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Drug and Alcohol Practitioner

Closing date: 
Jan 15 2018 - 9:00am
Salary: £23,500
Full Time
  • London
    • Outer London
      • Sutton

Drug and Alcohol Practitioner

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced substance misuse professional to join our service at HMP Downview.

About us

We are Forward, the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

The Role

Working in a busy, successful team of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners and Health Professionals you will be managing a caseload of clients, running workshops, both CBT and 12-Step based, and referring to our partner organisations.

You will deliver, and support the delivery, of drug and alcohol treatment programmes and will be responsible for the case management of offenders on your caseload.

To be successful in this role you will need to have experience and knowledge of supporting clients with substance misuse issues, a good understanding of recovery and the criminal justice system. A Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social or willingness to work towards this is also desirable.

We will consider applications from candidates with a Nursing and/or Criminal Justice background and applications from candidates who are themselves in recovery will be welcomed.

Forward offers an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. We also support our employees to achieve both professional and personal development.

We are committed to equality of opportunity. We select candidates based their abilities and skills and nothing else. We are dedicated to enhancing the diverse profile of our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work.

How to apply

Please download the Job Description/Person Specification and complete an online application on the following URL:

You will be required to submit a supporting statement that lists clear examples which demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the person specification and being the right candidate for the role.

We are unable to accept CV’s.

If you have not completed an application and/or supporting statement for some time please call Valérie for an informal chat on 0203 752 5565.

The Forward Trust

The Foundry 2nd Floor
17 Oval Way
Greater London
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom