Drug & Alcohol Rehab Jobs @ UKAT

This Page was last reviewed and changed on June 21st, 2021

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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Please read here about the current UKAT Recruitment for COVID-19

Open positions:

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


Job Title: Trainee Admissions Coordinator (Borehamwood, Hertfordshire)

Job Type

Full-time (40 hours) shift work to include some evenings and weekends evenings.

Job Summary

UK Addiction Treatment (UKAT) is looking for a Trainee Admissions Coordinator to join our busy admissions team.

The role involves advising clients on suitable treatment options for drug and alcohol addictions available within our 8 centres.

The position is full-time and will be based in our Head Office located in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

Full training will be provided.
This is not a remote position.

The candidate:

Previous experience of working in the field of addiction or personal experience is essential for the role.

You will need to be computer literate as part of the role is being responsible for regular updates to our online database among other computer-based tasks and multi-tasking is essential.

Role and responsibilities:

Learn about the services offered by our rehab facilities.

Supporting clients with advice on suitable treatment options, responding to our online live chat and email enquiry services, as well as booking them into treatment

Learn about our information management procedures.

GDPR compliance and responsible information handling

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply by sending a cover letter along with your CV to admissionsjobs@ukat.co.uk.


Job Title:Addictions Counsellor (Halstead)

Job Summary

Sanctuary Lodge is a 12 step Recovery Treatment Centre and we are looking for a full time Addiction Therapist to join this expanding team. Knowledge of the 12 step approach is desirable, minimum qualification Diploma level 4 in Counselling and/or Psychotherapy essential.

28 Days paid holiday a year

40hrs per week Monday – Friday with a rota of weekend shifts (one weekend in three) as treatment at Sanctuary Lodge is 7 days a week.

This is not a remote position.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15th April 2021

The role requires you to have:

    • 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-judgemental 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 Sanctuary Lodge’s values and mission.
    • Ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity.

    Role and responsibilities:

    • To provide counselling, support in relations to substance misuse.
    • To communicate Sanctuary Lodge’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 Sanctuary Lodge’s policies, procedures and data collection systems
    • 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 Sanctuary Lodge’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 Sanctuary Lodge’s aims

    Particularly in relation to information governance, confidentiality, diversity, health & safety (including the Care of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) and Local commissioning requirements as defined from time.

    • Undertake cleaning duties in accordance with the schedules provided.
    • Submit to the line manager requests for cleaning materials and equipment in good time to ensure stocks are maintained.
    • Report to the line manager any defects to cleaning equipment, furniture and fittings and the buildings and grounds when they become apparent.
    • Undertake the housekeeping duties associated with the discharge and admission of clients as set out in the schedule provided.
    • Report to the line manager any concerns about client behaviour e.g. suspicions of substance misuse; bullying and harassment of others; clients failing to observe their admission agreements; wilful damage to or theft of furniture, fixtures and fittings.

Job Title: Support Worker (Banbury)

Job Summary

Banbury Lodge is an Addiction Recovery Treatment Centre and we are looking for a full-time Recovery Support Worker to join our team.

The support worker will be responsible for ensuring the day-to-day provision of a high-quality support programme to substance misusing clients’, families and the community. This involves supporting individuals and or groups with the objective of assisting them to change, improve, understand addiction and manage their life situations in order to maintain an abstinent lifestyle and develop their ability to support themselves in communities without recourse to substance misuse or negative behavioural traits.

This is not a remote position.
48 hours per week (Inc: X1 sleepover) and weekends on a rotational basis

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 9th April AT 4PM

The role requires you to have:

  • 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
  • Ability to undertake lone-working safely and effectively
  • Ability to negotiate and influence effectively in terms of professional boundaries.
  • Ability to develop and review risk management plans
  • Ability to express empathy and a non-judgemental attitude with a calm, caring approach
  • Capacity to handle intensive and pressurised situations
  • Good administration skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to respond flexibly to the demands of the role.
  • Ability to engage in continuous professional development.
  • Ability to have an appreciation of and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Undertake all duties and responsibilities in accordance with: company policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, standarts; good professional practice and the company’s QA strategy, CQC and other regulatory requirements, relevant legislations, all legal and contractual obligations.
  • Oversee and or conduct effective 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.
  • Oversee the maintenance of accurate client records and databases and provide statistics for management and to assist with service evaluation in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in the transfer of individuals between agencies and services.
  • Support clients with the prompting of their medication, conduct accurate and timely medication audits and maintain accurate medication records.
  • Oversee the maintenance of a clean, orderly and safe building.
  • Complete general administration duties
  • Work with clients to produce appropriate and achievable recovery plans to help them address their identified needs.
  • Ensure residents attend external appointments in line with their care plan by supporting them to access transport or accompanying them if necessary.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operation of services by working with clients, enabling them to cope with practical aspects of daily living (life skills, benefits, housing).
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required by the Line Manager and/or the Senior Management Team or Directors.

Job Title:Weekend Housekeeper (Luton)

Job Summary

We are looking for the right candidate to be part of Liberty House’s expanding team that helps people recover from addiction.

This role is for 8 hours per week, 4 hours per day, Saturday and Sunday.

9am to 1pm Saturday

10am to 2pm Sunday

The successful candidate will have overtime available for annual leave and sickness cover for the full time housekeeper.

Job Type: Part Time
This is not a remote position.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 22nd April 2021

The role requires you to have:

  • Cleaning experience in an office, medical, leisure or hospitality environment.
  • A working knowledge of health and safety in relation to cleaning and housekeeping particularly COSHH and manual handling.
  • Numerate and literate within the requirements of the job.
  • An empathetic and non-judgmental attitude to those seeking to recover from substance misuse.
  • A flexible attitude to the duties of the job and working hours.
  • Ability to have an appreciation of and work effectively with people from a diverse background
  • Evidenced training or experience in the substance misuse field, rehabilitation, recovery or other areas of support work and health care *
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of team in a collaborative and supportive manner*
  • Ability to express empathy and a non-judgemental attitude with a calm, caring approach. *
  • If you have been in recovery it is required that you wait a minimum of 2 years before applying for a UKAT role *
  • Ability to respond flexibly to the demands of the post *
  • DBS check and start date will be dependent on DBS *

Role and responsibilities:

    • 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
    • Other regulatory requirements
    • Relevant legislation
    • All legal and contractual obligations

Particularly in relation to information governance, confidentiality, diversity, health & safety (including the Care of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) and Local commissioning requirements as defined from time.

  • Undertake cleaning duties in accordance with the schedules provided.
  • Submit to the line manager requests for cleaning materials and equipment in good time to ensure stocks are maintained.
  • Report to the line manager any defects to cleaning equipment, furniture and fittings and the buildings and grounds when they become apparent.
  • Undertake the housekeeping duties associated with the discharge and admission of clients as set out in the schedule provided.
  • Report to the line manager any concerns about client behaviour e.g. suspicions of substance misuse; bullying and harassment of others; clients failing to observe their admission agreements; wilful damage to or theft of furniture, fixtures and fittings.

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If you successfully complete our 90-day inpatient treatment programme but experience a relapse within 30 days of leaving, we will welcome you back for complimentary 30 days of treatment.*

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