Recovery Navigator – Humankind Charity – Barnsley

Humankind Charity

About the role
Barnsley Recovery Steps is an integrated drug and alcohol service that offers a range of innovative, free, confidential, and non-judgemental services for adults aged 18+ whose lives are affected by drugs and/or alcohol.
As a Recovery Navigator in our Community Team, you’ll be working with, and motivating individuals accessing our service to guide and empower them throughout their recovery journey. Our service welcomes people at any stage in their journey, and through a comprehensive assessment will develop an individualised plan of support which can span from harm reduction, peer support, structured interventions, medical interventions, appropriate signposting/onward referral, and group work.

In this role working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, day-to-day duties will involve you delivering a range of interventions including recovery planning, risk assessment and risk management planning and structured 1:1 work. You’ll also be required to liaise effectively with partnership agencies to ensure continuity of care, minimise risk and support access to other appropriate services.

We are looking for a passionate, motivated individual to join our team that believes in people and wants to make a difference. You’ll hold some transferable skills, ideally from working in a similar environment or sector.
You’ll be keen to develop professionally and, just as importantly, will have a genuine interest in understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery-focused attitude.

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What can Humankind offer you?
️ Generous annual leave entitlement (27 days, plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 1 years’ service)
Annual leave purchase scheme.
Enhanced occupational sick pay.
% Enhanced employer contribution to your workplace pension.
Death in service benefit.
️ Free Will writing.
Eyecare vouchers.
️ Blue light card discount.
Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including personalised training & a career progression plan.
Work-life balance- flexible working and family-friendly policies
️ Happy, Healthy You! – our well-being offers for our workforce
Employee Assist Programme and Humankind Support Networks

Who are we?
Humankind, the lead partner at Forward Leeds, is one of England’s most successful home-grown charities. We provide free, confidential support for alcohol, drugs, housing, or mental health in friendly local places across the UK. We are committed to fair chances for all and making sure everyone can access the help and support they need to realise their potential. By joining our teams of passionate individuals, you will be contributing to making this happen. You can really make a difference by believing in our service users and their ability to make positive changes when they don’t always believe in themselves.
Earlier this year the Government released its ten-year strategy ‘From Harm to Hope’ with funding available to create “world-class” treatment services. Leeds City Council has secured enhanced funding to improve drug and alcohol treatment provision across the city which is being invested in services provided by Forward Leeds.
Forward Leeds is an integrated city-wide service supporting adults and young people who are struggling with alcohol and other drugs through dedicated prevention, early intervention and tailored programmes, supporting people to achieve and sustain recovery

Humankind is an equal opportunities employer
If you feel that you would fit with our values & ethos, are passionate about supporting people, but maybe don’t feel you have the experience required, talk to us about your transferrable skills. For the right people, we can provide development to help you to realise your potential.
We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit. If you require support with your application or would like to request a paper application, please contact the Recruitment Team on , alternatively you can email us at

Salary Period Per Annum
Vacancy Salary Range £19,047.60-£27,500 per annum
DBS Requirement Enhanced
Driving licence required for role? No
Applications Close Date 05 Feb 2023

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