Veterans Substance Misuse Practitioner - Scotland Highlands
Based in the Scotland Highlands
Status: 18 month Fixed-Term Contract until July 2023
Salary: Band 5, £27,207 - £33,441, dependent on experience, plus 5% Outer Scotland Fringe Allowance
Hours: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week
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Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Today we provide UK-wide support to veterans from every service and every conflict, on the phone and online, in the community and at our treatment centres. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So, when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.
About the role:
For a Substance Misuse Practitioner, an appointment working with our Armed Forces veterans would be extremely rewarding. Our veterans have served in every campaign since the First World War and for over a hundred years our team has been there to support them with their mental health needs. You will work with a service user group who have a real motivation to make positive changes to their lives and your experience, compassion and focus on recovery will help achieve this.
Experience of working with military and veteran populations would be welcome but it is not essential.
You will work autonomously within a small but highly skilled multidisciplinary team to provide timely and high quality specialised substance misuse interventions for veterans.
You will provide flexible and individualised care packages to meet the requirements of veterans with mental health and substance misuse needs. You will require advanced clinical risk assessment and treatment skills, along with an understanding of the occupational role and needs of individuals presenting to the service. The role will require you to be proactive in the development of service and organisational initiatives.
This role is subject to a PVG check.
As a healthcare environment, and for the health and wellbeing of our staff, veterans and visitors, we encourage everyone at Combat Stress especially professionals that are veteran facing to take up the offer to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
What we offer:
You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base.
• 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
• Competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 10% of salary
• Discount shopping vouchers
• Cycle to work scheme
• Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
Plus many more.
How to apply:
To apply, send an up to date CV and covering letter to RecruitmentNorth@combatstress.org.uk
For further information about the role please contact Michele O’Brien, Community Manager michele.o’email@example.com
Please note, we reserve the right to close this advert early, should we receieve a sufficient amount of applicants
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