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Family & Carers Recovery Worker - Wakefield Inspiring Recovery

Job Introduction

At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance use 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.   

As a Family and Carers Recovery Worker we offer a starting salary of £24,150 with annual pay progression up to £28,252 (You may be offered a higher starting salary dependent on experience) 

You will have opportunities to progress your career with a structured learning journey and clearly defined career pathways that will enable you to achieve your long-term goals and work to your strengths.

Whether you are looking to progress into a management and leadership role or to be a specialist in your field as an Advanced Substance Use Practitioner at Turning point we will support and encourage you on your career journey.

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 use 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.

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

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days.
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

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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