Recovery Trainee, Medway

Recovery Trainee, Medway

Location – Medway
Hours – 37.5 per week
Working Pattern – Monday to Friday 
Salary – £23,000 per annum
Fixed Term – 12 month contract
Closing date –  22nd May 2024

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

What is the role?

The Recovery Trainee will be part of the Medway Wellness and Recovery Service and will be responsible for supporting clients moving into recovery support. They will learn to ensure that individuals receive the appropriate support for their individual needs within the structured service and the Recovery hub. The post holder will learn to engage with clients, and advocate for the service users to facilitate a smooth transition from structured treatment.

The Benefits of Working for Open Road:

  • Full job specific training including drug & alcohol, case and risk management, Trauma Informed Practice and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Access to funding for further development training in many areas including a pathway into management.
  • Competitive salary plus regular salary reviews.
  • Flexible working or hybrid homeworking policy following successful completion of probation for most roles.
  • 25 days per year AL plus Bank Holidays, and you can take an additional day off for your birthday!
  • Access to the AIG Smart Health App for services including a 24-hour GP service, mental health support and wellbeing services.
  • Pension and Life Assurance – Details of our Royal London scheme are available, as well as our Death in Service benefit which is x2 salary.

What you need
– 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.

– Excellent team working and interpersonal skills, maintaining a highly cooperative approach to supporting colleagues in delivering service objective.

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


Please use the following link to complete our online application form.  Prior to starting please ensure you have all of the relevant information to hand.  Take time to review the job pack below as the shortlisting will be carried out with the Job Description and Person Specification in mind.

We do not accept CV’s unless accompanied by a completed application form.

Open Road Application Form (online form)

Open Road Equal Opportunities Form (online form) 

Alternatively, you can use this link to complete the form via word and email to 

Open Road Application Form

Open Road Equal Opportunities Form

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

Job Pack

Job Description

Person Specification


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