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Wellbeing Recovery Worker - HMP Thameside

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).

About us

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to buy or sell additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

As part of the fight against COVID-19 here are some of the measures we have in place to keep our team members and the people we support safe:

  • Enhanced Infection/Prevention Control Measures, including the use of PPE, social distancing and regular testing
  • Following all government guidance applicable to our services as a minimum and ensuring our teams are trained effectively
  • Strongly encouraging colleagues to receive a vaccination to keep themselves and those around them safe, enabling access through time off & covering transport costs
  • Regular updates, FAQs, myth busting from Turning Point’s clinical team as well as wellbeing seminars which provide support on a variety of topics

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

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