Recovery Worker Vacancy

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Details of the job

Post title:

Recovery worker


£10500 p.a (£10.09 ph)


20 per week



Reports to:

Corby Manager


Overall Role

To enable community members to achieve their recovery capital by providing support and direction when required. The hours will be spread over five days and occasional overtime will be required.


As part of their day to day functions the recovery worker will:

  • Help to create an environment in which individuals can attain recovery capital
  • Support individual members as required
  • Organise daily and weekly activities for members
  • Manage safeguarding and risk matters with the community manager


As a recovery worker, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • The ability to work with a range of different organisations
  • An understanding of the importance of sharing knowledge and information
  • An understanding of substance misuse issues and their impact on individuals and society
  • The ability to reflect on and develop your own practice through professional development
  • An understanding of how to support clients through life changes
  • The skills to design, deliver and monitor care or training programmes
  • The ability to communicate and engage with vulnerable groups in a non-judgemental way.

If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter to before 9am on Friday 29/03/19 explaining how you meet the criteria. Interviews to take place w/c 01/04/19.

Person Specification


Essential Criteria

Desirable Criteria

Education and Qualifications

  • Formal education is not a requirement of this post.
  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent.
  • Driving licence.

Experience and Knowledge

  • A knowledge of the positive and negative effects of substance misuse
  • An ability to listen to others and show support
  • Experience of working within a team environment
  • Computer literacy with experience of using Microsoft Office products
  • Understanding of the need for confidentiality and the need to share data and information
  • Ability to organise small groups

Ability and Skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally, by email and in writing to provide specialist information to customers.
  • Ability to maintain and update member contact information using computerised database.
  • Ability to access information using internet and other resources.
  • Ability to work within defined administrative processes, ensuring adherence to specified service levels.
  • Active participation in coaching, training and development within a Customer Service environment.
  • Understand the confidentiality and security procedures relating to the Agency's and customer data.
  • Ability to accurately coordinate and retrieve business information to meet community members' needs and solve problems.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use assertiveness skills and demonstrate resilience in resolving conflict.
  • Ability to organise individual/group diary systems for meetings etc.
  • Understanding of safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children.

Equal Opportunities

  • Commitment to and experience of promoting equality of opportunity in service delivery, employment or in the community with an understanding of the issues underpinning these values.


  • Flexible approach to working arrangement required as shift patterns may include evening and weekend working and overtime.

Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493. Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.