Criminal Justice Recovery Worker

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP) are passionate about supporting individuals to reduce their substance use and live happier, healthier lives. We support people with multiple disadvantages, including substance misuse & mental health, as well as those who find themselves in the criminal justice system. Our services enable the people we support to improve their health, wellbeing and employability. As a subsidiary of Humankind since 2020, we are pleased to confirm that from July 2023, EDP & Humankind will be fully merging to enable the people we support to benefit from a wider range of support and services. 

About the role 

Are you passionate about supporting individuals to make positive changes? 

We currently have three exciting opportunities to join our team as a Criminal Justice Recovery Co-ordinator in our community substance misuse team in Torbay

As a Criminal Justice Recovery Worker, you will provide support to service users with drug and alcohol related issues that have been referred into treatment via criminal justice agencies (prisons, courts, police custody, probation) in the local area, providing comprehensive and ongoing assessment, in-reach and outreach work, recovery planning and ongoing support for substance misuse.   

Day to day duties of our Criminal Justice Recovery Workers include: 

  • Delivering triage and comprehensive strength-based assessments, harm reduction and brief interventions  
  • Delivering evidence based psychosocial interventions (group & 1:1)  
  • Carrying a caseload providing effective key working  
  • Completing prison, court and police custody in-reach work 
  • Completing outreach work 
  • Undertaking joint and partnership working with criminal justice partners 
  • Attending meetings and complete reports 
  • Undertaking collaborative recovery planning and reviews and making appropriate referral/linkage to partnership agencies  
  • Risk assessment and risk management planning  
  • Proactively supporting service users to participate in a range of recovery, psychosocial and support activities  

About you 

We’re looking for Criminal Justice Recovery Workers with a real passion for working in a recovery focused environment with individuals involved in the criminal justice system.    

In addition, you will also have: 

  • A knowledge and understanding of substance misuse and recovery either from professional or lived experience  
  • Experience of managing, planning, and prioritising your own workload, delivering work of a high standard 
  • Knowledge or experience of the criminal justice system and criminal justice agencies (prison, courts, police, probation).  
  • An understanding of safeguarding  
  • An understanding of group working, group dynamics and group facilitation  
  • Excellent communication, organisation and time management skills  
  • The ability to work well in a team environment alongside a range of people and organisations  
  • You’ll be keen to develop professionally and, just as importantly, will have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude.  

Check out the TRI Criminal Justice Recovery Worker full job description and person specifications. 

What can Humankind offer you? 

🏖️ Generous annual leave entitlement (27 days, plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 1 years’ service) 

📅 Annual leave purchase scheme 

💰 Enhanced occupational sick pay 

 % Enhanced employer contribution to your workplace pension 

👪 Death in service benefit 

✍️ Free Will writing 

👓 Eyecare vouchers 

🛍️ Blue light card discount 

💡 Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including free training courses 

🏠 Work-life balance- flexible working and family-friendly policies 

🏃‍♀️ Happy, Healthy You! – our wellbeing offers for our workforce 

🤝 Employee Assist Programme and Humankind Support Networks


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Torquay, Devon

Full Time, 37 hours

£25,701 per annum

Fixed Term – 31/03/2025

Midnight on Monday 26th June 2023

How do I apply?

To apply, please click Apply Now to download an application form and send these through to by the closing date of midnight on Monday 26th June 2023

Please note that CV’s can be submitted to support an application but may not be accepted without a completed application form. 

Interviews will be held W/C 3rd July 2023

Please ensure that you quote reference number 23.23 when applying. 

EDP / Humankind is an equal-opportunity employer. 

If you feel that you would fit with our values & ethos, are passionate about supporting people, but maybe don’t feel you have the experience required, talk to us about your transferrable skills. For the right people, we can provide development to help you to realise your potential. 

We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age.  

EDP / Humankind are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting – details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed. 

If you have any questions, please email