Recovery Worker in Chatham, United Kingdom

  • Contract
  • Chatham
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

The Forward Trust

At The Forward Trust, we believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with ‘Lived Experience’. We encourage applications from all backgrounds including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency, gambling and those who have experience of previous offending or homelessness.

As a Recovery Worker, you will be working within an integrated healthcare framework to provide support to drug and alcohol users aged 18 and over (dependent on service). Services are designed to deliver Psychosocial Drug and Alcohol Interventions for Service users that are identified as having an Alcohol or drug problem.

You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Forward and the local commissioners. One of the key targets will be measuring outcomes, so co-operative working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role.

Flexibility will be required in this role, this may include some evening/weekend shift work and with reasonable notice, travel to other projects in your cluster to deliver services, enabling continuity of care for the client group.

Key duties include:

  • Carry out assessments (risk/initial/comprehensive) to inform treatment journeys.

  • Carry out interventions relevant to individual client needs including 1:1 sessions and group work/programme facilitation.

  • Refer to and work in partnership with other agencies including training, employment and family support services to ensure that all client needs are met.

  • Coordinate and work alongside Health care to monitore and manage client health and minimise risks of harm.

  • Develop and contribute to assessment and care planning of service users, supporting and coordinating their engagement with specialist agencies to address all their support needs.

  • Motivate clients to engage with support services identified in their care plan and risk assessment.

  • Support clients with their care plan, including referral to support services in the community, advice and guidance on housing, benefits, training and employment.

  • Experience of working within the substance misuse services.

  • Experience of carrying out comprehensive assessments, risk management plans and the design and implementation of SMART care plans.

  • Experience of delivering structured interventions to service users.

  • Experience of facilitating groups.

  • Using motivational interviewing techniques in both 1:1 and group settings.

  • Strong IT skills.

  • Understanding of continuity of care, holistic care needs and community services.

  • Experience of promoting and supporting Equality and Diversity.

  • Fantastic training opportunities and career development

  • Flexible working

  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays

  • Well being days

  • Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter

  • Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)

  • Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)

Job ID: 2023-2386

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Address Line 1: Chatham Hub

Post End Date: 18/06/2023

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