Trainee Recovery Worker

Inclusion

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Job summary

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:

  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • "In our Gift" providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

Trainee Recovery Workers will receive formal Induction and ongoing training for their continued professional development, with the hopes that the skills acquired throughout this traineeship will provide them with the necessary tools to progress to Band 5 Recovery Workers.

The Team deliver care over a 5 day period substance misusing adults, focusing on ensuring that the service users are supported in their recovery based on a collaborative, holistic care plan. You will need to have the following key skills and experience:

  • A clear desire to work in a substance misuse setting
  • Be willing to undergo further continued professional development, completing qualifications if not already in situ
  • Have a genuine passion for working with our clients
  • Be able to work well in a Team
  • Be open to feedback
  • Participate in supervision and training

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Date posted

28 October 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£23,949 to £26,282 a year Per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

301-IT-22-4699742

Job locations

Andover

Bridge Street

Andover

SP10 1BG


Job description

Job responsibilities

Shadowing initially all aspects of service deliveryProgressing to completion of assessments, care plans and risk management plansHolding a small caseload when readyCompleting assessmentsIdentifying risk and managing riskIdentifying safeguarding concerns of children and adults

Job description

Job responsibilities

Shadowing initially all aspects of service deliveryProgressing to completion of assessments, care plans and risk management plansHolding a small caseload when readyCompleting assessmentsIdentifying risk and managing riskIdentifying safeguarding concerns of children and adults

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 3 NVQ or Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent in a related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies Or Equivalent experience

Desirable

  • Previous work experience with transferrable skills

Experience

Essential

  • An understanding and awareness of the effects of substance misuse on an individual and the community
  • A commitment to recovery based interventions and harm reduction approaches for substance misuse and mental health conditions.
  • A willingness to promote service user involvement
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable

  • A commitment developing your understanding of the recovery agenda
  • Counselling skills, case management experience & the ability to work under pressure
  • An awareness of risk assessment and crisis contingency planning.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 3 NVQ or Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent in a related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies Or Equivalent experience

Desirable

  • Previous work experience with transferrable skills

Experience

Essential

  • An understanding and awareness of the effects of substance misuse on an individual and the community
  • A commitment to recovery based interventions and harm reduction approaches for substance misuse and mental health conditions.
  • A willingness to promote service user involvement
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable

  • A commitment developing your understanding of the recovery agenda
  • Counselling skills, case management experience & the ability to work under pressure
  • An awareness of risk assessment and crisis contingency planning.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Andover

Bridge Street

Andover

SP10 1BG


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Andover

Bridge Street

Andover

SP10 1BG


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Area Lead

Stephanie Smith

stephanie.smith@mpft.nhs.uk

03001240103

Date posted

28 October 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£23,949 to £26,282 a year Per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

301-IT-22-4699742

Job locations

Andover

Bridge Street

Andover

SP10 1BG


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