Engagement Worker, Chelmsford, Essex

£20,400 per annum
Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
Closing Date 24th June 2019


The Engagement Worker manages the Open Access service including the Needle Exchange, and works with service users, encouraging them to engage with a wide range of treatment options and harm reductions strategies.

What you’ll be doing

You will manage a caseload in line with the service model, while recruiting and supervising the Open Access volunteer team. Adequate resourcing of the Open Access is a high priority, along with providing effective recovery management.

What its like to work for Open Road

Open Road provides drug and alcohol treatment services, welfare support and offender support services across Essex & Kent including a range of interventions that deliver mentoring, advice and information programmes. Accredited with Investing In Volunteers and Investors In People Gold, our mission is to empower a diverse range of individuals, families and communities to lead healthy and more meaningful lives, free from addiction, offending behaviour and disadvantage, to ensure healthier, happier lifestyles.

Benefits to you –

- £20,400 per annum
- 20 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
- Royal London Pension and Death in Service benefit
- Access to our in-house Organisational Training Plan, and full training tailored to your development needs
- Legal training including Health & Safety, Safeguarding and GDPR

What you need –

- 2 years experience working with substance misuse
- Experience of multi-agency working
- Experience in the delivery of recovery and outcome focused environments
- Ability to observe confidentiality protocols and boundaries, and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
- Clear understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice
- Accomplished written and verbal communication skills with a high degree of personal I.T. competency

This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at enhanced level. To apply, please visit our website to download an application pack. For more information please contact Nicola Rosewarne on 01206 369782, website www.openroad.org.uk

Open Road values and respects the diversity and individual differences of our services users, staff and our volunteers.

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