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Young Persons Recovery Worker - Wakefield Inspiring Recovery

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

Job Introduction

Please Note: A Full UK Driving License and Access to a Vehicle is an Essential Requirement.

At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance use issues. As a Young Persons Recovery Worker in Wakefield, you’ll work with our various agencies (e.g. Social Care, CAMHS and Schools) to help make a difference to the lives of young people in the community.

Working in a variety of settings, you’ll develop personal, flexible and realistic support packages based on people’s individual circumstances. In this busy role, no two days will be the same as you manage an interesting caseload without compromising on quality. This is a wide and varied role, which give you challenges and opportunities daily.

As a Young Persons Recovery Worker we offer a starting salary of £24,150 with annual pay progression up to £28,252 (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

Working side-by-side with your own caseload of service users, you’ll coordinate individual treatment journeys and offer the people-centred care they come to us for. That means you’ll also build relationships with families and professionals to make sure each person gets the right care for their needs.

Ultimately, this role is about supporting young people to make the changes the individual wishes to make to their substance use, so you’ll develop strength-based recovery plans, complete risk assessments and identify opportunities for service users to get involved in their communities.

The Ideal Candidate

The role of Young Persons Recovery Worker is a fast-paced one; this means plenty of variety and challenges too so you’ll need to approach things methodically and think on your feet.

 As the role can be out and about, there is an expectation that you will manage your own diary to make the best use of your time. Within the role there is some lone working so you have to be comfortable with working alone – although the rest of the team is only a phone call away.

You will have strong IT skills as you will be expected to input data and keep your case files up to date.

Building on your previous experience of working with under 25’s you’ll have the ability engage clients quickly, to co-ordinate and complete care plans and assessments, possess some knowledge of substance use issues and ideally, have a relevant qualification and you must have a driving license and access to a car.

Highly motivated and driven to make a real difference, your work ethic will be strong too – as will your written and verbal communication skills. Above all, we’re looking for an individual with commitment and integrity to deliver services to young people in Wakefield. 

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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