Job Description

At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with substance misuse issues. As a Family Safeguarding Recovery Worker, you’ll make a real difference to their lives as you develop the personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around. Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you make the role your own as part of a friendly and multidisciplinary team.

As directed by the SDAS Young Persons & Family Service Manager/ Family Safeguarding Team Leader, the Safeguarding Recovery Worker will be an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team within the Somerset Family Safeguarding Team delivering comprehensive interventions, underpinned by Motivational Interviewing Techniques, that will include delivering a full range of outreach, open access and case management services, Support medically assisted recovery where appropriate, and recovery interventions to families affected by substance misuse where children are subject to Children Protection or Child in Need Plans.

To provide high quality support and interventions to the highest risk families as part of the Family Safeguarding Team. This includes working with adults and young people with a history of substance misuse to achieve their goals and improve outcomes for the whole family.


Main duties of the job

To provide high quality support and interventions to the highest risk families as part of the Family Safeguarding Team. This includes working with adults and young people with a history of substance misuse to achieve their goals and improve outcomes for the whole family.

The Safeguarding Family Recovery Worker is responsible for providing the full range of services across an operational site in Somersetas well as the outreach provision in the locality area.

The Safeguarding Family Recovery Worker will carry a case load and provide screening, comprehensive assessments, needle exchange, risk assessment and risk management, recovery planning & review, support access to medically assisted recovery (through titration and prescribing regimes), provide outreach services including home visits, deliver 1-1 key working sessions as well as semi and structured groups to support families through engagement, detoxification, stabilisation and rehabilitation.

Thepost will be required to contribute to the overall aims and objectives of the Family Safeguarding Team by compiling data and progress reports as directed and in line with the Family Safeguarding Workbook.


About us

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don’t just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.


Job description

Job responsibilities

(Please see attached Job Description)

The focus of all interventions will be:

  • To reduce substance related harm to the individual and their children
  • To reduce the negative impact on children and families of parental substance misuse and associated lifestyle factors
  • To promote healthier life styles and increase family choice
  • To promote and support parents/carers into both abstinence based and medically assisted forms of recovery
  • To provide effective case management and coordination of the individual’s treatment plan in support of the children’s CP or CIN Plan.
  • To promote family members involvement to improve outcomes for children

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved and will be required to record and input client data and information in order that the service operates within contractual, administrative and financial requirements.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly across operational sites as required and within an agreed number of hours to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:


  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to buy or sell additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to u
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!


Person Specification



  • Having handled a significant caseload in a busy environment as a Recovery Worker or similar, you’ll have a deep understanding of substance misuse and the Recovery Agenda. It’s an extremely varied role, so flexibility, a track record of DANOS compliance and knowledge of relapse and other barriers to recovery will be vital. Naturally, we also look for Recovery Workers with excellent communication skills and, ideally, a vocational qualification, such as an NVQ 3 or equivalent.
  • Excellent IT skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook etc. are essential for this role. (Tested at interview)
  • The facilitation of workshops, managing of recovery coordination sessions, compiling risk assessments and risk management plans, care planning and reduction plans are just some of the varied duties you will be providing.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Turning Point


82 High Street



BA16 0EN


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