Mobile Drug and Alcohol Practitioner

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£21,012 per year + 1,575 regional allowance
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
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Contract Type
Full Time

Mobile Drug and Alcohol Practitioner

Our clients are a UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services, including 12-Step programmes. They 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.

Our clients 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.

Official figures show that the majority of drug addicts who complete a 12-Step rehab programme in prison stay drug and crime free on release, compared with a minority of those who don’t receive an intensive programme. Figures analysed from official police records of more than 650 prisoners released between 2004 and 2009, showed that a staggering 73% of offenders with drug problems who received only low intensity treatments re-offended. In contrast, fewer than half (44%) of drug addicted prisoners who went through our clients 12-Step intensive rehab released within the same period re-offended – a 29% reduction.

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

Our clients currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced 12-Step recovery professional to join their team at HMP Norwich. This position is for a mobile drug and alcohol practitioner and you will be working with our clients units in the Norfolk cluster.  Working in a busy, successful team of 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 12-Step 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 thorough understanding of the 12-Step treatment approach and be suitably qualified to deliver a therapeutic intervention.  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.

Our clients offer an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. They also support their employees to achieve both professional and personal development.

Our clients are committed to equality of opportunity for employees and eligible applicants. They’ll judge you on your abilities and skills and nothing else. They are committed to enhancing the diverse profile of their organisation to reflect the communities within which they work.

How to Apply

Please click on the link provided to view the full job description, and complete an application form.  Please note that our clients are unable to accept CV’s.