Addictions Counsellor Required: Wiltshire
The Forward Trust
- Salary: Min: GBP £24,000.00/Yr.
Position Type Indefinite Full-Time
The Addictions Counsellor will be part of an inter-professional team working over a 7 day week which will include evening on-call arrangements. The role will involve providing interpersonal group psychotherapy, individual counselling sessions and structured psychoeducational sessions to the clients, alongside motivational support and an introduction to the 12 step philosophy and other mutual aid. In addition to this, as we know that family involvement produces positive recovery outcomes, the addictions counsellor will liaise with family members and carry out facilitated family work as well as help family members understand the impact of addiction and access support for themselves.
Attention to security, health and safety and risk will also be key aspects of the role.
What we are looking for?
- Ability to work alone using own initiative.
- Ability to engage effectively with the client group, including holding strong professional boundaries, conflict resolution and working with challenging behaviour.
- Understanding of and commitment to the principles of equality and diversity, confidentiality, health and safety.
- Good observational and reporting skills.
- Any qualification in Counselling or Diploma Level 3 in Health & Social Care.
- Accreditation with FDAP, BACP or UKCP
What we offer
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
- 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)
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