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Get Connected Recovery Worker - Impact

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Job Introduction

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At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse issues. As a Get Connected 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 them develop an independent, robust and sustainable self- managed action plan following ending to their treatment. 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 a Get Connected Recovery Worker career with real value.

Role Responsibility

Raising the bar for people-centred aftercare, you'll provide guidance, support, 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 transition from treatment to sustained recovery. By working closely with service providers, healthcare professionals, social services, key stakeholders in education, employment, training, social activities and engagement, your dedication and understanding of social prescribing skills will make a better future.

The Ideal Candidate

Having handled a significant caseload in a busy environment as a Recovery Worker, Social  Prescriber or similar, you'll have a deep understanding of substance misuse and the Recovery Agenda as well as a good understanding of barriers to Education, Training, Employment, Community Engagement  and Health & Wellbeing services. It's an extremely varied role, so flexibility, a track record of DANOS compliance and knowledge of relapse and other barriers to sustained recovery will be vital. Naturally, we also look for Recovery Workers/Social Prescribers with excellent communication skills and, ideally, a vocational qualification, such as an NVQ 3 or equivalent. The facilitation of workshops, compiling risk assessments, risk management plans, action plans, and building solid relationships with key stakeholders to support our clients are just some of the varied duties you will be providing.

Excellent IT skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook etc. are essential for this role.   

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?

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. Plus the option to buy or sell additional holidays and spread the cost
  • 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 £200 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

As part of the fight against COVID-19 here are some of the measures we have in place to keep our team members and the people we support safe:

  • Enhanced Infection/Prevention Control Measures, including the use of PPE, social distancing and regular testing
  • Following all government guidance applicable to our services as a minimum and ensuring our teams are trained effectively
  • Strongly encouraging colleagues to receive a vaccination to keep themselves and those around them safe, enabling access through time off & covering transport costs
  • Regular updates, FAQs, myth busting from Turning Point’s clinical team as well as wellbeing seminars which provide support on a variety of topics

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

Turning Point

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