Recovery Support Workers- (Expert by Experience) x 2


The Bridge Project



Job Type:

Full Time

Closing Date:



The Bridge Project

Job Description: The Recovery Support Worker will work closely with a Floating Support Worker, to support people with drug or alcohol problems by helping them to maintain their tenancy. You will be required to work in the community and visit people in their own homes. The people you work with will be facing challenges and may be at risk of becoming homeless.

Annual Salary: £21,255 with effect from 1st April 2023 (Real Living Wage)

Working Week: 37.5hrs

Closing Date for Applications: 22.03.23

Essential and desirable skills:


  • Experience of working (employed or volunteer capacity) with people experiencing either housing problems, substance misuse, re-offending behaviour or mental ill-health needs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of chronically excluded and vulnerable people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels (both orally and in writing).
  • Willingness to work flexibly in terms of hours, including out of office hours.
  • Committed to own professional development. 
  • Able to travel independently within Bradford. 
  • Willingness to keep abreast of relevant professional developments and to undertake training for the post.
  • The post-holder must adhere to Bridge Policies/Guidelines in force within the organisation.
  • Willingness to undertake regular supervision and appraisal in line with Bridge policies and actively participate in own professional/personal development.
  • Conform to standards of dress, which reflects a professional service.


  • Health and social care Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Lived experience of drugs/alcohol, mental health or homelessness issues.
  • Experience of lone working and personal safety.
  • Experience of working with and managing risk therapeutically.
  • Previous experience of working within a partnership environment or with other agencies.
  • Knowledge of causes and effects related to social inclusion and the barriers that can prevent access to services.
  • Ability to identify discrimination in its many forms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of chronically excluded and vulnerable people.
  • Knowledge of the range of services available for people with multiple and complex needs. 
  • Knowledge of relevant practice in relation to safeguarding vulnerable groups, including children. 
  • Full drivers licence and access to car. 
  • Ability to work within a performance managed environment and contribute to performance reporting. 
  • IT literate i.e. able to use Microsoft Office packages including Word and Outlook. 
  • Willingness to contribute to the training and development of others.

Driving License Required?: Yes

How to Apply:

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