Opiate Recovery Coordinator

Location Halton
Job type Contract
Salary £16 - 18 per hour
Contact Rihana
Call Rihana
Reference 167850

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a locum role for an Opiate Recovery Coordinator to work full-time (37.5 hours per week) based in Halton, within the Integrated Recovery Service.

The pay rate for this locum Opiate Recovery Coordinator job is £16 - £18 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.

This role will include evening and weekend working.


  • Contribute to the ongoing development of an ambitious, inspirational and outcome focussed culture at every level of service delivery
  • Contribute to provide hope, connection, empowerment, choices and opportunities that promote people reaching their full potential as individuals and community members
  • Model the belief that we all have the potential to make positive changes and to lead meaningful and purposeful lives, as involved and contributing members of society
  • Utilise their skills and experience to continue to work with and develop partnerships, developing specific referral pathways through recovery services into mainstream educational & employment opportunities and Peer Led mutual aid networks
  • Identify barriers for services users that exist for ease of access out of treatment and work on creating and delivering solutions to these barriers
  • Be an integral member of a team delivering comprehensive Tier 3 clinical & psycho-social intervention services in response to all presenting Service users
  • Act as main care co-ordinator overseeing assigned groups of non-opiate service users, providing screening, comprehensive assessments, Recovery planning & reviews, and will adhere to titration and prescribing pathways as per standard operating procedures if required
  • Promoting and supporting the development of treatment based Recovery Communities inclusive of internal progression routes for service users including, Service User Rep, Peer Mentor and volunteering
  • Providing a range of recognised psycho-social interventions
  • Recovery Oriented Care Planning
  • Reduce substance related harm to the individual and wider community
  • Work to a POD based approach of engagement and therapeutic interventions along with one to one approaches as deemed suitable
  • Promote healthier life styles and increase service user choice and engender a recovery focussed community
  • Provide therapeutic and educational group work interventions and workshops
  • Contribute to the delivery of the 3 stages of Foundations of Recovery programme
  • Promote and support individuals into both abstinence based and medically assisted forms of recovery
  • Provide effective case management and coordination of the individual’s treatment plan
  • Promote carer and service user involvement
  • Assertively refer and link service users into Mutual Aid
  • Use recognised evidenced based interventions and up to date validated information and will have specific responsibility for the development, delivery and coordination of a recovery focussed activities that will form an integral element of Community Detox packages
  • Contribute to the service to ensure that substance users consistently receive high quality services that adhere to the best practice guidelines and achieve high professional standards
  • Be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved
  • Be required to record and input client data and information in order that the service operates within contractual, administrative and financial requirements
  • Work across a number of operational sites across the area as required and work flexibly to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision

Requirements of the Opiate Recovery Coordinator:

  • Qualification in substance misuse and / or relevant experience
  • Active NMC Registration
  • Recognise personal and professional boundaries and work within CGL clinical governance framework at all times
  • Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
  • Experience of working with Drug & Alcohol issues and a clear understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services
  • Sound and demonstrable knowledge of clinical prescribing issues
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults procedures
  • Ability to assess and care plan service users and formulate written reports as necessary
  • Ability to work with and manage challenging behaviour
  • Demonstrate skills to undertake administrative duties
  • Experience of contributing to project development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of engaging with a wide variety of individuals
  • Ability to form trusting and constructive working relationships in a short space of time
  • A clean driving licence and access to own transport
  • Communicate confidently and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Understand and have a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity
  • Show commitment to facilitating positive outcomes for service users
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Advanced professional qualification in substance misuse, counselling or social work
  • Experience of contributing to project development
  • Ability to critically reflect and evaluate interventions and service delivery, identifying areas for development
  • Access to own transport (non-essential)
  • Knowledge of local services and geography including Mutual Aid networks
  • Experience of employment and educational training

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive substance misuse knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Opiate Recovery Coordinator job is advertised by Rihana Chowdhury; 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.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

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.