Concerned Other Worker

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Job Title: Concerned Other Worker

Responsible to: Team Manager New Directions

Salary: £19,819 per annum pro-rata for 17 hours per week

Hours: Tuesday 12noon - 8pm (with a 30 minute unpaid break)
Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday 9.15 – 4.15pm (with a 30 minute unpaid break)
The post holder is expected to be flexible with regard to working hours in order to meet the requirements of the post.

Location: All service site locations in Bradford, therefore ability to travel independently is required

Service Overview
This programme is part of the New Directions Substance misuse adult treatment service in Bradford. The service is available to any person who is affected by somebody else’s substance misuse, is 18 years or over and living in the Bradford Metropolitan District.
The post holder will provide support and interventions to those affected by someone else’s substance misuse including parents, carers, family and friends- reducing pressure and increasing quality of life.

The post holder will deliver a range of supports depending on the needs of the individual, these are expected to include;

• Irregular and Ad hoc one off contact
• Structured brief interventions
• Assessment of needs and risks including safeguarding
• Care planning/ review and multi-agency meetings where appropriate
• Structured programme of individual support within the recognised framework for the programme, typically up to 12 sessions
• Onward referral
• Departure planning and aftercare planning
• Facilitated group delivery

It is expected that the Concerned Other Worker will self-generate and respond to internal referrals.

For more information about this role please click on the link below:

Concerned Other Worker JD


If you are unable to apply online and require a paper application form please contact Vanessa Ross on 01274 723863. If applying with a hard copy please post to: HR Department, The Bridge Project, 35 Salem Street, Bradford, BD1 4QH quoting the job reference on the outside of the envelope.

Please note, most posts require a DBS Check at Enhanced Level, which EXTERNAL applicants will be required to pay for, unless they are subscribed to the DBS Electronic Update Service, in which case permission for Bridge to check the current status of a DBS certificate will be required. Please note that the current charge for a new DBS certificate is £44 plus an administration charge levied by our preferred provider of £9.50 + VAT. An online check Of DBS status using update service is free.

Closing date for all positions: 20th March 2019
Interviews to be held: 25th March 2019

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