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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!

Trainee Recovery Coordinators x 3

Salary
£19,000

Closing Date
5 February 2021

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These posts will each be located within one of the 3 main hubs.
You will work as part of the team, learning the skills, knowledge and competencies required to become an effective substance misuse recovery practitioner.

You will receive mandatory core training and in-house training identified as essential for the role of a recovery practitioner. You will receive coaching and supervision aimed at building skills, competence, and confidence, and will undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent; or will hold a relevant social science degree.

We have three fixed term contracts for up to 18 months available.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the Humankind Careers Page

Detox Workers x 2

Salary
£23,191 per annum

Closing Date
23 February 2021

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We are looking for Detox Workers with experience in the substance use field. The post is generally Monday to Friday 9am-5pm but you will be required to work 11am-7pm one day. As part of the team, you will be required to undertake home visits, some evening work will also be involved.

You may be based at any of the three sites, working alongside colleagues from all the other elements which are part of the Forward Leeds service. The role also requires you to keep up to date with continuous professional development.

The primary purpose of the post is to engage with service users who are at a stage of readiness to begin the process of community and/or residential detox. You will be expected to provide information and support around a range of health and social issues that are associated with substance misuse.

Your role will be to assess, support and care manage adults that are at a stage in their treatment to enter a detoxification programme. You will provide psychosocial interventions appropriate to support them going through treatment and into their recovery. You will also ensure they have information on the full range of recovery communities and activities that are available to them throughout Leeds.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the St Annes Careers Page

Temporary Harm Reduction Practitioner

Salary
£23, 191

Closing Date
8 February 2021

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This post is temporary for 9 months to cover the secondment of the existing postholder

We are seeking to recruit a Harm Reduction Practitioner on a temporary basis, to engage with people that have substance use issues. The service-users might have experienced arrange of complex health needs. You will assess and provide support on social needs and welfare rights.

You will be expected to see clients at the static sites and visit clients in their own homes or on outreach in all areas of Leeds and provide them with a range of support to help them to reduce the harm to themselves and others. You will work closely with all aspects of the Forward Leeds Alcohol and drugs treatment consortium scheme and mental health services.

You must be highly motivated, be willing and enjoy working as part of a team. You will be responsible for managing the support for several clients as well as providing cover for staff. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to lone work and respond to the individual needs of the people that you support.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the St Annes Careers Page

Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Worker

Salary
£21,127.26 – £24,458.64

Closing Date
1 February 2021

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The Young Person’s team deliver drug and alcohol-related interventions for young people (up to 21 yrs, or 24 years, depending on vulnerability) across Leeds. The team works on a predominantly outreach basis, delivering one-to-one sessions in a variety of community settings, including school and home visits.

The role also includes delivering targeted group work sessions, drop-ins and service promotion at events. This will be through 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 occasional weekend work will be required.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the BARCA Careers Page

Independent Nursing Prescriber
(Three full time, permanent roles available)

Salary
£37,750 – £43,000

Closing Date
open

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We have three full time, permanent vacancies for NMC registered, qualified NMPS to join us in Leeds to provide a range of drug and alcohol medical interventions and services.

Take this exciting opportunity to join us and play a part in a service that is “at the forefront of leading innovative work with kind, compassionate and caring staff” –  according to our recent CQC report.

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

Independent Nursing Prescriber
Fixed Term Contract

Salary
£37,750 – £43,000

Closing Date
open

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We have a vacancy for a NMC registered, qualified NMPS to join us in Leeds to provide a range of drug and alcohol medical interventions and services.

Take this exciting opportunity to join us and play a part in a service that is “at the forefront of leading innovative work with kind, compassionate and caring staff” –  according to our recent CQC report.

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