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

The Inclusion Directorate with Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation currently provides Psychosocial Substance Misuse services across 5 prisons within Yorkshire.

Please note: Although our role will be based predominantly in one site, there is an expectation, if circumstances arise, of cross site working.

Working in prisons is both challenging and rewarding. This is an opportunity to work with some very interesting individuals with complex substance misuse needs. Working in prisons is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often disadvantaged and vulnerable.

Successful applicants will work as part of a full multi-disciplinary and integrated healthcare service. Interventions are offered in line with a stepped care model with a single point of access for prisoners experiencing substance misuse difficulties.

As a Recovery Worker you are required 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 individuals with complex substance misuse difficulties. You will need to be pro-active, self motivated and an enthusiastic team player.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity we would love to hear from you.

For further information please contact Lyndsay Berry - Lyndsay.berry@mpft.nhs.uk

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

03 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

301-IT-22-4677947

Job locations

HMP New Hall

Dial Wood

Flockton, Wakefield

WF4 4XX


Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver a steps-based, recovery orientated and outcome-focussed service within the hostprison with a particular emphasis on high standards and good practice. To work within an integrated team delivering psychosocial and clinical interventions to serviceusers presenting with substance misuse issues, including alcohol. To work closely with the mental health nurses as part of an integrated team To participate in the prisons induction programme, encouraging and motivating clients to engage. To use strengths-based approaches including mapping techniques and relevant paperwork inorder to carry out initial screening assessments. To carry out further assessments that includes strengths-based node-link mapping techniquesand recovery planning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver a steps-based, recovery orientated and outcome-focussed service within the hostprison with a particular emphasis on high standards and good practice. To work within an integrated team delivering psychosocial and clinical interventions to serviceusers presenting with substance misuse issues, including alcohol. To work closely with the mental health nurses as part of an integrated team To participate in the prisons induction programme, encouraging and motivating clients to engage. To use strengths-based approaches including mapping techniques and relevant paperwork inorder to carry out initial screening assessments. To carry out further assessments that includes strengths-based node-link mapping techniquesand recovery planning.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant University Degree NVQ 3 Health & Social Care (or commitment to work towards) And/Or Relevant experience in comparable setting.

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field oCBT oMotivational Interviewing oBrief solution focussed therapy oMapping techniques oAuricular acupuncture trained

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of integrated working practices
  • 12 months minimum of working with substance user's

Desirable

  • Experience of criminal justice field / prison setting
  • Experience of criminal justice field / prison setting Experience of working with offenders Experience of group facilitation

skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • A thorough knowledge of substances and their effects
  • An understanding of harm reduction approaches in relation to substance misuse
  • Ability to manage a DART service user caseload Ability to keep records and statistical data
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals and develop links with agencies internal and external to prison

Desirable

  • Knowledge of criminal justice field

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Commitment to work within the framework of the recovery agenda
  • Strong boundaries Reliable and punctual
  • Motivated to support individuals on recovery journey
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant University Degree NVQ 3 Health & Social Care (or commitment to work towards) And/Or Relevant experience in comparable setting.

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field oCBT oMotivational Interviewing oBrief solution focussed therapy oMapping techniques oAuricular acupuncture trained

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of integrated working practices
  • 12 months minimum of working with substance user's

Desirable

  • Experience of criminal justice field / prison setting
  • Experience of criminal justice field / prison setting Experience of working with offenders Experience of group facilitation

skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • A thorough knowledge of substances and their effects
  • An understanding of harm reduction approaches in relation to substance misuse
  • Ability to manage a DART service user caseload Ability to keep records and statistical data
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals and develop links with agencies internal and external to prison

Desirable

  • Knowledge of criminal justice field

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Commitment to work within the framework of the recovery agenda
  • Strong boundaries Reliable and punctual
  • Motivated to support individuals on recovery journey

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

HMP New Hall

Dial Wood

Flockton, Wakefield

WF4 4XX


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

HMP New Hall

Dial Wood

Flockton, Wakefield

WF4 4XX


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

RM

Lyndsay Berry

lyndsay.berry@mpft.nhs.uk

07908420575

Date posted

03 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

301-IT-22-4677947

Job locations

HMP New Hall

Dial Wood

Flockton, Wakefield

WF4 4XX


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