Trainee Health And Wellbeing Recovery Practitioner

Type: Trainee
Region: London

Trainee Health and Wellbeing Recovery Practitioner

Location: HMP Downview

Salary: 21,749 per annum

The Forward Trust are a UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders. We deliver treatment and recovery support in prisons and in the community which helps people move away from addiction and crime. These services provide a variety of support, including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment. At The Forward Trust we believe that all people who are addicted to or misusing substances should have access to support, which is effective in protecting their health, and motivating them to take steps towards their own recovery. Over 20 years of pursuing this mission, we have been successful in moving thousands of drug dependent offenders away from a lifestyle revolving around crime, and drug or alcohol dependence.

We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with Lived Experience we encourage applications from all background including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness. If you would like to give back and develop your skills our trainee programme could be just what you are looking for.

We ask you to commit to a recognised qualification whilst completing your one-year traineeship, and in return we will provide you with a comprehensive support package.

What you will be doing

As part of the traineeship, you will be shadowing a member of the team and will be given guidance and support working through the various aspects of the role in the business unit you have been assigned to. The team member you will be shadowing will help ensure you are receiving the training and development needed to become competent in the role. You will receive regular reviews to ensure that you stay on track to successfully complete the traineeship and undertake the compulsory therapy as part of the traineeship. Part of your time on the traineeship will be spent working, gaining the practical experience and part studying towards achieving the qualification that has been assigned (subject to criteria).

This role entails weekend working as part of your contract as we are a 7-day service.

What we are looking for

  • An ability to set and maintain professional boundaries
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • An understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults in recovery with experience of previous offending.
  • Able to manage own workload effectively to deadlines and targets
  • Understanding of, and commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and client confidentiality

What we offer

  • Training opportunities and career development
  • Flexible working
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Crisis Loan Scheme
  • Simply Health – Health Cashback Scheme
  • 3 x Wellbeing Days (Pro Rata’d for Part Time Employees)
  • Access to Blue Light Card
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 Days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (rising to 30 days with length of service)
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme. Employer matched contributions of up 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

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for the Forward Trust, please click apply to be redirected to their website to complete your application.

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