Volunteer Recovery Worker

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We are looking to recruit dynamic volunteers across Essex.

A list of duties are outlined below:

  • Meet with service users, as directed by Essex ARC, (with project staff and or/any referring agency)
  • Create a positive relationship between themselves and the service user
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the service user's personal action plan
  • Assist and advise the service user in developing skills and appropriate attitudes that will assist them in achieving the goals in their personal action plan
  • Encourage and motivate the service user to: make positive changes and encourage their personal development (In liaison with the project, the referring agency and the service user concerned)
  • Encourage service users to make positive use of local resources
  • Attend service user and review meetings as required
  • Willingness to attend additional training
  • Co-facilitate group sessions

What skills do I need?

The role would be ideal for someone looking to develop their experience in the field of complex needs. The person should have a positive attitude and a desire to learn.

Some other skills / characteristics:

  • Non-judgemental
  • Supportive
  • Good IT skills
  • Knowledge of IT programmes (MS Office, Outlook) and a close eye for detail are also required


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 23/07/2019

End Date: 23/07/2022

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Availability Details

Flexible. Dependant on availability and requirement. To be discussed in person.

Posted for
Phoenix Futures - Essex ARC (Alcohol recovery community)

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  • Substance Misuse and Addiction


  • Administration and Office
  • Advice and Information
  • Practical Skills
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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