Recovery Worker - Substance Misuse Charity
EDP is a high performing social enterprise, providing substance misuse services within the Dorset Community and in partnership with CareUK a number of prisons in Devon and Dorset. Our mission is: To open doors for people affected by substance misuse so they can improve their lives and those of their families and communities.
The type of service that our EDP teams carry out is highly valued by service users and prison staff. As part of our team, you can make a difference to people’s health, perspectives on their long term potential, and ultimately their lives. EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences.
We are currently seeking to fill the following role:
Reference number: 64.18
Location: HMP Dartmoor, Princetown
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £18,500 to £23,000 per annum depending on experience
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Recovery Workers deliver an integrated service through the provision of assessment, recovery planning and appropriate referral and psychosocial interventions. This includes liaising effectively with partnership agencies in order to ensure continuity of care, key working and access to appropriate services.
As a Recovery Worker, you will be responsible for working with and motivating adult male prisoners to engage in recovery. This will involve you delivering a range of interventions, including: key-working, strengths based assessment, recovery planning, structured group and 1:1 work and drug testing.
Ideally, you will already have previous experience of working in a similar field, either in the community or a similar environment, including undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings. You will have a good understanding of group working, group dynamics, and be able to demonstrate competent group work facilitation skills. You will be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see. Some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues would be helpful.
In addition, you will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and be confident in managing your own priorities in order to carry a diverse workload with competing demands. You will have at least five GCSE’s (or equivalent) and 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, Psychology, whilst not essential, would be an advantage.
Just as importantly, you will have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude. You will be keen to develop professionally through our training programme and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm fort working within the structured environment of a prison.
For all roles, in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, child care vouchers, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.
Closing date for applications is noon on 19th October 2018
Interviews dates: Week commencing the 29th October 2018
Please ensure that you quote 64.18 on your application.
If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website to download the candidate information pack and application forms.
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.