Families Worker

    Dec 5, 2018
    Swindon, United Kingdom
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    Job Salary
    £19,000 - £22,450
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    At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse issues and are also able to offer support to their adult family members or significant others of those experiencing substance misuse issues.

    As a Recovery/Family worker you will be able to make a real difference to the lives of the service users you support as you develop the personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around. Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the scope and support you can offer to Family members/significant others and service users.


    Having handled a significant caseload in a busy environment as a Recovery Substance Misuse Worker, you will have a deep and extensive understanding of substance misuse and the Recovery Agenda; for this role working with Family members/significant others and pregnant women would be an advantage.

    It's an extremely varied role, so flexibility, a track record of DANOS compliance and knowledge of substance misuse, relapse and other barriers to recovery will be vital, and counselling skills will be of benefit.


    Naturally, we also look for staff with excellent communication skills and, ideally, a vocational qualification, such as an NVQ 3 or equivalent, counselling skills and experience and knowledge of the 5 step model would be beneficial.

    The facilitation of workshops, running groups, one to one sessions, compiling risk assessments and risk management plans, care planning and reduction plans are just some of the varied duties you will be providing.

    Experience Requirements

    We value Safeguarding within our service. In this role you will be supporting pregnant women so knowledge of local safeguarding process will be beneficial and understanding of maternity services along with an understanding of the impact of substance misuse in relation to safeguarding adults and children.

    Excellent IT skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook etc. are essential for this role.

    Running services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care-and our people. So, if you're ambitious and focused on substance misuse, and supporting the family members who are living with substance misuse you will find the role of Recovery/Family worker a challenging and rewarding career for you.