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Chelmsford, Essex
£27k per year + Benefits
Permanent
Job description
Offering an excellent benefits package, a friendly and supportive team, and opportunities for professional and personal development, we are looking for a friendly Recovery Support Coordinator looking to develop their career in a fast-paced charity team.

The Forward Trust is a social enterprise with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction and move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past.

The Role

You will be based at our HMP Chelmsford community drug and alcohol service, supporting all recovery support functions in the area. Advocating peer mentors, apprentices, volunteers into a coherent recovery support service that offers inspiration and a structured pathway to recovery for hub clients.

You shall be supporting the continuation of services that are currently running well in the Chelmsford area, such as peer support groups, violence reduction mentoring programme, service user involvement, trainee counselling scheme and hub fellowship meetings.

Role Responsibilities for a Recovery Support Coordinator:

* Coordinate meet and greets across all Essex units to provide comprehensive, supportive "Prison Gate Pick Up" services, escorting people directly into either residential rehabilitation services, or into community based treatment, criminal justice and "wrap-around" services
* Support the Recovery Support Team Leader to develop and implement the strategy in Chelmsford across the organisation
* Set individual objectives to implement and achieve strategic objectives
* Develop and maintain partnerships with both community and prison based agencies, and attend community and prison based meetings
* Support the implementation and development of the violence reduction-mentoring programme within the criminal justice team
* Recruit, interview and review volunteers across Essex
* Facilitate quarterly reviews and forums with peer mentors and volunteers
* Develop and establish links with other relevant agencies that offer aftercare support across the UK
* Act as line manager for peer mentors, apprentices and volunteers including carrying out regular supervision sessions, appraisals and reviews as necessary
* Support the Team Leader with regular service audits

Requirements for the Recovery Support Coordinator:

* A Supervision qualification
* A positive problem solving approach with the ability to focus on key issues quickly and clearly
* A level 2/3 Information, advice or guidance qualification
* A relevant coaching skills qualification
* An understanding of the voluntary sector and mentoring programmes
* Effective negotiating and influencing skills
* Ability to engage effectively with the client group
* Understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and equality issues
* Experience of strategic partnership building
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Driven to continuously improve services

Company benefits

* Work-related clinical supervision allowance
* Simply Health coverage
* Competitive annual leave entitlements
* A contributory pension scheme
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Forward empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of addiction or crime to move forward with their lives. For mo... Read more

Posted on: 21 February 2020
Closing date: 20 March 2020
Job ref: TFT-5477
Tags: Social Work,Practitioner
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