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Family & Carers Recovery Worker - Wakefield Inspiring Recovery

Job Introduction

At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse issues. As a Family and Carers Recovery Worker on the Young Persons and Young Adults team, 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. We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Family Worker to join The Young Persons, Young Adults, Families and Carers Drug and Alcohol Service working in Wakefield.   

Role Responsibility

To provide high quality support and interventions to family members and carers of people who use drugs and alcohol. This includes working with adults, young people and families who have been affected by substance misuse to achieve their goals and improve outcomes for the whole family. The Family and Carers Recovery Workers will carry a case load and provide screening, comprehensive assessments, risk assessment and risk management, recovery planning and review. They will provide outreach services including home visits, deliver 1-1 key working sessions, as well as semi and structured groups to support families. We're looking for a confident communicator who can prioritise a workload and provide high quality support whilst working within COVID safe processes.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have extensive experience in handling significant caseloads in a busy environment as a Family Worker or similar, you'll have a broad understanding of Drugs and Alcohol and the Recovery Agenda. It's an extremely varied role so flexibility a track record of The Drugs and Alcohol National Occupational Standards (DANOS), compliance and knowledge of relapse and other barriers to recovery will be essential.  We are looking to recruit candidates with proven experience of working with young people, young adults, families and carers, excellent communication skills and ideally a vocational qualification such as an NVQ 3 or equivalent.

The successful applicant will be carrying out duties including the facilitation of workshops, compiling risk assessments, risk management plans and care planning.

About us

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.

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