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Senior Administrator – based in Wickford, Essex

Full time
Circa £25k pa, dependent on experience


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.

The Role
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and flexible individual to provide an efficient and effective administration service for the team and its clients.

This is a varied and challenging role, managing the daily operation of both sites (Wickford and Braintree) and ensuring quality client data is collected, compiled and communicated. 

You will have responsibility for line managing the Administrator and volunteer drivers, as well as having responsibility for the volunteer transport service and client travel for both sites.

This role will be required to work flexibly across our sites in Wickford and Braintree, although likely to be primarily based in Wickford.

About you
We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a busy administrative role, used to dealing with a wide range of challenges within tight deadlines. You will ideally have an administrative qualification.  In addition, you will need to be able to demonstrate your credibility with senior management and are able to maintain good working relationships with people at all levels.
 
Excellent IT skills (in Microsoft Office and databases) are essential, as well as good numeracy skills, an awareness of finance processing procedures, and experience of following health & safety legislation, policies and procedures.

Previous line management experience is key, together with an open and non-judgemental attitude to clients and their families and an understanding of the importance of client confidentiality.
 
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 human.resources@actiononaddiction.org.uk 
 
If you would like to see a job description, please download a copy here.
 
The role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.
 
The closing date for CVs and covering letters will be 4pm on Friday, 24 February 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.

 

Counsellor roles in Essex (Braintree and Wickford)

Full time and part time roles available
Circa £25k pa dependent on experience (pro rata for part time roles)


The Role
We are seeking motivated and positive Counsellors to join our newly-formed teams in Braintree and Wickford.

You will deliver SHARP (Self Help Addiction Recovery Programme), including case managing clients, liaising with referring professionals and providing high-intensity counselling in the community.

You will also be planning and facilitating group therapy sessions and psycho-educational workshops using recognised theoretical frameworks; conducting 1:1 counselling; and working as part of a team to solve problems and to find the best way of supporting clients.

About you
It’s taken as read that you will have a counselling qualification at Level 4 or above.  The SHARP model is based on group work so experience of group therapy is perfect, as is experience of motivational interviewing and case management.  However, it’s not essential to have experience of working in a substance misuse setting, and we are interested in hearing from experienced therapists who are interested in moving into working with substance misuse.

Very importantly, you will be a talented therapist, insightful, challenging, creative and a team worker who recognises the benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach.

There may be some requirement for weekend and evening work, on a rota basis, and some travel to different sites will be 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 and which location you are interested in to human.resources@actiononaddiction.org.uk 
 
If you would like to see a job description, please download a copy here.
 
All of the roles will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.
 
The closing date for CVs and covering letters will be 4pm on Friday, 24 February 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.

 

Lead Practitioner Role
(assigned to Wickford, but working across sites in Wickford and Braintree)

Full time role
Circa £28k pa dependent on experience


The Role
We are looking for a dynamic person to lead the newly formed Counselling Team, whilst supporting a caseload of clients.  You will be responsible for leading the Wickford CRPSIS (Community Rehabilitation & Pyschosocial Intervention Service) service effectively and efficiently, ensuring adherence to the SHARP (Self Help Addiction Recovery Programme) treatment programme and good outcomes.

You will work collaboratively with staff and clients to provide a high quality of treatment delivery, as well as help to coordinate the Psychosocial Intervention Service.

Whilst this role is primarily assigned to Wickford, the successful candidate will be required to travel to Braintree and across Essex when required.

About you
It’s taken as read that you will have a counselling qualification at Level 4 or above.  The SHARP model is based on group work so experience of group therapy is perfect, as is experience of motivational interviewing and case management.  However, it’s not essential to have experience of working in a substance misuse setting, and we are interested in hearing from experienced therapists who are interested in moving into working with substance misuse.

Very importantly, you will be a talented therapist, insightful, challenging, creative and a team worker who recognises the benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach.

Previous experience of line managing a staff team is key, together with excellent communication skills and a clear vision and passion for the service we provide.
 
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 human.resources@actiononaddiction.org.uk 
 
If you would like to see a job description, please download a copy here.
 
This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.
 
The closing date for CVs and covering letters will be 4pm on Friday, 24 February 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.
 


The Brink
Parr Street, Liverpool
Front of House Supervisor

Full time (40 hours per week)
Annual salary £17,000


The Brink, Parr Street Liverpool, is an 80 cover café bar and entertainment venue with a difference. Set up to support those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, we’ve taken alcohol out of the mix to provide a welcoming, creative and intelligent space where people from all backgrounds and walks of life can dine, hang out, socialise and relax.

The team works hard to provide a fun and lively atmosphere serving fresh, nutritious food and a range of non-alcoholic drinks sourced from around the world.

Follow this link to the Brink Cafe's website.

The role
You will support the assistant manager in the day to day running of the Brink. You will supervise the front of house food and drink service ensuring a quality and customer focused service. You will also be expected to attend and supervise outside events promoting the Brink and serving fresh healthy drinks, promoting recovery and wellbeing.

You will be responsible for taking the lead in the up-selling of food and drink, keeping the drinks menu up to date and eye catching and will promote customer feedback.  You will be responsible for the induction of new staff and volunteers, promoting excellent customer service and providing training to educate new starters on the service level required and maintaining the standards of existing staff. 
You will provide information about our services to customers who may be looking for treatment or support and introduce them to support staff and volunteers who will help them further.

You will be required to work 40 hours per week on a shift arrangement including weekends, public holidays and evenings and act as duty manager to run the shift when required. This will usually be between the hours of 9.00am and 8.00pm and there are a number of events throughout the year that you will also be expected to attend.

About you
You will have experience working in a hospitality environment and be dedicated to driving excellent customer service, preferably already be in a supervisory role.

Ideally you will be a bit of a ‘foodie,’ keeping up to date with the latest food trends and have a good knowledge on healthy options and dietary needs and enjoy thinking about ways to improve the Brink’s customer experience.
 
Experience of preparing a variety of coffees, teas and mixing drinks is a must as is a positive, can-do attitude.
 
You should be computer literate and have a good level of maths and English.
 
It’s not essential for you to have in-depth knowledge about the recovery community or addiction, but you should be in tune with the ethos and rationale of the Brink and be enthusiastic about.
 
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 and why we should pick you to human.resources@actiononaddiction.org.uk 
 
If you’d like to chat about the job feel free to pop along to the Brink and speak to one of the team.
 
The closing date for CVs and covering letters will be Monday, 13 February 2017.
 
The Brink is 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 crliverpool@actiononaddiction.org.uk to submit your CV along with a covering letter.
Closing date for applications:
20 January 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 human.resources@actiononaddiction.org.uk
 
 

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 human.resources@actiononaddiction.org.uk


 

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

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