Community Alcohol Worker (12 month FTC), 35 hrs p/w

Location: A-Team Alcohol Services, B9 4AASalary £21,012 + £1,071 regional allowanceClosing Date: 29/01/14 - 10:00 am

We are RAPt, a UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services, including 12-Step programmes. We deliver treatment and aftercare programmes – in prisons and in the community – which help people move away from addiction and crime. These services provide a variety of support, including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment.

At RAPt we believe that all people who are addicted to or misusing substances should have access to support which is effective in breaking their addiction or misuse. People should be given help and support to address all their needs, so they can transform their lives permanently, including turning away from crime.

Our programmes work, and because of this, after a recent round of re-contracting, we are delighted to be going through a period of expansion (30% growth 2012-2013), and want to add new and expanded functions to enable us to deliver our vision of high quality and effective recovery services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experience substance misuse professional to join our friendly, community team of alcohol workers.

The successful candidate will contribute to the provision of a brief intervention service for alcohol users aged 18 and over who are resident or roofless in the Birmingham area and referred via Primary Healthcare Settings or any other relevant referral agency or individual.  The service will offer assessments and a range of educational and harm minimisation sessions, structured interventions and onward referral of clients for further or associated treatment. 

To be successful in this role you will have proven experience of working with adults with alcohol misuse problems and be suitably qualified to deliver a therapeutic intervention.  You will have strong client assessment skills and the ability to build relationships with clients, colleagues, stakeholders and referral partners.

Ideally candidates will have their own transport.

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.

RAPt offers an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Healthsure coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. We also support our employees to achieve both professional and personal development.

Please note – We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.  

If you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted by the Human Resource Department by e-mail. Please ensure that you check your email account regularly.

How to apply

All applications must be made online using the RAPt Recruitment Portal, which can be found here. We are unable to accept CV’s.