Substance Misuse Recovery Worker Band 5


Main area
Community Services
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
SS Tower Hamlets Drug & Alcohol Service
£26,554 to £34,495 per annum including HCA
24/05/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Recovery Worker - Band 5

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Substance Misuse Recovery Worker in the Tower Hamlets Drug and Alcohol Treatment System  RESET.
This is an exciting and challenging role in providing substance misuse interventions to those residents of Tower Hamlets who require our services.
The role will provide opportunities for your personal and professional development.
The service is part of East London NHS Foundation Trust, a centre of excellence for innovation and improvement.
East London NHS Foundation Trust have a strong reputation for consistently delivering high quality drug and alcohol services to culturally diverse and vibrant communities.
The post holder will be based at RESET, Beaumont House, Mile End in Tower Hamlets. The successful candidate will be dynamic, highly motivated and forward thinking.
You will have the ability to show compassion and connect with our service users. You will have the ability to empower service users to care for themselves and fulfil their personal ambitions for recovery.
You will have the ability to work in partnership with service users and other professionals and to be able to deliver evidence based interventions and reflect on your work.
You will be act as a role model and have the ability to empower staff to deliver a high quality service.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please call Mark Duncan, Deputy General Manager, ELFT Addiction Services on 0208 121 5301 for further information about the post and the service.

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