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Psychosocial Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner - HMP Berwyn

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Reporting to the Team Leader, you will lead the psychosocial team to deliver evidenced based psychosocial group interventions that promote recovery for service users in custody. You will supervise and line manage B5 staff and Support workers whilst working within a multi-disciplinary team of health and wellbeing professionals, deliver high quality services to service users

As part of the Healthcare Team you will provide healthcare to those in custody, whilst working flexibly to meet the changing needs of the services across Primary Care, Integrated Substance Misuse & Mental Health. You will also contribute to an on-going programme of development to ensure high standards of patient care are maintained, whilst fostering effective working relationships with prison colleagues and other stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

This post is key to the development and delivery of high quality, evidence based health and wellbeing services to give prisoners access to interventions and support equitable to those provided by the NHS in the community.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh 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
  • Evidence of having studied at Degree level in relevant area or professional Qualification Nurse, Social Worker etc.


  • Recognised qualification in delivery of Psychotherapeutic Interventions



  • Substantial experience of working in substance misuse or with offenders
  • Demonstrable experience in a supervisory/management role

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


HMP Berwyn

Bridge Road North, Wrexham Industrial Estate,


LL13 9QE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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