Criminal Justice Recovery Worker

Exeter (to cover Exeter, East & Mid Devon)
£18,872 to £23,462 per annum depending on experience
11 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

We’re looking for two enthusiastic people to join our community drug and alcohol service as Criminal Justice Recovery Workers.

Criminal Justice Recovery Worker
Reference number: 51.21
Based: Exeter (to cover Exeter, East & Mid Devon)
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £18,872 to £23,462 per annum depending on experience
Contract: Fixed Term Contract (- 31st May 2022)

These roles work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide support specifically to individuals involved in the criminal justice system and those that are at risk of becoming involved with this system and possible prosecution. The post holder will improve access to appropriate services for clients with substance misuse issues via HM prisons, Police Custody Suites, HM Courts, assertive outreach and the local community.

As a Criminal Justice Recovery Worker you’ll ensure seamless transfers between prison and the community, working closely with street homeless outreach teams and the Police/Community Safety Teams to provide an integrated service through the provision of comprehensive and ongoing assessment, recovery planning, risk management, appropriate referral/linkage and psychosocial interventions. A key component of this role is the development of effective joint working patterns with agencies such as NPS and CRC in order to ensure continuity of care, key working, access to appropriate services and a holistic treatment package.

What we’re looking for 
We’re looking for two Criminal Justice Recovery Workers with in-depth knowledge of substance misuse and the treatments and interventions available. You’ll have experience delivering a range of psychosocial interventions in both 1:1 and group settings, and will be skilled at develop constructive therapeutic alliances with service users whilst maintaining professional boundaries. Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system will be essential in this role, and therefore previous experience working within the criminal justice system would be an advantage.

The Criminal Justice Recovery Worker will work closely alongside other agencies and organisations, so you’ll have experience of partnership work and will be committed to multi-disciplinary working and sharing information in the best interest of service users’ care. You’ll be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and will be confident in managing your own priorities and dealing with competing demands. Finally, you’ll have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems, and a positive, recovery focused, and non-judgemental attitude.

About EDP 
EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity providing services across Devon and Dorset, in the community and within prisons. We offer a number of dynamic and innovative initiatives which work alongside people to improve their wellbeing, social connections and employability. We’re passionate about supporting individuals who face complex issues, including substance misuse, mental ill health, and other harmful, addictive and offending behaviour, to improve their lives. The fundamental belief underpinning our work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable changes.

What we can offer 
EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 30 with length of service)
  • Spot salary system offering you the chance to progress annually
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance benefit scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Eye Care Vouchers
  • Training and development opportunities

Closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 24th June 2021.
Interviews will be held 5th July.
Please ensure that you quote reference number 51.21 when applying.


Please click the apply button and attach your CV and covering letter, it will be automatically sent to us.
Further information about the role along with the full JD can be found on our EDP website.

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.

No agencies please.