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Criminal Justice Recovery Navigator

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 by CHM Recruit

Exeter, Devon United Kingdom
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
£18.5k - £23k Annual

Our client has a positive history of working with people that have drug and alcohol issues and complex lives. Because they focus on what's strong not what's wrong their work is highly valued by service users. Increasingly they work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Simply put, they help people to live fulfilling lives.

The charity can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. Their staff make a real difference to people's lives and in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, they offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, child care vouchers, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

Criminal Justice Recovery Navigator
Ref: 02.19
Base: Exeter
Hours: Full time, 35 per week
Salary: £18,500 to £23,000 per annum depending on experience
Contract: Permanent

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Criminal Justice Recovery Navigators provide support to individuals involved in the criminal justice system and those that are at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system and possible prosecution. The post holder will improve access to appropriate services for clients with substance misuse issues via HM prisons, Police Custody Suites, HM Courts, assertive outreach and local community.

Criminal Justice Recovery Navigators ensure seamless transfers between prison and the community, working closely with street homeless outreach teams and the Police/Community Safety Teams to provide an integrated service through the provision of comprehensive and ongoing assessment, recovery planning, risk management, appropriate referral/linkage and psychosocial interventions. A key component of this role is the development of effective joint working patterns with agencies such as NPS and CRC in order to ensure continuity of care, key working, access to appropriate services and a holistic treatment package.

Day to day duties will involve delivering a range of interventions, including assessments for DRR/ATR, key-working, strengths based assessment, recovery planning, risk management, structured group and 1:1 work. A significant proportion of the case load will be managed in partnership with a prescribing nurse or GP who you'll collaborate with closely in order to provide the safest person-centred treatment experience.

As a Criminal Justice Recovery Navigator, you'll be responsible for working with and motivating service users to engage in the recovery programmes we offer in Devon, as well as become involved in the communities they live in so that they connect with others and feel purposeful in everyday living.

What the charity is looking for

Ideally, you will already have experience of working in a similar field, including undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings. You'll have a good understanding of group working, group dynamics, and will be able to demonstrate competent group work facilitation skills. You'll be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see. Some knowledge and understanding of criminal justice and mental health issues would be helpful.

In addition, you'll be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and will be confident in managing your own priorities and dealing with competing demands. You'll have at least five GCSE's (or equivalent) and will either hold, or be willing to undertake, a Vocational Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care. A further qualification in a relevant area such as Nursing, Health and Social Care, Community Development or Psychology, whilst not essential, would be an advantage.

Just as importantly, you'll have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude. You'll be keen to develop professionally through our client's training programmes and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for the role.

Closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 31st January 2019

Please ensure that you quote reference number 02.19 on your application

To Apply and for More Information:

Please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer's website.

Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting - details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

No agencies please.

Reference: 634859264