Recovery Worker - HMP Thameside

Posted 8 March by Turning Point Featured

At Turning Point, we support people across England with substance misuse issues. As a Recovery Worker, you'll make a real difference to their lives as you develop the personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around.

The role is based at HMP Thameside, a Category B prison in South London. At HMP Thameside, we provide an integrated model of psycho-social and clinical support, which is evidence based and focused on meeting complex individual needs.

Join us as one of our Recovery Workers and you'll assist with the delivery of a high-quality, person-centred service. You'll work with service users to develop support packages that are realistic and flexible, and take a collaborative approach with our partners Oxleas and Catch 22, as well as working alongside community DIP teams. Duties will include, providing advice and information to service users as well as running group sessions and undertaking 1-2-1 recovery planning. You will also be responsible for risk assessments and ensuring that appropriate reports are produced and accurate records are maintained.

Strong oral and written communication skills are important. You'll have a background in managing a caseload of service users with complex needs and a track record of managing incidents of violent and verbal aggression. The role's core hours are Monday to Friday, however there will also be some weekend work on a rotational basis. As the role is based within HMP Thameside, you will need to gain full clearance for working in prison (including both DBS and MOJ clearance checks).

Running health facilities and services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care - and our people.

So, if you're ambitious and focused on substance misuse, progress a Recovery Worker career with real value.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

Reference: 34637062

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