Support Worker – HMP Exeter

Location:                     HMP Exeter

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

Salary:                         £17,675 – £18,685 per annum depending on experience

Contract:                     Permanent

We’re looking for a Support Worker to join our Integrated Substance Misuse Service within HMP Exeter. As a Support Worker, you’ll have an important role working as part of a wider team within the prison supporting individuals with their drug and alcohol misuse issues.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing basic recovery focused psychosocial support
  • Providing individuals with important health and harm reduction information and advice
  • Working with clinical teams to monitor and observe individuals during the administration of their medications
  • Contributing to the continuity of care through effective liaison with partnership agencies
  • Undertaking key administrative tasks including the collection and inputting of data onto information systems

What we’re looking for

Previous experience of working within a similar recovery orientated environment or as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a social or health care environment, whilst not necessary, would be a distinct advantage. This could include experience of administering drug and alcohol tests, working with people with drug and alcohol problems, assessment and individual care planning, and involvement in delivering a range of evidence based psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings.

You’ll already be an effective communicator, comfortable with conveying key information efficiently and effectively both in writing and verbally. You’ll be proficient with administration and IT skills, and will be experienced at managing your own time, workload and priorities.

More 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.

How to apply

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

Candidate Information Pack

EDP Application Form

Equal Ops Form

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 25th January 2021.

Remote interviews will be held 1st and 2nd February 2021.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 03.21 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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