Family Worker

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CHM Recruit
Guys Marsh, Shaftesbury
£18,685 to £23,230 pa
13 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Family Worker 
Ref: 62.19
Location: HMP Guys Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset
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

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as a Family Worker you’ll focus on supporting the family and other carers involved in the recovery of service users, with an emphasis on preparation for release. You’ll provide important information, guidance and advice to families and carers, ensuring that consideration of family arrangements are incorporated into the assessment, recovery planning and appropriate referral and psychosocial interventions for the service user. This includes liaising effectively with partnership agencies in order to ensure continuity of care, key working and access to appropriate services.

In this role you’ll be responsible to working with other team members to review individual recovery plans and identify any specific stressors within the family/care environment including the support available. Your focus will be on assessing the impact of substance misuse on close personal relationships - including parenting - and planning appropriate interventions and support. This may well involve designing and delivering specific structured psychosocial substance misuse interventions to service users and family members/carers via group work, 1:1 sessions and/or self-directed learning.

In addition, as a Family Worker you’ll also maintain key links and relationships within the community, including appropriate support services, in order to assist service users and families both before and after release.

What our client is looking for

Ideally, you’ll have experience working in a similar field or environment, including working with families/carers and taking a holistic approach to recovery. You’ll be comfortable acting as a source of information, guidance and advice, as well as signposting to other services where necessary. You’ll be able to undertake assessments, confidently delivering a range of evidence based interventions focussing on parenting skills and family matters 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 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 will 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 is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. Increasingly they work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Because they focus on what’s strong not what’s wrong their work is highly valued by service users. Simply put, they help people to live fulfilling lives.

The charity can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. 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 Tuesday 27th August 2019.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 62.19 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.