Recovery Worker, Harlow

Recovery Worker (Substance Misuse), Harlow

Location – Harlow

Salary – £23,500 per annum

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Working Pattern – 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (will include one late night per week)

Closing date 26th May 2022



The Recovery Worker will be part of the Integrated Recovery Service Team.  Working with clients, the Recovery Worker will initiate recovery, utilising clients’ individual recovery capital, and support reintegration and sustained long term recovery from substance misuse.

 What you’ll be doing

As the Recovery Worker you will be responsible for care co-ordination of all clients entering the service and engaging in treatment. You will also be responsible for the development of recovery plans for individual clients, and for liaising with other service providers relevant to the individual’s needs.

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.  Accredited with Investing In Volunteers, 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

  • Salary s £23,500 per annum
  • 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

Open Road has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please click here – Working for Open Road – Benefits

What you need

  • Ideally you will have at least 2 years experience working with substance misuse, however this isn’t essential.
  • 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.

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.

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

DANOS Competencies