Team Leader – HMP Brixton (12 Months FTC)

  • Contract
  • Brixton
  • Posted 1 month ago

The Forward Trust

The Forward Trust, are a UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders. We deliver treatment and recovery support – in prisons and in the community – which helps people move away from addiction and crime. These services provide a variety of support, including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment. At The Forward Trust we believe that all people who are addicted to or misusing substances should have access to support which is effective in protecting their health, and motivating them to take steps towards their own recovery. Over 20 years of pursuing this mission, we have been successful in moving thousands of drug dependent offenders away from a lifestyle revolving around crime, and drug or alcohol dependence.

We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with ‘Lived Experience’ we encourage applications from all background including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness.

As a Team Leader you will be responsible for leading a team of Health and Wellbeing Practitioners contributing to the targets set by Forward and the local commissioners, providing supervision, training and guidance to practitioners and supporting the unit, management team. One of the key targets will be measuring outcomes, so co-operative working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role.

  • Support the service manager in developing relations and set team and individual objectives to implement and achieve strategic objectives.

  • Take an active role in the implementation and achievement of team objectives and developing supportive relationships with supervisees and other colleagues in the unit

  • Alert the Service manager to any significant risks or problems arising in the course of managing and monitoring the services.

  • Ensure case management/programme documentation is maintained to the expected audit standards.

  • Support and monitor supervisees to manage their caseload effectively, making sure that clients are prioritised appropriately and seen in a timely manner.

  • Ensure that case management interventions are delivered in accordance with the needs of the service users, audit and are CQC compliant.

  • Experience of working within the substance misuse services within a prison

  • Direct line management and/or providing supervision, appraisals, guidance and constructive feedback to supervisees

  • Experience carrying out comprehensive assessments, designing and implementing SMART care plans.

  • Delivering structured interventions to service users and experience of facilitating therapeutic groups.

  • Previous experience of working in a 12 step primary care programme.

  • Training opportunities and career development

  • Flexible working

  • Season ticket loan scheme

  • Electric Car Scheme

  • Crisis Loan Scheme

  • Simply Health – Health Cashback Scheme

  • 3 x Wellbeing Days (Pro Rata’d for Part Time Employees)

  • Access to Blue Light Card

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • 25 Days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (rising to 30 days with length of service)

  • Excellent contributory pension scheme. Employer matched contributions of up 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)

Team Leader

Job ID: 2023-2563

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Address Line 1: Jebb Ave

Post End Date: 22/09/2023

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