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Recovery Worker

Barnstaple, Devon (On-site)
£23,250 - £25,701 per year
Job description

Recovery Worker

Location: Barnstaple

Salary: £23,250 - £25,701 per annum

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract until 30/03/2025

Hours: Part time, 18.50 hours per week 

Humankind is a growing charity with 30+ years of experience, focusing on health and social inequalities. As a leading home-grown charity in England, they engage almost 2,000 employees, 200 volunteers, and serve 90,000+ people through specialised services including substance use, criminal justice, mental health, clinical care, education, housing, and community support.

The Role

As a Recovery worker, you’ll be responsible for working with and motivating service users to engage in the recovery programmes they offer in Devon. Their service welcomes people at any stage in their recovery journey, starting with the open end of harm reduction, through to brief interventions, extended interventions and structured treatment, and Recovery Navigators offer support throughout. 

Day-to-day duties include: 

  • Working autonomously to manage a caseload of service users, including delivering a range of psychosocial interventions. 
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to undertake ongoing assessments, risk assessments, and appropriate referrals within the community.
  • Facilitating group sessions with a range of individuals of varying backgrounds. 
  • Working with partnership agencies to ensure continuity of care and support. 
  • Providing duty cover for individuals accessing their services. 


What they can offer you

  • A rewarding role that allows you to make a tangible impact in your community
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development in the field of substance misuse and criminal justice
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment Generous annual leave entitlement (27 days plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 1 years’ service)
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • Enhanced occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced employer contribution to your workplace pension
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free Will writing
  •  Eyecare vouchers
  • Blue light card discount
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including free training courses
  • Work-life-balance – flexible working and family-friendly policies
  • Happy, Healthy, You! – their wellbeing offers for their workforce
  • Employee Assist Programme and Support Networks

To Apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable charity, please click apply to be redirected to their website where you can complete your application.

The charity is an equal opportunity employer.

If you feel that you would fit with their values & ethos, are passionate about supporting people, but maybe don’t feel you have the experience required, talk to them about your transferrable skills. For the right people, they can provide development to help you to realise your potential.

The charity welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age.

Posted on: 08 November 2023
Closed date: 07 December 2023 at 23:59
Job ref: 401163
Tags: Social Work