About the role and our team
Are you looking for a role where you can really make a positive difference in people’s lives?
Join the Drug & Alcohol Team (DAT) as a Drug & Alcohol Professional - Safeguarding Lead within the Mental Health Service!
This role is a 9-5 Monday to Friday shift pattern, as the safeguarding lead for the team, this role is primarily supporting colleagues within the team regarding safeguarding issues and seeing patients on home visits where there is a concern about the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on parenting skills.
It will also involve working within the office base and satellite clinics, plus providing liaison with social services teams, the family court and also providing a second support role for the duty officer within DAT when required.
Based at Reayrt Noa, you’ll join our friendly and approachable multi-disciplinary team which consists of around 12 clinicians and 4 admin staff. Our team is the only team within Manx Care dedicated to working with people with substance misuse dependency, so if this is a specific area of interest for you, it is the perfect place to develop and build on your skills and competencies in this area, gaining substance misuse specific accreditation.
What can this role offer me?
By joining us you’ll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Island’s healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.
This is a great opportunity to undertake a senior position within the organisation and you’ll have the opportunity to undertake further training towards your career plan, such as mentoring and supervising junior staff and developing clinical leadership and management skills.
This role offers the development of skills, mapped to DANOS competencies and then accreditation with the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) funded by the Department. Further developmental and training opportunities for academic and practical training will be provided by the department, such as Non-Medical Prescribing, Approved Social Worker or undertaking your BSc/MSc course, Motivational Interviewing and more.
You will have access to excellent development facilities and support, including courses within our education and training centre at Keyll Darree.
Free car parking is available.
Manx Care is committed to creating smoke-free spaces and is ‘proud to be smoke free’ as part of the overall Isle of Man Smoke Free 2030 ambition. As of April 1st 2021 smoking will no longer be permitted on our Manx Care sites. For support and advice on abstinence from smoking, please contact Quit4You on 642404 or Quit4You@gov.im
To find out more about the benefits you can enjoy by working with us, download our benefits guide from the bottom of the advert.
About the Island and relocating
Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!
There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).
To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.
If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im
A relocation package of up to £7000 based on receipts is available for this role. To find out more about our relocation package, download the leaflet below.
How to find out more and apply
For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact Sue Perry on 01624 617889.
Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note an enhanced with barring police check is required for this post, which the Department will cover the cost of for you.
A full valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle is required for this role.
The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.
Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers.