Recovery Worker – Weymouth

Location: West Dorset (Weymouth) 

Hours: Part Time, 17.5 hours per week 

Salary: £21,394 – £25,074 per annum, pro rata 

Contract: Permanent 

EDP Drug and Alcohol Services are a thriving charity providing services across Devon and Dorset, in the community and within prisons. We’re passionate about supporting individuals who face complex issues, including substance misuse, mental ill health, and other harmful, addictive and offending behaviour, to improve their lives.  

Due to an internal promotion, we are currently looking for a passionate and recovery positive individual to join our susbtance misuse service in Weymouth, as a Recovery Worker. 

As a Recovery Worker, you’ll be responsible for working with and motivating service users to engage in the recovery programmes we offer in Dorset. Our service welcomes people at any stage in their recovery journey, starting with the open end of harm reduction, through to brief interventions, and structured treatment, and Recovery Workers offer support throughout. 

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll deliver an integrated service through the provision of comprehensive and ongoing assessment, recovery planning, appropriate referral/linkage and psychosocial interventions.  

In this role, day to day duties will involve you delivering a range of interventions including strengths-based assessment, recovery planning, and structured group and 1:1 work. You’ll also be required to liaise effectively with partnership agencies in order to ensure continuity of care, key working, and access to appropriate services. 

Who we’re looking for: 

We’re looking for a Recovery Worker with a real passion for working in a recovery focused environment. You’ll hold some transferable skills, ideally from working in a similar environment or sector. 

You’ll also have: 

  • A knowledge and understanding of substance misuse and recovery 
  • Experience of managing, planning, and prioritising your own workload, delivering work of a high standard 
  • 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. 

Benefits of working with EDP: 

EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • Competitive salary of £21,394 – £25,074 per annum (actual salary from £10,697£12,537 per annum) 
  • Salary spot system to increase your salary annually  
  • Flexibility for a blended approach of office and home-working.  
  • Excellent training and development opportunities for your progression 
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days, plus 8 days for Public Holidays.   
  • Enhanced Pension Contributions 
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Paid mileage for travel between hubs 
  • Fantastic Employee Assistance Programme and wellbeing initiatives with a free Headspace membership. 
  • Positive working environment with 97% of staff feeling they have a good relationship with their teams and 94% of staff feeling valued and supported by their manager! 

How to apply 

To apply, please click Apply Now to complete an online application 

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

Closing date for applications is close of play Tuesday 9th August 2022 

Interviews to be held Wednesday 17th August 2022. 

For more information, please download a Job Description and Candidate Information Pack

You can also contact us at or by calling Nikki Cuttridge, Resourcing Advisor, on 07525 796 329

Please ensure that you quote reference 87.22 on your application form. 

EDP is 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 

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