Job descriptionDo you see the news about people who have committed offences and think “send them to prison” if the answer is yes then this definitely is not the job for you! However, if you think “I wonder what happened to that person to cause this behavior” or “what could help this person not to commit further offences” then this could be the job you are looking for. We are looking for a Support, Time, Recovery (STR) Worker to join our expanding Health and Justice team based in Worcestershire, who would like to be part of a team who is passionate about supporting people to address their needs and divert them away from criminal behaviour. Whilst helping other agencies understand how or why these individuals have found themselves making the decisions that they have. If you are thinking that you don’t have the experience with this cohort or that you are not sure if it’s for you, please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat, you may be just what we are looking for. You will be responsible for working in the Health and Justice Service, within Outreach and Reconnect, dependent on skill and service need. This service is not a treatment service, but an identification, assessment and short-term support service. You will be responsible for providing short term support to vulnerable individuals upon leaving Custody, Prisons or Court, where further support is required. You will be responsible for working closely with the individual to prioritise need and plan actions to address identified need. This may include supporting an individual to make a referral to a specific service and support the individual to attend the initial appointment with that service. There will be Health and Justice Practitioners within Prisons, Custody Suites and Court settings to identify and assess vulnerable individuals. It uses assessments to make appropriate referrals for treatment and support and ensures criminal justice practitioners are notified of specific health requirements and vulnerabilities of an individual which can be taken into account when decisions about charging and sentencing are made. By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by; Supporting your career development and progression Excellent NHS Pension scheme Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave Options for flexible working Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rate s Salary sacrifice bikes up to £2k Free car parking at all trust sites Free flu vaccinations every year Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to £250 (if the criteria is met) And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people. Main duties and responsibilities: You will working with service users referred to the service and the individual’s carers, helping to promote self-determination, choice and autonomy. Effectively establish a therapeutic relationship with service users and relatives / carer. Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy. Assess patient's individual care needs, agree and refer on to appropriate agency. Involve the individual in the planning and prioritisation of their activity where possible. Provide short term intervention to encourage individual to engage with services and attending their initial appointments. Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence. Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient conditions. Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of process. Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level. Assist in ensuring that the aims and objectives of the service (as set by the Team Leader) are fulfilled and to identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved. To attend relevant clinical meetings / forums as requested. To plan and manage own delegated workload on a day to day basis. To support with the planning induction of students and new staff. To remain up to date and compliant with mandatory training requirements.
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