Recovery Support Worker – Phoenix Futures

Posted on: January 24, 2022

£21,548.24 per annum (Full time) Fixed term until 31st December 2022

Service Area- Essex Services
Geographical Location – Harlow
Status – Full-time
Contract Type – Fixed Term
Closing Date – 30/01/2022
Vacancy Reference Number – 2076

Recovery Support Worker

Harlow, Essex


The Role

The successful candidate(s) will work alongside EPUT, CRG, the Police and Full Circle to support vulnerable individuals, including young people into treatment/services in a bid to divert them from reoffending or custody, this will also include completing DRR/ATR assessments and ensuring high quality reports to assist the Court in imposing appropriate disposals for those with alcohol and/or drug misuse issues. The role is based in the community within criminal justice settings, however there is also the flexibility and currently hybrid working, with some tasks being carried out whilst working from home.

You can learn more about the service on this short video.

About You

To join us as a Recovery Support Worker, you will need:

-Experience of working with individuals of all ages in a therapeutic/supportive role.

– An understanding of the complex issues presented by individuals within the criminal justice setting.

– A desire to work in collaboration with health providers, the police, youth services, mental health & substance misuse organisations.

– Experience of the substance misuse sector or related field.

An NVQ Level 3 in Care (DANOS accredited) or equivalent, or the willingness to work towards an agreed number of modules within your probationary period would be beneficial to your application. Knowledge of DANOS would also be an advantage.

About Us

Phoenix Futures Group is a charity with over 50 years’ experience and a leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment.

Our values are what define us and ensure we work to the highest standards. We believe in being the best, we are passionate about recovery, we value our history and use it to inform our future.

We work with local authorities, other charities and service providers across the country to deliver innovative programmes and projects that change lives for the better, setting people on the path to health and emotional well-being.

We provide a diverse range of services, our expertise in psychosocial treatment and support is the common thread that runs through everything we do. People need psychological interventions, social support, meaningful use of time, sense of purpose and a place of safety to sustain their recovery. At our core, we support people, families and communities to recover from drug and alcohol dependency.

In partnership with EPUT and CRG, we are now looking for a Recovery Support Worker to help deliver our Essex Health & Justice Service. This role operates on a 1 year fixed term contract, working 37.5 hours per week (excluding breaks).

Your Rewards

– Salary of £21,548.24 per annum pro rata

– 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (increasing each year to a maximum of 30 days)

– Benefits including season ticket loan, pension scheme and life assurance

– Support through occupational sick pay, eye-care vouchers and regular wellbeing talks and activities

– Continuous training and career development via PXL our dedicated learning management system

– Phoenix rewards, new employee benefits platform, you’ll have access to amazing savings on groceries, high-street shopping, home & garden, the latest tech, holidays, household bills and much more.

This is a great opportunity for a professional with experience of working in the field of drug and/or alcohol treatment to join our charity and put their expertise and experience to good use, helping support the Essex Health & Justice Service in Harlow.

We’ll ensure you get all the support you need to thrive and succeed in your role and find your place amongst our incredible and collaborative team.


We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and believe it is important to include people with lived experience to ensure the needs of the people we support are represented. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where everyone is free to be themselves and we ensure equity of opportunity.

It is a condition of employment that your vaccination status is recorded where necessary.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Recovery Support Worker, please apply today.

Author: Jade Bolton
Categories: News

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