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Part Time Counsellor - Braintree, Essex

21 hours per week
£25k FTE (£15k pa)

The Role
Joining one of two close-knit teams and based in Braintree (the other is in Wickford), you will deliver the SHARP Community 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
You will have experience of facilitating group therapy sessions, motivational interviewing and case management.  You will have a counselling qualification at degree level or equivalent.  Experience of working in a substance misuse setting is desirable but not essential.

In addition, you will need to be a positive team worker and able to work in a structured way.  You will need to be able to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients, understanding safeguarding and the requirement to adhere to policies and procedures in the delivery of the work.

There will be some requirement for weekend and evening work, on a rota basis, and some travel to different sites as 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 
Please click here to view the job description
The role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.
The closing date for CVs and covering letters will be midnight on Sunday 9 July 2017The selection process will be held in Braintree on Thursday 20 July 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.

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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