Recovery Worker - Expiring soon!

Posted 20/06/2024 by Forward Trust

Gillingham, Norfolk

Recovery Worker

Location: Medway, Gillingham

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Are you passionate about helping people and looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work for a company where you are valued and be a person who can make a difference?

We are Forward, the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with ‘Lived Experience’ we encourage applications from all background including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness.

What you will be doing?

You will be a co-ordinator for a caseload of individuals with substance misuse needs which includes carrying out assessments risk/initial/comprehensive to inform treatment journeys. Carrying out interventions relevant to individual client needs including 1:1 sessions and group work/programme facilitation.

Referring and working in partnerships with other agencies including training and employment and Family Support Services to ensure that all client needs are met.

Coordinate and work alongside Health Care Services to monitor and manage clients health and minimising risks of harm.

Develop and contribute to assessment and care planning of service users, supporting and coordinating their engagement with specialist agencies to address all their support needs.

Motivate clients to engage with support services identified in care plans and risk assessments.

Supporting clients with their care plans and referring and working in partnership including referrals to support services in the community, advice and guidance on housing, and training and employment

What are we looking for?

We are looking for motivated, self-driven and passionate individuals to work with our client group and support them on their way to recovery. The skills and experience listed below is desirable but not essential as we offer robust induction and ongoing training programme to develop our workforce.

  • Experience of working within the substance misuse services.
  • Experience of carrying out comprehensive assessments, risk management plans and the design and implementation of SMART care plans
  • Experience of delivering structured interventions to service users.
  • Experience of facilitating groups
  • Using motivational interviewing techniques in both 1:1 and group settings.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • An understanding of continuity of care, holistic care needs and community services.
  • Experience of promoting and supporting Equality and Diversity. Knowledge
  • Knowledge of the issues facing substance misusers
  • Knowledge of the Recovery Agenda.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding. Qualifications
  • Speaker of multiple languages is desirable but not essential.

*Please note, we reserve the right to close this role early

What we offer

  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Crisis Loan Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
  • £90 per month - External Therapy Allowance
  • 3 x Wellbeing Days (pro rata'd for part time employees)
  • Access to Blue Light Card
  • 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter
  • Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
  • Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria

To Apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for the forward trust, please click apply to be redirected to their website to complete your application.

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