Recovery Worker - Substance Use

Inclusion

The closing date is 29 February 2024

Job summary

Do you want to make a real difference as a Psychosocial Recovery Worker? Why not bring your compassion and skills to help support people in their recovery?

Our Substance Misuse Service at HMP Bullingdon is looking for a dynamic and experienced Recovery Worker. The team is innovative, forward thinking and committed to a Recovery focused approach that meets people's needs. You will be part of a supportive team with effective management, supervision and guidance.

Working with people who have complex offending backgrounds and substance use needs within prison is both challenging and rewarding. This is a fantastic chance to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often disadvantaged and vulnerable.

This job is open to qualified professionals, or members of the public preferably with experience and understandingof working within Drug and Alcohol Recovery.

We are willing to support your professional development and provide an opportunity for the right person, who may not have thepreferred 12 months experience.

Are you:

  • skilled and experienced in providing evidence based psychological and psychosocial interventions geared towards supporting people to make positive changes and work towards recovery?
  • highly motivated with the ability to support and inspire?
  • able to apply your skills and interventions to the care of people with substance misuse needs.

then we want to hear from you!

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

About us

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!

Date posted

01 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-23-5803029-B

Job locations

HMP Bullingdon

Patrick Haugh Rd

Bicester

OX25 1PZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for the full list of responsibilities. A brief summary is provided below:

  • Working as part of the team you will provide varied and comprehensive interventions in-line with the stepped care model.
  • Working in partnership with key agencies to ensure service users are supported on their individual recovery journeys.
  • Delivering the substance misuse and wellbeing elements of the integrated offender team.
  • Facilitating groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for the full list of responsibilities. A brief summary is provided below:

  • Working as part of the team you will provide varied and comprehensive interventions in-line with the stepped care model.
  • Working in partnership with key agencies to ensure service users are supported on their individual recovery journeys.
  • Delivering the substance misuse and wellbeing elements of the integrated offender team.
  • Facilitating groups.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ 3 Health & Social Care (or commitment to work towards) or relevant experience in comparable settings.

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field o CBT o Motivational Interviewing o Brief solution focussed therapy o Mapping techniques o Auricular acupuncture trained

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of integrated working practices or working with those with substance use needs

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Essential

  • A thorough knowledge of substances and their effects
  • An understanding of harm reduction approaches in relation to substance misuse
  • Ability to conduct assessments and formulate recovery plans
  • Ability to keep records and statistical data
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals and develop links with agencies internal and external to prison

Desirable

  • Knowledge of criminal justice field
  • Ability and commitment to facilitate psycho-social group work programmes
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ 3 Health & Social Care (or commitment to work towards) or relevant experience in comparable settings.

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field o CBT o Motivational Interviewing o Brief solution focussed therapy o Mapping techniques o Auricular acupuncture trained

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of integrated working practices or working with those with substance use needs

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Essential

  • A thorough knowledge of substances and their effects
  • An understanding of harm reduction approaches in relation to substance misuse
  • Ability to conduct assessments and formulate recovery plans
  • Ability to keep records and statistical data
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals and develop links with agencies internal and external to prison

Desirable

  • Knowledge of criminal justice field
  • Ability and commitment to facilitate psycho-social group work programmes

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

HMP Bullingdon

Patrick Haugh Rd

Bicester

OX25 1PZ


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

HMP Bullingdon

Patrick Haugh Rd

Bicester

OX25 1PZ


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Psychosocial Team Leader

Hilary Gill

hilary.gill@mpft.nhs.uk

01869353381

Date posted

01 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-23-5803029-B

Job locations

HMP Bullingdon

Patrick Haugh Rd

Bicester

OX25 1PZ


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