Recovery Worker (Substance Misuse), Full Time, Harlow

Recovery Worker (Substance Misuse), Harlow

Salary – £23,500 per annum
Full Time – 37.5 hours per week (with the possibility of one late night a week)

Working Pattern – to be discussed at interview
Closing date 5th August 2021


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.  This role may include supporting the service as an Outreach in the future, so the ability to drive and access to a car is a requirement.

What its 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 – £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
  • Legal training including Health & Safety, Safeguarding and GDPR

What you need

  • Ideally you will have at least 2 years experience working with substance misuse, however this isn’t essential.
  • Ability to drive and access to a car.
  • 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.

To apply, please use this link and ensure you 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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