Substance Misuse Recovery Worker

Location London
Job type Contract
Salary £16 per hour
Contact Rihana
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Reference 169159

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in London for a Substance Misuse Recovery Worker.

The pay rate for this locum Recovery Worker job is £16 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Act as main care coordinator overseeing assigned groups of service users, providing screening; asset mapping; comprehensive assessments; recovery planning (using motivational interviewing techniques) and reviews of care
  • Be the broker for these interventions and may also be required to deliver some of them as directed by the Team Leader
  • Coordinate a tailor-made package of care including recognised psycho-social interventions; 1 to1 key work, POD, and group work; clinical interventions; harm minimisation and brief interventions
  • Be the broker for these interventions and may also be required to deliver some of them as directed by the Team Leader
  • Support the development of service-based recovery communities
  • Further develop CGL’s links with local recovery groups / mutual aid groups
  • Ensure the timely and accurate collection, recording and reporting of specified data
  • Assess suitability for groups in terms of risk and special needs
  • Carry out risk assessments and risk management plans
  • Triage assessment and onward referral to a range of treatment/community support agencies
  • Work with clinicians to support prescribing regimes to improve social functioning
  • Ensure that all aspects of confidentiality are adhered to and that consent to share information is a key element to building trusting therapeutic alliances
  • Help individuals to develop recovery resources and access peer and mutual support groups to develop their own recovery capital
  • Work and liaise with other agencies involved with the service user’s broader care plan including health services, hospitals, and GPs
  • Support the smooth running of the service by contributing to tasks such as reception and duty cover, and clinical duties on an ad hoc basis
  • Manage the 24/7 Single Point of Contact (SPOC) helpline on a rota basis
  • Provide health education especially in regard to harm minimisation, blood borne viruses and overdose prevention
  • Assist and carry out appropriate screening processes including, audit, DBST, urine and saliva tests, after completion of appropriate training or demonstration of relevant experience
  • Carry out key harm reduction strategies as directed by your Team Leader
  • Work flexibly across operational sites as required
  • Work flexibly within an agreed number of hours of work to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision
  • Seek to improve personal performance, contribution, knowledge and skills
  • Participate in appraisal, training and supervision processes
  • Keep abreast of developments in services, legislation and practice relevant to the relevant client group
  • Ensure the implementation of all CGL policies
  • Contribute to maintaining safe systems of work and a safe environment
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post

Requirements of the Recovery Worker:

  • Relevant qualification
  • Active NMC Registration
  • Previous substance misuse experience
  • Be creative and innovative so that the post best meets the needs of the service user, promoting access into treatment, and continued engagement with underrepresented communities

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive substance misuse knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Recovery Worker job is advertised by Rihana Chowdhury; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.