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Substance Misuse Worker

  • Location: Peterborough, England
  • Salary: £24 - £24 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Criminal Justice are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Substance Misuse Worker to join our team in Peterborough. In this role, you will be responsible for helping individuals struggling with substance misuse by providing counseling, implementing treatment plans, supporting recovery, and promoting healthy lifestyle changes.


1. Evaluate the needs of the individuals and devise customised treatment plans that cater to their specific requirements.

2. Facilitate group counseling sessions and carry out one-to-one consultations.

3. Provide emotional support and guidance to those undergoing treatment.

4. Develop and oversee recovery plans, constantly monitoring progress and making adjustments where necessary.

5. Work closely with multi-disciplinary teams including healthcare professionals, social workers, and community resources to ensure optimal care.

6. Help individuals build skills and improve their quality of life.

7. Promote understanding and awareness of substance misuse within the community.

8. Maintain up-to-date records and formulate reports on clients’ status and progress.


1. Bachelor’s degree or diploma in counseling, social work, psychology, nursing, or a related discipline.

2. Experience in substance misuse or addiction therapy roles is preferred.

3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to empathize with patients.

4. Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding procedures and principles.

5. A solid understanding of substance misuse issues and treatment modalities.

6. Flexibility to work various shifts, including evenings and weekends.

7. All candidates must have a full clean UK driving license.

Personal Attributes:

1. A strong commitment to improving the lives of individuals dealing with substance misuse issues.

2. The ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

3. Exceptional problem-solving skills and the capacity to adapt to challenging situations.

The above position provides a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to make a meaningful difference in individuals’ lives. If you have the required skills and are driven by the desire to support people on their recoveries, we would love to hear from you.

Note: Our organization is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.

Working with Seven Resourcing:

Established in 2011, Seven Resourcing is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of temporary and ad-hoc professionals. Rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot from 2000+ reviews, and with 20+ major recruitment awards, we take pride in knowing we can find you the best possible rates and a role you can be proud of.

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