Lived Experience Trainee Recovery Worker
The closing date is 06 December 2023
We currently have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Lived Experience Trainee Recovery Worker within HMP Bullingdon which is a large, busy CAT B Local Remand Prison.
Research demonstrates the powerful impact that lived experience has on improving outcomes for recovery from substance misuse, therefore we are looking for an individual with lived experience of substance misuse and the prison system who would like to train as a Recovery Worker.
You will be provided with excellent training over two years and once you have successfully completed this you will then progress to a Band 5 Recovery Worker (no previous NVQ qualification required, to apply)
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.
The team in Bullingdon provide psychosocial substance misuse interventions and work closely with the healthcare provider who deliver clinical services. As part of the team you will be involved in completing assessments, delivering group work and building strong relationships with the community services to allow continuity of care on release for our service users.
Main duties of the job
The aim is to provide hope, motivation, and support for men in recovery in HMP Bullingdon and improve continuation of care to remain drug and alcohol free on their release.
You will be working with the service users and multi-agency team members to support the delivery of Recovery focussed outcomes by promoting and creating opportunities in visible recovery, harm reduction and brief interventions.
The training role will lend itself to someone who has lived experience of substance misuse, and the judicial system and would like to gain experience working within this field. After successful completion of the 2 years training you will have the opportunity to progress to a Band 5 Recovery Worker position.
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! For more information about HMP Bullingdon and our incentives offer please see attached information.
Please see the Job Description for further details, a summary is below:
- To engage with training to support development in role
- To shadow team members carrying out their duties to facilitate own learning.
- Empower service users to develop their networks and recovery capital.
- To attend training across a variety of subject matters to support development and learning
- To develop skills in delivering brief interventions including CBT based brief solution focused therapy and motivational enhancement techniques.
- Follow policies in own role which are determined by others; no responsibility for service development, but may be required to comment on policies, procedures or possible developments.