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Recovery Support Worker


 Recovery Support Worker



Working  hours


Salary range

 £18,430 – £22,309

Closing Date

08/09/2017 – Midday


SMART is a well established and highly regarded Charity providing high quality services to support and inspire recovery. Our innovative projects are designed to assist in transforming the health and wellbeing, prospects and opportunities of people, especially those with substance misuse; we are currently recruiting for a Recovery Support Worker.

Are you looking for a rewarding role that will see you working as part of an energetic team? The successful applicant will be trained to deliver support to people wanting to access drug and alcohol treatment. Whether you have worked in this field before or are looking for a career change you may be the person we are searching for.

What we need is a self-motivated person who is enthusiastic to learn and help change people’s lives.  Knowledge of substance misuse is not essential instead you will need to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. To meet the demands of this role the post you will need to be able to demonstrate empathy whilst keeping professional boundaries. You will be offered an extensive training package to succeed in this role.

Key Duties

  • Work with clients to address problem substance use and associated issues to support achieve recovery
  • Manage the referral process and carry out assessments.  identification of priorities and ongoing need
  • Deliver brief interventions, harm reduction advice and structured interventions
  • Facilitate needle exchange services
  • Manage the closure process and contact clients on Recovery Support
  • Support the facilitation of group work sessions with service users, including evening groups when appropriate
  • Supporting delivery of outreach services
  • To facilitate ‘drop in’ and peer support
  • Administration.


  • Competitive salary
  • Open, professional and friendly environment
  • Working Hours 37 hours per week with an expectation for weekend and evening work
  • Annual Leave 27 days per annum
  • Flexi-time
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Development support with your continual personal development
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme

Working for SMART

Due to the nature of our work, all staff will have to complete an enhanced DBS check. SMART CJS is committed to the principles of promoting dignity in the work place for all this includes encouraging diversity and equality of opportunity for all. SMART continues to work hard to ensure that its workforce is representative of the communities it serves. SMART welcomes applications to any of the above posts from minority ethnic groups and those who have personally experienced and overcome drug/alcohol related problems are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Cover Letter- Recovery Support Worker

Recovery Support worker Job Description