Recovery Support Worker – Community Drug & Alcohol Service – Wokingham

We are currently recruiting for a Recovery Support Worker to help residents of Wokingham who have been affected by drug or alcohol use.

Job role: Recovery Support Worker

Hours: 37hrs per week

Salary: £18,799

Location: SMART CJS Wokingham, Berks.

Pension: After first 3 months

Annual leave: 27 days per annum + bank holidays

About the role

If you have strong people skills and previous experience of working with vulnerable people; are passionate about service users receiving quality care that respects them, their dignity and their choices, and you believe in people’s ability to recover from adversity, this is the role for you!

At SMART Wokingham, situated near to the centre of Wokingham, you would be working closely within a successful, committed and caring multidisciplinary team. The service is commissioned by Wokingham Borough Council and is registered with CQC.

SMART Wokingham is a fully integrated community treatment and recovery service providing end to end treatment for residents of Wokingham that have been affected by drug or alcohol use.  The service provides a broad treatment programme in parallel to medically assisted treatment for alcohol and opiates. Service users are supported through a period of significant change, making this an extremely rewarding role.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate candidate with strong interpersonal skills to contribute to the ongoing success of the service.  This role offers the opportunity to develop a new and rewarding career pathway whilst getting the chance to make a lasting difference to the lives of our service users.

This role requires prospective employees to be able to demonstrate both the motivation and an aptitude for learning and in return the job provides a number of varied and interesting development opportunities.

For further information regarding the position, please see the Job Description below or contact Vanessa Duke: or 07778 487 551.

Benefits of working for SMART

  • Competitive salary and annual review
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Free confidential support and information 24 hrs a day 365 days a year
  • Open, professional and friendly environment
  • Annual Leave 27 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Commitment to your continual professional development

SMART CJS is committed to the principles of diversity and equality of opportunity and is striving to ensure that its workforce is representative of the communities it serves.

Clearance for this role: Enhanced DBS.

Apply for this post

Download the Recovery Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification

Applications must be made using the SMART Employment Application Form on the SMART website, CV’s can be submitted in addition to the application where desired.

Download and complete the SMART Employment Application Form

The closing date for this post is 5pm on Friday 10th May 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing 20th May 2019.

Send completed applications to Vanessa Duke:


SMART has been delivering services to service users with Complex Needs since 1996.

Our innovative projects are designed to support recovery and reintegration into local communities, build confidence, self-esteem, develop skills and build recovery capital.

We are a small charity with a big heart; putting the service user at the centre of everything we do.

Our mission is to provide safe spaces to work with vulnerable people within our communities, empowering them to make positive changes and take control of their livesWe are proud of our culture and our values to be: Trustworthy, Respectful, Helpful and Honest

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