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Team Manager

Job Reference: 301-AS-19-73611

HMP Sudbury
£30,401 - £37,267

In 2002 Inclusion was created as part of the award winning South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, now known as Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. It was developed to provide evidence based innovative services to beneficiaries across England with the flexibility to provide local solutions to local communities but with the governance and commitment to quality of the NHS.

Successful in its endeavors, Inclusion has grown to both substance misuse and mental health services in the community, residential and prisons. Employing over 500 staff, including Psychiatrists, Counsellors, Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Drug & Alcohol Recovery Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers. We provide services to in excess of 19,000 services users per annum across the Home Counties, Midlands, East of England up to the North of England.

The range of services we provide allows us to work with our service users in prisons, extending this into community settings, tackling both substance misuse and mental health concerns. We believe that people can change, a resounding theme of our services that underpins our success is being flexible to changing need, not compromising on quality and understanding our responsibility in achieving the best possible outcomes for service users, families and communities.

Inclusion has extensive experience of working alongside and providing services to Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authority Public Health Teams, Police & Crime Commissioners, NOMS, NHS England and a broad range of public and voluntary sector institutions. Partnerships are important to us, we work with a range of providers to ensure there are comprehensive packages in place for our service users.

We are renowned for investing in and supporting our staff and have a strong ethos of continuous professional development.This means we can offer staff genuine opportunities to develop their careers, gaining experience working across a number of specialisms.

Prison Substance Misuse Service

A rare opportunity has become available for a dynamic and innovative band 6 Substance Misuse Team Manager to join and lead our prison based psychosocial Substance Misuse Team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to work within a prison setting where a stepped care model has been implemented.

We are recruiting to a vacancy based at HMP Sudbury but with deputy management responsibilities at HMP Foston Hall.

HMP Sudbury is an open male prison located in Derbyshire where the focus of the Substance Misuse Service is directed towards re-integration and resettlement in the community. It is anticipated that our clients will have completed a good deal of psychosocial work whilst in closed conditions and therefore the aim of the service is to develop and promote independence through what can be a challenging step of the recovery journey.

HMP Foston Hall is located only a mile away from HMP Sudbury and is a closed female prison with remand function. Although smaller in terms of the population, the immediate focus is stabilisation and harm reduction.

The presentation of addiction can be varied and complex often with dual diagnosis. The management of these conditions can be a challenging one within the prison environment but with the support of the multi-disciplinary team including Clinical Substance Misuse, Health Care, Psychiatry and Mental Health In-reach can make this a rewarding career. Working within a team with a diverse range of experience and skills will provide the successful applicant with opportunities to develop a range of skills including partnership working and communication.

The successful applicant will work as leader of the service in HMP Sudbury taking on the daily line management for a small team of recovery workers as well as developing and promoting the service within the establishment. A motivated and innovative approach is essential in this role as well as the flexibility to adapt the service to any new emerging substances/behaviours.

As the Substance Misuse Team Manager you will also be responsible for service performance and be able to communicate effectively with the contract holder on issues such as the achievement of targets.

Deputy Management responsibilities at HMP Foston Hall will include duties such as some staff supervision and general support of the Service Manager. Day-to-day priorities will remain in HMP Sudbury.

It is essential for applicants to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, compassion and empathy and have a good level of self-awareness.

Applicants also need to demonstrate a specific interest in working with this challenging and complex client group. The nature of this work is stressful so there is an expectation that successful applicants have a commitment to engaging in clinical supervision.

In return the Trust has a strong commitment to the personal and professional development of our staff. It provides a robust induction programme, support, individual appraisals, and mentorship, clinical and managerial supervision.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. . . . . . . . . . . .

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3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment.

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 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.

UK Registration

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

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