misuse assessment

AG1: Develop, implement and review care plans for individuals

AG2: Contribute to care planning and review

AG3: Assist with the transfer of individuals between agencies and services

AG4: Retain individuals in contact with substance misuse services

AH10: Employ techniques to help individuals to adopt sensible drinking behaviour

AJ1: Help individuals address their offending behaviour

AJ2: Enable individuals to change their offending behaviour

BA3: Contribute to the development of organisational policy and practice

BC4: Assure your organisation delivers quality services

BE4: Supplying information for management control

BE6: Preparing reports and returns

CfA311: Plan, organise and support meetings

GEN36: Make use of supervision

GEN48: Promote your organisation and its services to stakeholders

HSC22: Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals

HSC33: Reflect on and develop your practice

HSC226: Support individuals who are distressed

HSC233: Relate to and interact with individuals
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HSC330: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities

HSC335: Contribute to the protection of individuals from harm and abuse

HSC433: Develop joint working agreements and practices and review their effectiveness

HSC3111: Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals

HSC3115: Receive, analyse, process, use and store information

LLUK L10: Enable learning through presentations

LLUK L13: Enable group learning

M&L A3: Develop your personal networks

M&L C6: Implement change

M&L D1: Develop productive working relationships with colleagues

M&L D6: Allocate and monitor the progress and quality of work in your area of responsibility

M&L E6: Ensure health and safety requirements are met in your area of responsibility

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Person Specification – Essential Criteria
Equality and Diversity Practices
Understanding of issues relating to alcohol misuse and the impact on individuals and their
Ability to comprehensively assess people’s varying needs
Knowledge of partnership agencies to which clients can be signposted
Knowledge of social care and principles of care in the community
A knowledge and understanding of using different activities to promote physical and
emotional wellbeing within the client group.
Ability to produce written reports & statistics to deadlines
Ability to engage with and motivate Service Users
Proven ability to network and build professional relationships
Ability to comprehensively assess varying needs of clients
Ability to use own initiative and manage resources
Computer/ITC literate
Experience of supporting people with alcohol misuse issues.
Experience of working with socially excluded groups
Experience of using a range of therapeutic approaches and interventions
Experience of working with people from a wide variety of settings
Experience of researching, collating and developing resources
NQF level 4 (and above) Professional Diploma Qualification in Welfare, Youth Community,
Substance Misuse, Health and Social Care, Counselling or similar relevant discipline is

The above attributes are essential criteria without which a candidate would not
normally be short listed for interview.

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Terms of Employment
Salary                       £11354pa pro rata of £22689pa

Hours of work                17.5 hours per week

Annual Leave                 The post holder will be entitled to 4.8 weeks annual leave in
                             the first year of employment and 6 weeks thereafter, plus all
                             bank and statutory holidays. Pro rata for part time staff.

Sick Pay (OSP)               The post holder will after six months service receive an
                             allowance of four weeks full pay and four weeks half pay;
                             after one years service six weeks full pay and six weeks
                             half pay; (less statutory sick pay); within each period of
                             12 months commencing on the first day of sickness

Allowances                   Expenses for travel whilst on NECA business are claimable, in
                             the case of car mileage according to the prevailing rate set by
                             the Inland Revenue, and in the case of public transport, at
                             cost. Staff who agree to use their car must have insurance
                             cover which includes business use.

Stakeholder Pension          You have the option to join a Stakeholder Pension Scheme
                             with Scottish Widows. In addition to your contribution, NECA
                             will contribute 3% of your salary.

NECA is an organisation which is exempt from the spent convictions clauses of the
Rehabilitation Of Offenders Act

NECA aims to be an equality and diversity employer

NECA reserves the right to amend or add to Job Descriptions

Health Care Benefit          You have the option to join BUPA. There is no direct cost,
                             although this benefit incurs a taxable payment. In addition the
                             provision exists to include dependents, the cost to the
                             employee varies according to individual circumstances of the
                             persons covered.
Death In Service Benefit     Lump sum payment of two times salary.
                             (Eligibility age 18 to 65. Post 65 subject to Deferred
                             Retirement Declaration)
Childcare Voucher            You have the option to participate by salary sacrifice.

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