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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/01/2022.

Recovery Worker

Job Reference: 301-IT-21-130669

Employer:
Inclusion
Department:
Inclusion HMP Hewell
Location:
Redditch
Salary:
£25,655 - £31,534

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

There has never been a better time to join Inclusion (and the Trust); take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.


We have an exciting opportunity to expand our multi-disciplinary teams with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire prisons. As part of this expansion we are looking for experienced Psychosocial Recovery Workers (Substance Misuse) who will be part of an integrated multi-disciplinary mental health and substance misuse team at HMP Hewell consisting of Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Recovery Workers, Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and Assistant Psychologists.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate skill and experience of providing evidence based psychological / psychosocial interventions geared towards supporting service users to make positive changes and work towards recovery. The ability to apply these skills and interventions to the care of service users with mild to moderate mental health needs which often co-exist with substance misuse needs is essential to this role

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the ability to support and inspire the team. We are looking for someone with professional resilience who engages fully in supervision as working in a prison environment can be challenging as well as rewarding.

This is an opportunity to work with individuals who have complex offending backgrounds and mental health needs. Working in prisons is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often disadvantaged and vulnerable.

 

Successful applicants will work as part of a full multi-disciplinary and fully integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Service. Assessments and interventions are offered in line with a stepped care model with a single point of access for prisoners experiencing mental health or substance misuse difficulties.

 

HMP Hewell is a Category B closed prison which houses sentenced adult males and also those on remand, this allows for work to be varied between, quick timely responsiveness for those on remand and a more planned intervention of care and support for those of the sentenced adult population. HMP Hewell serves the courts across the West Midlands, Worcester and Warwickshire and has a capacity of approximately 1100 and is a working prison where learning opportunities are widely available to help the men on release.

 

Our offer

In return for your passion and commitment, you can expect the following from us:

  • MPFT will offer an additional £2,500.00'welcome to MPFT bonus', 50% on joining us and 50% after a period of 12 months service.
  • An equivalent allowance can be offered which will enable the individual to pay for yearly professional registration fees up to £120.00 per year
  • A contribution for relocation fees is also available upon application.
  • Salary on appointment.
  • Individual learning fund.
  • Lease car scheme.
  • Generous NHS pension scheme

If you would like to know more and find out whether joining our friendly dedicated team is for you please get in touch, we would love to speak to you. (Gill Hart, Clinical Team Manager, HMP Hewell 01527 785260/07411802502)




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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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