Prison Link Worker
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We are looking to recruit someone who is passionate about providing safe continuity of care of those leaving prison and those involved in the criminal justice system.
Main duties of the job
- Ensuring the engagement of offenders with substance misuse issues into treatment on release from custody.
- Completing relevant assessments and referring to One Recovery Bucks to ensure continuity of care.
- Arranging bridging prescriptions and that medication is continued in the community on release from custody.
- Working in partnership with key agencies to ensure service users are supported on their individual recovery journeys and those entering treatment remain in treatment when released.
- Delivering all elements of One Recovery Bucks including managing a case load.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 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.
We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.
We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.
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.
10 May 2023
Agenda for change
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per annum
One Recovery Bucks
- To deliver a strengths-based, recovery orientated and outcome-focussed prison link service for all service users being released from prisons to One Recovery Buckinghamshire with a particular emphasis on high standards and good practice.
- Ensuring smooth transition for prison releases back into Buckinghamshire.
- To work as part of One Recovery Buckinghamshire and provide throughcare and aftercare support for offenders with substance misuse issues being released from custody. Provide a link into prisons to identify, assess and motivate individuals, to engage with and enter treatment following release from prison.
- To carry out assessments, make recommendations in line with the service users needs and refer onto appropriate clinical & non clinical services; following agreed pathways and processes. This will include facilitating the transition of service users between prison and community for the provision of prescribing of substitute medications in respect of prisoners released on temporary licence (ROTL)
- To work with a range of partnership agencies and prison based services to co-ordinate planning and support for release: in particular to develop close links with the Community Drug and alcohol teams, IOM, Probation / CRC, Police and other partnership agencies.
- To provide access to services post release from treatment providers in an integrated and collaborative process of Recovery care planning.
- Delivery PSI to a reduced caselaod
- Degree in relevant subject or NVQ L3 Health / Social care
- Working within substance misuse or related field
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).
One Recovery Bucks
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