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Wellbeing Recovery Worker - HMP Thameside

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Turning Point, we support people across England with substance misuse issues. As a Wellbeing Recovery Worker, you'll make a real difference to their lives as you develop the personal, flexible and realistic support packages they need to help turn things around.

The role is based at HMP Thameside, a Category B prison in South London. At HMP Thameside, we provide an integrated model of psycho-social and clinical support, which is evidence based and focused on meeting complex individual needs.

Role Responsibility

Join us as one of our Wellbeing Recovery Workers and you'll assist with the delivery of a high-quality, person-centred service. You'll work with service users to develop support packages that are realistic and flexible, and take a collaborative approach with our partners Oxleas and Catch 22, as well as working alongside community DIP teams. Duties will include, providing advice, information and sign-posting to service users as well as facilitating groups, educating on harm reduction and undertaking 1-2-1 recovery planning. You will also be responsible for risk assessments and ensuring that appropriate and punctual reports are produced and accurate records are maintained.

The Ideal Candidate

Strong oral and written communication skills are important. You'll have a background in managing a caseload of service users with complex needs and a track record of managing incidents of violent and verbal aggression. The role's core hours are Monday to Friday, however there will also be some weekend work on a rotational basis. As the role is based within HMP Thameside, you will need to gain full clearance for working in prison (including both DBS and MOJ clearance checks).

Running health facilities and services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care - and our people.

So, if you're ambitious and focused on substance misuse, progress as a Well Being Worker for a career with real value.

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays 
  • Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
  • Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

Turning Point

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