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Mind Recovery Worker

Location: City and Hackney

Closing date: 25/01/2021

JOB TITLE:                Mind Recovery Worker    
SALARY:                    SC5-SP23 £27,107          Pro Rata

CONTRACT/HOURS:   Permanent; Part-time (22.5 hrs per week)          


LOCATION:                  City and Hackney        

RESPONSIBLE TO:   Senior Recovery Worker


Main Purpose of Job


Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, working in partnership with Turning Point and Antidote, provide the City and Hackney Recovery service.  The service is based in each of City and Hackney’s neighbourhoods in order to be accessible, local and inclusive.  A full integrated service, shaped by the community needs and voices of service users, carers, families, communities, all staff and volunteers will contribute to recovery, social inclusion and improving the quality of life of all our service users in the City of London and Hackney borough. The service has three elements:  Out There, Everywhere- specialist outreach, in reach and engagement, Building Blocks- low, medium and hi intensity support pathways, and Get Connected- building on our local, person and shared assets to provide recovery capital and peer support. This role will lead community research on local issues that can affect substance use, enabling better targeting of resources to meet unmet demand or need in different localities. The role will also support service development through developing feedback channels and engaging with local communities to ensure the service offer is responsive.


Main tasks and responsibilities


  • To hold a caseload to support people with recovery from addiction and prevent substance use
  • To deliver MindCHWF psychosocial interventions 
  • Developing strength-based recovery plans with individuals that are comprehensive, person-centred and individualised based on a clear assessment of that individual’s needs and circumstances   
  • Involving individuals and their family/advocates in the planning of the individual’s care  
  • Completing accurate, person-centred and individualised risk assessments  
  •  Holding frequent key work sessions  
  • Providing person-centred care that reflects the rights, preferences and choices of individuals in an environment that is safe, healthy and maintains the individual’s dignity and well-being  
  •  Administering prescriptions in accordance with stated policy and procedure and the client’s needs  
  • Providing an environment that is free from abuse or neglect, observing agreed safeguarding practices 
  • Identifying and promoting appropriate opportunities for individuals to engage with their community. (g. Employment, Training and Education, volunteering etc)  
  • Reviewing and monitoring the individual’s recovery through regular recovery plan reviews that ensure continued relevance of interventions.  Engaging in regular 1-2-1 supervision and clinical team meetings 


To apply, please complete the application form below and email to by no later than 5 PM on the 25th January 2021. No late applications will be accepted unless an extension is needed as a reasonable adjustment for disability. Should this be the case, please email to let us know. Interviews will be held the second week of February.

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please make sure you fill out the Equal Opportunities portion of the application form. 

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