Criminal Justice Recovery Coordinator


County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service is a service made up of several key partners led by Humankind, enabling the development of a peer led, recovery community. Providing a safe environment in which people can develop the life skills, and confidence to achieve and maintain recovery and abstinence from their substance misuse, successfully re-integrate into society, and become active, contributing citizens.

This role is to work as part of an integrated team to provide collaborative case management to substance misusers in contact with the criminal justice system. To work effectively with Police, Courts, Prisons, Probation/CRCs and other appropriate stakeholders across the full range of settings.
To provide holistic and structured recovery coordination and psychosocial interventions to service clients, their families and carers.
Working to ensure effective delivery of recovery coordination within the full integrated service model.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Actively develop collaborative relationships with Police, Courts, Probation, CRCs and Prisons ensuring robust engagement and referral protocols and care pathways are in place.
  • Actively develop effective relationships with other stakeholders and partner agencies ensuring robust referral protocols and care pathways are in place to deliver wider holistic support to service users and their families.
  • Where required provide prison in-reach to support positive community re-integration, including supporting abstinent individuals, and linking with a wide range of community support organisations.
  • To provide a named single point of contact for an allocated criminal justice partner on behalf of the service, maintaining effective communication and care pathways.
  • To exercise excellent communication skills and therapeutic skills when dealing with service users, carers, and partner agencies.
  • Manage a service user caseload, reviewing on-going care and treatment and liaising closely with the full range of workers and skills within the multi-agency team, including family members and significant others as appropriate.
  • Work in partnership to carry out joint assessments, key working and interventions to enable individual service user progression from engagement, through structured treatment to self-sustained recovery.
  • To work closely and collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team across the service partnership and externally, providing advice and information to managers and other colleagues, through attendance at reviews, team meetings, supervision and via telephone conversations.
  • To provide effective coordination of individual service user’s recovery plans and actively promote service user and stakeholder involvement within recovery planning.
  • To improve outcomes for children and families of service users by reducing the impact of drug and alcohol related harm on family life and promote positive family involvement in recovery.
  • To lead effective case management for allocated service users, including on-going processes such as risk assessments, risk management plans and safeguarding assessments and plans.
  • To develop and deliver quality psychosocial interventions that meet local need across both group work and one to one formats, including ATR and DRR programme delivery.
  • To promote visible recovery across the service and ensure peer support opportunities are relevant and accessible for all service users.
  • Carry out drug screening and testing when required.
  • To support delivery of key service functions through actively participating in duty worker, needle exchange and access to testing and immunisation service provision when requested.

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Job Salary – £19,000.00-£27,500.00

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