Drug & Alcohol Practitioner – Leeds

Drug & Alcohol Practitioner

Doing Good Leeds



Who are we…
Humankind, lead partner at Forward Leeds, is one of England’s most successful home-grown charities. We provide free, confidential support for alcohol, drugs, housing, or mental health in friendly local places across the UK. We are committed to fair chances for all and making sure everyone can access the help and support they need to realise their potential. By joining our teams of passionate individuals, you will be contributing to making this happen.  You can really make a difference by believing in our service users and their ability to make positive changes when they don’t always believe in themselves.
Earlier this year the Government released its ten year strategy ‘From Harm to Hope’ with funding available to create “world class” treatment services. Leeds City Council has secured enhanced funding to improve drug and alcohol treatment provision across the city which is being invested in services provided by Forward Leeds.
Forward Leeds is an integrated city-wide service supporting adults and young people who are struggling with alcohol and other drugs through dedicated prevention, early intervention and tailored programmes, supporting people to achieve and sustain recover

About the role…
Exciting opportunities are available for positions of Street Support Recovery Co-ordinator based within our Forward Leeds team.

Street Support Recovery Co-ordination is a diverse and rewarding role, key duties you will undertake are:

Manage a caseload, devising, implementing, and reviewing on-going recovery and treatment plans.

Facilitate and promote individuals’ progression from initial engagement into structured treatment.

Work in a proactive role to minimise and prevent rough sleeping and begging within Leeds by engaging and maintaining clients into treatment.

Reduce substance related harm to individuals and the wider community.

Working collaboratively with key partners and colleagues across the street support partnership to achieve the best health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals.

Who will you be working with….

You will be working as part of our Forward Leeds Team. The team is a multi-disciplinary recovery team comprising of colleagues from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. The team includes Recovery Coordinators, Medics, Housing teams and Criminal Justice workers , Individual Placement Specialists and Volunteers. We are a supportive and welcoming team, who are passionate about supporting and promoting recovery for those we care for and within our local community.

For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Team Leaders, Becks Knowles

As an Equal Opportunities employer please see below about how we can support you if you are passionate about supporting people and have transferable skills.

What can Humankind offer you…


Generous annual leave entitlement (27 days, plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 1 years’ service)


Annual leave purchase scheme


Enhanced occupational sick pay


Enhanced employer contribution to your workplace pension

Death in service benefit


Free Will writing


Eyecare vouchers


Blue light card discount


Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including free training courses


Work-life balance- flexible working and family friendly policies


Happy, Healthy You! – our wellbeing offers for our workforce


Employee Assist Programme and Humankind Support Networks

Humankind offer a wide range of in-house and external training opportunities. Personal and professional, development is a key priority across the organisation. All staff across the organisation will be in receipt of regular supervision and annual Personal Development Reviews.

Humankind is an equal opportunities employer
If you feel that you would fit with our values & ethos, are passionate about supporting people, but maybe don’t feel you have the experience required, talk to us about your transferrable skills. For the right people, we can provide development to help you to realise your potential.

We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit. If you require support with your application or would like to request a paper application, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01325 731 160, alternatively you can email us at [email protected]


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