Kim Maouhoub – Training Manager
Kim Maouhoub’s overall experience working within substance use has seen her working in stimulant services, day programmes – both criminal justice and voluntary – residential rehab setting, a women only residential programme and setting up an alcohol specific day programme.
Kim has worked for Blenheim since 2005 as a project worker, team leader and manager. Kim has worked within Blenheim’s Workforce Development over the last five years writing and delivering the in-house core training programme as well as training around the UK to a diverse group of delegates including psychologists, domestic violence refuge workers and prison officers. Kim has also been involved in the assessment of professional competence for Blenheim and external organisations through qualifications such as the NVQ, Diploma in health and social care and Working with Substance Use Award both as an assessor and internal quality assurance.
From her previous experience Kim devises training from the standpoint that no matter how informative or entertaining a session may be, truly valid training is one that allows delegates to practice their new found or refreshed knowledge and skills within the safety of the learning environment. This enables practitioners to return to the workplace with a real confidence to move forward dynamically in their practice.
Colin Middleton – Trainer
Colin Middleton has been working with Blenheim for four and a half years; originally as a keyworker and group facilitator in a high intensity day programme and now a fulltime member of the Blenheim training team.
Colin has been working within the field of substance misuse in various roles for over 14 years. His experience includes; youth interventions in schools, youth club and assertive outreach settings, substance misuse specific tenancy support work, key-working, group work, criminal justice and DRR – including assessment and advocate work in police cell and court settings. He has also been responsible for setting up and managing needle exchange facilities including training and supervising staff and managing a network of rural needle exchange and satellite key-work and counselling facilities in Sussex. He was previously part of setting up and delivering an innovative alcohol recovery aftercare service, supporting people build their alcohol recovery capital by facilitating art and music projects as well as supporting people to participate in sports and leisure activities such as walking and cycling, and specialised intensive support for the visually impaired in alcohol recovery.
With Blenheim he has delivered a wide variety of training sessions to Blenheim staff, and other organisations across Britain. Colin passionately believes that people in recovery have the right to be supported by empathic, highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals who are fully equipped to motivate and inspire people to reach their goals and maximise their potential.
Jackie Daverson – Trainer
Jackie Daverson is the newest addition to the Blenheim training team. An experienced trainer, Jackie has written and delivered training for drug and alcohol organisations nationally.
Initially working within Mental Health, Jackie joined the substance misuse field over 13 years ago. Her experience is broad and includes working in prisons, specialist treatment delivery with hard to reach communities, assertive outreach, harm reduction and needle exchange, criminal justice interventions, structured group programmes and recovery network development. Jackie is a practising counsellor and provides structured counselling sessions for individuals facing issues with problem gambling when she is not working at Blenheim.
Passionate about training, Jackie believes on-going learning and development is a responsibility for practitioners, enabling them to provide quality and contemporary support for individuals accessing their services.