Kevin Fryers - experienced substance misuse worker

project worker at DISC

Nationality

British

Work category

Other

Kevin Fryers's Professional Experience

2010 - Present

DISC - project worker

Kevin Fryers – Curriculum Vitae

PROFILE

• Experienced drugs/support worker
• Reliable, loyal and hard working.
• Flexible with working hours and shifts to suit the business.
• Trained in providing and delivering an excellent treatment programme.
• Experienced in planning and organising daily routines.
• Work well within a team and also on own inicitive.
• Trustworthy in dealing with confidential information.
• Experienced in working to deadlines.
• Non judgemental.

EDUCATION

1971 - 1976
Lancaster Castle Secondary School

• CSE’S in Maths, English, Woodwork and General Science.

FUTHER EDUCATION/TRAINING

• NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care.
• Drug Awareness Level 2.
• 7301 teaching cert level 1 adult education.
• Trained in ITEP.
• Counselling level 2.
• Trained in delivering effective group work.
• Child protection.
• Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse.
• Computer skills. Pitman Qualification.
• Diploma in NLP
• CAF awareness training

CAREER HISTORY

June 2010 to present time
DISC DAPS team, Projects Worker.
• To compile risk assessment, needs assessment and support plan.
• Support service users in securing accommodation.
• Attend MAPPA.
• Share information with MAPPA, PPU(Visor), Offender Manager and other relevant agencies.
• Support service user with housing benefit, rent bond, job seekers allowance, ESA, community care grant and budgeting loan claims.
• Make applications to local social housing providers, and look for accommodation in the private sector.
• Support service user in there accommodation for 12 weeks. Prior to handing over to other agencies if needed.
• Signpost and refer service users into relevant supportive services, i.e.: GP, drug/alcohol services, college and employment services.

February 1999 – to 24th March 2010
Inward House Projects – Keyworker/Groupworker, Contracted to Probation Service as Probation Support Worker, Contracted to Drug Intervention Programme as Prison-in-Reach Worker.
• Supporting service users to live a substance free lifestyle.
• Experienced criminal justice worker with the probation service and Prison in-reach, contracts won by Inward House Projects.
• Networking statutory and non-statutory agencies.
• Creating care pathways.
• Multi agency working
• Empowering service users to reach their potential.
• Writing and delivering group programmes relevant to the individuals.
• Risk assessing and carrying out care plans and 1-1 assessments.
• Support service users to re -integrate into mainstream society
• Health and safety of workplace and vans


January 2002 to August 2005 The Adult Education Centre, White Cross, Lancaster
• Teach Drug use and misuse to national standards.
• Design and implement education.
• Ensure good teaching practice in classroom.
• Non-judgemental approach.
• Empower individuals in class setting.
• Register and follow up students..
• Use teaching aids to suit student.
• Assess and monitor students.

July 1994 to January 1999
Stagecoach Lancaster – Coach/Bus Driver/Controller/Driver Trainer

• Training new drivers on local and intercity routes.
• Preparing Cash machine takings for collection by contracted security service.
• Allocating buses to drivers and checking bus is roadworthy.
• Allocating work to drivers, checking sick, holiday and rest periods are covered.
• Supporting service user’s with travel enquires.
• Providing a high level service to the Public.
• Enabling service users to travel to destination.
• Following policies and procedures on a daily basis.
• UN sociable working hours to suit the need of service.
PERSONAL DETAILS

• Kevin Fryers
• 22 Coverdale Road, Lancaster LA1 5PY
• Tel: 01524 849992
• Mobile: 07790099996
• Email: kfryers@live.co.uk
• Full clean driving licence
• Children Self sufficient

REFERENCES
Chris Riley
DISC accommodation placement service.
Recycling Lives Building
Essex Street
Preston
PR1 1QE
Tel: 01772 325339
Mobile: 07824 491 679
e-mail: chris.riley@disc-vol.org.uk
Neil Holden
Assembly Rooms,
Town Hill,
Warrington,
WA1 2NG
Tel: 01925 630095
Fax 01925 634797

HOBBIES
Walking in the Lake District, Snowdonia and Yorkshire Dales, Reading, Self Development.

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