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Temporary Recovery Support Worker/Minibus Driver – based in Braintree, Essex

(Fixed Term Contract to 31/12/17)
Full time
Circa £19k pa (pro rata)
35 hours per week


The Action on Addiction Community Recovery programme in Essex is designed to help people with drug and alcohol problems receive abstinence-based treatment while residing in the community.  It follows the SHARP Programme (Self-Help Addiction Recovery Programme).

The Role
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and flexible individual to drive the minibus garaged at Braintree to collect and return clients attending the SHARP programme, whilst at the same time provide recovery support and welfare advice as part of Action on Addiction’s mutual-aid philosophy. This role will also be responsible for supporting and developing a team of volunteer minibus drivers.

Because of the nature of the role in collecting and returning clients attending the programme, the likely working pattern will be 07.30 am to 10.30 am, and then 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

About you
We are looking for someone who can offer dedicated welfare advice (preferably on debt and housing issues across the service), with experience of developing and supporting a team, and adhering to health and safety legislation, policies and procedures.
A full and clean driving licence, together with a minimum of 2 years’ driving experience, is required.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying, then please submit a CV along with a covering letter/email explaining why you are interested in the role to 
If you would like to see a job description, please follow this link.
The role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.
The closing date for CVs and covering letters will be 4pm on Monday 20 March 2017.  The selection process is likely to take place on Thursday 30 March 2017.
Action on Addiction is an Investor in People and an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Sessional/Bank Counsellors
Community Recovery, Liverpool

Our Community Recovery centre in Liverpool is a therapeutic peaceful haven for addiction recovery based in a beautiful Georgian town house in Liverpool city centre. There our clients can learn to live a full and satisfying life without drugs and alcohol with guidance from our professional team. We offer a structured day treatment programme for both men and women.

We are looking for counsellors to join our team on a casual basis to provide cover for holiday/sickness. You won't have any fixed hours of work but we will be able to offer you sessional work.

Your main role will be:
- to deliver group therapy workshops to our clients.
- carry out assessments of new clients to make sure our treatment programme will be appropriate for them.
- maintain accurate records on our database and paper based files.
- take part in the daily and weekly team meetings to discuss issues in the community of clients.
- work on our family programme.

You will have a counselling qualification at degree level, ideally in addictions counselling. You will also have a strong background of practitioner experience of working with people affected by substance misuse and their families, and a proven track record of successful treatment outcomes. The ability to work with groups is essential and experience of interpersonal group therapy would be an advantage.

You will have the ability to communicate effectively and build positive relationships with clients, other members of the team and external professionals. You will be resilient, have good self-awareness and self-care. You must have good IT and written skills, including the use of Microsoft Office and database experience.

The post can either be on a self-employed basis and you can supply invoices or you can join our bank team on a zero hours contract.

How to apply:
Email to submit your CV along with a covering letter.
Closing date for applications:
26 March 2017 at 5pm

If you would like to simply have a chat about the role, you may call us on 0151 703 0679 and ask to speak to Karen or June.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Action on Addiction in an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Bank Healthcare Assistants
Clouds House, Wiltshire

Clouds House is a renowned 38-bed residential addictions treatment centre in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside near Shaftesbury. For over 30 years Clouds House - at the heart of the charity Action on Addiction - has brought help, hope and freedom to thousands of people affected by addiction.
Our friendly, multi-disciplinary team delivers abstinence-based treatment programmes - which includes a medically-assisted withdrawal - to people from all walks of life from street drinkers to white-collar professionals.
We are looking for healthcare assistants interested in bank work. As a healthcare assistant, you will join our busy treatment team, working alongside our counsellors and nurses. Your main duties will include:
- Providing guidance to clients about activities and guidance
- Facilitate internal and external meeting groups
- Check blood pressure
- Observe clients to ensure they are taking their medication
- Witness the dispensing of controlled drugs
- Liaise with the kitchen about clients' requirements for food
- Urine testing/drug screening and alcohol testing
- Assist in the provision of basic nursing care whenever required at the direction of the registered nurse
You will need to have a mixture of availability including nights during the week. There is an enhanced rate of pay for nights and weekends. You will ideally have experience working with people suffering from substance misuse or with mental health issues.
If you are interested in joining our bank team, please email your CV and covering letter to

Registered Nurses
Clouds Houses, Wiltshire

Clouds House is set in a naturally therapeutic environment in a quiet part of Wiltshire parkland. We have been helping people with addiction problems for over 30 years. Our clients are offered a well-structured residential treatment programme based on the 12-step abstinence based philosophy. Clients usually stay for 6 weeks during which time they go through a medicated detox and regular group therapy.
We are looking for registered nurses with post registration experience. Knowledge of addictions isn't essential but an interest in substance misuse is.
As a nurse, you will join our busy treatment team, working alongside counsellors and healthcare assistants. Your main duties will include:
- Admitting clients into treatment
- Administering medication
- Managing detoxification and observation of unwell clients
- Keeping accurate and timely client records
- Dealing with cases of self-harm and reporting risks
- Attending daily meetings and handing over information to other team members
We are open to part-time and full-time (35 hours per week) with a flexible rota. The salary will be reflective of skills and experience rising to the top end of NHS Band 5.
We have free parking, a subsidised canteen and a 7.5% non-contributory pension scheme.
We are interested in recruiting nurses from different kinds of backgrounds as we believe it is important to reflect in our workforce the diversity of our clients.
We are also interested in hearing from bank nurses.
We'd love you to come and have a look around because we are proud of what we do, and we think you will be too. If you would like to do this, or just have a chat with someone at this stage, please call 01747 823013 or to apply for the position, please email your CV and covering letter to


If you are interested in working for us then please email an up to date CV to and we will keep your details on file for 12 months.

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