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Recovery Worker

Salary: £20,000 - £22,450
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Turning Point's Leicestershire Substance Misuse Services as a Recovery Worker.  You will join our large integrated service which delivers treatment across the whole of Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland.

As a Recovery Worker you will manage a caseload, undertake assessments, develop person centred recovery plans individually and in small clusters and run evidence based substance misuse interventions on a group basis and where appropriate individually.


The successful candidates will be a highly effective communicator, efficient and organised and have a real passion for supporting service users to achieve recovery. 

You will work as part of a team made up of Recovery Workers, Managers, Doctors, Nurses and Peer Mentors. You will be assigned initially to one of our recovery teams in either the city or the county and throughout your time in role may get the opportunity to work from any of our teams or locations across the city and county, including in our specialist community criminal justice team or our Team in HMP Leicester.


A driving licence and car access is desirable but flexibility in travel across the county is essential. 

We are currently recruiting to a number of vacancies and although this role could be anywhere across our integrated service, we also now have vacancies for some exciting new Criminal Justice Engagement Recovery Worker roles.

The role of the Criminal Justice Engagement Recovery Workers will focus on proactive engagement of those service users who are in contact with the criminal justice system into treatment. This role will include:

ü Coverage 4 hours a day Monday-Friday in Police custody suites 11am-3pm on a rota basis, covering 1-2 sessions per week, providing comprehensive assessments for any referrals via the police custody suites.

ü Pro-active follow up of any service users who fail to attend a required assessment (initial assessment or follow up post arrest) to improve engagement rates into treatment. This will involve undertaking a range of activities to try to encourage these service users into treatment (e.g. telephone calls, outreach visits, liaison with police, liaison with other agencies).

ü Comprehensive assessments pre-release for those being referred into treatment from prison and jointly running of pre-release group in HMP Leicester and Prison pick-ups to enhance engagement

ü Undertake intensive and targeted engagement work in the first few weeks of treatment to engage and stabilise the service user, including stabilising on prescribed medication before transfer to Criminal Justice Recovery Workers. Harm reduction would be a major focus of this work with the view to minimising potential drug related deaths.
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