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DATE ADDED: Sat 09/03/2019

Engagement & Prevention Worker

Swindon, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £19000 - £22450/annum

Fixed Term Contract - Up to 12 Months

At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse issues. As an Engagement and Prevention Worker you will work as part of the Outreach team.

You'll make a difference to service users lives 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 diversity of this role, working as part of a friendly and multidisciplinary team. As well as having allot of involvement with partnership agencies.

You'll provide advice and information to service users and members of the wider community. You will take a key role in promoting the service to other professionals and organisations with the aim of increasing referrals as well as attending larger community events to raise the profile of Turning Point in Wiltshire.

Having handled a significant caseload in a busy environment as an Engagement and Prevention Worker, Recovery Worker, Outreach Worker or similar, you'll have a deep understanding of substance misuse and the Recovery Agenda. It's an extremely varied role, so flexibility, a track record of DANOS compliance and knowledge of relapse and other barriers to recovery will be vital. Naturally, we also look for Outreach workers with excellent communication skills and, ideally, a vocational qualification, such as an NVQ 3 or equivalent. The managing of recovery coordination sessions, compiling risk assessments and risk management plans, care planning and reduction plans are just some of the varied duties you will be providing. As well as delivering presentations and workshops on various topics.

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

Holding a full driving licence and having access to a car is essential as you will be required to work across the whole of Wiltshire.

So, if you're ambitious, pro active and focused on substance misuse, an Engagement and Prevention Worker position in the Outreach team will be good for you.

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits:

• 'My Turning Point' bespoke Reward Discount Scheme sharing a range of online range of offers and discounts picked for our teams

• Childcare Voucher scheme

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Inspired by Possibility Employee of the Year scheme

• Life assurance scheme for all team members

• Enhanced Contributory Pension scheme

• Employee Assistance Scheme

• Online Right Steps Health Wellbeing Support package to all our team members

• Competitive rates of pay

• Annual Pay Review

• Annual Holiday allowance with option to buy/Sell holidays

• Flexible working patterns to support work/home life balance

• Excellent training opportunities leading to career development

• Season Ticket travel loan allowance

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date
Role: Engagement & Prevention Worker
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire,

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