Night Substance Misuse Nurse - Harlow
Passmores House is a residential recovery community for people with a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol, we offer residential detoxification and stabilisation packages, as well a full rehabilitation programme, all built around the individual. The house is based in a beautifully renovated and historic building, set in a leafy park close to the transport hub of Harlow in Essex.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to work with people who are affected by substance misuse within a residential rehabilitative environment. WDP Passmores House are able to deliver high quality services including specialist prescribing services, rapid access to treatment, and other health and wellbeing interventions to better equip individuals to improve their physical and mental health. This position requires a nurse with appropriate and valid registration with the NMC and experience of working with individuals who use alcohol / substances.
We are looking for someone who has an in-depth knowledge of the issues affecting people with substance misuse and experience of coordinating interventions with clients.
The post holder will need to be comfortable with the recovery principles in addictions, ITEP and NICE guidance on detoxification and stabilisation protocols. The individual should demonstrate skills to ensure that the care delivered, is specific and evidence based, adhering to service user’s needs and will be required to hold a small caseload.
Good communication skills written and verbal are essential. Confidence to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with an interest and commitment in group work. Participation in the units group programme is a requirement as team working is essential.
We are seeking to appoint an individual who can also bring WDP’s core values to the role:
1. Entrepreneurial – you will be driven and bring innovative ideas to help achieve this.
2. In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and partner organisations
3. Strong belief in service users – you will be ambitious for those we help and this will come across strongly in your practice with service users
4. Community focussed – you will provide and shape services that serve the whole community
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered the position.
*Recruitment & Retention Allowance is paid on a pro rata quarterly basis (June. September, December and March)
For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Darren O’Meara, Service Manager on 01279 634 200.
WDP is recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.
WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.