B5 Recovery Worker – New Forest, Hampshire

B5 Recovery Worker

Inclusion UK

New Forest, Hampshire


Job summary

Inclusion as part of an NHS Trust offers excellent career and development opportunities and the potential to really make a difference to our service users and the wider communities in which we serve.

We are currently recruiting a B5 Recovery Worker to work in our Totton service, which is part of the Inclusion New Forest team, working 37.5 hours per week. There is some weekend and evening working involved, but this is on a rotational basis and you may be required to also work from home. This job is open to qualified professionals, or members of the public preferably with some understanding of substance misuse.

Main duties of the job

The job includes caseloadmanagement – holding a caseload of service users and being responsible for offering a range of interventions to those individuals including assessment, care planning and risk assessing and supporting service users through their treatment journey from beginning to end. It involves working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, offering blood borne virus clinics and health clinics and working alongside our prescribers, embracing the concept of recovery and keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation.

About us

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.

We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.

We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.

Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To accept referrals, assess need and make appropriate recommendations as part as a robust duty system.
  • Provide harm reduction advice, information and support with an emphasis on safer drug use, safer sex, HIV, Hepatitis A,B and C and other blood borne infections
  • Be responsible for maintaining a full case load of complex clients as the key worker.
  • To make home visits consistent with need.
  • To carry out comprehensive assessments, construct care packages with multi disciplinary colleagues where required, review care plans in a structured format and manage onward referral.
  • To assist and support medical and nurse prescribers during harm reduction and prescribing clinics.
  • To provide a range of structured psycho-social interventions including CBT based brief solution focused therapy and motivational enhancement techniques.
  • Make domiciliary visits to service users particularly for those with disabilities and to those with family responsibilities.
  • Retain contact with service users whilst they are accommodated in residential rehabilitation units including visits when required.
  • To create and facilitate group work interventions.
  • To provide a needle exchange service.
  • Demonstrable commitment to service user involvement.
  • To work with a range of professional in ensuring service users needs in terms of safeguarding and mental health are met.
  • Carryout needle exchanges, home visits and the running of clinics.
  • Encourage and work with service users to move forward in their recovery
  • Encourage and work intensively with service users to support them move away from maintenance treatment where appropriate


  • To develop and sustain links with multi-disciplinary services including statutory and non statutory providers of drug services, criminal justice services and providers of wrap around services.
  • To develop a network of contacts with relevant agencies to promote service accessibility for the client group.
  • To attend relevant meeting to represent Inclusion and the team when required.

Person Specification



  • Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies


  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field oCBT oMotivational Interviewing oBrief solution focussed therapy oMapping techniques (ITEP/BTEI)



  • Experience of working with drug users.


  • Willingness to contribute toward Training & mentoring.



  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to promote service user involvement.


  • Experience of developing and delivering group work.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name



Inclusion New Forest

Totton Health Centre, Testwood Ln, Totton, Southampton


SO40 3ZN

Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


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