Criminal Justice Recovery Worker

Criminal Justice Recovery Worker – Covering Chelmsford & Harlow

Salary – £25,000
Contract – Full Time
Closing date – 2nd August 2021

Criminal Justice Recovery Workers will be part of the All Age Recovery Service (AARCS) team working specifically with clients involved with the criminal justice system. Being required to encourage, initiate and sustain recovery, workers will facilitate both 1:1 and group-based psychosocial interventions with prolific offenders, whilst maintaining excellent relationships with partnership agencies.

What you’ll be doing
As a Criminal Justice Recovery Worker, you will be responsible for the care co-ordination of each client, including case management and the facilitation of a group programme that will involve an element of complimentary therapies.

The Criminal Justice Recovery Workers’ ultimate aims are to:
• Increase the number of offenders engaged in structured substance misuse treatment.
• Support clients to reduce their substance misuse and aspire towards achieving and sustaining recovery.
• Educate clients around harm minimisation to help reduce the likelihood of drug-related deaths across the county.
• Support clients to address and reduce their drug-related reoffending.

What it’s like to work for Open Road
Open Road provides drug and alcohol treatment services and offender support services across Essex & Kent including a range of interventions that deliver mentoring, advice and information programmes. 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
– 22 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
– At least 2 years’ experience working within substance misuse and/or criminal justice settings.
– Experience of, and/or confidence in, delivering group-based psychosocial interventions.
– An awareness of the issues facing those involved in the criminal justice system that struggle with addiction, and how these can impede progress and ultimate recovery.
– Excellent communication, time management and administrative skills.
– A willingness to learn and work with a variety of people.
– Have a clear understanding of, and a commitment to safeguarding best practice.
– A commitment to multi-agency working, and be able to work in partnership with other agencies within the treatment system to achieve good outcomes for clients.
– Ability to drive and access to a car.

This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at enhanced level.

To apply, please use this link and attach your CV –

Please note that should you get through our first level of shortlisting, you will be asked to complete an Open Road application form prior to the interview.

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

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