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Job title
Recovery Worker
Work location
Southwark, London
£22, 865 per annum
Hours per week
Shift pattern
12.5 hour shifts over 3 days per week - Monday to Sunday on a weekly rota basis (to include bank holidays)
Closing date
12 December 2021

Job overview

Do you have a genuine passion and felt purpose to help people? Would you say that you believe everyone deserves a second chance regardless of their past circumstances? Would you like to be part of an organisation that supports, cares and empowers these individuals?

If you have said yes to all the above, then this could be the perfect role for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and experienced part-time Recovery Worker to join our substance misuse services based in Brook Drive - a well-established in-patient detoxification unit based in central South London housing 26 residential beds.

As a Recovery Worker, you will have responsibility for providing high quality support services in line with the SIG:Equinox's Mission, Values and Strategy. The successful candidate will have experience of working with adults who are vulnerable and have multiple and complex needs. You must be willing to work flexibly, which includes weekday hours, evenings and weekend working.

About the role:

Working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses and senior recovery practitioners, you will support service users who experience difficulties with alcohol and substance use to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes by offering a recovery focused service, while working with them to develop personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around. You will help Service Users to establish a weekly routine, develop their life skills and become more self-reliant, so that they can improve their quality of life and move on to independent living within agreed time frames. To work with service users and colleagues to create a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) that promotes health and well-being.

Passionate about people and enhancing the health and well-being of our service users, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you make the role your own, within a friendly multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a substance misuse environment and an understanding of its’ complexities in order to manage service users safely and effectively. If you are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of people we support, as well as being able to provide them with access to interventions to aide their recovery, please apply now.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall programme using a recovery focused approach
  • Provide key work and co-produced support planning for Service Users, with relevant interventions such as life skills support, to help successful recovery in line with Service Users’ personal goals.
  • Encourage Service Users to develop social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and reintegrate into the wider community.
  • Explore resettlement options for Service Users and assist them to move on successfully to appropriate housing options.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of a healthy, safe and psychologically informed environment that includes the security of the building, fabric and grounds.
  • To complete reports, including support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers as required in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Encourage and support Service Users to participate in the running and development of the service and activities/interventions that support self-management and independent living.

Experience Required:

  • QCF/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care qualification or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience of working in a substance misuse treatment environment
  • Experience of delivering person centred and recovery focused services to Service Users with substance misuse needs, mental health support needs, including complex needs.
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults.
  • A sound knowledge of the issues relating to substance misuse, medications used in detoxification
  • Experience of conducting risk assessments and developing, implementing and evaluating risk management plans including if safeguarding risk

Please note: In line with Government guidance, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have either been fully vaccinated for COVID-19; or, are medically exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated, to be eligible to work in this service. You will be required to provide us evidence upon successful receipt of an offer.

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