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Recovery Worker (Prison Throughcare)

Full Time

We Are With You

Recovery Worker (Prison Throughcare) Liverpool

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If you have a compassionate nature and a genuine desire to help others, you could be just what we’re looking for.

As a Recovery Worker you will be providing support and advice to people who are experiencing difficulties due to substance misuse.  You will have your own caseload, working as part of our team and alongside other social care services to identify how we can help.  You will develop plans with your clients to help them get their lives back to where they want them to be.  

We are determined and always professional in our approach to each and every case and we never judge, we’re just here to help.

There will be assessments to carry out and records you need to keep and update, that’s all part of our professional commitment and service to our clients and commissioners. 

If you think this could be the career for you, take the first step and apply now to join our amazing team.

This Recovery Worker- Prison Throughcare Worker vacancy has become vacant due to We Are With You being awarded funding by the government’s ADDER (Addiction, Diversion, Disruption, Enforcement and Recovery) Accelerator programme in Liverpool.

The programme will offer support to people with their drug use, help divert people away from the criminal justice system and offer harm reduction to communities. We’ll be working for Liverpool City council alongside Merseycare NHS Trust, YMCA Together and Merseyside Police.

The role will be to ensure safe transfer of Service Users treatment from prison to community settings. Working in both community and prison settings alongside HMP Liverpool’s DARS (Drug And Alcohol Recovery Service), HMP Altcourse SOAR (Stay Out and Recover) and HMP Styal’s -Spectrum Community Health Teams.

This is a fixed term role until 31 March 2023.

About this job

You will work as part of a team with the aims of:

  • understanding your clients 
  • keeping them safe
  • creating a plan they can achieve with your support
  • checking in with them and reviewing their progress
  • keeping accurate and timely records of your contact with them
  • working effectively with other social care providers e.g. Housing, to cover all aspects of their successful recovery 
  • continuously learning and reflecting to improve the outcomes for your clients
  • supporting your colleagues across the service to deliver excellent care

Essential Skills

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • have attained ONC/NVQ level 3 or be willing to achieve this within 12 months
  • have some experience of working in a health, social care or related setting
  • have the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with clients and colleagues alike
  • be able to work effectively in a team, supporting others when needed
  • be resilient under pressure and able to prioritise you work 
  • have good oral and written communication skills
  • be comfortable using IT and digital media
  • be organised and able to manage your time effectively
  • able to be flexible with your working hours on occasion
  • be happy to support other With You locations when needed

You will also need to meet our safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Desired Skills

We’ll give your application priority if you:

  • have previous experience of working with people who misuse substances 
  • knowledge of health and safety, including assessing client in high-risk situations 

About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

 

We Are With You.

Essential Requirements

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • have attained ONC/NVQ level 3 or be willing to achieve this within 12 months
  • have some experience of working in a health, social care or related setting
  • have the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with clients and colleagues alike
  • be able to work effectively in a team, supporting others when needed
  • be resilient under pressure and able to prioritise you work 
  • have good oral and written communication skills
  • be comfortable using IT and digital media
  • be organised and able to manage your time effectively
  • able to be flexible with your working hours on occasion
  • be happy to support other With You locations when needed

You will also need to meet our safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

COVID-19 Recovery Worker (Prison Throughcare) Liverpool

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