Recovery Co-ordinator x3 – Forward Trust

Recovery Co-ordinator x3 – Forward Trust

Fixed Term up to 3 years

Job ID: 2022-1835
# of Openings: 3
Category: Community Drug and Alcohol Services
Position Type: Fixed Term Full-Time
Min: GBP £23,791.00/Yr.


We are The Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky), the social enterprise with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change.

We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with ‘Lived Experience’ we encourage applications from all backgrounds including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness.

What you will be doing?

As a Recovery Coordinator you will be working within an integrated healthcare framework to provide support to drug and alcohol users aged 18 and over (dependent on service). Services are designed to deliver Psychosocial Drug and Alcohol Interventions for Service users that are identified as having an alcohol or drug problem.

  • Carry out assessments risk/initial/comprehensive to inform treatment journeys. Carry out interventions relevant to individual client needs including 1:1 sessions and group work/programme facilitation.
  • Referring and working in partnerships with other agencies including training and employment and family support Services to ensure that all client needs are met
  • Coordinate and work alongside Health care to monitoring and manage client health and minimising risks of harm
  • Develop and contribute to assessment and care planning of service users, supporting and coordinating their engagement with specialist agencies to address all their support needs.
  • Motivate client to engage with support services identified in care plan and risk assessment.
  • Support client with their care plan including referral to support services in the community, advice and guidance on housing, benefits and training and employment


Some flexibility will be required in this role, this may include some evening/weekend shift with reasonable notice to deliver services, enabling continuity of care for the client group

What we are looking for?

We welcome applications from those with transferrable skills however any experience of the following would be advantageous:

  • Experience of working within the substance misuse services.
  • Experience of carrying out comprehensive assessments, risk management plans and the design and implementation of SMART care plans.
  • Experience of delivering structured interventions to service users.
  • Experience of facilitating groups.
  • Using motivational interviewing techniques in both 1:1 and group settings.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Understanding of continuity of care, holistic care needs and community services
  • Experience of promoting and supporting Equality and Diversity


What we offer

  • Training opportunities and career development
  • Flexible working
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter
  • Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
  • Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)

Person specification
Recovery Coordinator

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Jamie Langstone