Community Recovery Practitioner REF: SITE

Contract type
879 days ago


Job Title: Community Recovery Practitioner

Location: Bedford Hub

Salary: £20,013 - £27,593 per annum

Closing Date: Sunday 16th December 2012

Please note that due to the Christmas holiday period, successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the New Year with interview details.


An exciting opportunity to work as part of a team to provide a range of recovery focused low threshold and specialist services to residents of Bedfordshire in the community. Interventions including advice, information, comprehensive assessments and recovery plans to people who experience difficulties with alcohol and/or drugs.

Main tasks:

1. To work with drug and alcohol users with complex needs in the community.
2. To provide a triage/intervention to ensure clients are appropriately referred into services.
3. To complete comprehensive assessments and relevant risk assessments.
4. To be responsible for maintaining a caseload and undertake a variety of case management responsibilities, supporting clients throughout their treatment journey and providing structured key working to those engagement in the Beds treatment system.
5. Develop, implement and review recovery plans with individuals.
6. Provide a range of individual and group activities.
7. To liaise closely with the full range of services within the hub and local community
8. To facilitate access for family members, partners and carers to self help and support groups within the hubs and ensure a coordinated approach to working with individuals affected by client`s substance misuse.
9. To assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to drug and alcohol users.
10. To work in conjunction with the Hub managers to identify, develop and implement new services and satellite sites.
11. To act as a member of the wider Partnership team to participate where appropriate in training/presentation events, team meetings and agency days.
12. To work flexibly across the county of Bedfordshire, including weekend and evening
13. To take personal responsibility to keep your knowledge up to date and to reflect on and evaluate your own values in the development of your practice.
14. To be actively aware of possible significant risks in the workplace and know how to identify and deal with appropriately in line with the client and partner policies and procedures.
15. To maintain records, collect statistical data and store information in accordance with the requirements of the post, the client and partner policies and protocols and the Data Protection Act.
16. To develop and maintain productive working relationships with your team, managers and other colleagues.
17. To prepare for and participate in regular supervision meetings and seek additional supervision as appropriate.
18. The willingness to undertake an appropriate professional drug qualification and engage in continuous professional development.
19. To provide such other services as may be required from time to time in relation to the post.


(Keywords; Recovery Practitioner, Rehabilitation Advisor, Rehabilitation Mentor, Treatment Advisor, Recovery Consultant, Recovery Mentor, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Rehabilitation Advisor, Treatment Support Advisor)

Ad ID: 113420898