We’re looking for a Deputy Recovery Lead to join our Integrated Substance Misuse team within HMP Exeter and assist in the day to day management of the service. This will include allocating workload to meet local targets, case management, staff supervision/performance management and scheduling psychosocial programme delivery. Alongside the Recovery Leads, you’ll assist with the recruitment and management of staff, inspiring excellent performance that meets agreed service targets and is in line with EDP processes and systems.
In addition to management duties you will also deliver support, information, guidance and structured interventions to a reduced caseload of substance misusers within the prison. You’ll contribute to the delivery of an integrated service through the provision of assessment, recovery planning, appropriate referral and psychosocial interventions.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone with experience working within the substance misuse field or similar health/social care setting. You’ll have good knowledge of current substance misuse policy and practice and will be able to confidently apply this when delivering a range of substance misuse psychosocial interventions. The ideal candidate will have experience working within a recovery oriented service and/or a custodial environment.
You’ll work to build and develop individuals and teams using motivational and performance management so the ideal candidate will have experience of providing practice and managerial supervision, completing and reviewing staff appraisals, and constructing development plans. You’ll also have experience allocating and reviewing staff workload.
Personally you’ll be confident managing, planning and prioritising your own workload to consistently meet targets. An innovative thinker, you’ll work creatively to solve problems and to drive positive change within the service. You’ll communicate effectively to a variety of audiences and will have the ability to build constructive relationships based on warmth and empathy, challenging negative behaviours in a positive and productive manner.