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Young Peoples Recovery Worker - START

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Turning Point’s START Substance Misuse Services as a Young People and Young Adult’s Recovery Worker.  You will join our integrated service which delivers treatment across Slough in Berkshire.

You will join our specialist Young People and Young Adult Team delivering substance misuse treatment to service users to under 18’s and young adults up to the age of 25. 

Role Responsibility

You will support a caseload of Young People and Young Adults; undertaking assessments, developing person centred recovery plans and running evidence based substance misuse interventions in groups and on a 1:2:1 basis.  You will deliver interventions both face to face and via telephone and video technology where appropriate.

Multi-agency working with partner agencies including Youth Offending Teams, Schools, Police, Children’s Homes and Social Services is an essential part of this role.  You will spend your time out and about, working within the Youth Offending Team, going into Schools and colleges across the borough providing presentations to groups and seeing young people wherever meets their needs.

A driving licence and car access is desirable but flexibility in travel across the Borough is essential. 

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a highly effective communicator, efficient and organised and have a real passion for supporting service users to achieve recovery. The ability to engage with young people and young adults is a fundamental skills required 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?

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 memberships

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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