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Young Persons Recovery Worker

Salary: Drugs worker
Location: Ipswich, United Kingdom

At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse. As a Young Persons Recovery Worker in the West of Suffolk, you'll work with our various agencies to help make a difference to the lives of young people in your community. Working in a variety of settings, you'll develop personal, flexible and realistic support packages based on people's individual circumstances. In this busy role, no two days will be the same as you manage a large, interesting caseload without compromising on quality. You will work with young people and young adults as well as with people who are on youth criminal justice orders. This is a wide and varied role, which give you challenges and opportunities daily.


Working side-by-side with your own caseload of service users, you'll coordinate individual treatment journeys and offer the people-centred care they come to us for. That means you'll also build relationships with families and associates to make sure each person gets the right care for their needs.

Ultimately, this role is all about helping young people to get back on their feet, so you'll develop strength-based recovery plans, complete risk assessments and identify opportunities for service users to get involved in their communities.

As the role of Young Persons Recovery Worker is a fast-paced one, that means plenty of variety and challenges to get your teeth stuck into - and a lot of work, too. So, we'll expect you to approach things methodically and think on your feet.

The role is outreach across the west of the County so there is an expectation that you will manage your own diary to make the best use of your time. Within the role there is a lot of lone working so you have to be comfortable with working alone - although the rest of the team are only a phone call away.

Find out more at Turning Point