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Trainee Recovery Worker – City & Hackney

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

Job Introduction

At Turning Point we provide services across the whole country which delivers end to end drug and alcohol treatment and support, family services, housing advice and support for those in contact with the criminal justice system, needle exchange system, and custody outreach. We are a specialist in delivering whole treatment system approaches across cities and county areas, which has led to the reduction in people falling through gaps between services and delivers improved outcomes.

During the first 6 months you will be offered a range of blended learning to understand your role, responsibilities and the sector you are working in. There will be further development opportunities available which may include qualifications or internal accredited learning.

The starting salary for these positions is £21,800 + £3,633 ILW, which will rise to £25,070 + £3,633 ILW upon successful completion of probation at 6 months with future scope thereafter.

Role Responsibility

As a Trainee Recovery worker you will work in a variety of settings and you will learn how to manage a caseload of clients, undertake assessments, develop person centred recovery plans and support individuals to turn their lives around. You'll form part of a friendly multi-disciplinary team and work with other agencies and build relationships with families and professionals to make sure each person gets the right care for their needs.

This is a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to peoples’ lives as you support individuals on their recovery journey.

In City and Hackney we are recruiting for an enthusiastic trainee to specialise in supporting prison leavers including prison visits, release planning and community integration. We are also looking for a trainee based in community criminal justice agency location such as police custody, IOM unit and probation.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking to recruit candidates with a can do attitude and those are who committed to inspiring the possibility of recovery in others. With the training on offer, experience in the sector is an advantage but not essential and its more important to us to have a willingness to learn and develop your skills along with a passion for working with our clients. 

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 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 £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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