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SMART Senior Practitioner

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post-holder will facilitate the Smart Recovery UK meetings and deliver the 'Inside Out' Programme, to offenders in HMP/YOI Isis.

The UK SMART Recovery Senior Practitioner will act as the main link person between Oxleas Interventions, internal departments and external agencies for individuals attending the SMART meetings / programme. They will also be responsible for all meeting / programme related planning, coordination and facilitation. In addition, the SMART Recovery Senior Practitioner will hold line management and governance responsibilities; supervising and developing practitioners' casework, and ensuring quality delivery of client interventions. The post holder will also support the Service Manager and provide management cover when appropriate.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver / facilitate; meetings, structured group sessions, activities and interventions for offenders within HMP/YOI Isis.
  • To support clients who are engaging with UK SMART Recovery meetings and whilst on the UK SMART InsideOut programme on a -1 basis.
  • To work closely with partner agencies to ensure treatment planning is in line with sentence/risk planning.
  • To deliver a range of structured, evidence based psycho-educational interventions, through the UK SMART InsideOut Package.
  • To support information sharing and shared processes with key services, to enable effective continuity.
  • To ensure all service activity and service user information are recorded to a high standard, using required case management systems, and within agreed time frames, at an individual and service level
  • To work professionally with colleagues, service users, peers, prison staff, internal and external agencies in the interests of shared outcomes to reduce re-offending and improve wellbeing.
  • To coordinate surveys and feedback sessions for clients to help inform service improvements and go on to implement any agreed changes.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: o We're Kind o We're Fair o We Listen o We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

Working within a team of 18 in the Interventions team, in a challenging environment. The team offers support with substance misuse, family liaison, behaviour change work (working with drug dealers) and SMART Recovery.

Based in a young offenders prison, working with young men to address the above issues.

As well as receiving NHS benefits such as eye test vouchers, discounts, training opportunities, funding for school holiday childcare etc, you will also be able to access the prison gym and staff canteen.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • NVQ 3/4 Health and Social Care or equivalent experience
  • Management training
Experience Essential
  • Providing structured interventions through group work
  • Providing mutual aid meetings
  • Prison environment experience
  • Providing line management supervision
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to implement recovery focussed treatment plans
  • Ability to work effectively with groups using planned approach

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