Senior Recovery Worker

Salary: From £23,906.00 to £26,484.00

Hours per week: 38.50

Job Status: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Type: Full Time

Responsible To: Service Manager

Location: CrossReach Residential Recovery Service
Rainbow House 21A Westland Drive Scotstoun Glasgow G14 9NY

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Every day at Crossreach Residential Recovery Service in Glasgow we provide supported accommodation for people with substance use problems while they address their addiction.  This means making sure that they can be themselves and always helping them to take charge of their own lives and live life to the full. 


Contributing to the overall management of the service, you will also direct and deliver the therapeutic programme for clients.  This will involve assessing new clients, developing programmes for each individual and ensuring the client is fully engaged in the programme throughout its delivery.

What do you need?  An SVQ Level 4 qualification or equivalent in Social Care is an advantage, along with an addictions qualification and/or a certificate in counselling.  In return, we’ll make sure that you have all the training and development you need, not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too.  You can also look forward to an excellent benefits package that includes an employer contributory pension and generous holiday allowance.


Main Function

To direct, deliver and control the therapeutic programme for supported people and contribute to the good management of the service as a whole.

Main Duties

  • In rotation with your colleagues, assess new referrals and make effective arrangements for admission.
  • Ensure an individual therapeutic programme is developed for each new person which is specific to their history and assessed needs.
  • Ensure the therapeutic team members delivering the programme are fully briefed on objectives and needs.
  • Ensure supported people are kept fully engaged in the programme during its development and delivery.
  • Deliver key elements of the programme directly and participate regularly in the group activities.
  • Participate in training and educational activities provided to ensure your professional practice is maintained at the highest level.
  • Ensure the quality of service delivered to people by support staff is of the highest quality.
  • Under the direction of the Service Manager carry out those administrative and management task delegated.
  • Be aware of the key principles of Health & Safety in the workplace and CrossReach policies and procedures and ensure that they are adhered to by all staff

Quality Assurance:

  • Regularly review the quality of service provided to people by all staff ensuring the central principles of the CBT programme are fully understood and applied professionally and effectively.
  • Ensure that appropriate Crossreach and recognised Health and Social Care Standards are known and understood by all staff working with supported people. In particular:
    • The values of integrity and impartiality in discharging our responsibility to our supported people
    • The worth, rights and responsibilities of the individual
    • The promotion of independent choice and normal living
    • The protection of those who cannot protect themselves
    • The promotion of equality of opportunity
  • Ensure that suggestions and proposals from the Care Inspectorate, Commissioners, senior Crossreach staff and other appropriate professionals which are to the benefit of supported people are acted upon promptly.

Financial and Administrative Management

  • Ensure that records of each planned and unplanned therapeutic intervention are accurate, comprehensive and contemporaneous, and in accordance with established Crossreach policy.
  • Communications with internal resources and external agencies on matters relating to peoples welfare and progress are prompt, accurate, confidential and recorded in the person’s recovery plan.
  • Work closely with the Service Manager to ensure the services’ budgetary targets are attained.

Training & Professional Education

  • In liaison with the Service Manager identify knowledge and skill deficits in existing practice and contribute to a remedial programme.
  • Contribute to and participate in training programmes for all staff.
  • Ensure that your professional knowledge and skills are appropriate to your work and satisfy the requirements of relevant professional registration bodies.
  • Regularly review new sources of information and knowledge which contribute to the quality of individual and collective service delivery.


To demonstrate and share Christian love and support including sharing with others the leading of worship in accordance with CrossReach policy and by ensuring all staff meetings are opened with prayer and Bible reading.



An SVQ Level 4 in Social Care or equivalent in Social Work, Nursing or related discipline.

A Professional Development Award (PDA) in Supervision.


Continue to obtain knowledge and training within the field of work.


As we do our work in Christ’s name the job you have applied for requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian Ethos.  This is an Occupational Requirement under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

This post requires you to be registered with SSSC and it is your professional responsibility to ensure that you meet the standards and criteria for registration.

Skills and Abilities


Post holder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet.

Have an understanding of the nature of substance use and range of needs presented by people seeking support.

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