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Senior Recovery Worker - ROAR

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse issues. As a Senior Recovery Worker in Rochdale and Oldham Active Recovery, you’ll make a real difference to service user lives as you develop the personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around. Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy our support to enhance your own life, as you make the role your own as part of a friendly 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 Senior Recovery Worker role with real value.

We value individual creativity and initiative and, whatever your role, you will be fully involved in identifying opportunities to improve the quality of our services and the service user experience. Your ideas will be listened to and your suggestions implemented wherever possible.

You will be supported in your role by extensive training to help refine and develop your skills. Our learning culture encourages everyone to stay on top of the latest developments in their field and helps drive innovation and service improvement.

The working hours are 37 per week and some late night and weekend will be required

Role Responsibility

As the senior recovery worker for the Locality Team you will lead and manage a team of recovery workers to engage and motivate service users coming into the service and throughout their treatment journey. Putting service users at the heart of what you do you will ensure a high quality and timely service delivery. The Locality Team provides a vital element of the Rochdale service ensuring a dynamic and responsive approach, guaranteeing service users receive appropriate and timely support from point of assessment into structured treatment and beyond.

As a Senior Recovery Worker within the Rochdale and Oldham service you will lead by example and provide guidance and line management support to team members whilst supporting them with front line work. You will provide support to the Locality Managers to ensure service delivery targets are met. Significant substance misuse experience essential for this role as well as experience of providing line management and 121 support.

The Ideal Candidate

Ideally, as an experienced Senior Recovery Worker used to working in a busy environment, you’ll have a deep understanding of substance misuse and the Recovery Agenda. It’s an extremely varied role, so flexibility, an ability to work dynamically on a one to one and group basis and knowledge of relapse and other barriers to recovery will be vital. Naturally, we also look for Senior Recovery Workers with excellent communication skills and, ideally, a vocational qualification, such as an NVQ 3 or equivalent. You will be experienced in assessment, harm reduction interventions, prescription management and identifying and managing risk.

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 membership

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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