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The Forward Trust Recovery Programmes Trainee - HMP Cardiff (12 Months FTC) in Cardiff, United Kingdom

We are The Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky), the social enterprise with charitable

status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move

forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive

and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change.

Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive

lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

You will be working within an integrated healthcare framework to provide support to prisoners aged

18 and over.

Services are designed to deliver psychosocial drug and alcohol interventions and accredited

treatment programmes for offenders coming into prison that are identified as having an alcohol or

drug problem.

Services will deliver client centred treatment using both harm reduction and abstinence based

treatment approaches depending on the requirements of the individual client. You will be required

to manage a caseload, provide appropriate harm reduction advice and guidance, assess, care

plan; deliver structured 1:1 and group-work sessions including structured treatment programmes

if relevant to the unit you are working in. Through care and integration with other services such as

Transitional, Housing, Employment, Gym, Healthcare, Probation and external Drugs Intervention

Teams are an essential element of the work to prepare for release.

You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Forward and the local commissioners.

One of the key targets will be measuring outcomes, so co-operative working relationships with

other partner agencies is vital to this role.

Flexibility will be required in this role, this may include to other projects in your cluster to deliver

services, enabling continuity of care for the client group.

You already have some basics skills to help with the delivery of structured group work, as well as

the case management of clients on your caseload and to ensure that good links are established

and maintained with clinical teams.

This is a developmental role so your focus is to learn all aspects of a Recovery Programmes

Practitioner role, with support and mentoring from your manager and wider team.

Your day-to-day tasks will initially focus on shadowing, supporting the team. You can see yourself,

and are continually working towards, progressing to a Recovery Programmes Practitioner role with

the right support and training.

It is essential that you can speak Welsh, due to the requirements of the contract.

Alongside Simply Health coverage, and a contributory pension scheme to assist employees with their general health and well-being. We offer:

  • Training opportunities and career development

  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme

  • Simply Health Cashback Scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Electric Car Scheme

  • Crisis Loan Scheme

  • 3 x wellbeing days (pro rata'd for part-time employees)

  • £90 External Therapy Allowance

  • 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays

  • Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter

  • Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)

  • Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)

JD - Trainee Recovery Programmes Practitioner - Wales

Job ID: 2023-2362

External Company URL: https://www.forwardtrust.org.uk/

Address Line 1: Knox Road

Post End Date: 20/10/2023