Open Access and Engagement Worker - Harrogate

£18,289 - £22,386
07 August 2020 12 Noon

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Humankind are an established provider of substance misuse, health young people and families, employment training and education and housing services. In the last 3 years we have doubled in size. In 2018/19 we had a turnover of circa £36 million pounds and employed in excess of 900 staff, expanding from a turnover of £27 million pounds and 700 staff in a matter of one year.

Humankind have recently been awarded the contract to deliver the North Yorkshire Horizons services from 2019 – 2024 and we are currently recruiting for 2 Open Access & Assessment Workers to join our North Yorkshire Horizons service in Harrogate. North Yorkshire Horizons is a service made up of several key partners including Humankind, enabling the development of a peer led, recovery community. Providing a safe environment in which people can develop the life skills, and confidence to achieve and maintain recovery and abstinence from their substance misuse, successfully re-integrate into society, and become active, contributing citizens. 

Based within our Harrogate Hub, the Open Access and Assessment Worker will be an integral member of the dynamic multi-agency team providing harm reduction advice, needle exchange provision, crisis case management, Single Point of contact cover and developing and delivering comprehensive and tailored individual interventions that will include delivery of a full range of open access, structured, one to one and group support.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with appropriate partners and stakeholders within office based, community and outreach settings.

 e understand the importance of ensuring all our service users are safe from harm and are committed to following guidelines on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and good working practices, including the safe recruitment of workers.

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on the Friday 7th August 2020.

Application packs are also available via email at or by contacting our recruitment line on 01325 731160 quoting reference 20/NYH/14. 

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

What we offer you?

We offer benefits including

  • Up to 32 days Annual Leave per year (pro rata)
  • Optional Annual Leave purchase scheme
  • Competitive company pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.
  • Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye tests & discounts for VDU users
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional Learning & Development Opportunities