Criminal Justice, ATR & ARR and Community & Aftercare Outreach

Turning Point
11 Jun 2021
11 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Up to GBP22,450 + GBP3,633 ILW (Pro-Rata)
Frequency Annual
Job Reference turningp/TP/134/1964
Contract Type Fixed Term
Closing Date 11 June, 2021
Job Category Recovery Work
Business Unit Substance Misuse
Location Croydon, United Kingdom
Posted on 28 May, 2021
Contract Details Fixed Term Contract - Up to 12 Months
Working Hours 37
Job Introduction

Fixed Term Contract - Up to 12 Months

At Turning Point we provide services across the whole country which delivers end to end drug and alcohol treatment and support, family services, housing advice and support for those in contact with the criminal justice system, needle exchange system, and custody outreach. We are a specialist in delivering whole treatment system approaches across cities and county areas, which has led to the reduction in people falling through gaps between services and delivers improved outcomes.

We are currently recruiting for a number of varied Recovery Worker vacancies to work in our substance misuse service in Croydon, where you'll have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support who are experiencing difficulties from drugs and alcohol usage.

We're currently recruiting for:

Criminal Justice Recovery Worker
Community Link and Aftercare Worker Outreach Recovery Worker
Alcohol Treatment (ATR) & Drug Rehabilitation (DRR) Requirement Recovery Worker

Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career within a social enterprise. So if you're ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge with a sector leader then this could be the opportunity for you.

Running health and social care services as a social enterprise, we invest every penny back into our care - and our people. So, if you're ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge, progress your career with a sector leader.

Role Responsibility

To assist in delivering Turning Point's Substance Misuse strategy by planning and providing high quality, innovative care which reflects our person centred values and the high levels of ambition we have for the recovery of the individuals for whom we provide support.

You'll make a difference to service users' lives as you develop the personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around. Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the scope and diversity of this role, working as part of a friendly and multidisciplinary team and as well as having a lot of involvement with partnership agencies.

Developing strength-based recovery plans with individuals that are; comprehensive, person-centred and individualised based on a clear assessment of that individual's needs and circumstances. Involving individuals and their family/advocates in the planning of the individual's care. Completing accurate, person-centred and individualised risk assessments.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Requirements:

Proven verbal and written communications that can be modified to different situations
Collaborative team working skills
Adaptable and resilient to work in a changing and challenging environment
Ability to deliver against agreed goals, targets and outcomes.
Experience of working with service users who are alcohol dependant.
Drug and Alcohol misuse knowledge
Evidence that demonstrates DANOS competence
Recovery caseload management of both high volumes and complex nature
Able to deliver client interventions in a person- centred way
Demonstrable skills and knowledge in assessing risk presented by clients to themselves and others
Harm reduction, suicide and self-harm awareness
Wide and flexible range of client interventions
Management of incidents of a violent or aggressive nature

Criminal Justice Recovery Worker - Knowledge and experience of navigating the criminal justice system when providing support to the community is an essential requirement.

Alcohol Treatment (ATR) & Drug Rehabilitation (DRR) Requirement Recovery Worker - Knowledge and experience of alcohol treatment and drug rehabilitation is an essential requirement.

About us

Why Turning Point?

We provide support for people affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health conditions, offending behaviours, unemployment, health and wellbeing, social issues, and those with a learning disability to discover new possibilities in their lives.

Each of our services are different and we provide innovative services for many who face immense life challenges. Our learning disability services are about building better lives for the people we support and empowering them to live as independently as possible, while, our substance misuse and mental health services are also there to enable recovery through a supportive environment.

We have developed and finessed our approach and support through listening to the experiences of the people who have used our services; collaboration with commissioners, customers, families and carers, employers and stakeholders; and empowering our staff to shape our services.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
28 days' paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

As part of the fight against COVID-19 here are some of the measures we have in place to keep our team members and the people we support safe:

Enhanced Infection/Prevention Control Measures, including the use of PPE, social distancing and regular testing
Following all government guidance applicable to our services as a minimum and ensuring our teams are trained effectively
Strongly encouraging colleagues to receive a vaccination to keep themselves and those around them safe, enabling access through time off & covering transport costs
Regular updates, FAQs, myth busting from Turning Point's clinical team as well as wellbeing seminars which provide support on a variety of topics

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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