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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/05/2022.

Recovery Worker

Job Reference: 301-IT-22-140639

Inclusion HMP Oakwood
£25,655 - £31,534

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

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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?

Our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Service at HMP Oakwood is looking for dynamic and experienced Psychosocial Recovery Worker to join our busy, friendly and professional team. The Integrated Mental Health & Substance Misuse Team is an innovative forward thinking team, committed to a Recovery focused approach that meets individual’s needs.

This is an exciting and energetic role for an individual who is passionate about providing good quality mental health care and support within a busy and rewarding environment. The variety of the role will keep things fresh and stimulating whilst being part of a supportive team with effective management providing supervision and guidance.

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 Oakwood is a modern, category C prison for men. Oakwood sits next to the existing HMP Featherstone and HMYOI Brinsford, located in Featherstone, Staffordshire. Located just off the M54 with accessible routes. HMP Oakwood is one of the largest prisons in England and Wales, providing places for up to 2106 prisoners.

We strive to provide high quality healthcare to those in the custodial setting. We work closely with partners in an aim to deliver the same level of healthcare to prisoners one would expect to receive in the community.

We are an integrated Mental Health and Substance misuse team providing a holistic level of care. The team consists of registered mental health nurses, substance misuse workers, psychiatrists, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist working within the prison environment alongside a wide range of professionals providing a multi-agency approach.

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.

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. (John Maddock - Team Manager on 01902 799848 or 01902 799853).

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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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