Lived Experience Trainee Recovery Worker - HMP Bullingdon
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We currently have an exciting opportunity to recruit 2 Lived Experience Trainee Recovery Workers within HMP Bullingdon which is a large, busy CAT B Local Remand Prison.
As a lived experience trainee, you will be provided with excellent training over 2 years and once you have successfully completed this you will then progress to a Band 5 Recovery Worker.
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
We are looking for individuals with lived experience of substance misuse and the prison system who would like to train as Recovery Workers.
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.
Research demonstrates the powerful impact that lived experience has on improving outcomes for recovery from substance misuse.
We are looking for individuals with an understanding and awareness of the effects of substance misuse on an individual and the community.
A commitment to recovery-based interventions and harm reduction approaches for substance misuse and mental health conditions.
By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
Supporting your career development and progression.
Excellent NHS Pension scheme
Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
Options for flexible working
Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
Salary sacrifice bikes up to £2k
Free car parking at all trust sites
Free flu vaccination every year
Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to £250 (if the criteria is met)
And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.
As a Lived Experience Trainee Recovery Worker, you will be:
- Providing pro-social modelling and hope for patients in recovery in HMP Bullingdon
- Working closely with the Discharge/Patient Engagement Team in HMP Bullingdon
- Delivering low level interventions, including assessments, harm minimisation advice
- Organising face to face pre-discharge meetings and facilitating Video Consultations for service users with Community Substance Misuse Recovery Workers
- Co-facilitating drug awareness groups, including Mutual Aid Groups (AA and NA)
- Working with prisoners and their families and outside organisations such as Drugfam to provide support to families to enable them to support men in recovery on release.
- Contribute to and work within the prison and wider drug strategy.
- Participating in the prisons induction programme, encouraging, and motivating clients to engage.
- Working with prisoners who have failed mandatory and voluntary urine tests and actively encouraging them into treatment to engage in their recovery journey.
- Working with young people from 18 to 25 years of age encouraging and motivating them to engage with Substance misuse services.
- Mentoring and supervising service user involvement/peer recovery champion scheme.
- Supporting prisoners to develop resilience and the necessary skills to meet their obligations and be personally accountable for their resettlement progress and life goals.
- Supporting the Governments 10-year commitment to increase drug treatment capacity.