At Eastwood Park Prison, we are looking to employ a recovery co-ordinator.
Our substance misuse team is an integral department within Inspire Better Health. The consortium comprises of AWP, Bristol Community Health, and Hanham Health.
If you are a friendly, compassionate and empathetic individual, who would like to work with vulnerable and chaotic individuals in a recovery focused model, then you may well be extremely suited to one of our Recovery Support Worker/Assessor positions. The role involves assessment of women as they arrive from custody and court, using your skill and expertise to decide where they would be placed within our treatment service. The post may involve a small case load, and group work according to demands. The role also maintains some supervisory accountability.
The treatment of drug and alcohol is both a fascinating and rewarding health priority; and as our vacancies are Band 3 positions they pose a fantastic entry level opportunity for those interested in substance misuse as a career. With opportunities for specialised training such as the RCGP level 1 in substance misuse.
The successful applicants will be situated on our busy detox unit. Working along-side an experienced team of professionals such as doctors, nurses, and substance misuse workers; you will provide immediate harm minimisation advice during the assessment process; raise awareness to complex care need as and when you find it; as well as ensure that client entering into detoxification are supported with comprehensive care planning. The post holder will have a previous experience or knowledge of various substance misuse theory and practice; and a good understanding of psychosocial techniques in the care delivery of drug and alcohol users.
The prison houses up to 442 women. In addition to the specialist unit for substance misuse, the prison offers a Drug Recovery Community, mother and baby unit; mental health service; health care clinic; and specialist therapies unit. The role offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about a variety of substance misuse treatment models, as the post holder with be involved in liaison with a wide range of external and internal agencies.
Employees at the prison enjoy access to a recently refurbished top level gym, café, multi-faith and chapel facilities, as well as free car parking. Eastwood Park is a vibrant community with regular open-days, workshops, and staff meetings for all professionals.
Staff are offered a wide range of in-house prison and health training opportunities as well as access to a variety of academic course affiliated with the University West England via the AWP learning and development department, some of which lead to professional qualifications in Nursing and other allied health care roles. Not to mention the longer term pension and leave benefits of working in the NHS.
Despite its country location, and tranquil atmosphere, Eastwood Park is in close proximity to the cities of Bath, Bristol, and Gloucester. Also nearby are historic castles such as Berkley and Thornbury; whilst nesting in the beautiful local countryside are natural attractions such as Slimbridge, the Severn; and a splendid arboretum at Tortworth. For those seeking shopping and amusements, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway offers cinema, bowling, and a variety of eateries.
In addition to the amenities and local attractions we hope that you will want to contribute to our diverse substance misuse team. We celebrate creativity and innovation and seek to employ exciting new candidates that will join with us to offer the best possible healthcare in a collaboration with our prison colleagues at Eastwood Park.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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