Volunteer Recovery Coordinator Support (3 vacancies) - Leeds

06 January 2020 12 Noon
19/VOL/24

Forward Leeds is the Alcohol, Drug and Recovery service for adults and young people in the Leeds and surrounding area.
Services include: Active and Fast Track Recovery, Detox team, Prevention and Early Intervention, Young Peoples Service, Family Plus team. For more info see our website http://www.forwardleeds.co.uk

This is a shadowing role where you will be attached to a Recovery Coordinator (Drug and Alcohol keyworker) working within Forward Leeds Armley Park Court.
You will both learn from and support the worker to motivate and guide clients towards meaningful recovery. You will be given the opportunity to experience a range of substance use interventions, learn about different treatment options and harm reduction techniques and signpost service users towards aftercare options. You will be able to support the duty worker on reception as they respond to new walk-in referrals and complete clinical tasks such as urine testing and breathylising.
This opportunity will prove valuable for anyone who wishes to develop their skills within the drug and alcohol field, whilst furthering their knowledge of substance misuse interventions.

Skills and Personal Qualities required for the role.

• To have an understanding of the issues faced by people who use substances.
• Empathetic nature with an encouraging and non-judgmental approach
• Self-motivated and reliable
• Good timekeeping
• Confident communication skills
• Lived experience of substance use issues is welcomed, but not essential
• Able to follow Humankind and Forward Leeds policy and procedure
• Ability to engage clients and build rapport
• Able to commit to a regular weekly session
• Commitment to attending training, workshops and regular supervision

Our hubs operate:
Mondays and Fridays 9am – 5pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am – 7pm

For an application form or for further information please contact volunteering@humankindcharity.org.uk

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.