Drug and Alcohol Practitioner
Drug and Alcohol Practitioner - HMP Brixton - £23,500 per annum - Full Time, Permanent
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Substance Misuse Professional to join our service at HMP Brixton.
We are Forward, 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 believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.
Working in a busy, successful team of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners you will be managing a caseload of clients, running workshops, both CBT and 12-Step based, and referring to our partner organisations.
You will deliver, and support the delivery, of drug and alcohol treatment programmes and will be responsible for the case management of offenders on your caseload.
To be successful in this role you will need to have a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social or equivalent, experience and knowledge of supporting clients with substance misuse issues, a good understanding of recovery and the criminal justice system.
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.
Forward offers an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. We also support our employees to achieve both professional and personal development.
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.
Please click apply and you will be directed to our website, where you can progress your application. You also can download a full job description and person specification.
You will also need to complete a supporting statement that lists clear examples which demonstrate your competencies in relation to the person specification and being the right candidate for the role.
We are unable to accept CV’s.
Closing date for applications: 24/10/2017 (9.00 am)