Recovery from Addiction

Independence & Wellbeing

Recovery Connector (Lincoln)

Contract Type:  Fixed Term for 12 Months

Location:  Lincoln (travel required at request to delivery sites within Lincolnshire)

Hours:  15.5 hours (days TBA) plus 2nd Wednesday of every month for training in Lincoln

Salary:  £17,460 pro rata (pro rata for 15.5 hours: £7,314 per annum

The Double Impact Academy Lincolnshire provides a progression pathway, where students are offered, through a personal development plan a range of accredited level 1 and 2 progression qualifications. The Academy also provides opportunities for people to get involved in mutual aid activities and we can also signpost and connect people to opportunities and activities taking place in the local community .We believe that everyone can recover and that in recovery anything is possible.

We are seeking an individual who is in long-term Recovery and who is passionate about supporting others to achieve abstinence and sustainable change for the future.

As a Double Impact Recovery Connector, you will understand the road to successful long term recovery from drug or alcohol misuse and the challenges faced in the journey to get you there. You will understand because you will have been through it yourself, visible proof that with the right support and help, sustained long term recovery is possible.

You will work closely with the Lincolnshire Academy and partners in supporting service users to take the recovery journey, building their recovery capital and helping them to navigate their treatment journeys, with the aim that service users are enabled to successfully complete treatment and sustain long term recovery.

You will help us to build a culture of individual aspiration, spreading the messages amongst service users that recovery is worth aspiring to, motivating others starting on their journey by seeing the progress made by their peers.

The Recovery Connector posts will provide the opportunity to build and develop skills and knowledge of working in the substance misuse field, while actively championing recovery, using your own skills and experiences to bring added value to the role.

Candidates will have ideally completed or be on the road to completing a Level 2 Mentoring qualification, be reliable and have basic IT Skills and familiarity with basic IT packages.

The successful candidate will uphold the values of Double Impact at all times, championing recovery and possibility thinking – a true motivator to other service users.

 If you would like to discuss this position in further detail please contact Steve Youdell on 07921 873 836

 Application is by application form only which can be downloaded below along with a full description and person specification.

Please return completed application forms to stating clearly the role that you are applying for.

If you wish to return your application by post, the application should be marked for the attention of Lisa Emmerson and returned to: Double Impact Services, 22-24 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DQ

Closing Date: 24th February 2020 (12 Noon)

Interview Date: 27th February 2020 (Interviews will be held in Lincoln)

Recovery Connector Job Description (Lincoln)

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Band 5 Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner (Triage)

(Nottingham Recovery Network, Nottingham City) 

Location: Wellbeing Hub (Triage Team), 73 Hounds Gate, Nottingham

Salary: Band 5 Equivalent £24,214 – £30,112 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2021

Hours: Full Time – 37 Hours per week

The Nottingham Recovery Network comprises of Framework Housing Association, Double Impact and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The service is publicly funded and has been established to support people who misuse drugs and alcohol. We provide a single point of advice, support and treatment for anyone in Nottingham City who wishes to change their relationship with alcohol or drugs

We are looking to recruit a Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner to work within the Nottingham Recovery Network’s Triage Team.

The role will have its own caseload and support individuals who have substance misuse issues and who need recovery related support as well as advice and guidance.

The role is often the first point of contact for people coming into the service so people and motivational skills are essential to make clients feel safe and comfortable. The successful candidate will use their experience at the assessment stage to provide high quality evidenced based substance misuse treatment to adults with mild to moderate dependence on substances in line with national guidance. This will include brief and extended advice and structured treatment.

The post holder will proactively maintain contact with service users striving for positive outcomes for all to include where possible the attainment or maintenance of abstinence.

The post holder is required to be competent and autonomous in dealing with more complex cases and will have the experience and knowledge to competently advise more junior members of the team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To be the first point of contact for people entering the service wanting support for substance misuse
  • To carry out initial assessments to gather all the appropriate information e.g. information relating to substance misuse, housing, physical care, medical etc
  • To formulate appropriate and structured care plans ensuring service users receive evidence-based interventions and assist in the delivery of structured care plans
  • Key working with service users to build successful and trusting relationships
  • To maintain appropriate records and case notes in line with the service outcomes
  • Care planning, risk assessment and risk management
  • Have responsibility for supporting and mentoring more junior members of staff


The successful candidate for the role of Senior Substance Misuse Worker will have:

  • At least a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care or equivalent
  • Degree level knowledge in Health/Social Care or other relevant applicable field (desirable)
  • Professional Training/Qualifications in another relevant area e.g. counselling, psychotherapy etc (desirable)
  • Extensive experience of working with alcohol or drug users in a similar role at assessment stage
  • Experience of utilising psychosocial interventions (e.g. motivational interviewing, CBT) to initiate change
  • A genuine passion for working with vulnerable people with substance misuse problems
  • Knowledge and understanding of the recovery process
  • A passion for recovery

For an informal discussion please contact Meila Smerdon-White, Triage Service Manager on 07966685372

An application pack including a full job description can be downloaded below.  If you are having any trouble accessing the forms, please  e-mail

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Closing date: 10 am Monday, 9th March 2020

Proposed Interview Date: 12th March 2020


Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner (Band 5) JD & Person Specification

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Double Impact embraces diversity and takes a pro-active approach to equality in services and employment.

Registered Charity No. 1139865.