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Vacancy details

Job title:          Keyworker/Addictions Counsellor (drug and alcohol rehabilitation)

Hours:             Full-time (five days per week) 37.5 hours per week being four week days and one day late shift.  

District:           Bournemouth

Salary:             Basic salary for Level 4 qualification is £11.00 to £12.50 per hour plus benefits of up to a further £2,200. Package includes generous pension contributions (if opted in), travel allowance for applicable journeys, 24 days holiday rising by one day per two years after two years to a maximum of 35 days plus Bank Holidays.

Duration:         Permanent

Reference:      BO/KW/S5/FT/1120/1

Closing date:   1st December 2020

Keyworker/Counsellor to work in our mixed gender abstinence based Residential Rehabilitation Centre.

Are you an enthusiastic, ambitious person? Do you have a compassionate and caring nature? Are you looking to make a real difference to people’s lives? Are you flexible and can you see yourself providing the best care to adults who need your support to initiate their recovery from drug and alcohol dependence? If so then is an exciting opportunity to work with an energetic, diverse, qualified and very experienced team. 

We provide a safe and caring environment that has access to a range of individualised interventions and treatment options for adults experiencing problems with drugs and or alcohol, promoting a focus on recovery and independence. We are committed to creating a positive, holistic and empowering environment which celebrates difference and allows our service users and staff to flourish. We provide excellent opportunities for Continuing Professional Development, with extensive in-house training and both internal and external clinical supervision.

Duties include; care planned counselling, one to one sessions, therapeutic and structured group’s relapse prevention workshops etc.

The ideal candidate will have Counselling skills Level 4. Group-work, presentation skills and experience of working in the drug and alcohol addiction field are preferred.

Good communication, people skills and computer literacy (MS Word, e-mail and internet) is essential.  A full driving Licence and access to a vehicle is preferred.

Flexibility to work some Bank Holidays and be part of the out of hours on call rota is necessary. The employer will consider less qualified or experienced candidates who are willing to undergo further training. Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced disclosure; disclosure expense will be met by employer.

Email enquiries to Angie Howson-Green at quoting:- BO/KW/S5/FT/1120/1


Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regrettably we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our requirements.

StreetScene is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome people from all minority groups. We always work to the principles of fairness, values and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

Reasonable adjustments

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us and informing us of your support requirements.