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Recovery Worker

Job Reference: 301-IT-22-141420

HMYOI Aylesbury
£25,655- £31,534 (pro-rata)

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 Substance Misuse Recovery Worker? Your skills and compassion could be what we need to help support individuals in their recovery.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Psychosocial Recovery Worker to work within our Substance Misuse Team in HMYOI Aylesbury. The vacancy is for a part-time role within the team (28 hours per week).

The successful candidate will provide a range of low, medium and high intensity interventions as part of the integrated offender health service in HMYOI Aylesbury. If you have the skills to build a rapport with people and would relish the challenge of working in a specialised prison setting then this could be the role for you. 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.
  • 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 closely alongside partnership agencies including Healthcare, Mental Health teams and Psychology as well as a range of other agencies within the prison.
  • You will work to assist service users to progress through their sentence and onto their resettlement in the community.


HMYOI Aylesbury is part of the Long Term High Security Estate within the Prison Service and houses sentenced males between the ages of 18-25. The prison is located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

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.


Our offer

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

  • We have prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare.
  • Monthly supervision and annual appraisal
  • Support and guidance
  • Learning and development opportunities for career progression and individual professional development
  • Development Days hosted by the Directorate and genuine support from colleagues working in prisons across the country
  • Cycle to work scheme and comprehensive wellbeing offer
  • Free on-site parking


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. (Maureen Foreman Service Manager /

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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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