Trainee Recovery Worker (Substance Misuse)

Forward Trust
Applications closing date: 23/06/2024
Shropshire-Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Job Type
Closing Date
Job Salary
Up to £22,998.00
East Midlands


Are you looking for a meaningful career that helps others break the cycle of addiction and live a positive life?

The impact you will have in this role is far more reaching than the day to day contact with service users, the service we provide reverberates through families and society.

We are The Forward Trust, the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with ‘Lived Experience’ we encourage applications from all background including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness.

We ask you to commit to a recognised qualification whilst completing your one year traineeship, and in return we will provide you with a comprehensive support package.

As part of the traineeship you will be shadowing a member of the team working within an integrated healthcare framework to provide support to prisoners aged 18 and over. You will be given guidance and support working through the various aspects of the role in the business unit you have been assigned to.

The team member you will be shadowing will help ensure you are receiving the training and development needed to excel in the role. You will receive regular reviews to ensure that you stay on track to successfully complete the traineeship and undertake the compulsory therapy as part of the traineeship. Part of your time on the traineeship will be spent working, gaining the practical experience and part studying towards achieving the qualification that has been assigned (subject to criteria).

Our team have a broad skills mix to deliver combined psychosocial and clinical interventions promoting holistic recovery and health and wellbeing to prisoners. This might include working with low-level mental health needs and/or substance misuse issues.

Day to day, with guidance and support, you will be responsible for managing a small caseload, providing appropriate harm reduction advice and guidance, assessments, and care plans; With the support of your mentor, you will deliver structured 1:1 and group-work sessions for both Substance Misuse and Low Level Mental Health service users and provide transitional support from prison to the community to prepare service users for release.

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