Apprentice Drug & Alcohol Practitioner Required: London


Case Management

Recruiter: Forward Trust

Location: London

Salary: 17,700

Closes on: Tuesday 30 April 2019


Are you in Recovery from Addiction?

Would you like a career  supporting people with Addiction issues?


Our Drug and Alcohol Practitioner Apprenticeship is an ideal opportunity to gain essential experience and qualifications to start a career in substance misuse support.

You will be working with a team of experienced Practitioners and learn all aspects of supporting clients with addiction issues.

As part of this role you will be supported to manage a caseload of clients, run groups and workshops (both CBT and 12-Step based) and work in partnerships.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • In recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol with over 2 years abstinence from all substances.
  • A commitment to maintaining ongoing recovery.
  • A thorough knowledge of and commitment to the 12-step process of recovery from addiction.
  • 6 months demonstrable experience of working as part of a team (in a paid or volunteering capacity)
  • An understanding of the needs of clients in custody who are in or working towards recovery.
  • Good communication, organisational and administrative skills, including working towards good IT skills.
  • An understanding of how groups work.
  • Able to manage own workload effectively to deadlines and targets.
  • Ability and willingness to learn.
  • Able to receive and learn from feedback in a non-defensive manor.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • An ability to set and maintain professional boundaries.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of equal opportunity and client confidentiality.



  • A Willingness and ability to complete Level 3 studies in Counselling.



Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience of working in a prison setting.
  • Experience of providing a counselling service to this or a similar client group.
  • Experience of working with clients in a group setting
  • Experience and knowledge of relapse prevention planning and harm reduction/minimization.


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