Drug and Alcohol Recovery Workers

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Recruiter
CHM Recruit
Location
Yelverton
Salary
£18,685 to £23,230 per annum depending on experience
Posted
08 Aug 2019
Closes
21 Aug 2019
Ref
154173_E
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is looking for two Recovery Workers to join their team at HMP Dartmoor. 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 Workers
Location: HMP Dartmoor
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week (to include some weekend working)
Salary: £18,685 to £23,230 per annum depending on experience
Contract: Permanent

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.

What our client is 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. A 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 organisation

Our client 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 organisation 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 21st August 2019.
Interviews to be held Wednesday 28th August 2019.


Please ensure that you quote reference 60.19 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.

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.