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. We welcome applications from people who have lived experience of issues with alcohol and/or drugs.

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

  • Enhanced Care Recovery Coordinator

    Contract type: Fixed Term, Full Time
    Salary: £24,020-£30,790
    Closing Date: 4 August 2024

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    As an Enhanced Care team Recovery Coordinator, you will be employed by Humankind to support higher need service users who are unable to progress their timeframe due to their multiple needs. Multiple needs include but not limited to; chronic physical health, comorbidities, financial issues, memory/cognitive impairment, age, housing, limited social support and other multi-agency support needs.

    This is an interesting and rewarding role where you will have the flexibility to complete greater levels of outreach and go to service users to reduce barriers to engagement, support them to engage with specialist services, bring the intensive support and interventions to the individuals and enhance positive outcomes through this flexible working.

  • Drug and Alcohol Practitioner

    Contract type: Full time, Permanent
    Salary: £24,020 - £30,790
    Closing Date: 29 July 2024

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    We are excited to offer opportunities for Drug and Alcohol Recovery Coordinators to join our Forward Leeds team. This is a dynamic and rewarding role where you will:

    • Manage a caseload by creating, implementing, and reviewing ongoing recovery and treatment plans.
    • Facilitate and promote the progression of individuals from initial engagement into structured treatment.
    • Support clients in various different treatment stages, from initial assessment to exiting treatment, accessing sustained recovery and aftercare.
    • Contribute to reducing substance-related harm to individuals and the wider community.
    • Collaborate closely with key partners and colleagues across the street to support partnerships to achieve the best health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals.
  • Senior Worker (FIT Housing Team)

    Contract type: Full-time, Permanent
    Salary: Up to £32,301pa
    Closing Date: 11 August 2024

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    As a Senior Housing Worker, the successful applicant will be experienced in managing a caseload of clients and a team of FIT housing workers.

    As a member of the team, based at one of our hubs, you will be at the forefront of Forward Leeds drug and alcohol service. Your role will be to work with people who identify as having problems with drugs and/or alcohol, as well as housing related issues.

  • Alcohol and Substance Worker (Primary Care)

    Contract type: Full-time, Permanent
    Salary: £24,652-£26,994pa
    Closing Date: 4 August 2024

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    The purpose of this role is to work to support people whose lives are affected by alcohol and drug use (predominantly non-opiates).

    As a member of Forward Leeds Focussed Intervention Team for Primary Care you will be at the forefront of Forward Leeds drug and alcohol service. The role will involve delivering interventions to people who identify as needing support to address their substance use and are seeking support via their GP. This will primarily relate to alcohol use, but may include non-opiate substances.

    We welcome applicants with their own lived experience, who may be looking to work within substance misuse services for the first time.

  • Drug and Alcohol Practitioner

    Contract type: Full-Time
    Salary: £24,020-£30,790
    Closing Date: 21 July 2024

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    This role will be based at Armley Court, Leeds LS12 2LB.

    This is a dynamic and rewarding role, working with individuals who are struggling with non dependant alcohol and or non opiate use. You will be delivering focussed interventions for a specified time for up to 16 weeks.

    Your duties will include but not limited to:

    • Manage a caseload by creating, implementing, and reviewing ongoing recovery and treatment plans.
    • Facilitate and promote the progression of individuals from initial engagement into structured treatment.
    • Support clients in various different treatment stages, from initial assessment to exiting treatment, accessing sustained recovery and aftercare.
    • Contribute to reducing substance-related harm to individuals and the wider community.
    • Collaborate closely with key partners and colleagues across the street to support partnerships to achieve the best health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals.
  • Early Help Hub Drug and Alcohol Coordinator (Children & Young People)

    Contract type: Full-time, Permanent
    Salary: £28,119 - £29,517pa pro-rata
    Closing Date: 21 July 2024

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    The purpose of this role is to support the Early Help Hubs to deliver their goals in relation to reducing the impact of alcohol and substance use on families. Working as part of the Early Help Hub Drug & Alcohol Co-ordinators Team this role will focus on work delivered to support children and young people who are using drugs and / or alcohol.

    The individual is required to work across the Early Help Hubs and provide expertise in relation to alcohol and substance use, in order to improve outcomes for families. They will have a high level of knowledge in relation to alcohol and substance use treatment as well as the Think Family Work Family agenda, and safeguarding for children and adults.

    The role includes delivering interventions to children and young people whose substance and alcohol use is impacting on them and their families.

  • Drug and Alcohol Practitioner

    Contract type: Part-Time
    Salary: £24,020-£30,790 pro rata
    Closing Date: 21 July 2024

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    We currently have a role available within the focussed Intervention Team. This role will be based at our Kirkgate hub in the city centre LS2 7DJ.

    About the role…
    This is a dynamic and rewarding role, working with individuals who are struggling with non dependant alcohol and or non opiate use. You will be delivering focussed interventions for a specified time for up to 16 weeks.

    Your duties will include but not limited to:

    • Manage a caseload by creating, implementing, and reviewing ongoing recovery and treatment plans.
    • Facilitate and promote the progression of individuals from initial engagement into structured treatment.
    • Support clients in various different treatment stages, from initial assessment to exiting treatment, accessing sustained recovery and aftercare.
    • Contribute to reducing substance-related harm to individuals and the wider community.
    • Collaborate closely with key partners and colleagues across the street to support partnerships to achieve the best health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals.
  • Apprentice Recovery Coordinator x 2

    Contract type: Apprentice
    Salary: £16,546
    Closing Date: 21 July 2024

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    About the role…
    Are you looking to start a rewarding career journey where you can gain a qualification whilst helping to improve the quality of people’s lives?

    We are currently looking to build our Recovery Co-ordination teams, with some exciting and newly created opportunities at Forward Leeds. Our teams provide support for individuals who are experiencing problematic substance use. As an Apprentice Recovery Coordinator, you can expect the following:

    • You will be supported to build the skills and knowledge to be able to provide specialist, tailored support to enable service users to make positive changes.
    • You will work towards managing a caseload by creating, implementing, and reviewing recovery and treatment plans.
    • You will contribute towards reducing substance-related harm to individuals and the wider community.
    • You will work towards completing the Level 2 apprenticeship in Adult Care with a local training provider. This will include achieving Level 1 in functional skills (Maths & English) if you haven’t already.