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Details of the Job  
Job Title: Recovery Worker 
Salary: £12.50/hour
Hours: Monday to Friday – 35 hours/wk
Location: Northampton
Reports to Team Manager

Bridge is a peer support programme which links volunteers who may have recovered from alcohol and/or drug misuse with members who have, or who are recovering from serious substance misuse problems. Bridge also provides a range of activities, events and support and our outstanding teams include recovery workers who support our members to sustain their recovery, as well as staff who specialise in advice and guidance on benefits, housing and employment. All employees benefit from “traditional” office hours, company pension, private health insurance and a health cash plan, as well as the unwavering support of a management team who recognise and truly appreciate the difference they make to our members.

We currently have a vacancy for a Recovery Worker at our Northampton Service. The successful candidate may have lived experience of addiction or will have experience of working with or supporting people who have difficulties associated with the misuse of drugs or alcohol. You will be motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious, and creative, and will work closely with our team of Volunteers and Mentors to deliver the best outcomes for our members.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To provide support to individual members including organising daily and weekly activities in an environment that will aid their recovery and wellbeing
  • Work closely and cooperatively with colleagues and collaborate with external partners to ensure the ongoing support of our members
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with members and colleagues at all times in a person-centred, non-judgmental way
  • Manage safeguarding and risk matters with the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Administrative duties as required, including updating the client database.

Key requirements

  • Understand substance misuse issues and the impact on the individuals and society
  • To work as part of a team and with a range of different organisations
  • An understanding of how to support members through life changes
  • The ability to communicate and engage with vulnerable people in a non-judgmental way
  • Be open to learning from, and sharing your knowledge and experience with, your colleagues.

If you feel you have the skills and experience that we are looking for and want to be part of an incredible team achieving amazing results, please send us your CV and covering letter today.

Applications can be made direct to hrenquiries@bridge-northants.org.uk, or you can click here to apply through Indeed.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 14th April 2024, but we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we are in receipt of sufficient applications.

We are unable to provide Visa sponsorship. If you are an overseas applicant, you are required to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK with your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being withheld from the shortlisting process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer, including candidates seeking support through the Government’s Access to Work grant scheme, and the recruitment of ex-offenders. A copy of our Recruitment and Selection Policy is available on request.