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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!

Admin/Receptionist

Salary
£18,278-£21,934

Closing Date
7 October 2021

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The post-holder will be responsible for the smooth running of the Reception area at our Irford House hub in Seacroft. Primarily covering Reception you will be the first point of contact for all service users and visitors to the hub. You will be responsible for checking service users in for their appointments and booking follow up appointments using SystmOne. This role will also provide support for the site administrator when needed and the post-holder may be asked to provide reception cover at one of our other hubs during periods of annual leave, therefore a can do attitude and a flexible approach is needed.

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

Recovery Co-ordinator: Criminal Justice

Salary
£19,000-£24,500

Closing Date
7 October 2021

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We are currently looking for a Criminal Justice Recovery Coordinator to join our expanding criminal justice team. The team provides support for individuals who are experiencing problematic substance and/or alcohol use and whose lives have been touched by the criminal justice system, either by way of custodial sentence, mandated orders or conditional cautions.

You will be an experienced substance use case manager looking for a fresh challenge or with interest in criminal justice or have experience of volunteering in a substance misuse and/or criminal justice sector

As a Criminal Justice Recovery Coordinator, you will provide specialist, tailored support to enable service users to make positive changes. You will have the appropriate knowledge and experience to motivate those facing challenging and often complex issues and will work collaboratively with colleagues based within prisons, probation, courts and police teams to offer a range of intensive support interventions to engage them with treatment services.

You will offer tailored guidance in minimising harmful behaviour along with more substantial support as required. You will be familiar with a person centred, holistic approach to treatment, ensuring that the package of care encompasses all areas of wellbeing with a view to achieving the best possible outcomes.

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

Street Support Outreach Worker

Salary
£19,000-£27,500

Closing Date
10 October 2021

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We are looking to add a Street Support Outreach Worker to our growing team.

As directed by the Lead Practitioner, the Street Support Outreach Worker will be an integral member of the dynamic multi-agency team developing comprehensive and tailored individual interventions.

This role is to work in a proactive role to minimise and prevent rough sleeping and begging within the local authority of Leeds by engaging and maintaining clients into treatment.

  • To support individuals to move into supported, more permanent accommodation.
  • To provide holistic support to adult service users and to coordinate their drug treatment, including assessment, recovery coordination, Psychosocial Interventions (PSI) delivery and multi-agency working.

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

Volunteer Coordinator

Salary
£19,000-£27,500

Closing Date
5 October 2021

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The role will be crucial in creating and maintaining a vibrant volunteer workforce across Forward Leeds. We are looking for someone who has experience of working with volunteers and is passionate about volunteering acting as a bridge to people’s future potential. This post will be supported by the Volunteer Development Manager and work alongside a network of coordinators and leads across Humankind.

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

Independent Prescriber – Street Based Team

Salary
£37,750-£43,000

Closing Date
12 October 2021

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Forward Leeds is part of a city-wide outreach team offering support, care, and guidance to those homeless. We have a new and exciting opportunity as part of a new initiative for an experienced Independent Prescriber to join our Street Outreach team. The successful candidate will offer rapid access to OST and support individuals to access further clinical treatment. There will also be an element of health assessment, advice, and support. You will work alongside a variety of street based complex needs and support workers as well as a psychologist, to ensure a holistic offer to these clients. This role will include some unsocial hours to ensure we reach those in most need.

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

Independent Nursing Prescriber

Salary
£26,750-£40,250

Closing Date
6 October 2021

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We have vacancies within our clinical team for NMC registered nurses with at least one years’ experience of working within substance use. We would be interested in hearing from you if you are, wanting to complete your NMP qualification, are already working towards your qualification or are a qualified Independent Nursing Prescriber. Come and join us in Leeds to provide a range of pharmacological and medical interventions this role will ensure that we are able to provide specialist, tailored support to service users to make positive changes and give us the knowledge and resources to be able to reach and engage people with a range of needs within our communities.

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

Recovery Coordinator

Salary
£19,500-£24,500

Closing Date
30 September 2021

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Recovery Coordinator to join our Forward Leeds Team based at Irford House that 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.

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

Emotional Health & Wellbeing Worker

Salary
£21,000-£23,000

Closing Date
27 September 2021

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We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person with experience of working with children and young people to add to our Family Plus team. The team works with families engaged in drug/ alcohol treatment that require support in order to improve the functioning of the family, provide better outcomes for the children and support the parents towards recovery.

The successful candidate will bring experience and knowledge of working with children and young people. They will have delivered 1-1 interventions around health and wellbeing and have a restorative approach. Whilst being part of the family plus team the person will also be required to work independently, be dynamic and proactive. Knowledge of how alcohol and drugs impact on the family and young person is essential to the role.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please visit the BARCA-Leeds Careers website

Lead Employment Specialist

Salary
£22,250-£33,750

Closing Date
30 September 2021

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The Employment Specialist Lead will manage a team of two Employment Specialists alongside the management and operational delivery of the scheme which will include overseeing the budget, strategic relationships, pathways development, employer partnerships and ensuring the contract meets key performance indicators, under the direction of the local Area Manager.

Vital to the role is understanding the importance of good employment and the role it can play in the lives of those facing multiple challenges, as well as being able to work with a range of employers to seek and establish quality routes into employment.

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

Employment Specialist

Salary
£19,000-£27,500

Closing Date
30 September 2021

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We are currently looking an Employment Specialist to join our team.

Vital to the role is understanding the importance of good employment and the role it can play in the lives of those facing multiple challenges, as well as being able to work with a range of employers to seek and establish quality routes into employment.

The Forward Leeds IPS team aims to increase the number of people moving into employment from the specialist drug and alcohol services. Employment specialist roles will be co-located within these teams working closely alongside recovery service staff to support a small caseload of service users into employment opportunities. Employment Specialists will provide intensive support to both the individual and the employer to ensure the placement outcome is a success.

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