Assertive Outreach Workers – Substance Misuse



We’re part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence.

We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

Telford STaRS, a partnership between Inclusion, Aquarius and Willowdene, is the first point of contact for anyone experiencing problems related to drug or alcohol use in Telford and Wrekin. The service is free and confidential, serving both children and young people 10+ and adults 18+. And, right now, we need a flexible individual with a good understanding of the functional model of substance abuse to join our friendly team. 

Your challenge? To identify and engage with local communities, groups, agencies and individuals to assess alcohol and drug related harms and the need for appropriate interventions, information and training to increase the understanding and reduce the harm related to alcohol and drug misuse. Developing productive working relationships and sustaining arrangements for joint working between workers and specialist and non-specialist agencies will be key, as will promoting people’s equality, diversity and rights throughout the advice, training and interventions offered.

You’ll also need the ability to recognise the indications of substance misuse and screen, assess, provide appropriate support and interventions and refer people on as necessary. Well-versed in providing long-term support that’s not time-limited and flexible enough to meet the changing and complex needs of the client group, you’re adept at providing written assessments and keeping records too. What’s more, you’re an energetic self-starter who works well within a team and on your own initiative, have experience of providing training and above all a genuinely sympathetic approach.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.

Further Information

This is a full-time post requiring the post-holder to work 37 hours. This is a fixed-term role until 3rd June 2022.

The salary for this role is £20,015.00- £23,420.00 per annum (under review). Candidates should expect to begin at the start of the salary band with potential progression.

The closing date for this post is 27th May 2021. However, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should a sufficient number of applications being received prior.

It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification, will be considered for an interview. 

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