London

£20k - 23.5k per year + benefits

Permanent

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Job Description

Job title: Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

Salary: £23,500 per annum

Location: London, HMP Brixton and HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Benefits: Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme

Business overview

The Forward Trust is the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or 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 currently have a number of exciting opportunities for Health and Wellbeing Practitioners to join our teams at HMP Brixton and HMP Wormwood Scrubs.

Job description for Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

As the Health and Wellbeing Practitioner you will provide group session interventions for clients with health and substance related issues.

You will utilise your specialist facilitation group work skills, knowledge and experience, taking a rounded approach and working closely with the team leader to help our clients better manage their physical and/or mental health and wellbeing through the services we provide.

This role is vital in improving the links between the Health and Wellbeing service and the service users within the prison. You will contribute to the delivery of various Health and Wellbeing groups and programmes for clients.

Requirements for the Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

* Must have Level 3 in Counselling
* Must have a thorough understanding of CBT
* Must be suitably qualified to deliver a therapeutic intervention
* Knowledge of the criminal justice sector
* You will be results and outcome-orientated

We are committed to equality of opportunity. We select candidates based their abilities and skills and nothing else. We are dedicated to enhancing the diverse profile of our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work.

We will consider applications from candidates with a Nursing and/or Criminal Justice background and applications from candidates who are themselves in recovery will be welcomed.

Closing date: Sunday 20 th January 2019

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