Recovery Worker – HMP Channings Wood

Location:         HMP Channings Wood

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

We’re looking for a Recovery Worker to join our friendly team at HMP Channings Wood. As a Recovery Worker, you’ll be responsible for working with and motivating adult male prisoners to engage in recovery from substance misuse. 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.

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.

What we’re looking for

Ideally, you’ll have experience working in a similar role, 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. Some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues would be helpful and you’ll be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see.

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. Additionally, 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.

How to apply

For more information about this role and to apply 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 Wednesday 4th March 2020.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment day on the 12th March at HMP Channings Wood.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 03.20 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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