ABCD Community Connections Recovery Worker - SDAS
Please Note: A full UK driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for this role.
At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse issues. As a ABCD community connections Recovery Worker, you'll make a real difference to their lives as you develop the personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around. Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you make the role your own as part of a friendly and multidisciplinary team.
Running health facilities and services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care - and our people. So, if you're ambitious and focused on substance misuse, progress as a Recovery Worker career with real value.
Dedicated to providing support to individuals leaving structured treatment, key responsibilities include:
- Care coordination for cases approaching discharge and for up to 6 months post discharge
- Supporting with development of partnerships that support sustained recovery
- Working closely with Dear Albert & peer mentors to provide support to individuals leaving treatment
This role covers the east of the county including Yeovil, Mendip and surrounding areas.
This role will be required to work and travel across multiple locations within area allocated to.
Whilst we have dedicated roles for a number of areas of the service, there are a few items which we still expect all clients facing staff to support with delivery of and appropriate training will be provided. These include:
- Needle & Syringe program
- BBV testing
- Group work
Raising the bar for people-centred care, you'll provide advice and information to service users. Of course, that means not only putting their wellbeing first, but providing an outstanding service for their families too. People's lives will be truly changed by you. So, we'll offer you the chance to thrive on a wide range of challenges, as you build relationships throughout every stage of their recovery. By working closely with healthcare professionals such as GPs and social services, your dedication will make a better future.
Hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with approximately one late shift per monthly rota.
The Ideal Candidate
Having handled a significant caseload in a busy environment as a Recovery Worker or similar, you'll have a deep understanding of substance misuse and the Recovery Agenda. It's an extremely varied role, so flexibility, a track record of DANOS compliance and knowledge of relapse and other barriers to recovery will be vital. Naturally, we also look for Recovery Workers with excellent communication skills and, ideally, a vocational qualification, such as an NVQ 3 or equivalent. Excellent IT skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook etc. are essential for this role. (Tested at interview) The facilitation of workshops, managing of recovery coordination sessions, compiling risk assessments and risk management plans, care planning and reduction plans are just some of the varied duties you will be providing.
Why Turning Point?
As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.
Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.
We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.
Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.
What Benefits Will I Receive?
Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:
- Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
- 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
- Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
- Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
- Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
- Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
- Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.