Substance Misuse Group Worker


Temporary part time post (22.5 hours per week)
Location Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Salary £22,937 – £24,472 pro rata
Contract  Initially April 2023

Emerging Futures are recruiting a part time Substance Misuse Group Worker, based in Kings Lynn. Substance Misuse Group Workers are responsible for the delivery of a wide range of behavioural change workshops, including 1:1 psychosocial intervention. Supporting individuals towards recovery, increasing resilience, and wellbeing within the goal of living lives free from addiction.

This job is for you if…

  • You are someone who is committed to our passion statement and shares in our belief in the inherent capacity and potential of all individuals, and that empowering individuals to support each other leads to positive change; not only for themselves, but also for their communities
  • You are passionate about recovery and an advocate of asset-based, collaborative working practices from first point of contact, with a long-term vision to create hubs for sustained community development
  • You are fun, approachable, energetic, confident, warm, empathetic, ambitious, flexible, resilient, discreet, organised and professional
  • You can demonstrate that your personal ethos and work ethic mirrors the values of Emerging Futures

What you will be doing

  • Delivering behaviour change workshops and psychosocial interventions to individuals who have a history of substance misuse
  • Working closely with Change Grow Live, to support, and navigate vulnerable individuals to establish wellbeing and meaningful activity in the community
  • Accurately updating and maintaining the client management system in a timely fashion
  • Work closely with colleagues to develop the behavioural change programmes being delivered across Norfolk
  • Work closely with partnership organisations and professionals to ensure risk is managed and outcomes maximized for clients

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience you will have

  • Experience of delivering psychosocial interventions, in both groupwork and a 1:2:1 setting
  • Accomplished written and verbal communication skills and a high degree of personal IT competency
  • A genuine interest in understanding substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude
  • Ability to manage change successfully in a way that prioritises the needs of service users
  • Commitment to continued personal development, maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of developments across the field of substance misuse
  • An understanding of and commitment to safeguarding and confidentiality best practice


“It took a lot of courage for me to step into the first workshop, but the Emerging Future staff were warm, friendly and genuine. It felt like, at last, I had found the place where I could begin to recover. For the first time in years I felt a part of something, I felt valued and understood’”

If you want to make a positive change to the lives of others, and if you have the skills to work with a diverse client group, then we would like to hear from you!


How to apply

Please find attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying for this exciting role within Emerging Futures, please send your Application Form or CV along with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to Helen Mount

We would be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities Form attached along with your Application Form to help monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment practices and assess the success of different advertising methods in attracting applications.

This information is separated from the application and used for statistical purposes only.  It will not be made available to anyone directly involved in the selection process.

Closing date 1 November 2021

Interviews 9 November 2021