Jobs

Join us. We are always looking for great people. We have a range of roles in our service across the spectrum of drug and alcohol work. Please keep checking back as we add new roles all the time.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Exceptional support, training and development
  • Flexible working

Forward Leeds is service made up of several key partners: HumankindBARCA-Leeds,  St. Anne’s and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust enabling the development of a peer led, recovery community.

Current Vacancies

  • Active Recovery Coordinator

    Contract type: Permanent
    Salary: £19,000 - £27,500
    Closing Date: 28 December 2021

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    We have an exciting opportunity for a Recovery Coordinator to join our team. You would offer individualised support packages for people who are experiencing problematic substance use.

    • You will be an integral member of one of our dynamic treatment team working closely with team leaders and delivering tailored support including recovery planning and case management to enable service users to make positive changes across all stages of their recovery journey.
    • You will provide targeted support for service users, from initial assessment, into prescribed treatment, to positively exiting our service and into aftercare, ensuring that every recovery journey is tailored to individual goals and priorities.
    • You will take a “whole person” holistic approach, ensuring that every service users package of care encompasses all areas of their wellbeing, not just their substance use, to achieve the best possible outcomes for every person.
  • Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker

    Contract type: Permanent
    Salary: £19,000 - £27,500
    Closing Date: 12 December 2021

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    We are recruiting for a Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker to join the Young People’s team in Forward Leeds. This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse, motivated Young People’s team. Working as part of Forward Leeds the second largest integrated drug and alcohol service in the country. The successful candidate will be passionate about supporting young people to fulfil their potential and enjoy working with partner agencies to ensure the best outcomes for young people. The role offers the opportunity to work in a variety of ways and settings to benefit our clients where no two days are the same. Please be advised a full drivers license and access to your own vehicle is essential for this role.

    If you would like to discuss this role, please contact service manager Damien Frain on 07584 390408.

  • Alcohol and Drug Practitioner – GP Practice based

    Contract type: Permanent
    Salary: £21,000 - £24,000
    Closing Date: 10 December 2021

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    We have an excellent opportunity for an alcohol and drug practitioner with experience, who is able to work on their own initiative from GP practices across the city, to help deliver a partnership model of working between the CCGs and Forward Leeds. The successful candidate will link in with a number of different surgeries from where they will motivate patients to make positive changes to their drinking or substance misuse.

    They will have a good knowledge of harm reduction messages, risk management, recovery planning, therapeutic interventions and be able to support clients to address their alcohol and drug (non opiate) problems. They will need to be confident in their abilities, have good communication and record-keeping skills and be self motivated, as they will often be working remotely from the rest of the team. As part of the role, they will need to build on established relationships within existing practices as well as develop the service in new GP Practices.

  • Recovery Coordinator

    Contract type: Permanent
    Salary: £19,000-£27,500
    Closing Date: 13 December 2021

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    As a Recovery Coordinator for Forward Leeds, you will be an integral member of the dynamic multi-agency team developing comprehensive and tailored individual interventions that will include delivery of holistic support to adult service users and to coordinate their drug treatment, including assessment, recovery coordination, PSI delivery and multi-agency working.

  • BRiC Coordinator

    Contract type: Permanent
    Salary: £19,000 - £27,500
    Closing Date: 23 December 2021

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    The Building Recovery in Communities (BRiC) role at 5 WAYS works closely with our treatment service, Forward Leeds, engaging those leaving treatment and into recovery, providing aftercare support to sustain recovery and remain drug or alcohol free.

    As a BRIC Coordinator, you will lead on building, developing and strengthening of sustainable peer-led recovery support services and recovery communities across Leeds, including our own recovery academy, 5 Ways.

    You will take a “whole person” holistic approach, ensuring that every service users package of care encompasses all areas of their wellbeing, not just their substance use, to achieve the best possible outcomes for every person.