Recovery worker - Bristol

Salary: £25,119 - £29,777 per annum depending on experience

Hours: Full Time 37.5

Location: Bristol

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract - March 2025

Additional Information: DHI offers up to 31 days paid leave (service related) in addition to statutory holidays, a 7% pension contribution and Employee Assistance Scheme.

The Role

DHI are recruiting a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Worker to support clients within the Bristol area who are on one of our drug and alcohol recovery programmes. We are looking for people who can bring creativity and enthusiasm to supporting clients, helping them to make positive changes in their lives.

You will be joining an experienced Drug and Alcohol Community Team that works hard to support each other, and to deliver an exceptional service to our clients

As a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Worker you will deliver key working and evidenced based psychosocial groupwork programmes to support individuals make positive changes to their drug and/or alcohol use. The role is varied and as interesting and requires you to carry out needs assessments and risk assessments alongside other tasks.

A Driving Licence with access to vehicle and willingness to use it for work travel is essential.

About You

At DHI we highly value transferable skills and life experience. If you have good organisational skills, can manage relationships, solve problems, and are resilient, adaptable and flexible then we would love to hear from you.

Your background could be from anywhere where you have needed to apply problem solving and motivational skills. Teaching, ex-armed forces, customer service are all examples of just some professions where we believe these transferable skills are often found, or you may have lived experience.

Our Values

We are an award winning charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and our values underpin this.

If you share DHI’s values of flexibility, stimulation, self- direction and zest for life, then we encourage you to apply.

We look forward to exploring these with you during the interview process should you be successful at the shortlisting stage.

What We Offer

We offer a variety of training to enable the successful candidate to develop and thrive within this role including within motivational interviewing techniques, professional boundaries and housing.

As an employee of DHI, you will have also access to our Employee Assistance Programme, our Cycle Scheme, 26 days paid annual leave/up to 31 days paid leave (service-related) , company pension scheme and Charity Worker Discounts. You will also have the option to take part in DHI’s on-call service which is paid at an additional £100 per week.

Next Steps

If you’d like to know more about the role contact: Leanne Astill to arrange an informal discussion. Or to apply for the Supported Housing Worker vacancy please follow the link below:

How to Apply

To apply for this role please provide a CV and covering letter and send to by midday on 19th April 2024.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis, vacancies may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

All applicants are required to submit a covering letter that should address the following questions in no more than 500 words maximum.

  1. State how you meet the requirements within the Person Specification
  2. What do our core values mean to you in relation to this role?

We strongly encourage you to complete our Equality & Diversity monitoring form to help us achieve a diverse workforce. The form does not form part of the selection process. Please also tell us where you saw the post advertised.

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