Substance Misuse Recovery Worker
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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can 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.
Part Time - 30 hrs per week
Please note: Although our role will be based predominantly in one site, if circumstances arise, there may be a need for 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 Anna Roberts
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.
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.
skills, knowledge and abilities
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).