Drug and Alcohol Recovery Worker – Bexley, Greater London

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Worker

Trigon Recruitment

Bexley, Greater London



Role:- Drug and Alcohol Recovery Worker

Location:- Bexley

Salary:- £29k Per Annum – DOE

Perm role

Role Overview

Trigon Recruitment are recruiting for well established National charity for a Drug and Alcohol caseworker. This is a permanent role that offers the opportunity to support individuals and help them to lead productive lives. Whilst experience is preferred the organisation is willing to train the right person.

In essence this role will be office based and involve carrying a caseload of service users and supporting them to lead drug and alcohol free lives.

Role responsibilities

1. Manage a service user caseload, devising, implementing and reviewing on-going recovery plans and treatment, liaising closely with the full range of workers and skills within the service team, including family members and significant others as appropriate.

2. Carry out triage/screening assessments and comprehensive assessments with service users

3. Work collaboratively with partner agencies to undertake shared assessments, key working and interventions to promote individual service user progression from engagement, through structured treatment to self-sustained recovery.

4. Facilitate service user access to treatment and community resources to increase recovery and social capital, supporting service users and their families within their local community.

5. To lead effective case management for allocated service users, including on-going processes such as risk assessments, risk management plans and safeguarding assessments and plans. This includes the effective use of an online case management system.

6. To work closely and collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team across the service and externally, providing advice and reports/ information to managers and other colleagues, through attendance at reviews, team meetings, supervision and via telephone conversations.

7. To improve outcomes for children, parents/carers and families of services users by reducing the impact of drug and alcohol related harm on family life and promote positive family involvement in recovery.

8. Develop and deliver quality programs and packages of work/ psychosocial interventions that meet local need across both group work and one to one formats.

9. Identify and prevent potential harm to service users and others by following local and organisational safeguarding guidelines, including referral to and engagement with relevant safeguarding authorities

10. Support delivery of key service functions through actively participating in drug screening, duty work, access to BBV testing and immunisation service provision, community needle exchange services and the ongoing delivery of appropriate, tailored alcohol and drug harm reduction interventions.

11. Promote visible recovery across the service and ensure peer support opportunities are relevant and accessible for all service users.

12. Reduce substance related harm to the individual and wider community

13. Undertake continuing professional development including participating in clinical supervision, performance reviews and attending training as/when required.

14. Work in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies & procedures and guidelines – both internal and external. This includes Humankind's clinical governance framework.

15. Maintain accurate and up to date records and reports and provide written and verbal reports as required.

Ideal candidate

  • Must be a driver with access to their own vehicle
  • Experience with drugs and alcohol support would be an advantage
  • Empathetic
  • Understanding of local support services
  • Able to manage a caseload
  • Well organised
  • Able to work to KPIs
  • Ability to write action plans and set targets
  • Patience and resilience
  • Excellent inter-personal skills

This is an excellent organisation who are willing to train the right person. Excellent inter-personal are a must and a good knowledge of the local and surrounding areas

Job Details

Job Ref: 1886586657

Hours: Any

Location: Bexley, Kent, United Kingdom

Working Terms:Permanent

Salary: £29,000