Basildon, Essex (On-site)
£22,000 per annum
Contract, Until 31/03/2024, Full-time
Job description

Phoenix Futures Group is a charity with over 50 years’ experience and a leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment.

Our values are what define us and ensure we work to the highest standards. We believe in being the best, we are passionate about recovery, we value our history and use it to inform our future.

We work with local authorities, other charities and service providers across the country to deliver innovative programmes and projects that change lives for the better, setting people on the path to health and emotional wellbeing.

We provide a diverse range of services, our expertise in psychosocial treatment and support is the common thread that runs through everything we do. People need psychological interventions, social support, meaningful use of time, sense of purpose and a place of safety to sustain their recovery. At our core, we support people, families and communities to recover from drug and alcohol dependency.

We are now seeking a Recovery worker to join the Full Circle team in Essex (Basildon area) on a full time fixed term basis until March 2024. Full Circle is part of Changing Futures, a three year, jointly funded programme that aims to change systems and improve services for people facing multiple needs.

Your Rewards

  • 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (increasing each year to a maximum of 30 days) (pro rata)
  • Benefits including season ticket loan, pension scheme and life assurance
  • Support through occupational sick pay, eye-care vouchers and regular wellbeing talks and activities
  • Continuous training and career development via PXL our dedicated learning management system 

If you have a background working in the field of criminal justice, problematic substance use or mental health, this opportunity will enable you to use your expertise to help us support people on their journey to recovery and change their lives for the better.

We’ll ensure you get all the support you need to thrive and succeed in your role and find your place amongst our incredible and collaborative team.

The Role

Full Circle is seeking an experienced practitioner to undertake a recovery coordinator role within Essex (working primarily in the Harlow area). You will be part of a wider team who work with Offenders with Complex and Additional Needs across the County of Essex in the community.

We are looking for individuals with experience of working within the substance misuse sector or health care profession to fulfil a range of tasks from case management to care navigation, advocacy and multi-agency working. You will need to be passionate about recovery and working with clients to support, motivate and manage them to access a wide variety of services. You must have good communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team as well as being able to use you own initiative when required and to manage your time independently. 

About You

To join us as a Recovery Worker, you will need: 

  • Relevant experience of working in the field of problematic substance use, mental health or another comparable field
  • Evidence of effective partnership working and the ability to network for the benefit of the client and service
  • Evidence of managing a busy caseload and excellent organisational skills
  • To be proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook and Word and be familiar with relevant database management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Experience of creating person-centred care plans and/or timetables based on identified needs would be advantageous, as would experience of partnership working, liaising with community and CJS services and developing reintegration and resettlement plans.

A S/NVQ 3 in Care (DANOS-accredited) or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards an agreed number of modules within your probationary period would also be desirable.

Please note, we will be assessing applications as they are submitted and may close this role should we find sufficient applicants with which to make our shortlist. As such, we would advise applying as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and believe it is important to include people with lived experience to ensure the needs of the people we support are represented. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where everyone is free to be themselves and we ensure equity of opportunity.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Recovery Coordinator, please apply via the button shown.

More about Phoenix Futures

At Phoenix Futures, we’ve been helping individuals, families and communities recover from drug and alcohol problems for over 45 years. Read more

Refreshed on: 22 July 2022
Closed date: 31 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 2352
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work

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