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Trainee Recovery Worker - Suffolk Recovery Network

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 Trainee 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 turn things around. 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.

Role Responsibility

As a Trainee Recovery Worker you will work in the hub at Bury St Edmunds or Ipswich 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 will learn how to deliver interventions using various modes, including face to face, over the telephone and video call, depending on client need.  You'll form part of a friendly multi-disciplinary team with doctors, nurses, psychologists, support workers and peer mentors. You will 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.

With training, you will be required to: 

  • Undertake comprehensive substance misuse assessments, including urine drug screens and dry blood spot testing
  • Deliver psychosocial interventions face to face in one to one and group settings as well as and using digital options
  • Manage a caseload, including reviewing and updating care plan reviews and risk assessments with clients
  • Ensure appropriate entries are made on client electronic records
  • Refer and signpost clients to our appropriate partner agencies for specialist support
  • Work with clients to support them with residential rehabilitation applications
  • Work with the clinical team to jointly deliver client treatment
  • Deliver harm reduction and needle exchange services
  • Participate in the safe and secure storage of medicines in accordance with all medicines legislation and Turning Point policies
  • Report critical incidents using DATIX
  • Attend internal and external meetings

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. 

We are looking for candidates with a can do attitude and keenness to learn. In your CV / application form please tell us about the experience you have which meets the below criteria:

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills 
  • IT skills 
  • Assessment, care planning and risk management skills
  • Collaborative team working skills
  • Knowledge of client need
  • Working with and safeguarding vulnerable and complex people 

Recruitment event (online)

If you are looking for a career in the drug and alcohol field, and not sure about applying, come and meet us virtually!  You will be able to find out about Turning Point, the Suffolk service and the teams within Suffolk including the Bury hub, Ipswich hub, criminal justice teams, the psychosocial interventions, clinical services, peer mentor and volunteering involvement as well as having the opportunity to hear from one of our recovery workers. 

The virtual event will take place at 12.30pm on Thursday 27th January by MS Teams.  To attend this event please email and a link will be sent to you. We will record the event, so if you are unable to attend we can send you a link so you don’t miss out.

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.

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.

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 receive sufficient applicants before the advertised closed date.

“Legislation recently introduced, which will come into force on 1 April 2022 means that for our services that conduct “Regulated Activity” as defined by the CQC, require us to ensure that any applicant is able to evidence at least one COVID-19 vaccination with a planned date scheduled for the second vaccination to take place by 1st April 2022 – therefore all offers will be made subject to candidates providing satisfactory evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status (or relevant exemption). Details of what will amount to satisfactory evidence can be provided upon request"

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