Targeted Opiate Worker (West)

Targeted Opiate Worker

Location – Harlow
Hours – Full Time (37.5 per week)
Salary – £24,000
Closing date – 13th August 2021

The Targeted Opiate Worker will be part of the All Age Recovery Service (AARCS) team working intensively with a small caseload. Being required to encourage and initiate recovery with clients over a period of 12 weeks, the worker will facilitate both 1:1 and group-based psychosocial interventions.

What you’ll be doing
As the Targeted Opiate Worker, you will be responsible for the care co-ordination of each cohort, including case management, the facilitation of a group programme and supporting identified clients to access Tier 4 provision.

The Targeted Opiate Worker’s ultimate aims are to support clients to successfully complete their treatment in a planned way. For clients unable to exit the treatment system within this timeframe, it will be the worker’s responsibility to support as many clients as possible to significantly reduce their opiate use and actively reduce their substitute prescribed medication.

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.
– A clear understanding of the needs with which opiate clients may present and the barriers they may face in achieving recovery.
– Proven track record of supporting opiate clients into Tier 4 provision.
– Experience of and/or confidence in delivering structured group-based interventions.
– 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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