UKAT Recruitment COVID-19 Support

You are key in the fight against COVID-19

Do you want to be one of the nation’s key workers?
Do you want to support those most vulnerable during these unprecedented times?
If so, then we can help you find the best way to do it!

Everyone is affected by the Coronavirus crisis, but none more so than those suffering with addiction and mental health disorders. The current crisis is difficult to understand, comprehend and deal with. Fortunately, the dedicated team at UKAT are working around the clock to keep its residential rehab facilities open to treat those with addiction.

If you think you have what it takes, we want to hear from you now.

We are looking to fulfil the following positions: (click each one to open further details)

We are looking for kind, compassionate, empathetic and hard working people to join our family and to become one of the nation’s key workers during this difficult time.

Support Workers

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Support Workers required to work in our substance misuse rehabilitation centres across the UK, in the following regions:

  • Halton
  • Bradford
  • Essex
  • West Sussex
  • Surrey
  • Bedfordshire
  • Oxfordshire

Zero hours contracts across all of the Group’s centres within the UK.
Benefits:

  • 28 days paid holiday per year
  • Full training programme
  • Pension benefits

We require experienced individuals to fulfil the role of a Support Worker at our private addiction treatment centres.

Applicants must be fully experienced and familiar with this type of setting.

Duties will include all aspects of medications administration, facilitating new admissions and providing general support to a high standard for the client group.

Applicants must be able to multi-task and work on their own initiative while adhering to UK Addiction Treatment Limited’s Policies and Procedures within a very demanding setting. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person.
General Responsibilities

  • To engage effectively with the client group
  • To prepare and distribute medication to clients
  • To meet the needs of UKAT’s premises/property security
  • To liaise effectively and cooperatively with colleagues
  • To have completed the induction process
  • To be working towards Level 3 Health and Social Care
  • To undertake regular training and supervision sessions in-house and externally
  • To comply with UKAT’s policies, procedures and terms and conditions
  • To have good time keeping and attendance
  • To have good general and overall conduct and presentation
  • To carry out all tasks with professionalism and in accordance with UKAT’s policies, particularly those on Equality, Diversity and Confidentiality.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities expressed and implied which arise from the nature and character of the post within the Organisation.
  • Light cleaning duties
  • Escorting clients off site to meetings and appointments
  • Supervising clients when they are out

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Client work

  • To provide appropriate support to clients in accordance with therapists’ instructions
  • To answer the phone when required and ensure all messages are passed on to relevant colleagues
  • To ensure all client medication and prescriptions are dealt with appropriately and to give medication to clients as required following company guidelines.
  • To have an enhanced DBS clearance

Networking and Liaison

  • To develop and maintain supportive working relationships with colleagues and promote a team working approach at all times

House Duties

  • To perform overnight duties according to weekly rotas
  • To carry out light cleaning and tidying duties as necessary

General Duties

  • To maintain the working environment in line with health and safety requirements (fire drills and cut off points)
  • To take part in staff meetings and supervision sessions as required by the manager
  • To actively participate in training, development and supervision
  • To work within a team context, recognising the dynamics and responsibilities of each team member
  • To undertake any other duties that may from time to time reasonably be requested
  • To be computer literate
  • To read all Company policies within 28 days of your commencement of employment

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential

  • Relevant qualification
  • Proven experience
  • A flexible open approach and proven communication skills
  • Administration skills
  • Confidence to work on own initiative as well as part of the team
  • Knowledge of health and safety, including assessing high-risk situations for clients
  • An empathic and non-judgmental attitude
  • A commitment to support UKAT’s values and mission
  • An ability to effectively work with people regardless of their ethnic, cultural
  • and social backgrounds, their gender, age, religious belief, disability and sexual orientation

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Full clean driving license
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to respond flexibly to the demands of the post
  • Ability to make a personal investment in the development and success of UKAT

SALARY:
Dependent on experience
Apply to become a UKAT Support Worker

To get in touch, email us on jobs@ukat.co.uk

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Therapists

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UK Addiction Treatment Group Limited are looking for substance misuse therapists to join our expanding teams across the UK, in the following regions:

  • Halton
  • Bradford
  • Essex
  • West Sussex
  • Surrey
  • Bedfordshire
  • Oxfordshire

Benefits:

  • 28 days paid holiday per year
  • Full training programme
  • Pension benefits

Zero hours contracts across all of the Group’s centres within the UK.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
The day-to-day delivery of high-quality therapeutic support to substance misusing clients who access our centres via statutory or self-referral.

Role Purpose:

  • To provide counselling, support in relations to substance misuse.
  • To communicate UKAT’s vision and deliver its mission
  • To provide direct client services by way of group and key work
  • To meet key service objectives in line with UKAT’s policies, procedures and data collection systems.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To contribute to assessments of clients within agreed timescales
  • To deliver a structured therapeutic support programme through group-work sessions and one to one interventions
  • To contribute to regular reviews of the client with probation (where appropriate) and health workers or other relevant agencies
  • To counsel individuals about their substance use using recognised theoretical models
  • To help individuals address their substance use and offending behaviour through an agreed action plan
  • To maintain records of the client attendance and participation in the group programme
  • To explore, implement and supervise a range of approaches, activities and exercises, which are designed to promote health and support individuals through detoxification/stabilisation
  • To utilise recording and statistical systems to collect and collate data and to ensure that all administration, case recording, written reports etc are maintained to agreed standards
  • To utilise a flexible approach and where required participate in activities and tasks which directly respond to client need
  • To uphold all UKAT’s policies and procedures and actively promote equality of opportunity in the course of your work
  • To maintain a safe and welcoming environment ensuring health and safety standards are adhered to
  • Ensure regular consultation with service users and promote their equality, diversity and rights
  • To contribute positively to relevant internal and external forums
  • To collaborate effectively with partner agencies and bring a proactive approach to partnership work
  • To undertake any other duties as instructed by the Senior Therapist and Directors that will contribute to fulfilling UKAT’s aims

General Terms of Reference
In carrying out the above duties the therapist will:

  • Work closely with partner agencies.
  • Work flexibly within agreed hours to maintain the level of service provision.
  • Participate in regular training, supervision and appraisal to improve their performance.
  • Keep abreast of developments in services, legislation and practice relevant to the client group.

Confidentiality
Ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity.
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Counselling Diploma
  • Experience of direct work with substance misusing clients
  • Two years’ experience of direct client work with at least one years’ experience of working with substance misusers in a therapeutic setting
  • Experience of developing and delivering therapeutic support programmes
  • Experience of providing direct client services particularly assessment & group-work.
  • A flexible open approach and proven communication skills in the management of sessional staff, volunteers and clients.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies
  • Proven skills in planning and administration.
  • Ability and willingness to develop the treatment programme to suit client need.
  • Confidence to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Understanding of the importance of upholding quality standards, performance monitoring and collating appropriate statistical information for purchasers.
  • Knowledge of health and safety, including assessing high-risk situations for clients.
  • Organised and have excellent time management skills
  • An empathic and non-judgmental attitude.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively work with people regardless of their ethnic, cultural, social backgrounds, their gender, age, religious belief, disability and sexual orientation
  • Commitment to support UKAT ’s values and mission.

Personal qualities:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to respond flexibly to the demands of the post
  • Ability to make a personal investment in the development and success of UKAT.

Desirable criteria:

  • A professional qualification in substance misuse and or counselling.
  • Experience of providing training to fellow professionals.
  • Computer Literacy.

SALARY:
Dependent on experience

Apply to become a UKAT Therapist

To get in touch, email us on jobs@ukat.co.uk

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Volunteers

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If you want to give something back to the community, we need you.

The UK Addiction Treatment Group has residential rehabilitation facilities in the following areas:

  • Halton
  • Bradford
  • Essex
  • West Sussex
  • Surrey
  • Bedfordshire
  • Oxfordshire

If you are fit and healthy and are keen to help us in any way that you can, then we want to hear from you!

To get in touch, email us on jobs@ukat.co.uk

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Our patients’ health takes priority during the COVID-19 pandemic and our doors remain open. To read about our commitment to patient and staff safety and how to keep yourself safe during the lockdown, click here!