Support Worker – Substance Use Recovery

  • Job Reference: 00003092-1
  • Date Posted: 26 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Salvation Army
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £26,623
  • Bonus/Benefits: + benefits
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

Working hours: 40 hours a week, shift working including weekends and evenings

One of the UK’s most inspiring and best-known faith-based organisations, The Salvation Army, is looking for a passionate Support Worker to be part of the team at Gloucester House in Swindon. 

Gloucester House is a substance use rehabilitation service supporting adult males who are in recovery. We are committed to working in partnership with clients, families, funders and others to provide a specialist addiction recovery service, which is person centred and outcome focussed. As a Support Worker you will work with individuals to support them to move onwards in their recovery with the necessary tools to assist in the avoidance of relapse. 

You will deliver a high-quality programme of support which promotes client choice and control. You will address clients’ support needs, enable them to make positive life choices and ultimately empower them to lead more sustainable lifestyles with a focus on sustained long-term recovery. You will be involved in the delivery of our Harm Reduction programme which includes Step Work and recovery focussed interventions.

Key Responsibilities:
Using a person-centred and therapeutic approach, you will support and empower individuals to sustain their journey of recovery and achieve lasting change.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the main support needs which are commonly faced by people in recovery 
  • An understanding of working in a psychologically and trauma informed way
  • The ability to take the lead and make decisions
  • Ability to work in busy environment, be solution focused, show good time management skills and can demonstrate ability to prioritise and make decisions under pressure
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in range of IT packages including Microsoft

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata for part-time), a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Barred List Check.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we feel that we have received sufficient applications.

Promoting equality in the workplace and as a disability confident leader scheme employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Closing date: 20th June 2024.