£17,550 - £18,278 per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

You have a good understanding of the harm caused by alcohol and drug use to adults, young people, children, families and society and a sympathetic approach to people who misuse them? You’d also like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with. Welcome to Aquarius as a Recovery Support Worker.

We’re part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

Join us at our Derby Recovery Service where we support adults through their recovery journey. The aim is to explore triggers, relapse prevention and peer support networks to encourage them to remain abstinent in their substance use. Your challenge? To provide advice, support, advocacy and key work for recovery plans and undertake elements of assessment and case management as directed. You’ll work not only from Aquarius offices, but also in primary care, arrest referral, hospital and youth settings and other outreach settings as required. And, all the while, we’ll expect you to operate in a way that recognises and values diversity and understands the functional model of substance misuse, the Recovery Agenda and the problems caused by alcohol and drug misuse.

Preferably with a NVQ 2/3 in Social Care, or willing to attain this, you are used to working to policy and procedural requirements that include child protection, vulnerable adults, confidentiality and health & safety. We’ll also be looking for good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to maintain accurate records and fulfil data requirements. A flexible approach is important too, as is commitment to taking a client centred approach to providing services and working in a way that recognises and values diversity.

The salary for this post is £17,550.00 - £18,278.00 per annum.

This post is offered as a full‐time, permanent post requiring the post‐holder to work 37 hours per week.

This is a rolling recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply. 

Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. 

If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview please contact the recruitment team to discuss.

It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification, will be considered for an interview.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 32 days' holiday, plus bank holidays, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.

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Posted on: 14 October 2021
Closing date: 13 November 2021
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work
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