Every UK prison has a team of prison recovery workers whose job it is to help people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. It’s a unique and rewarding job but what sort of person becomes a prison recovery worker and what do they do?
Prison recovery workers come from a wide range of backgrounds but they all have one thing in common, something that you just can’t teach. They are all able to hold their own in challenging situations and all care about the people they work with.
They can play a significant part in getting addicted prisoners into treatment and often help them take the first step on their journey to recovery from addiction. Prison recovery workers work in close contact with prisoners to precisely assess their individual needs and to prepare and facilitate a comprehensive treatment plan which they work through whilst in prison. This plan goes on to play an important part in ensuring continuity of care when they are released from prison and return to the community.
Prison recovery workers deliver targeted drug and alcohol programmes that are integral to the successful rehabilitation of prisoners. They ensure that ex-offenders have the opportunity to rebuild their lives and reintegrate into the community.
You’ll help them go on to reconnect with their families and communities and give them the foundations on which they can rebuild their lives.
You’ll work closely with key prison departments to provide a full assessment for your clients, identify their treatment readiness and provide a wide range of psychosocial and clinical treatment interventions. You’ll have wide variety in your role and will almost certainly find yourself working in partnership with prison departments such as Healthcare, Education, Resettlement and Reducing Reoffending.
Recovery Recruitment has a number of prison recovery worker vacancies. If you’re interested we’d love to hear from you, if you don’t have direct experience of prison work don’t worry we can talk you through the role in more detail and you can get a feel for whether it’s right for you. Our client companies provide comprehensive training and place particular value on relevant lived experience.
If you’re an employer and you’d like Recovery Recruitment to help you fill a prison worker vacancy contact us here . Alternatively call 0203 784 4471 for a chat about how we can deliver candidates who match your organisational needs within a criminal justice context.