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Kenward Trust has a national reputation for excellence in the field of drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation. Every year we help transform the lives of more than 200 men and women.

Role Profile

Recovery Worker

Reporting To

Registered Manager



This is a full time 37.5 hour a week role There is a 8 week rolling rota based on 12.5 hour shifts with a maximum of 3 shifts per week Monday – Sunday inclusive Shifts start at 7.45am and finish at 8.15pm

Purpose of Role

A multi-faceted role demanding high standards of client-centered care, which includes: 

  • Ensuring the physical, emotional, and social well being of residents at all times
  • Ensuring the individual daily living requirements and treatment needs of Service Users are met. 
  • Participation in the delivery of therapeutic interventions, both group, and individual.
  • Responsibility for a personal caseload, ensuring active engagement, participation, and involvement within the recovery programme. 
  • Ensuring the delivery of care to all residents meets the required high standards of The Trust and Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Individually responsible for a caseload of service users, ensuring active engagement and participation with the treatment programme. Providing end-to-end care coordination and Recovery plans that meet the individual needs of both service users and stakeholders.
  • To participate in and when required lead, Clinical Case Reviews and House Forums. 
  • To be part of a therapeutic team, ensuring service users engage with the core therapeutic programme.
  • To support, monitor and coach the service users in occupational or other beneficial activities either individually or as a group
  • To help develop and deliver a range of evidence based approaches designed to address the service users’ emotional, social, health and practical needs. 
  • To be able to utilise skills flexibly, offering a wide range of integration advice and guidance to assist service users ‘next step’ whilst in treatment such as education, volunteering, financial, resettlement etc, including signposting to appropriate external agencies.
  • To communicate and correspond with all necessary internal and external stakeholders in relation to progression of the service user through the Recovery Programme, including the collating and writing of progress reports.. 
  • To complete all administrative tasks such as recovery plans, report writing, data base maintenance, maintain accurate files and contemporaneous service user case notes, complete relevant documentation in order to meet the requirements of organisation, stakeholders, programme and legal requirements.
  • To facilitate groups as and when required.  
  • To undertake, maintain and develop a range of general tasks necessary for the smooth running of the project.
  • To share responsibility for the safety in the building, including conducting room searches, monitoring movement in and out of the building as appropriate.
  • To store, administer and control medical supplies in line with Trust protocols.
  • To administer medication and maintain appropriate logs, in accordance with Trust    

       Policies and procedures.

  • To ensure that medicines and Dangerous Drugs Act records are kept up to date as required by law.
  • To undertake urine, breath or saliva testing with service users, ensuring privacy and dignity are maintained at all times.
  • Provide collegial support as a member of the team
  • Provide clear client focused feedback to colleagues for effective shift handovers.
  • Ensure clear and effective communication is practiced for the benefit of the service user.
  • To participate in individual and group Line Management and group Supervision.
  • To observe professional standards of good practice, ensuring the service remains compliant with CQC minimum standards at all times.
  • To contribute to and support the service to meet targets, including occupancy, retention and discharge, providing all necessary data in a timely manner.
Personal Skills/Quanlities Required

  • Candidate must have a full clean driving license
  • As a care home setting there is a requirement to abide by our COVID policy 
  • No criminal record that prevents work with our client group or which would harm our reputation
  • Ability to work Rota pattern, including weekends.




The Care Act (2014) requires all care workers to undertake the Care Certificate, if they have not already done so. 

Care Certificate level 2 or above, and/or substance misuse /mental health training        



Relevant experience and training in group work 

Relevant experience of work in the field of substance misuse or mental health  


Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word and familiar with relevant database management systems 

Knowledge of therapeutic communities

Evidence of continuous professional development


Taking Personal Responsibility

Problem Solving

Resilience and Adaptability

Team Working

Building relationships and embracing diversity

Effective verbal and written Communication skills

Service User Focus

The ability to form therapeutic relationships.


Person Specification (Knowledge, Experience, Skills & Abilities)