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Outreach Recovery Worker - START

Job Introduction

At Turning Point, we support people across England with substance use issues. We currently have three vacancies in Slough (START) as an Outreach Recovery Workers where you can make a real difference to peoples' lives. As an Outreach Recovery worker you will manage a caseload of clients, undertake assessments, develop person centred recovery plans and support them to turn things around. The role will include early morning and late night shifts so flexibility it essential working closely with rough sleepers, vulnerable and complex clients who struggle to engage in treatment and in turn help reduce crime in the borough. As a multi-agency approach is used you will work in partnership with the housing team, mental health workers and medical staff to ensure all aspects of the client’s well-being are catered for together.

As an Outreach Recovery Worker we offer a starting salary of £24,150 rising each year in line with our pay progression salary bands, rising to £28,252 per year + £726 OFW. (Dependent on experience you may be offered a starting salary above the initial starting salary).

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

We are now looking to recruit an Outreach Recovery Worker to support rough sleepers as they start treatment and move off the street. You will develop flexible and realistic support packages and give practical advice and information to service users, their families and friends, and professionals regarding that support. This will include conducting clinical risk and needs assessments, and working collaboratively with wider rough sleepers support services, health care providers and a vast range of community partners to ensure the delivery of effective and recovery focused services. You will also write reports, maintain accurate records and actively promote the rights and responsibilities of service users.

You will also need a good understanding of the recovery agenda and of combining clinical and psycho-social support tools for maximum effect. The role will allow you to expand and develop your use of group work and structured psycho-social intervention skills. You will hold a substance use treatment caseload.

Weekly activities will including providing specialist substance use outreach support, delivered via:

  • Weekly evening outreach, 7pm to 12pm, at street kitchens/night- shelters.
  • Twice-weekly drop-in service at SHOC and Salvation Army.
  • Twice-weekly early morning outreach (5.30am-9am) alongside MDT colleagues.

Additionally, once every two months you will join the team, the mayor, police etc. on 11pm to 6am night walks and provide in-reach support to temporary winter shelters in the town.

The Ideal Candidate

Candidates should be trained in delivering effective brief interventions on drug and alcohol use and harm reduction, including providing needle exchange and the distribution of Naloxone.

We are ideally seeking candidates who have experience of working with rough sleepers whether in a housing, health care or substance use context and have a deep personal commitment to inspiring the possibility of recovery in others.  However candidates with transferable skills and experience will also be considered.

Excellent communication and IT skills are essential for this role and applicants with experience of delivering interventions for treatment of alcohol use will be viewed favourably.

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. Plus the option to buy 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 £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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