Would you like a career supporting people with Addiction issues?

Our Trainee Regional Programmes Wellbeing & Recovery Practitioner is an ideal opportunity to gain essential experience and qualifications to start a career in substance misuse support.

Who we are?

We are The Forward Trust, the social enterprise with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and 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.

What you will be doing?

During the traineeship you will be assigned to a specific service unit anywhere within the business, such as: Prison Drug & Alcohol Services, Community Drug & Alcohol Services, Family Support, Recovery Resettlement, Housing Resettlement, Business Development and/or Central Services.

As part of the traineeship you will be shadowing a member of the team and will be given guidance and support working through the various aspects of the role in the business unit you have been assigned to. The team member you will be shadowing will help ensure you are receiving the training and development needed to become competent in the role. You will receive regular reviews to ensure that you stay on track to successfully complete the traineeship and undertake the compulsory therapy as part of the traineeship. Part of your time on the traineeship will be spent working, gaining the practical experience and part studying towards achieving the qualification that has been assigned (subject to criteria).

What we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who will be able to join a thriving team delivering support to service users. You will adept at carring interventions and facilitating 1 on 1 group sessions.

Proficient at planning and managing your case load and developing release plans. You will have an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults in recovery with experience of previous offending or homelessness.

You will have Experience of supporting vulnerable adults (this may come from volunteering, student work placements or previous employment) a genuine appetite for working with vulnerable clients.

You will be robust but caring and have the tenacity to see tasks and plans through to completion.

What we will offer you.

Alongside Simply Health coverage, and a contributory pension scheme to assist employees with their general health and well-being. We offer:

Training opportunities and career development
Season Ticket Loan Scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Childcare Vouchers
25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter
Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)