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Trainee Recovery Worker Substance Misuse

Stoke Heath, Shropshire, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Contract


Trainee Recovery Worker (Substance Misuse)

Location: HMP Stoke Heath

Salary: £21,840 - £22,998 per annum

Job Type: 12-month Fixed Term Contract

Trainee Substance Misuse Recovery worker

£21,840.00 - £22,998.00 per annum DOE - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

35 hours per week

Are you looking for a meaningful career that helps others break the cycle of addiction and live a positive life? The impact you will have in this role is far more reaching than the day-to-day contact with service users, the service we provide reverberates through families and society.

Who we are

We are The Forward Trust, the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with Lived Experience we encourage applications from all background including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness.

We ask you to commit to a recognised qualification whilst completing your one-year traineeship, and in return we will provide you with a comprehensive support package.

What you will be doing

As part of the traineeship, you will be shadowing a member of the team working within an integrated healthcare framework to provide support to prisoners aged 18 and over. You will be given guidance and support working through the various aspects of the role in the business unit you have been assigned to. The team member you will be shadowing will help ensure you are receiving the training and development needed to excel in the role. You will receive regular reviews to ensure that you stay on track to successfully complete the traineeship and undertake the compulsory therapy as part of the traineeship. Part of your time on the traineeship will be spent working, gaining the practical experience and part studying towards achieving the qualification that has been assigned (subject to criteria).

Our team have a broad skills mix to deliver combined psychosocial and clinical interventions promoting holistic recovery and health and wellbeing to prisoners. This might include working with low-level mental health needs and/or substance misuse issues.

Day to day, with guidance and support, you will be responsible for managing a small caseload, providing appropriate harm reduction advice and guidance, assessments, and care plans; With the support of your mentor, you will deliver structured 1:1 and group-work sessions for both Substance Misuse and Low Level Mental Health service users and provide transitional support from prison to the community to prepare service users for release. Other tasks include:

  • Carrying out assessments risk/initial/comprehensive assessments to inform treatment journeys
  • Facilitating substance misuse and mental health groups, and Wellbeing and Recovery programmes to the standard required
  • Supporting service users by developing appropriate release plans with them
  • Supporting clinical services by carrying out second signatory duties

What we are looking for

  • An eagerness to learn on the job
  • An ability to set and maintain professional boundaries
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to manage your own workload effectively to deadlines and targets
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of equal opportunity and client confidentiality
  • An understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults in recovery with experience of previous offending is desirable

What we offer

  • Flexible working
  • Access to Simply Health Cashback Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Crisis Loan Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • 3 x Wellbeing Days (pro rata'd for part time employees)
  • Access to Blue Light Card
  • 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years service and up to 9% thereafter
  • Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
  • Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)

To Apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for the Forward Trust, please click apply to be redirected to their website to complete your application.

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Job Details

Part Time
Stoke Heath, Shropshire, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual