Drug/Alcohol Workers Drug and Alcohol workers, also known as Substance Misuse Workers, help people to tackle substance abuse problems.
Workers deal with people in three broad categories of substance misuse - drugs (illegal, prescription and over-the-counter), alcohol and solvents, and help clients to access services such as counselling, health care and education.
The job could cover the following areas:
o Outreach work - encouraging people with substance misuse problems to engage with support services
o Counselling and rehabilitation - giving therapeutic support and dealing with the causes of substance misuse
o Prison work (known as arrest referral work) - supporting clients arrested for drug-related offences
o Education and training - supporting clients with reading, writing, maths, IT skills, job searching and CVs
o Health care - working as a specialist nurse in an addiction clinic attached to a GP surgery or drop-in centre, prescribing drug treatments, supervising needle exchange programmes
o Advocacy - helping clients to use housing, employment, health care and other services, and acting as a spokesperson for clients in the justice system
o Advice and guidance - giving counselling, advice, and continuous support to clients in prisons and remand centres, including support with detox programmes
o Risk assessments
o Design and delivery of training and care programmes
We are looking to recruit support workers who specialise in working with clients who have experienced drug and alcohol issues. We can offer full or part time work, please call Richard Samuels on 0121 6333123 or email for more details.