This role has a starting salary of £27,897 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
We are excited to be hiring a new Support Time Recovery Worker to join our fantastic Prison Social Care Team based in HMP Bronzefield, Ashford.
Rewards and Benefits
- 26 days' holiday rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
- Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
- Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
About the Team
We are a supportive team who pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service to our service users. We are part of the Specialist Services within the Mental Health Directorate/Adult Social Care. Since the implementation of the team in 2015 we have established ourselves within the prisons and are valued by our service users and colleagues who have observed the significance of social care and the difference it can make to someone in prison.
About the Role
The implementation of the Care Act (2014) means Surrey County Council now holds social care responsibilities whilst prisoners reside in Surrey Prisons. This is an exciting and developing area of social care and we are looking to appoint a full time Support Time Recovery Worker to join our team to deliver social care into prisons.
You will be part of a small specialist team delivering social care into prisons. You will need to feel comfortable working within the constraints of the prison environment and will be required to have a successful additional prison security check.
The role includes a reablement element to support those with physical needs and developing independence across a range of needs. You will be linked into an identified prison but there will also be an expectation of working across other prisons at times to maintain cover seven days a week (between 8am to 8pm).
An average day as a Support Time Recovery Worker will be spent visiting service users in the prison and delivering support as per their support plan. You will work directly with service users who have a range of disabilities including mental health, learning disabilities and physical disabilities, attending reviews and assessments with colleagues from the team. You will have regular contact with other professionals.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have a caring nature, be able to work independently and also as a team. We are a busy team and cover 5 prisons in Surrey.
This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to pursue a career in social care.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Vocational Qualifications Level 2/3 or equivalent in relevant field with practical knowledge of service user group needs, or equivalent experience
- Experience of working with the user group
- Ability to deal sensitively and compassionately with distress, disturbance and unpredictability, to be non-judgemental enabling empowerment and well-being
- A good understanding and experience of Mental Health Services as a worker or service user and have gained the practical skills necessary to assist daily living
- Ability to think and act calmly under pressure
- Valid UK drivers licence and an insured vehicle available for work use at all times
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18.02.2024 with interviews planned for 11.03.2024
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.