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Support Worker - Ne Prisons - HMP Durham - CGL2829

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£17,078 - £18,651 per annum
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 9 December 2018 - 11:30am
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Change Grow Live North East Prisons Drug and Alcohol Recovery team provides a range of evidence based interventions for those experiencing difficulties with drugs and/or alcohol that enables and empowers individuals to change, grow and live whilst promoting a focus on recovery and independence. This includes harm minimisation, case management, psychosocial interventions, alternative therapies, diversionary activities, peer support and release planning. The DART service works in partnership with commissioners, Prison Health partners and Prison establishments to achieve the best possible outcomes for the men and women in our care.

Due to successful recruitment drive which created development opportunities internally we are recruiting for a Recovery Support Worker in HMP Durham. This role will be a permanent contract.

On the 1st April 2018, a new service was implemented across the North East prisons which has created opportunities for new and exciting roles. The services will provide a wide range of initiatives to ensure the best possible outcomes for individuals and their families, pre and post release from prison.

The post-holders will be required to work from the allocated establishment within the North East Prison Cluster, whilst also working flexibly across operational sites as required and work flexibly within an agreed number of hours to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision.

Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service user’s benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

Please note, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Interview Date: W/C 17th December 2018


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