Oakwood, Derby (On-site)
£22,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are recruiting a team of Therapeutic Workers to join our innovative Enhanced Therapeutic Community Residential Service in Oakwood, Derby. The service provides Residential Rehabilitation. This service is brand new, opening Autumn 2022 and features on-site staff bedroom and en-suite, gym and parking.

The Role

Your role in our therapeutic community will be key. You’ll manage a caseload, assess the people who use our service and manage their care plans. It will mean developing and applying a range of therapeutic approaches to meet their individual needs, whether that’s employment, education, health, or their ability to interact socially. You’ll be the one who sees that everything is coordinated from the moment they’re referred to us to the time that they leave.

As a Therapeutic Worker, you will support individuals accessing the residential rehabilitation programme to achieve outcomes that help create long-term recovery. Using the Therapeutic Community “community as method” model you will empower individuals, families and communities to be confident about recovery.

You will support the day to day running of the therapeutic community, ensuring service user needs are met and the best possible care is provided in an environment that promotes a culture of recovery in line with a recovery orientated system of care and the Quality Principles. Managing a service user case load, providing end-to-end care co-ordination from admission to discharge planning ensuring care plans meet the needs of both service users and stakeholders. Whilst also being confident to deliver therapeutic groups, activities, and specialised interventions in accordance with the TC manual and the needs of the service. 

Previous experience is desirable, however not essential. Support Workers come from many different backgrounds and experiences, and you may have the skills required. We are seeking dedicated individuals, based on your values, willingness to learn new skills and the compassion to deliver the best service possible to our residents.

This is a full-time role working averaging 37.5 hours per week. You will be expected to work a 4-week rolling rota which includes evening, nights and weekend working.

About You
You will need: 

  • An understanding of the complex issues presented by individuals within drug and alcohol recovery.  
  • Experience of working with families, and individuals in the substance use sector or related field.
  • The ability to be innovative and be flexible in order to meet the needs of the service. 
  • Be able to work effectively with multi-agencies, whilst maintaining the excellent reputation of the service. 
  • Knowledge of adult and child protection and safeguarding essential as you will be working with vulnerable families in a residential setting.

Your Rewards

  • Brand new refurbished service
  • On site Gym, staff changing rooms and showers
  • On site staff bedrooms with ensuite during night shifts
  • Car parking and electric car charging points
  • Starting salary of £22,000 with opportunity to access potential yearly salary increments subject to appraisal, meaning potential salary increase up to £26,500
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (increasing each year to a maximum of 30 days)
  • 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 
  • Opportunity to complete the Care Certificate, a robust induction to roles in health and social care developed by Skills for Care and Health Education England.
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance programme including telephone and online access.

About Us

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.

Other organisations may call this role or similar; Therapeutic Community Worker, Substance Misuse Practitioner, Substance Misuse Worker or Recovery Worker, Keyworker.

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.

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: 13 July 2022
Closed date: 19 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 2340
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work

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