Drug and Alcohol Practitioner

£24,000 - £28,647 yearly
  • The Forward Trust
  • HMP Chelmsford, Springfield Road, Springfield, Chelmsford, UK
  • 14 Mar, 2024
Full time Healthcare & Medical Nonprofit-Social Services Public Sector and Government

Job Description

HMP Chelmsford is a busy local remand prison. The successful candidate will deliver client centred treatment using both harm reduction and abstinence based treatment approaches depending on the requirements of the individual client. Working within an integrated healthcare framework to provide support to prisoners with problematic substance misuse. Day to day you will be responsible for managing a caseload, providing appropriate harm reduction advice and guidance, assessments, and care plans; you will deliver structured 1:1 and group-work sessions on both Substance Misuse and Low Level Mental Health topics and provide transitional support from prison to the community to prepare service users for release. 

Some of the key duties are:

  1. Carry out assessments risk/initial/comprehensive assessments to inform substance misuse treatment journeys.
  2. Carry out substance misuse and wellbeing interventions relevant to individual client needs, including 1:1 sessions and group work/programme facilitation.
  3. Develop and contribute to safe transition of Service users from custody into the community by conducting comprehensive release planning work 
  4. Collaborate with colleagues across Forward Services with HMP Chelmsford and Essex area to ensure we contribute to the Continuity of Care Best practice framework 

What we are looking for 

  • Experience or intrest in both Substance Misuse, Additction and Offending behaviour 
  • Highly passionate and resiliant candiates who are dedicated to changing lives
  • Must have a willingness to be flexible with last minute changes which reflect the remand prison population 
  • good attention to detail, with ability to make excellent case notes 

How to apply

Please go to our website at https://www.forwardtrust.org.uk/support-us/work-for-us/

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