Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £18,500.00 - £23,000.00 gross per year
  • Exeter


Substance Misuse Recovery Navigators
Reference number: 39.19
Base: Exeter
Salary: £18,500 to £23,000 per annum depending on experience
Hours Full time, 35 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Our client is looking for two Recovery Navigators to join their Exeter team. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Recovery Navigators deliver an integrated service through the provision of comprehensive and ongoing assessment, recovery planning, appropriate referral/linkage and psychosocial interventions. This includes liaising effectively with partnership agencies in order to ensure continuity of care, key working and access to appropriate services.

Integration means that our client's service welcomes people at any stage in their recovery journey, starting with the open end of harm reduction, through to brief interventions, extended interventions and structured treatment. In this role, day to day duties will involve you delivering a range of interventions including key-working, strengths based assessment, recovery planning, and structured group and 1:1 work. A significant proportion of your case load will be managed in partnership with a prescribing nurse who you’ll collaborate with closely in order to provide the safest person centred treatment experience.

As a Recovery Navigator, you will be responsible for working with and motivating service users to engage in the recovery programmes they offer in Devon as well as become involved in the communities they live in so that they connect with others and feel purposeful in everyday living.

What they are looking for
Ideally, you’ll have experience working in a similar field or a similar environment, including undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings. You’ll have a good understanding of group working and group dynamics, and will be able to demonstrate competent group work facilitation skills. You’ll be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see. Some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues would be helpful.

In addition, you’ll be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and will be confident managing your own priorities in order to carry a diverse workload with competing demands.

Just as importantly, you’ll have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude. You’ll be keen to develop professionally and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within the un-structured direct access 'front door’ of their service as well as the structured group programmes that they run on a continuous cycle.

About the charity
This charity has a positive history of working with people that have drug and alcohol issues and complex lives. Because they focus on what’s strong not what’s wrong their work is highly valued by service users. Increasingly they work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Simply put, they help people to live fulfilling lives.

They can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. Their staff make a real difference to people’s lives and in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, they offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 2nd August 2019.
Interviews to be held w/c 12th August.
Please ensure that you quote reference number 39.19 on your application.


To find out more information and apply for this position, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website where you can complete your application.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting - details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

No agencies please.

- Interventions
- Mental Health
- Recovery Planning
- Substance Misuse
- Assessments

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