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Substance Misuse Worker

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

Seven Criminal Justice are looking for a compassionate and committed individual to join us as a Substance Misuse Worker. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, a solid understanding of substance misuse issues, and the desire to make a profound difference in the lives of individuals struggling with addiction.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Conduct comprehensive assessments of individuals to determine their needs and formulate a personalised treatment plan.

2. Provide one-to-one support, advice, and guidance to persons struggling with substance misuse problems.

3. Help clients carry out their treatment plans effectively and monitor their progress regularly.

4. Work collaboratively with other professionals such as therapists, social workers, and medical staff to ensure clients are receiving comprehensive care.

5. Promote harm reduction strategies and provide advice about detoxification and rehabilitation services.

6. Provide emotional support to families and friends of individuals with substance misuse problems.

7. Develop and implement community education and prevention programs to sensitize the public about substance misuse.

8. Keep accurate and up-to-date records of patients treatment progression.

Key Requirements:

1. A degree in counselling, social work, psychology, or related field.

2. Extensive experience in a similar role or in substance misuse treatment.

3. Comprehensive knowledge of the issues surrounding substance misuse and the impact on individual health and society.

4. An understanding of the treatment options and resources available for substance misuse.

5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

6. Ability to handle stressful situations and maintain confidentiality.

7. Certification in substance abuse counseling is a plus.

8. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays if required.


Please note: All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.


Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our service users, conducting robust recruitment checks and maintaining high standards of practice are integral to our operations. Therefore, all successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced 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.

We have a reputation for recruiting at lightning speed, but we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, please get in touch with our candidate care team.