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Forward Leeds is service made up of several key partners including humankindBARCA-Leeds and St. Anne’s enabling the development of a peer led, recovery community.

We provide a safe environment in which people can develop their life skills, and confidence to achieve and maintain recovery and abstinence from their substance misuse, successfully re-integrate into society, and become active, contributing citizens

What’s in it for you?

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

NEW JOBS!

Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Worker

Salary
£17,403-£24,271

Closing Date
26 June 2019

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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.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the BARCA-Leeds jobs page

Non Opiate Lead Practitioner

Salary
£23,190 – £28,443

Closing Date
26 June 2019

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The Lead practitioner is an integral member of a dynamic management team, delivering comprehensive direction and leadership to a team of specialised recovery coordinators.

The Lead Practitioner will be responsible for driving performance and delivering service agreed KPI’s and targets.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the Humankind jobs page

Young Person’s Drug & Alcohol Worker

Salary
£17,402 – £24,271

Closing Date
26 June 2019

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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.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the Humankind jobs page

Team Manager, Irford House

Salary
£28,443 – £35,136

Closing Date
21 June 2019

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The post holder will provide the management and supervision of a multi-agency/disciplinary recovery team offering a flexible and accessible service to alcohol and drug users.

  • To promote the work of Forward Leeds service and liaise closely with other agencies and make effective links with services and facilities in the community to benefit service users
  • To achieve performance targets in conjunction with management through motivating and managing the team effectively.
  • To work jointly to develop and agree effective pathways and procedures across the service
  • To provide direct supervision, support and development to staff members and volunteers including skill and commitment to the delivery of Structured Psychosocial Interventions.
  • To audit staff and service targets against individual staff, Service Specifications and Contractual Targets

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the Humankind jobs page

SPOC Advisor

Salary
£16,890 – £23,190

Closing Date
19 June 2019

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SPOC Advisors are responsible for providing an efficient and effective response to all contacts made to Forward Leeds, including those from professionals, service users, family members or carers. Please be aware this post is a temporary contract for 12 months.
The successful candidates will be fundamental members of a dynamic team. You will use your abilities and skills to:

  • Manage enquiries coming into the service – via telephone calls, emails, faxes and web enquiries.
  • Assess clients coming into service and allocate to most appropriate element of the service
  • Respond to all enquiries in an efficient and calm manner; directing the clients and professionals to the most appropriate element of the service.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary organisation to achieve a range of outcomes.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the Humankind jobs page

Focussed Intervention Team Worker

Salary
£ 18,867-£21,196

Closing Date
17 June 2019

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We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience of working with individuals who are experiencing problems with their alcohol or substance use. The successful candidate will therefore have the skills to motivate people, have a focus on recovery and a good understanding of treatment. They will be able to identify risk and respond to it. They will also be able to keep good and accurate records in a timely manner.

The role also involves going out and promoting the service and raising awareness of issues around drugs and alcohol with the general public. This will be through events such as local community events, city wide events and at other public facing venues and arenas. The candidate will need to be engaging and comfortable with approaching and talking to members of the public and delivering opportunistic brief interventions. Evening and some weekend work will be required.

You will need to be an outgoing and committed individual with excellent communication skills as you look to engage with any member of the public over the age of 18 to promote the service. The post will be based at our Leeds city centre hub.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the BARCA-Leeds jobs page

Focussed Intervention Team/CCG Worker

Salary
£18,867-£21,196

Closing Date
17 June 2019

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This role will be split across two teams. The Focussed Intervention Team are based within Forward Leeds and support clients with predominantly an alcohol or non-opiate substance use issue to make positive changes in a time bound period. As a separate part of the contract we deliver work from GP practices across the city working with alcohol and non opiate substance users.

We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience of working with individuals who are experiencing problems with their alcohol or substance use. The successful candidate will therefore have the skills to motivate people, have a focus on recovery and a good understanding of treatment. Part of the role will be based outside of the service in GP practices so they must be confident in their ability to work on their own and use their own judgement in working with complex cases. They will need to be able to identify risk and respond to it. They will also need to be able to keep good and accurate records in a timely manner.

The role also involves going out and promoting the service and raising awareness of issues around drugs and alcohol with the general public. This will be through events such as local community events, city wide events and at other public facing venues and arenas. The candidate will need to be engaging and comfortable with approaching and talking to members of the public and delivering opportunistic brief interventions. Evening and some weekend work will be required.

The successful candidate will be based in one of the Forward Leeds hubs and be required to support the overall running of the service.

You will need to be an outgoing and committed individual with excellent communication skills as you look to engage with any member of the public over the age of 18 to promote the service. The post will be based at our Leeds city centre hub.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the BARCA-Leeds jobs page

Focussed Intervention Team Recovery Coordinator 

Salary
£17,402 – £24,271

Closing Date
13 June 2019

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The Recovery Coordinator is an integral member of a dynamic multi agency team, delivering comprehensive and tailored individual interventions that will include delivery of a full range of structured, one to one, support.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the Humankind jobs page