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Addiction Counsellor

Salary: Circa £27,000 Per Year Location: Yorkshire & Humber Sector: Private Sector Job Type: Permanent Type of Service: Adult

Addiction & Rehabilitation - Counsellor

Barnsley - Up to £27,000

Full-time, permanent - 40 hours per week

Hampton's Resourcing are delighted to be working in partnership with the UK'S leading alcohol & drug rehab provider!

Do you have a passion to help people? Come and work for The UK's leading Alcohol & Drug Rehab provider as an Addiction Counsellor at the centre in Barnsley!

  • You will have endless job satisfaction, and make a difference to people's lives
  • You can be a support system for others, and your presence will have a huge impact
  • Your experiences as an Addiction Counsellor can shape who you are and the decisions you make in life

The benefits of being an Addiction Counsellor in the team:

  • Progression Opportunities - There are some amazing success stories within the group!
  • Free training and development opportunities
  • 28 Days Holiday rising to 33 Days after 5 continuous years of service
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free On-site parking
  • Blue Light Card- discounts at thousands of retailers
  • Wellness programme - 24/7 Counselling support with BUPA
  • Employee of the month vouchers - Delegating up to £100 per month

Main duties of the Counsellor:

  • To contribute to assessments of clients within agreed timescales.
  • To deliver therapeutic support through group-work sessions and one to one interventions.
  • To contribute to regular reviews of the client with probation and health workers.
  • To counsel individuals about their substance use.
  • To help individuals address their substance use and offending behaviour.
  • To maintain records of the client attendance and participation in the group programme.
  • To explore, implement and supervise a range of approaches, activities and exercises, which are designed to promote health and support individuals through detoxification/stabilisation.
  • Ensure that all administration, case recording, written reports etc. are maintained accurately.
  • Where required, participate in activities and tasks which directly respond to client needs.

What we're looking for…

  • Experience of direct work with substance misusing clients.
  • Level 4 or higher qualification in Counselling or equivalent
  • Two years' experience of direct client work with at least one years' experience of working with substance misusers in a therapeutic setting.
  • Experience of developing and delivering therapeutic support programmes.
  • Experience of providing direct client services particularly assessment & group-work.
  • A flexible open approach and proven communication skills in the management of sessional staff, volunteers and clients.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies.
  • Proven skills in planning and administration.
  • Ability and willingness to develop the treatment programme to suit client need.
  • Understanding of the importance of upholding quality standards, performance monitoring and collating appropriate statistical information for purchasers.
  • Knowledge of health and safety, including assessing high-risk situations for clients.

If you feel you are suitable for this position, please apply within.

Alternatively, please call Ruby Wells on 01926 356 544 to discuss this position in confidence.

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