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Prison Link Worker

West London

Job description

A Prison Link Worker is required to work on an initial 3 month contract, with scope to extend, for a service based in West London.


As a member of a flexible, multidisciplinary team working in a hybrid model as a prison link worker for the Dependency and Recovery Services, you will be part of a cluster of delivery sites covering primarily custodial settings across London, with some work required in mandated community locations.

Prison link workers will serve as our primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to the prison, including calls, appointment reminders, meet-and-greets, enhanced support for releases with a history of non-engagement, and accompanying People on Probation (POP) to appointments. They will also support engagement and target boroughs with low continuity of care. It will be necessary for you to control the dangers that come with moving into the community, such as treatment dropout, overdose, and mitigations like naloxone.

To increase continuity of care, you will need to comprehend the obstacles and possibilities (pre-release contact, release plan reviews, disengagement strategies, alternate points of contact for the SU upon release (e.g., family/friends), meet and greet services).

Your services will improve treatment access and satisfy the requirements of individuals whose substance use disorders frequently co-occur with other mental illnesses and other complicated needs by offering extra support and assistance.

Experience Required:

  • Understanding the requirements of clients upon their release
  • Having a deep awareness of the needs of those in custody and receiving criminal justice services, and understanding addiction treatment methods
  • Proven track record of overseeing heavy caseloads, doing thorough risk assessments, creating SMART action plans, and maintaining efficient case files
  • Experience working with treatment and/or healthcare services
  • Ability to set and uphold professional boundaries
  • Experience delivering both 1:1 and group-work interventions using motivational techniques and trauma informed approaches
  • Capability to collaborate successfully with key partners in order to successfully deliver outcomes.
  • Exhibit the capacity to manage workload, prioritising tasks and using time wisely in order to achieve goals.
  • Commitment to and understanding of GDPR requirements, including client confidentiality.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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