Drug and Alcohol Worker

Employment Type:
Full Time
Job Ref:

We're looking for a Drug and Alcohol Worker to join our friendly team at HMP Exeter.
Drug and Alcohol Worker
Reference number: 20.20
Location: HMP Exeter
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week (to include some weekend working)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £18,685 to £23,230 per annum depending on experience
As a Drug and Alcohol Worker, you'll be responsible for working with and motivating adult male prisoners to engage in recovery from substance misuse. This will involve you delivering a range of interventions, including key-working, strengths based assessment, recovery planning, structured group and 1:1 work and drug testing.
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Drug and Alcohol Workers deliver an integrated service through the provision of assessment, recovery planning and appropriate referral, and psychosocial interventions. This includes liaising effectively with partnership agencies in order to ensure continuity of care, key working and access to appropriate services.
What we're looking for
Ideally, you'll have experience working in a similar role, including undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings. You'll have a good understanding of group working and group dynamics, and will be able to demonstrate competent group work facilitation skills.Some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues would be helpful and you'll be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see.
You'll be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and will be confident managing your own priorities in order to carry a diverse workload with competing demands. Additionally, a qualification in a relevant area such as Nursing, Health and Social Care, Community Development or Psychology, whilst not essential, would be an advantage.
Just as importantly, you'll have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive, recovery focused attitude.
About EDP
EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity providing services across Devon and Dorset, in the community and within prisons. We offer a number of dynamic and innovative initiatives which work alongside people to improve their wellbeing, social connections and employability. We're passionate about supporting individuals who face complex issues, including substance misuse, mental ill health, and other harmful, addictive and offending behaviour, to improve their lives. The fundamental belief underpinning our work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable changes.
EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.
Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 30th March 2020 .
Interviews will be held w/c 6th April 2020 .
Please ensure that you quote reference number 20.20 on your application.
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and application form.
EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting - details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.
No agencies please.

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