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Harm Minimisation Practitioner

Essential Drug & Alcohol Services

Require a Full Time

Harm Reduction Practitioner

 based in Poole

This position provides an opportunity to work within the EDAS Needle Syringe Provision (NSP) which offers a range of harm reduction interventions, including needle exchange, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, provision of condoms, and a wide range of informative and educational materials on substance use, safer sex and so on. 

The applicants will be required to have:

  • Excellent understanding of harm reduction principles and practice in the substance use field, and experience of delivering harm reduction interventions.
  • Experience of providing advice and information on safer injecting techniques
  • Experience of using motivational interviewing and brief solution focussed techniques.
  • A commitment to equal opportunities, anti-discriminatory policy and practice.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Experience of partnership working and ability to develop good working relationships with partner agencies.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate work.
  • Good IT skills.
  • A current valid UK driving licence and access to own transport.
  • A willingness to work flexibly, including weekend and evening work.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Hours: 37. 5 hours per week to include some evening and Saturdays on a rotational basis.

Salary Scale :P3-P12  -  £22409 - £25109

Applicants must be at least 2 years in recovery, if applicable.

All posts will be subject to a satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure.

Closing date: 20th October 2017

Download a  full job description here: Harm_Reduction_Practitioner_2017.docx  and an application form here: EDAS_job_application_form.doc

For any enquiries contact  Kate Allard on 01202 735777. 

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