Addictions Counsellor (Prison-Based): Forth Valley, Scotland


Location: HMP Polmont YOI and HMP Glenochil

Closing:  8th July 2019

Salary: £24,289 – £26,891

Contract: Full time


We provide a range of counselling, community rehabilitation & peer support services for people affected by substance misuse to help them on their recovery journey.

We are seeking an experienced and competent prison based counsellor to work in partnership with NHS Forth Valley and Scottish Prison Service colleagues at HMP Polmont YOI and HMP Glenochil.

You may also be asked to work across other prison establishments in Forth Valley.

You will use your assessment, care planning and counselling skills to work with offenders many of whom are affected by alcohol misuse.

A self-starter, you will be comfortable working alongside colleagues within a multi-agency approach in developing creative responses to need. You will;

  • have a recognised professional qualification in counselling
  • have a recognised award in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), or be willing to obtain such an award
  • be familiar with managing a busy caseload and in monitoring and recording all aspects of your work
  • have a strong commitment to promoting recovery

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