Assertive Outreach Worker (Substance Misuse)

Location Guildford, Surrey
Job type Contract
Salary £19000 - £24000 per annum
Contact Nicole Green
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Sanctuary Criminal Justice has a permanent vacancy for an experienced and dedicated Assertive Outreach Worker to work either full-time or part-time based in Surrey. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of substance misuse.

The salary for this permanent Assertive Outreach Worker role is £19,000 - £24,000 per annum.

Main Duties:

  • To attend Community Harm and Risk Management Meetings (CHaRMM) to access referrals.
  • To liaise with the Alcohol Specialist Nurses at Acute Hospitals in taking referrals and engaging with patients that meet the criteria for the service.
  • To liaise and work with the Ambulance Service, Frequent Attenders Programme, and Surrey's Multi-Agency Safeguarding- Hub in engaging high risk drinkers that meet the referral criteria.
  • To undertake assertive outreach to identify and engage with clients referred from key referral services from across the county.
  • To respond to working with clients in the community or wherever the client feels comfortable.
  • To conduct continuous risk assessment and develop and update risk management plans.
  • To transport clients to appointments as required.
  • To provide person centred approaches to understand client needs and the barriers which may be impacting on their ability to engage.
  • To support clients to stabilise their behaviours, improve quality of life and reduce alcohol-related harms.

Requirements of the Assertive Outreach Worker:

  • A diploma or degree in appropriate subject i.e. counselling, psychology, social work, probation, mental health, Health and Social Care (level 3).
  • A minimum of 3 years community experience of working with adults relating to mental health, drug and alcohol work, and accommodation issues.
  • Must be a car driver


This Assertive Outreach Worker job is advertised by Nicole Green; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.