Deputy Recovery Lead – HMP Dartmoor

Location:         HMP Dartmoor

Hours:             Full time, 35 hours per week (to include some weekend working)

Salary:             £24,000 – £26,000 per annum depending on experience

Contract:         Permanent

We’re looking for a Deputy Recovery Lead to join our Integrated Substance Misuse team within HMP Dartmoor and assist in the day to day management of the service. This established team works within the prison to support adult male prisoners with current or past problematic drug and alcohol use, promoting a culture of ‘visible contagious recovery’.

Day to day duties will include allocating workload to meet local targets, case management, staff supervision/performance management and scheduling psychosocial programme delivery. Alongside the Recovery Lead, you’ll assist with the recruitment and management of staff, inspiring excellent performance that meets agreed service targets and is in line with EDP processes and systems.

In addition to management duties you’ll also deliver support, information, guidance and structured interventions to a reduced caseload of substance misusers within the prison. You’ll contribute to the delivery of an integrated service through the provision of assessment, recovery planning, appropriate referral and psychosocial interventions.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a Deputy Recovery Lead with significant experience working within the substance misuse field or a related health/social care setting. The ideal candidate will have experience working within a recovery oriented service and/or a custodial environment. You’ll have good knowledge of current substance misuse policy and practice and will be able to confidently apply this when delivering a range of substance misuse psychosocial interventions.

In this role you’ll work to build and develop individuals and teams using motivational and performance management so the ideal candidate will have experience of providing practice and managerial supervision, completing and reviewing staff appraisals, constructing development plans, and allocating and reviewing staff workload. You’ll have the ability to build constructive relationships based on warmth and empathy, challenging negative behaviours in a positive and productive manner.

Personally you’ll be confident managing, planning and prioritising your own workload to consistently meet targets. An innovative thinker, you’ll work creatively to solve problems and to drive positive change within the service.

How to apply

For further details and to apply for this role please download a Candidate Information Pack, Equal Ops Form and EDP Application Form

Candidate Information Pack

EDP Application Form

Equal Ops Form

Closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 22nd April 2021

Remote interviews will be held w/c 3rd May 2021.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 14.21 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.

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