2 x Substance Misuse Recovery Workers

EDP Drug and Alcohol Services
£18,500 - £23,000 per annum
25 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

EDP is a high performing social enterprise provider of substance misuse services within the community and prisons in Devon and Dorset. Our mission is: To open doors for people affected by substance misuse so they can improve their lives and those of their families and communities.

A strong collaboration between EDP & Addaction has resulted in the successful partnership - RISE Devon a Drug and Alcohol Recovery oriented service across the community within Devon. 

We currently have the following vacancy:

2 x Substance Misuse Recovery Workers

Based: Exeter with some travel across Devon    

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £18,500 - £23,000 per annum


Fixed term to 31 March 2017

As a Recovery Worker, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team based in the community, where your work will focus on motivating service users to engage in recovery.  

We are looking for a Recovery Worker with previous experience of working with substance users in the community or a similar environment where you will have undertaken assessments and delivering a range of evidence based interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings.

In this role, your recovery work with service users will inspire hope and belief and empower them to achieve their goals set out in the individual recovery plans you write together. You will be passionate about the work that we do, efficient, solution focused and take a flexible approach to work. 

As a Recovery Worker, you will deliver a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions to support your work including: strengths based assessment, motivational interviewing, recovery planning and structured group and 1:1 work.  In addition, you will work across the area within the community promoting an asset based recovery community approach.

The time you spend with clients will be brief and therefore needs to be very effective and impactful. Working as part of a wider team, as well as your excellent assessment and therapeutic skills, you will be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, organise and plan your time management efficiently with the ability to carry a diverse workload and deal with competing demands.

You will be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see.  You will be the sort of person that gets a real buzz from doing this well, understands the concept of Recovery and how to maintain professional boundaries, all in the context of Substance Misuse Treatment Services.

Ideally, you will already have previous experience of working in a similar field, either in the community or a similar environment, including undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings.  You will have a good understanding of group working, group dynamics, and be able to demonstrate competent group work facilitation skills.  Some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues would be helpful.

You will have at least five GCSE's (or equivalent) and either hold or be willing to undertake a Vocational Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care. A further qualification in a relevant area such as Nursing, Health and Social Care, Community Development, Psychology related, whilst not essential, would be an advantage.

It is also essential that you are computer literate with a working knowledge of Word and have experience of keeping an in-house database up to date.

Just as importantly, you will have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude.  You will be keen to develop professionally through our training programme and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within this sector and the community environment.

In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive learning and development programme, generous leave package, child care vouchers, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

For a downloadable application form and further details please visit www.edp.org.uk

NOTE: CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for this vacancy: 30th November 2016

Interviews will be held on: Monday 5th or Tuesday 6th December 2016

Please ensure that you quote reference number 72.16 on your application

If you have applied in the last three months then you do not need to re-apply.

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting - details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.