PSI Recovery Coach in Salford

Location: Salford
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: Greater Manchester Mental Health
Job Hours: Full-time

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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for the GMMH Addictions Service. We provide a range of services for people with substance misuse issues through our Achieve partnership in the community (across the boroughs of Bury, Bolton, Salford and Trafford). We are looking to recruit a Recovery Coach to join our Psychosocial Intervention Team within Achieve services. Working as a PSI Recovery Coach you will provide evidenced based structured group work and one to one interventions. The team is supported by our clinical psychologist, and you will receive regular clinical supervision. We work closely with the trauma informed team and trauma informed CBT therapist.

The post offered is a full time 5 days per week primarily based at Trafford community venues but will be required to work across the wider BBST footprint.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the issues affecting substance users and potential barriers to accessing addictions services.

The post holder will have knowledge of the recovery agenda, demonstrate excellent communication skills with service users, their families and significant others by using motivational and CBT approaches to enable our service users to achieve their goals and assist in attaining and maintaining their recovery

Main duties of the job

Delivering face to face and virtual evidenced based Psychosocial Interventions, on 1:1 and structured group work basis.

In addition to supporting the PSI team the post holder will provide support to the wider service and Recovery Coordinator’s in responding to unplanned presentations and contact with carers and loved ones. The Post holder must have experience of facilitating group work and understand emerging technologies to respond to changes in services delivery.

Achieve Treatment and Recovery Services Bury, Bolton, Salford and Trafford bring together people from a range of organisations, backgrounds and experience to deliver services, opportunities, treatments and therapies for people seeking help in tackling their own substance use, or that of a loved one. Together we are determined to make a difference to families, communities and people affected by substance use in Bury, Bolton, Salford and Trafford.

Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over  6,690  members of staff, who deliver services from more than  160  locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

  • Pay Enhancements – 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Experience of working in a substance misuse setting
  • Experience of delivering group work
  • Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • Level 3 in health and social care or substance misuse
  • Desirable criteria

  • Additional PSI quailification training
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to respond to challenging situations
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to respond flexibly
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

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