The closing date is 05 October 2023
We are currently recruiting a (Band 5) Recovery Worker working 37.5 hours per week for a fixed term contract of 10 months starting January 2024. The position will be based at HMP Grendon, offering adhoc cross site support at HMP Springhill when required.
This job is open to qualified professionals, or members of the public preferably with experience and understanding of working within Drug and Alcohol Recovery.
This fixed term position may suit someone who is looking to further their experience within this field. We are willing to support your professional development and provide an opportunity for the right person, who may not have the preferred 12 months experience.
Main duties of the job
- You will work within a multi-disciplinary team, in a custodial environment delivering a high standard drug and alcohol recovery service in response to the needs of the service users as part of Inclusion and Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation trust.
- You will provide a range of psycho-social interventions motivating and supporting service users to achieve recovery and positive outcomes within a recovery-orientated substance misuse treatment service
- You will work in collaboration with clinical prescribing services to ensure the needs of each service user is met and that integrated working is a key element to Inclusion's prison services.
- You will provide a drug and alcohol recovery service (incorporating assessment, recovery planning, casework coordination and psycho-social interventions) to problem drug and alcohol users located within the prison establishment
- You will contribute and work within the prison and wider drug strategy
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex. We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide. We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support. Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
- You will deliver a steps-based, recovery orientated and outcome-focused service within the host prison with a particular emphasis on high standards and good practice.
- You will work within an integrated team delivering psycho-social and clinical interventions to service users presenting with substance misuse issues, including alcohol.
- You will work closely with the mental health professionals and other key providers within the prison.
- You will participate in the prisons induction programme, encouraging and motivating clients to engage.
- You will use strengths-based approaches including mapping techniques and relevant paperwork in order to carry out initial screening assessments.
- You will carry out further assessments that includes strengths-based node-link mapping techniques and recovery planning.
- You will work collaboratively with clinical services to ensure service users are referred for clinical services and supported whilst waiting for or receiving clinical treatment. Including joint recovery planning, attending joint clinical reviews, joint 1:1 sessions and communicating progress and needs to appropriate staff where need dictates.
- You will identify and formulate goals jointly agreed with the service user on their recovery plan appropriate to their needs.
- You will be responsible for the coordination of recovery for each client on your caseload.
- You will provide structured interventions in accordance with the needs identified on an individual basis, in line with the goals identified and agreed on the recovery plan.
- You will provide structured information and advice about drugs and, related issues that also includes blood borne viruses and safer sex and harm reduction.
- You will work with prisoners who have failed mandatory and voluntary urine tests and actively encourage them into treatment to engage in their recovery journey.
- You will provide general on-going support and assistance to service users by holding a substance use caseload.
- You will organise and facilitate short-term psycho-social intervention group work relevant to substance use issues and offending behaviour.
- You will support and facilitate longer term psycho-social, CBT based group work requiring multiple session delivery.
- You will mentor trainee grades within the service.
- You will mentor and supervise service user involvement/peer recovery champion scheme.
- You will compile and maintain a high standard of casework and recording.
- You will keep and provide information and statistics in line with Inclusion, NOMS and commissioners requirements.
- You will effectively liaise with community substance use services to establish a link for individuals, promoting retention in services and ensuring treatment is offered and appointments secured for service users wanting treatment to continue on release.
- You will participate in activities designed to enhance the service such as supervision, needs analysis, service user forums, increasing personal knowledge and remaining up to date with training
skills knowledge and abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).