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Interested in using your skills and experience to make a real difference to people’s lives?

At CAIS we help people to make positive improvements to their lives.  Last year, CAIS supported more than 8,000 people to lead happier and healthier lifestyles.  CAIS has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People and Investors in Volunteering awards, which confirm our commitment to our staff and volunteers, and their development.  We are also a member of the Disability Confident Employer scheme, and have been awarded a bronze award under Healthy Working Wales Corporate Health Standard.

CAIS is recognised as a key national partner in the implementation of the All-Wales Strategy on Substance Misuse, and provides a comprehensive range of specialist services.  We also offer a great range of flexible benefits for our staff.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?  Please click here to find out more about our rewarding volunteering opportunities

 

                                               

 

Vacancies

Please note: applications for our job vacancies can only be accepted on the CAIS application form available below.

Please click on the job title for a detailed job description. If you have a question regarding a vacancy please contact CAIS HR Team using the details below.

Completed applications to be returned to jobs@cais.org.uk or CAIS HR Dept, 12 Trinity Square, Llandudno LL30 2RA (Tel: 01492 863000)


Cafe Supervisor - Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub

Base location: Cardiff (Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub)
40 hrs per week including weekends
£17,680 per annum

CAIS Social Enterprises Ltd and Hafal are working in partnership to provide a supportive workplace and learning environment which enables volunteers from disadvantaged backgrounds to receive training and gain work experience in a catering and hospitality business.

Based at the Cardiff Llandaff and Ely Library hybs, you will take responsibility for the day to day running of the coffee shop, providing the highest possible standards of quality, ensuring excellence in customer compliance with environmental health standards.

To meet the requirements of this role, you will need previous experience of working in a catering environment. You will have experience of food and drink preparation, handling cash and supervising a team of staff and volunteers in a customer facing role.

Furthermore, you will have a Level 2 Food Safety qualification, a sound understanding of Food Hygiene, Health and Safety at Work and COSHH & Hazard analysis. Welsh language is desirable although not essential.

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form

Closing date for applications:  12 noon on Thursday 1st November
Interview Date: Tuesday 6th November


Young Person's Peer Mentor - Cyfle Cymru

15 hours per week
Base location:  Llandrindod Wells
£18,115 per annum pro rata (£7,245.99)
Funded until 31st August 2020

Cyfle Cymru is a service which helps people with substance misuse issues and/or mental health conditions who are in recovery or are towards the end of their treatment programme into work, education or training.

In this role you will provide support and guidance to all young people aged 16-24 years who have been referred onto the project and ensure project outcomes are delivered on target. You will work alongside the Volunteer Peer Mentors in delivering services and outcomes for the scheme and support the Lead Peer Mentor in raising awareness of the service.

You will have experience of working with young people aged 16-24 as well as individuals with substance misuse and/or mental health conditions. Additionally you will have personal experience of substance misuse and/or mental health conditions.

With experience of working in community based services and with vulnerable client groups, you will also have a sound understanding of substance misuse services and the benefits and challenges of service users.

A full, clean driving licence as well as access to your own vehicle is essential. The ability to converse through the medium of Welsh would be advantageous.

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 31st October 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 8th November 2018


Cook - Porter's Colwyn Bay

Base location: Porter’s Colwyn Bay & Porters Eirias
40 hrs per weeks
£8.50 per hour

We’re part of a national-award winning social enterprise established in 2011, operating coffee shops and catering for events across Wales. We’re committed to providing the best customer experience, whilst helping local people in their search for employment by providing work experience and training opportunities in our various businesses.

In this role you will produce and cook existing menus at our coffee shops to the highest standards whilst ensuring health and hygiene standards are maintained. You will produce our outside catering menus and assist with various catering events and functions across the businesses. You will also provide on the job training and supervision to work programme participants, volunteers and learners operating in the coffee shop.

A Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification is essential for this role and you will have previous experience of working in a catering environment. You will have a good understanding of the Essentials of Food Hygiene including Safer Food Better Business or other appropriate food safety systems.
The ability to work well within a team and be flexible to meet business need is essential as is a full driving license and access to a vehicle.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable although not essential.

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form

Closing date for applications:  12 noon on Monday 29th October 2018
Interview Date: Friday 2nd November 2018


Project Worker - Wrexham Homelessness Prevention Project (Part Time)

Base location: Wrexham
£9,897 per annum (18.75 hrs per week to include evening working)

The Wrexham Homelessness Prevention Project is a partnership with Shelter Cymru, addressing issues around homelessness and substance misuse.

In this role you will provide housing, homelessness advice and ongoing tenancy support for anyone over the age of 16 with substance misuse issues. You will also support the coordination and the running of Wrexham Soup Dragon.

You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with vulnerable or challenging client groups. You will have a sound understanding of substance misuse issues as well as an awareness of current housing, benefit, offending and employment issues. Ideally, you will be qualified to NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards achieving the qualification.

The ability to drive is essential and you must have access to your own vehicle. The ability to converse in the Welsh language would be advantageous.

Applications will only be accepted on the CAIS application form

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 30th October 2018 
Interview Date: Tuesday 6th November 2018


Project Worker - Wrexham Homelessness Prevention Project (Full Time)

Base location: Wrexham
£19,794 per annum (37.5 hrs per week to include evening working)

The Wrexham Homelessness Prevention Project is a partnership with Shelter Cymru, addressing issues around homelessness and substance misuse.

In this role you will provide housing, homelessness advice and ongoing tenancy support for anyone over the age of 16 with substance misuse issues. You will also support the coordination and the running of Wrexham Soup Dragon.

You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with vulnerable or challenging client groups. You will have a sound understanding of substance misuse issues as well as an awareness of current housing, benefit, offending and employment issues. Ideally, you will be qualified to NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards achieving the qualification.

The ability to drive is essential and you must have access to your own vehicle. The ability to converse in the Welsh language would be advantageous.

Applications will only be accepted on the CAIS application form

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 30th October 2018
Interview Date: 5th November 2018


Tenancy Support Officer - Bangor

3 x Posts
Base location: Bangor, Ty’n Rodyn
37.5 hrs per week including sleep in shifts
£17,075 per annum

CAIS aims to empower positive changes in the lives of people affected by addiction, adverse mental health, unemployment, offending and other life challenges, through a range of services and support delivered by skilled and experienced staff and volunteers.

To be a positive role model and provide support to individuals who have been street homeless and/or are prison leavers.  To provide support services for those in short term housing (approx. 6 months) and help individuals move on to sustainable living. Providing support that enables individuals to live independently and feel safe and secure with the long-term aim of them living substance free and independently in their own homes.  Working with individuals in areas such as employment, training and education, debt management and daily living skills to promote wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle, inclusive of partner agency working.

You will either have an NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or be willing to work towards achieving the qualification.  You must have a full driving licence and full access to a vehicle.  The ability to communicate in Welsh would be advantageous but is not essential.

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form

Closing date for applications:  12 noon on Monday 22nd October 2018


Healthcare Support Worker (Bank)
Base location: Hafan Wen, Wrexham
£10.41 per hour

We are looking for reliable and flexible individuals to join our team at our detox unit on a casual basis.

Applicants should have experience of working with vulnerable client groups and have a working knowledge of substance misuse and support work projects.

A Diploma Level 3 in Health Care Support, or the ability and willingness to obtain this, is essential in order to fulfil statutory obligations.

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form (available above)


Staff Nurse (bank)

£14.84 per hour
Base location: Wrexham

CAIS is seeking qualified Nurses to join its team of casual bank staff supporting adults with substance misuse problems at its residential drug and alcohol detoxification unit, Hafan Wen, providing medically managed clinical treatment support to those working towards a substance free lifestyle.

Duties will include overseeing the support and treatment of adults with drug and alcohol issues, and implementing therapeutic interventions and group work.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.


Catering Assistants (Bank)

CAIS Social Enterprises

£8.78 per hour

We are looking for reliable and flexible individuals to join our social enterprise team, working on a bank basis.

We have multiple catering outlets in North Wales including Porter’s Coffee Shop and Bistro in Colwyn Bay, Troop Café in Llandudno, and Porter’s Coffee Shop in Rhyl, as well as our Mobile Catering Trailer covering outside events across North Wales.

We have a variety of opportunities available, which include:

Front of House Assistants – within the cafés / events trailer
Kitchen Assistants – within the cafés / events trailer
Outside Catering Assistants – preparation and delivery of buffets to external customers

You will have experience of working within a busy café environment or providing catering at outside events, and/or working within a busy kitchen environment, preparing meals from a varied menu.

A Level 2 Food Hygiene Certification and a full driving licence are essential.  The ability to speak Welsh would be advantageous but is not essential.

Previous applicants need not apply


Bank Cook Chef (covering holidays/sickness)
Base location: Wrexham
£8.78 per hour

We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic bank Chef/Cook to work within a catering kitchen preparing meals for up to 25 clients at our residential drug & alcohol treatment unit in Wrexham.

With current Food Hygiene and Food Safety certificates, and experience in a volume catering operation, you will work to the highest standard in providing a range of high quality, nutritional foods.  You will also be able to work appropriately within an environment of confidentiality.