Full-Time Recovery Worker
About the Role
Are you committed to supporting vulnerable people to overcome addiction and take control of their lives?
We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic person to join the Lewisham Supported Housing pathway to support people wo have made a choice to address their relationship with alcohol or substance use addiction.
You would be joining a team committed to providing clients with a safe space in which to develop their understanding of their addiction, to create opportunities for positive change, helping people to build self-confidence, inspire hope and effect genuine and long-lasting change.
As a recovery worker you will hold a small case load, working from a recovery, strengths based and psychologically informed way.
On joining the team, you will be supported to develop the skills and knowledge to deliver our daily Group Recovery Programme to people using our service.
You will provide support and advice; empowering the people we work with to identify and build on their strengths, to set and realise personal goals and reconnect with the wider community. Working in partnership with other professionals across substance use, housing specialists, criminal justice and other multi-disciplinary teams.
Recovery Workers work on a shift rota, that includes some evenings, weekends and bank holidays. (Our rota is currently focused on weekday working, with only two weekends every six weeks).
Previous experience is desirable, however not essential. Recovery Workers come from many different backgrounds, and you may have lived experience or transferable skills required.
We are seeking dedicated individuals and you will be assessed based on your values, willingness to learn new skills, and the compassion to deliver the best service possible to people using our services.
You may have;
- an awareness of the problems faced by people experiencing homelessness or addiction,
- Experience supporting vulnerable individuals through a process of change and assisting them in identifying personal goals.
- Capacity to work under pressure and manage time effectively.
- An eagerness to learn and work with clients in a holistic, person-centered manner.
- Able to communicate effectively with a range of people, good interpersonal and listening skills.
How to apply
Click the ‘Apply Now’ link to start your application.
Please use the Personal Statement section to answer/address each section of the Person Specifications within the job description and tell us how you meet the key accountabilities of the role.
PERSON SPECIFICATION (Knowledge, Experience, Skills & Abilities)
- Experience in helping people to identify personal goals and supporting them through a process of change.
- Experience of dealing with complex and difficult situations in relation to people.
- Personal experience of addiction or a sound understanding of the issues faced by people who have or are managing addiction.
- Ability to maintain enthusiasm for a high level of client contact on a daily basis, as well as a non-judgmental approach to working with people with complex needs.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
- Experience of liaising with and/or coordinating a number of individuals and/or agencies to achieve effective outcomes.
- Understanding of the significance of discretion and confidentiality in the workplace, as well as the importance of maintaining professional boundaries.
- The ability to complete administrative tasks using IT applications and to maintain clear and accurate records.
We encourage you to use work related examples as well as non-work examples including examples of volunteering or any relevant education or courses you have attended and transferable skills.
To view your saved or completed application just return our website and click on ‘My Profile’ and select role title.
Closing date: Monday 25th September
Interview on: Tuesday 3rd October
About Phoenix Futures
The Phoenix Futures Group has more than 50 years’ experience of developing and delivering pioneering substance misuse services. We believe in being the best and that is why we constantly strive to learn and innovate, to challenge ourselves, to adapt and to work together with others who can bring valuable expertise.
What we offer
- Starting at £26,085.65 per year.
- Opportunity to access potential yearly salary increments subject to appraisal, meaning potential salary increase up to £30,585.65
- 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (increasing each year to a maximum of 30 days).
- Dependents leave.
- Occupational sick pay.
- Season ticket loan, pension scheme, life assurance, discounts platform, and cycle scheme.
- Continuous training and career development.
- Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance programme including telephone and online access.
How to ApplyPlease apply on our website: https://careers.phoenixfutures.org.uk/vacancy/recovery-worker-x3-535282.html
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