Health Improvement Specialist - Substance Misuse and Mental Health
This is an exciting time to be working in substance misuse within the Public Health team. Brighton & Hove has been awarded additional funding to support the local delivery of the Government’s new drug strategy - From Harm to Hope: a ten-year drugs plan to cut crime and save lives. This funding will be used to develop a world class treatment and recovery service with improved quality, capacity, and outcomes. This post is a key role in ensuring that beneficiaries of these improved services will include children, young people and adults with co-occurring substance misuse needs and mental ill-health.
The post is based within the busy and dynamic Public Health team at Brighton & Hove City Council. The focus of the role is the development of care pathways for clients with co-occurring conditions through the application of local intelligence, expert knowledge, strategic thinking, and partnership working. This will entail working closely, creatively and collaboratively with the mental health commissioning team at NHS Sussex and with substance misuse and mental health service providers.
If you enjoy partnership working and are passionate about improving substance misuse and mental health outcomes in a great city, please think about applying for this job
About the role
The post holder will be primarily responsible for
- Mapping and reviewing current service pathways for children, young people and adults with both mental health and substance misuse needs.
- Working with commissioners, providers and stakeholders, including those with lived experience to improve service pathways
- Engaging multi agency partnerships in service improvements
- Project management of health improvement initiatives
- Developing the capacity of the workforce to deliver health improvement interventions
- Liaising with regional and national networks for good practice
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
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