Drug & Alcohol Rehab Jobs @ UKAT

This Page was last reviewed and changed on November 19th, 2020

UKAT is the UK’s leading provider of Addiction Rehabilitation and detox. We have several drug & alcohol rehab jobs and are growing rapidly. If you’re interested in working with us, have the skills to make a difference in the addiction recovery industry then please drop us a line.

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Job Title: Addictions Counsellor (Bradford, West Yorkshire)
Salary: £23,000.00-£25,000.00 per year

Job Summary

The Counsellor will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of a high quality therapeutic treatment programme to clients presenting with addiction related concerns. This will include facilitating daily group therapy sessions as well as providing individual counselling sessions and support for their own client caseload.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY 21ST AUGUST 2020 AT 4PM

The role requires you to have

  • Therapeutic experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (Preferred)
  • Three years post qualification experience working with groups and individuals (Preferred)

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


Job Title: Addictions Counsellor (Runcorn, West Yorkshire)
Salary: £23,000.00-£26,000.00 per year
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER AT 4PM

Job Summary

The Counsellor will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of a high quality therapeutic treatment programme to clients presenting with addiction related concerns. This will include facilitating daily group therapy sessions as well as providing individual counselling sessions and support for their own client caseload.

Schedule: Holidays, Monday to Friday, Weekends on shifts. 40hrs per week Monday – Friday with a rota of weekend shifts as treatment at Oasis Runcorn is 7 days a week.

The role requires you to

  • 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 Oasis Runcorn’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 Oasis Runcorn’s aims.

Essential Criteria

  • 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

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


Job Title: 12 Step Addictions Counsellor (Luton, Bedfordshire)
Salary: £23,000.00-£26,000.00 per year
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 8TH OCTOBER 2020 AT 4PM

Job Summary

The Counsellor will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of a high quality therapeutic treatment programme to clients presenting with addiction related concerns. This will include facilitating daily group therapy sessions as well as providing individual counselling sessions and support for their own client caseload.

Schedule: Holidays, Monday to Friday, Weekends on shifts

The role requires you to have

  • Evidenced training/experience in substance misuse treatment approaches, specialising in the 12 Step Model
  • 1-year counselling experience
  • Level 5 Diploma in Counselling or equivalent therapeutic qualification
  • Experience of working in a supervisory role
  • Knowledge of undertaking case management and confidential record keeping practices
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies
  • Ability to have an appreciation of and work effectively with people from a diverse background
  • BACP membership with the eligibility for accreditation (desired)
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System (desired)
  • Experience of residential work/community based rehab (desired)

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


Job Title: Zero Hour Support Worker (Luton, Bedfordshire)
Salary: £23,000.00-£26,000.00 per year
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 6TH OCTOBER 2020 AT 4PM

Job Summary

We are looking for the right candidate to support the team at Liberty House Clinic to help people to recover from addiction. This role is a zero hour contract to cover support worker annual leave and sickness. Job Type: Zero hour contract (There is no guarantee of any hours in any given week) Shifts are variable including days, nights and weekends as required by the business.

Hourly rate: £8.72 per hour

The role requires you:

  • 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 enhanced DBS clearance
  • To develop and maintain supportive working relationships with colleagues and promote a team working approach at all times
  • To perform all duties according to weekly rotas
  • To carry out light cleaning and tidying duties as necessary
  • 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

Essential Criteria

  • 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 Liberty House Clinic Ltd 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

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


Job Title: Bank Support Worker (Worthing )
Salary: £23,000.00-£26,000.00 per year
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 4PM

Job Summary

Support the Centre Manager and the Therapeutic team in providing an effective rehabilitation service and engaging the clients in decision making and behavioural change as well as supporting clients in the successful completion of their treatment journey with the Company.

Responsible To: Centre Manager , Salary: £8.72 per hour, Hours: Zero Hour, Hourly rate: £8.72 per hour,

The role requires you:

  • Undertake all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines and standards, good professional practice and the Company’s Quality Assurance strategy, CQC and other regulatory requirements, relevant legislation, all legal and contractual obligations, particularly in relation to information governance, confidentiality, diversity, health & safety and medication control as defined from time to time.
  • Conduct intake, assessment and discharge interventions
  • Assist the therapeutic team to carry out accurate, complete and timely risk management planning and reviews in conjunction with external third parties where appropriate
  • Ensure clients observe the programme’s rules and support the manager in investigating and taking action where these may have been breached including substance testing
  • Provide advice, information and support to clients including referral to aftercare services that focus on maintaining an abstinent lifestyle
  • Maintain accurate client records and databases and provide statistics for management and to assist with service evaluation in a timely fashion

Essential Criteria

  • Possession of (or preparedness to work to) a NVQ Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or similar.
  • Good organisational skills and time management skills in relation to own workload.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills at all levels.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of team in a collaborative and supportive manner.
  • Competent within the demands of the role in Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Strong active listening skills

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


Job Title: Bank Housekeeper (Halstead, Essex)
Salary: £8.72 per hour
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS-29TH SEPTEMBER AT 4PM

Job Summary

Sanctuary Lodge are looking for a Bank Housekeeper to work predominantly weekend mornings 9-1 pm as and when required. Also cover annual leave

The role requires you:

  • Carry out all cleaning duties in accordance with worksheet instructions including:
  • vacuuming washing floor areas stairs and lifts
  • Cleaning toilets, baths and washbasins, providing adequate supplies of toilet rolls, soap and hand towels.
  • Cleaning windows, paintwork and walls
  • Thoroughly cleaning of vacated rooms ready for re-occupation
  • Removal of rubbish and clinical waste to storage area ready for collection by the appropriate agencies
  • Understand the cleaning requirements of different surfaces and coverings and the properties of cleaning materials to ensure that all areas are well presented and maintained in good condition
  • Practice and monitor safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particularly moving and handling of loads, by assessing risk and having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents, visitors and staff.
  • Understand personal responsibilities in relation to the Health & Safety at Work Acts and fire safety and evacuation procedures and demonstrates a working knowledge of COSHH assessments applicable in own work area.
  • Act accordingly towards residents and their visitors, respecting the dignity and individuality of each resident.
  • Contribute fully to team working, responding positively to colleagues and actioning all reasonable work instructions promptly.
  • Take reasonable care of items of equipment used to carry out tasks, including general cleanliness and advising on any faults and the need for maintenance or replacement.
  • Responsible for the safe and tidy storage of suppliers and equipment.
  • Attend staff training sessions as required.
  • Adhere to Clinic Policies and Procedures.

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrate understanding of cleaning methods and properties of cleaning materials used.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety, particularly Moving and Handling techniques, Fire Safety and COSHH assessments.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 1 year relevant experience
  • Efficient worker, capable of a high level of sustained physical effort and able to respond to a demanding work load.
  • Display a positive and flexible aptitude to team working.
  • Demonstrate initiative and self motivation.
  • Exhibit a caring and understanding attitude towards the residents.
  • Be able to work by self and as part of a team

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


Job Title: Waking Night Support Worker (Banbury, Oxfordshire)
Salary:£16,380.00-£29,715.00 per year
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS-29TH SEPTEMBER AT 4PM

Job Summary

We are looking for the right candidate to be part of Banbury Lodge’s expanding team that helps people recover from addiction. The successful candidate will work to a rolling rota and will have overtime available to themselves as well.

Waking nights, 35 Hours a week,on a rolling 7 day shift pattern, shifts are from 10pm to 8am

The role requires you:

  • To engage effectively with the client group
  • To prepare and distribute medication to clients
  • To meet the needs of Banbury Lodge’s premises/property security
  • To liaise effectively and co-operatively with colleagues
  • To have completed the induction process
  • To be working towards CQF Level 3 Health and Social Care
  • To undertake regular training and supervision sessions in-house and externally
  • To comply with Banbury Lodge’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 Banbury Lodge’s policies particularly those on Equal and 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
  • To ensure clients safety is maintained and monitored over night
  • To update client files with observations and changes of clients mood and behaviour on a nightly basis
  • To email observations to support and therapy team of any changes of clients mood and behaviour on a nightly basis.
  • To print out emailed observations and information and placed in the support book ready for morning handover
  • Archiving and maintain the archive files both paper and electronic.
  • To follow instructions and handed over information from support staff

Essential Criteria

  • 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 Banbury Lodge’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

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

*This is not intended as an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities and may be amended following consultation with the jobholder.

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