Recovery Programmes Trainee HMP

Type: Trainee
Region: Wales

Recovery Programmes Trainee HMP Cardiff

Job Type Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months FTC)

Location: Cardiff

Salary: from 19,838 per annum.

We are The Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky), the social enterprise with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move

forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change.

Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

What you will be doing?

  • You will be working within an integrated healthcare framework to provide support to prisoners aged 18 and over.
  • Services are designed to deliver psychosocial drug and alcohol interventions and accredited treatment programmes for offenders coming into prison that are identified as having an alcohol or
  • drug problem.
  • Services will deliver client centred treatment using both harm reduction and abstinence based treatment approaches depending on the requirements of the individual client. You will be required
  • to manage a caseload, provide appropriate harm reduction advice and guidance, assess, care plan; deliver structured 1:1 and group-work sessions including structured treatment programmes
  • if relevant to the unit you are working in. Through care and integration with other services such as Transitional, Housing, Employment, Gym, Healthcare, Probation and external Drugs Intervention Teams are an essential element of the work to prepare for release.
  • You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Forward and the local commissioners.
  • One of the key targets will be measuring outcomes, so co-operative working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role.
  • Flexibility will be required in this role, this may include to other projects in your cluster to deliver services, enabling continuity of care for the client group.

What we are looking for?

  • You already have some basics skills to help with the delivery of structured group work, as well as the case management of clients on your caseload and to ensure that good links are established and maintained with clinical teams.
  • This is a developmental role so your focus is to learn all aspects of a Recovery Programmes Practitioner role, with support and mentoring from your manager and wider team.
  • Your day-to-day tasks will initially focus on shadowing, supporting the team. You can see yourself, and are continually working towards, progressing to a Recovery Programmes Practitioner role with the right support and training.

What we offer

Alongside Simply Health coverage, and a contributory pension scheme to assist employees with their general health and well-being. We offer:

  • Training opportunities and career development
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Crisis Loan Scheme
  • 3 x wellbeing days (pro rata’d for part-time employees)
  • 90 External Therapy Allowance
  • 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years service and up to 9% thereafter
  • Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
  • Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)

To Apply

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