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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/02/2022.

Band 5 Psychosocial Recovery Worker

Job Reference: 301-IT-22-131134

Inclusion HMP Stafford
£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.

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

We have an exciting opportunity in our multi-disciplinary team within HMP Stafford. We are looking for an experienced Psychosocial Recovery Worker (Substance Misuse) who will be part of an integrated multi-disciplinary mental health and substance misuse team at HMP Stafford consisting of Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Recovery Workers, Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and Assistant Psychologists.

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

  • You 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.
  • You will have the ability to apply your skills and interventions to the care of service users with mild to moderate mental health needs that often co-exist with substance misuse needs.
  • You will be highly motivated with the ability to support and inspire.
  • You will be enthusiastic about working within an ever-changing prison environment.
  • You will work in a fully multi-disciplinary team to provide varied and comprehensive interventions in-line with the stepped care model. The team includes RMNs, RLDN, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychosocial Workers and team administrators.
  • You will work to assist service users to progress through their sentence and onto their resettlement in the community.

HMP Stafford is a category C male adult prison holding only those convicted of sexual offences. The prison promotes a rehabilitative culture and the Inclusion Service is recovery focussed. The team are an integrated mental health and substance misuse service, offering therapeutic interventions, in line with the Stepped Care model, which are delivered on an individual basis and within a group setting. The teamwork closely with prison based colleagues and the focus is on multi-agency working. The prison environment can be a challenging and exciting environment to work in and therefore individual monthly supervision is offered to team members. There is a strong emphasis on creative approaches to engaging this population. We have strong relationships with Partner agencies to ensure a joined up approach to care, which has been recognised regionally.

About the Role

As a Recovery Worker, you will need to have a sound knowledge of substance misuse and the barriers and issues faced by those affected. You will need to be confident in managing a caseload of people with complex substance misuse difficulties.

The post holder will benefit from the experience and support of the team and that of its NHS employer. Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare for many years.

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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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