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 work as part of a wider team within the prison supporting individuals with their drug and alcohol misuse issues. This is a great opportunity to start or progress your career in substance misuse and there will be lots of pathways available to learn and develop your skills.

Key responsibilities of the Support Worker 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

We’re looking for a Support Worker with a real passion for working in a recovery focussed environment. You’ll hold some transferable skills, ideally from working in a similar environment or sector (for example, you may have experience administering drug and alcohol tests, working with people with substance misuse issues, carry out assessments and individual care planning, facilitating groups, and/or delivering psychosocial interventions). You’ll have a knowledge and understanding of substance misuse issues and will understand the importance of safeguarding.

A strong communicator, you’ll present yourself professionally, relating well to others and maintaining appropriate boundaries. You’ll be confident managing a diverse workload and balancing deadlines and priorities in a busy environment. You’ll be comfortable using technology and will have experience using databases to input and retrieve data.

Just as importantly, you’ll have a genuine interest in developing a career in substance misuse and a positive recovery focused attitude.

How to apply

For further details and 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 Thursday 22nd April 2021.

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

Please ensure that you quote reference number 19.21 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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