Group Recovery Coordinator - HMP Northumberland

£19,000 - £23,250
25 October 2020 12 Noon

Humankind are an established provider of substance misuse, health, young people and families, employment training and education and housing services. We are proud to be a national charity based in the North East, promoting fair chances for all.

An opportunity has arisen for a Recovery Coordinator (Group Worker) to support Humankind’s service delivery within Reconnected to Health in HMP Northumberland. The service will be led by Spectrum Community Health CIC delivered in partnership with Humankind and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.  Reconnected to Health launched on 1st April 2020, provide quality care, promote opportunities, and support the best possible outcomes for individuals, their families and communities across North East prisons. The successful post holder will match our ambition and commitment to provide the highest standards of service quality and performance within this partnership.

Main duties of the role will include:

  • Manage an agreed service user caseload, reviewing on-going care and treatment and liaising closely with the full range of partners within the multi-agency Reconnected to Health team, as well as family members and significant others when appropriate. Work in partnership to carry out assessments, key working and interventions to enable individual service user progression from engagement, through structured treatment to sustained recovery.
  • To co-ordinate and deliver group work sessions and programmes including development of resources ensuring local needs are met, sessions are appropriately accessible for service users, provision is evidenced based and sessions support progression.
  • To promote group based interventions to the wider team and service users, working closely with other recovery co-ordinators, Reconnected to Health partners and establishment colleagues enabling effective and safe delivery of sessions.
  • To work closely and collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team across the Reconnected to Health partnership and externally, providing advice and information to managers and other colleagues, through attendance at reviews, team meetings and via telephone conversations and MIS information.
  • Support service users to positively transition within the prison system through, were possible, planned preparation for release or transfer that promotes and protects recovery capital. This will include effective partnership working with a range of peer-led and mutual aid groups/services.

Applicants must have NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care or above or equivalent with an understanding of and commitment to integrated recovery focused drug and alcohol services. Knowledge of the substance misuse, models of recovery and issues relating to recovery planning. Understanding of best practice frameworks NICE, DOH, NTA, NMC, Care Quality Commission frameworks & Caldicott Standards.

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 25th October 2020.

Application packs are also available via email at or by contacting our recruitment line on 01325 731160 quoting reference 20/NEP/14.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

What we offer you?

We offer benefits including

  • Up to 32 days Annual Leave per year (pro rata)
  • Optional Annual Leave purchase scheme
  • Competitive company pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.
  • Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye tests & discounts for VDU users
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional Learning & Development Opportunities