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Psychosocial Substance Misuse Caseload Holder - HMP Berwyn

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for Psychosocial Substance Misuse Caseload Holder based at HMP Berwyn in North Wales.

Substance Misuse in the prison setting is a specialist role working with people who have attracted a prison sentence. The client group includes people with adverse childhood experiences, people with head injuries, people with learning disability, people with mental health needs and people with ASD type presentations. The caseload is stimulating and complex, with no two days being the same.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Substance Misuse Caseload Holders who are keen to work in this fast paced environment as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will:
  • Focus on the substance misuse needs of the client group while holding a caseload of your own patients
  • Promote recovery and reduce the likelihood of reoffending
  • Be part of a team offering you a wide selection of opportunities to peer work
  • Be involved in the development of the service
  • Enjoy flexible working that is responsive to the environment including undertaking duties which are new to substance misuse (full training will be given)
  • Be able to work across a 7 day shift pattern including bank holidays
  • Have current knowledge of substance misuse issues, experience of case managing and be able to develop / deliver group interventions

The successful candidate(s) will have proven experience of working with behavioural change, excellent organisational skills and the ability to formulate an understanding of clients with complex needs.

In return we can offer you:
  • Training and development so that you can excel in your role
  • Access to national and local partner agencies for networking
  • Management and clinical supervision
  • A workplace mentor to support you in developing your skills

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note that any offer of employment will be subject to the successful receipt of enhanced DBS and prison vetting clearances.

Please note if your application is successful and you are invited to interview, they will be held on site at HMP Berwyn to ensure candidates have an understanding of the environment. Requests for virtual interviews will not be accepted.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Current knowledge of substance misuse issues
  • Degree level qualification or substantial equivalent experience in substance misuse services


  • Relevant professional Qualification Nurse, Social Worker etc.



  • Experience working in substance misuse or with offenders

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


HMP Berwyn,

Bridge Road North, Wrexham Industrial Estate,


LL13 9QE

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