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The Forward Trust Trainee Drug and Alcohol Practitioner (FTC - 12 months) in Hull, United States

The Forward Trust are a UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders. We deliver treatment and recovery support – in prisons and in the community – which helps people move away from addiction and crime. These services provide a variety of support, including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment. At The Forward Trust we believe that all people who are addicted to or misusing substances should have access to support which is effective in protecting their health, and motivating them to take steps towards their own recovery. Over 20 years of pursuing this mission, we have been successful in moving thousands of drug dependent offenders away from a lifestyle revolving around crime, and drug or alcohol dependence.

We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with ‘Lived Experience’ we encourage applications from all background including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness.

The Forward Trust team at Renew, oversee recovery interventions within the Renew Community Drug and Alcohol Service in Hull. 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. 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. 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).

Trainees will receive specific training, mentoring and supervision which will enable them to

develop skills in:

  • Build links with local agencies beneficial to Forward Trust service users including employment agencies, health and wellbeing providers, and local recovery organisations.

  • Develop skills around group facilitation, with an aim of co-facilitating and facilitating therapeutic group work sessions.

  • Supporting with the administration and delivery of mutual aid groups and recovery programmes.

  • Develop skills in the collection and recording of data for audit, research and reporting purposes.

  • Contribute to the through care needs of service users, supporting them in the development of recovery plans which are appropriate to their needs

  • Take on other reasonable tasks and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by Line Management

  • If in recovery from addiction - over 2 years abstinence from all substances and a commitment to maintaining recovery

  • An understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable adults in recovery built through personal or professional experience.

  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of equal opportunity and client confidentiality

  • Able to manage own workload effectively to meet deadlines and targets

  • An ability to set and maintain professional boundaries

  • Training opportunities and career development

  • Flexible working

  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • 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)

Trainee Drug and Alcohol Practitioner

Job ID: 2021-1369

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Address Line 1: 43/45 Beverley Road

Post End Date: 24/06/2021