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Healthcare Assistant/Key Worker – Diamorphine Assisted Treatment (DAT)

Reference Number: 1450

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Cranstoun Sandwell in partnership with the West Midlands Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Sandwell Metropolitan Council launched a brand new Diamorphine Assisted Treatment (DAT) pilot programme in 2021. This was a 2 year pilot which has been extended and is proving to be an exciting opportunity for us to work in a new way with opiate dependant service users who have not regularly engaged with traditional services. The DAT project delivers all of our usual offer in addition to daily supervised Diamorphine treatment and associated specialist interventions.

Healthcare Assistant/Key Worker – Diamorphine Assisted Treatment (DAT)

Salary: from £25,250

Hours: various core hours available (across a 7-day rotation)

Location: Sandwell, Smethwick

Contract: Fixed term until March 2025

Ref: 1450

Having experience of supporting people with complex health needs including substance misuse, you will bring knowledge and commitment to deliver the range of community models of drug and alcohol treatment. You will have a non-judgemental attitude and a desire to support the people who use our services to feel healthier and safer by delivering a high-quality service.

The role will include assessment of service users, goal planning, blood borne virus screening, other harm reduction interventions, health assessments, linking with partner agencies and supporting service users to access help for sometimes complex health needs and supporting the administration of controlled drugs alongside a specialist nurse. You will complement the clinical team members in managing the health needs of service users on the DAT programme as well as supporting people to achieve their goals through care planning and one to one sessions. The role will include work on base and outreach.

The successful candidate will be committed to a strong harm reduction approach and encourage people who use the service to utilize their recovery capital within their community. There will be a need to develop effective working relationships with your colleagues, service users and external partner agencies across the borough. The desire to ensure the effective delivery of the DAT programme in Sandwell is paramount and you will need demonstrable skills in safe and thorough case management.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic and responsive community team in Sandwell and can bring the skills needed, we would like to hear from you. There will be a requirement for flexibility and for evening and weekend work on a rota basis as the DAT programme will be delivered 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This role will be fixed term until March 2025.

For more information please contact Rebecca on


The posts will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

We are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Interview date: TBC

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