Transitional Worker

£21,012 - 28,152 per year + £2,575 Regional Allowance
07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Hiring People
Full Time
Contract Type

Transitional Worker 

Our clients are one of the UK’s leading providers of drug treatment services. They deliver drug and alcohol services – in prisons and in the community – which help people move away from addiction and crime. These services provide a variety of support, including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment.

Our clients currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Substance Misuse Professional to join their Surrey service to support their clients with their pre-release plan and with settling back in the local community upon their release. The role will involve travelling to different prisons in the Surrey area.

Role Overview:

The Transitional Support Worker will assess the clients, track them throughout their sentence, ensuring that there are comprehensive release plans in place, and meets them upon release to “hand-hold” them through the first 24 hours following release, assertively linking them into treatment and support resources. A holistic release plan will be drawn up with the offender (in conjunction with prison based teams) in order that all necessary referrals can be made prior to release, and care pathways established for each individual client. All necessary appointments are pre-booked.  

To take up this fantastic opportunity you will possess a thorough knowledge of the needs of clients within custody and who are engaged in Criminal Justice services, together with knowledge of addiction approaches and an understanding needs of our client group upon release

You will have strong administration skills, and understanding of Recovery pathways including the 12-step treatment and a commitment to the work of our client.

Our client offers an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. They also support their employees to achieve both professional and personal development.

Our clients are committed to equality of opportunity for employees and eligible applicants. They’ll judge you on your abilities and skills and nothing else. They are committed to enhancing the diverse profile of our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work.

Please apply using the link provided -  our clients are unable to accept CV’s, please apply online by following the link.

Please ensure your supporting statement lists clear examples which demonstrate your competencies in relation to the person specification and being the right candidate for the role. Please ensure you provide specific examples from previous work experience on how you meet each criterion. (Please use additional sheets if necessary).