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Residential Detox Support Worker – Residential Detoxification Service in Oxford

We are currently recruiting for a Detox Support Worker to be a part of our multidisciplinary team in Oxford.

Job role: Residential Detox Support Worker

Hours: 28 hrs per week including nights, weekends and days

Salary: £18,799.00 (pro rata)

Location: SMART Howard House. Onsite parking.

Pension: After first 3 months

Annual leave: 27 days per annum + bank holidays (pro rata)

About the role

If you are passionate about working within substance misuse services and want to contribute to service users Recovery journey, then this job may be for you.  At SMART Howard House we are focused on ensuring service users receive quality care whilst respecting them, their dignity and their choices, we believe strongly in people’s ability to recover!

SMART Howard House is a Residential Detoxification Unit.  At SMART Howard House, situated near to the centre of Oxford, you would be working closely within a successful, committed and caring multidisciplinary team. The service is commissioned by Oxford Council and is registered with CQC. We provide intensive support and medically assisted detoxification from drugs and alcohol for those who need a safe environment in which to achieve abstinence.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate support worker to contribute to the ongoing success of the service.  This exciting role will offer the successful candidate the chance to make a lasting difference to the lives of our service users. This role requires a high level of independent working and provides a number of varied and interesting development opportunities for the right applicant.

Benefits of working for SMART

  • Competitive salary and annual review
  • Internal and external training
  • 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 Residential Detox Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification

Applications must be made using the SMART Employment Application Form on the SMART website. CV’s will not be accepted.

Download and complete the SMART Employment Application Form

Enquiries to Vanessa Duke: or 07778 487 551.

The closing date for this post is midnight on Monday 10th June 2019.

Interviews will be week commencing 17th June 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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