Recovery Worker

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
11 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Substance misuse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The disconnect between services for people with co-occurring conditions of mental ill-health and substance use has long been recognised as a barrier to the effective treatment of patients in the community. Significant funding has now been allocated to make this a thing of the past

If you are energised by our vision of an innovative NHS focused on tackling social exclusion and feel that you have the qualities to join our community based team then come and discuss with us how our needs might match your aspirations

Main duties of the job

By working with our partners in Community Mental Health services and Primary Care Networks, we aim to deliver truly person-centred care to those experiencing co-occurring conditions

Now is your chance to be part of this brand-new service in Hampshire. You will add to your skillset in the process, and work with a wide range of professionals in a variety of settings to deliver effective and long-lasting solutions to patients

Various locations available across Hampshire including Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Eastleigh, New Forest, Winchester, Andover and Basingstoke.

Inclusion is part of an NHS Trust offers excellent career and development opportunities and the potential to really make a difference to our service users and the wider communities in which we serve.

Inclusion aims to combine public service values, which drive the most progressive elements within the NHS, with the commitment to tackling social exclusion shown by the best of the voluntary sector. We facilitate a Multitude of Specialist Services across the Country.

Inclusion, as part of the NHS offers staff first rate supervision, training and personal development programmes and an excellent competitive pay rates, pension scheme and occupational health services.

About us

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.

We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.

We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.

Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be working with Inclusion Recovery Hampshire in partnership with Adult Mental Health services and Primary care.

You will be working with the service users and multi-agency team members to support the delivery of Recovery focussed outcomes by promoting and creating opportunities in visible recovery, harm reduction and brief interventions.

This role will require previous experience of working with service users who are experiencing issues with mental health and/or substance misuse in a community setting

For Further details please read the attached Job Description

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING Essential
  • Relevant University Degree NVQ 3 Health & Social Care (or commitment to work towards) And/Or Relevant experience in comparable setting.
  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field oCBT oMotivational Interviewing oBrief solution focussed therapy oMapping techniques oAuricular acupuncture trained
  • Experience of integrated working practices
  • 12 months minimum of working with substance user's
  • Experience of criminal justice field / prison setting
  • Experience of working with offenders
  • Experience of group facilitation
  • Experience of working with dual diagnosis/mental health
  • A thorough knowledge of substances and their effects
  • A knowledge of blood borne viruses and sexual health
  • An understanding of harm reduction approaches in relation to substance misuse
  • Ability to work with drug/alcohol users in a prison environment
  • Ability to conduct assessments and formulate recovery plans
  • Ability and commitment to facilitate psycho-social group work programmes
  • Ability to manage a DART service user caseload
  • Ability to keep records and statistical data
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals and develop links with agencies internal and external to prison
  • Understanding of equal opportunities
  • Knowledge of criminal justice field

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