Drug and Alcohol Recovery Worker

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Recruiter
CHM Recruit
Location
Portland, Dorset
Salary
£18,500 to £23,000 per annum FTE depending on experience
Posted
09 May 2019
Closes
29 May 2019
Ref
153550_E
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Our client is looking for a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Worker to join our team at HMP Portland. 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.

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Worker
Reference number: 31.19
Location: HMP Portland, Dorset
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week
Salary: £18,500 to £23,000 per annum FTE depending on experience

As a Recovery Worker, you’ll 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.

This role is based at HMP Portland and HMP The Verne. HMP Portland is a Category C, male Adult/Young Offenders Institution, and HMP The Verne is a Category C Training Prison for Men Convicted Of Sexual Offences (MCOSOs).

What are they looking for? 
Ideally, you’ll have experience working in a similar field 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’ll have a good understanding of group working and 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 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 managing your own priorities in order to carry a diverse workload 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 working within the structured environment of a prison.

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

The charity can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. Their staff make a real difference to people’s lives and in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, they 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 Wednesday 29th May 2019
Interviews to be held Tuesday 11th June 2019.
Please ensure that you quote reference number 31.19 on your application.

To Apply and for More Information:

Please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website where you can complete your application.

Our client 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.