Drug and Alcohol Recovery Navigator - Criminal Justice

Exeter, Devon
£18,500 to £23,000 per annum depending on experience
30 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Criminal Justice Recovery Navigators provide support to individuals involved in the criminal justice system and those that are at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system and possible prosecution. The post holder will improve access to appropriate services for clients with substance misuse issues via HM prisons, Police Custody Suites, HM Courts, assertive outreach and local community. 

Criminal Justice Drug and Alcohol Recovery Navigator
Location: Exeter
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £18,500 to £23,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Contract: Permanent

Criminal Justice Recovery Navigators ensure seamless transfers between prison and the community, working closely with street homeless outreach teams and the Police/Community Safety Teams to provide an integrated service through the provision of comprehensive and ongoing assessment, recovery planning, risk management, appropriate referral/linkage and psychosocial interventions. A key component of this role is the development of effective joint working patterns with agencies such as NPS and CRC in order to ensure continuity of care, key working, access to appropriate services and a holistic treatment package.

Day to day duties will involve delivering a range of interventions, including assessments for DRR/ATR, key-working, strengths based assessment, recovery planning, risk management, structured group and 1:1 work. A significant proportion of the case load will be managed in partnership with a prescribing nurse or GP who you’ll collaborate with closely in order to provide the safest person-centred treatment experience.

What we’re looking for

Ideally, you’ll have experience working in a similar field, including undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings. You’ll have a good understanding of group working, group dynamics, and will be able to demonstrate competent group work facilitation skills. You’ll be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see. Some knowledge and understanding of criminal justice and mental health issues would be helpful.

In addition, you’ll be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and will be confident in managing your own priorities and dealing with competing demands. You’ll have at least five GCSE’s (or equivalent) and will either hold, or be willing to undertake, a Vocational Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care. A further qualification in a relevant area such as Nursing, Health and Social Care, Community Development or Psychology, whilst not essential, would be an advantage.

Just as importantly, you’ll have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude. You’ll be keen to develop professionally and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for the role.

About EDP

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services has a positive history of working with people that have drug and alcohol issues and complex lives. Because we focus on what’s strong not what’s wrong our work is highly valued by service users. Increasingly we work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Simply put, we help people to live fulfilling lives.

EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. Our staff make a real difference to people’s lives and in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

Closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 16th May 2019

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website to download the application form/information pack and other relevant documents.

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been successful.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 26.19 on your application.

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting – details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

No agencies please.