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Interventions Practitioner

Job Reference: 847-A-18-2065

Spectrum Community Health
HMP Styal
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum

To provide services within Spectrum’s prison based recovery-orientated treatment model as part of a forward looking, flexible and creative team.
To deliver, develop and evaluate a range of psychosocial interventions (including programmes and group work packages) including mutual aid support.
To provide interventions within Spectrum’s prison based recovery-orientated treatment model.
To ensure that the service’s key elements are integrated and delivered to a high standard.
To deliver interventions that support service users to achieve recovery goals, positive outcomes and community re-integration, maximising engagement and retention.
To work effectively and flexibly with colleagues under the direction of the Service Lead and Programme & Interventions Lead to ensure that high standards of performance are maintained.
To work collaboratively with other services to provide interventions to support and motivate service users and meet their needs through all stages of their individual recovery journey.
To work within a strengths-based, recovery-orientated, change and outcomes focused approach which promotes service users as responsible co-producers of health, well-being and recovery.

1. Service provision:
• To support and provide the service’s key activities; assessment; implementation, monitoring and review of recovery plans; individual psychosocial support; planning for community re-integration and treatment exit; and caseload coordination.
• To deliver effective engagement and harm reduction interventions, including brief interventions as required for service users presenting with a range of drug and alcohol problems.
• To complete all assessments required, and explore individuals’ personal strengths/recovery capital.
• To build and develop service users’ personal strengths, social networks and recovery capital (social, physical, human and cultural).
• To record all documentation and case-notes to a high standard and within required time frames.
• To support systems and structures that are responsive to the needs of individuals with different levels of risk, complexity, severity, and strengths.
• To provide a range of flexible and effective psychosocial interventions on an individual and group basis in line with national guidance.
• To fully inform service users about their recovery/treatment options, involve them in decisions about their treatment, obtain their informed consent for information sharing, and encourage them to take opportunities to achieve a sustained recovery.
• To support ‘visible recovery’ within the service, promoting eventual exit from treatment to service users.
• Where appropriate, to develop a specialism in supporting service users with specific needs relating to gender, age, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
• To support information sharing and shared processes between Offender Management, community agencies and all relevant partners to affect a safe, seamless and successful treatment journey.
• To work collaboratively and proactively with other members of staff, volunteers and peer mentors, to ensure that services are fully co-ordinated and are working collectively towards the achievement of recovery goals and positives outcomes for each individual client.
• To ensure all interventions are evaluated and delivered to a high standard.

2. Performance and personal management:
• To work flexibly to provide adequate cover for all aspects of the service.
• To work alongside and provide support and supervision to volunteers and peer mentors as required.
• To work within, and contribute positively to, an appropriate culture of established values and expectations, embracing and implementing change.
• To be responsible for performance management at an individual level through: self-management; delivery of goals and tasks set; delivery of contractual requirements, targets and outcomes; and reporting progress.
• To actively engage in opportunities for learning and development at an individual and team level.
• To comply with operational management systems of supervision, objectives, appraisal and induction.
• To work collaboratively, creatively and flexibly, to empower, challenge and change service users.
• To develop competencies to effectively deliver a range of psychosocial and other interventions required, undertaking training matched to the role as required.
• To comply with data collection procedures and reporting to ensure effective recording of performance monitoring, outcomes, and service user information.
• To adhere to the implementation of risk management procedures (including child and adult safeguarding protocols) taking personal responsibility for keeping up to date on the requirements of these procedures.
• To contribute to the continuous improvement of quality and performance of recovery coordination interventions.

3. General duties
• To present a professional appearance, help maintain an orderly working environment and act at all times to uphold the good reputation of Spectrum CIC.
• To work flexibly across the whole service, including providing duty, late working, weekend and bank holiday cover as required.
• To assess risk and safeguarding issues and report any potential risk and safeguarding issues to ensure staff, service users and children are protected.

To carry out responsibilities with clear regard to Spectrum’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, and other relevant employee focused policies and procedures.

Spectrum’s Terms and Conditions are comparable with those offered by the NHS (Agenda for Change or Medical and Dental), therefore, you will receive an excellent benefits package, including membership of the NHS pension scheme, life insurance, discounts, free parking (at the majority of sites, subject to availability). A full list of employee rewards and benefits is contained in the separate document attached.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.

Thank you for your interest in our post. Before you apply please ensure you read the following:

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  • Please read all the documentation before applying to ensure you tailor your application specifically to our post

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  • Please apply early - we may close early should we receive sufficient applications

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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