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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.

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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 or CAIS HR Dept, 12 Trinity Square, Llandudno LL30 2RA (Tel: 01492 863000)

Flintshire Sorted YP Drug and Alcohol Worker

Base location: Buckley
£22,058 per annum pro rata
37.5 hours per week over 7 days

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to provide targeted and specialist services to support young people across Flintshire who have been identified as having a substance misuse problem or who may be at increased risk of using substances.

You will be responsible for undertaking specific young people's assessments re substance use and will provide a range of interventions including education, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and the use of exit strategies as appropriate.

You will work in partnership with Flintshire Sorted colleagues to maintain a seamless, continuous and effective service whilst the role will also involve much multi agency work in order to best meet the needs of the young people you are supporting.

You must have a full driving licence and full access to a vehicle.  The ability to speak Welsh would be advantageous but is not essential.

Closing date for applications:  12 noon on Friday 21st December 2018

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form

Assistant Addictions Therapist

Base location: Colwyn Bay Residential Rehabilitation Unit
37.5 hrs over 7 days (on shift rota)
£19,218 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.

With a respected reputation for providing residential rehabilitation services in Wales spanning 20 years, this is an exciting opportunity to join the team at our new facility in Colwyn Bay.

In this role you will support the Addictions Therapists in the assessment, care planning and implementation of treatments to adults with addiction issues within a residential setting.  You will support the management of a varied client caseload and assist with the delivery of a structured psychosocial programme of interventions including one to one and group work

With an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, you will also have experience of working with vulnerable clients and those with substance and addiction related issues.

A full driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential.
Welsh language is desirable although not essential.

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 3rd January 2019 

Don't Touch Tell Performer

Primary School Performers needed:

• Are you a professional performer?
• Do you want work educating school children through performance?
• Can you perform in English, Welsh and Bilingually?
We have been delivering our Don’t Touch – Tell!  Service for more than 20 years and need more performers to help us reach every primary school in North Wales. Don’t Touch Tell is an educational show, informing pupils of the dangers of picking up syringes, drinking alcohol and taking drugs.
We are looking for performers to help us deliver important messages about these dangers to primary school pupils in North Wales.
If you have a performance skill that can be adapted to deliver our messages, then give us a call.
All performers will need to participate in the CAIS recruitment process including completing a CAIS application, attending an interview and agreeing to a DBS check.
This is a self-employed position on a term time only basis with payment on completion of shows.

Commercial Manager (Maternity Cover)

Maternity cover for up to 12 months, with review at that point
Base location: North Wales/North West of England
37.5 hrs per week over 7 days worked flexibly
£28,222 per annum

CAIS is seeking to appoint a dynamic Commercial Manager who will be responsible for the sale and marketing of capacity in our residential units.

You will be skilled in sales and marketing in a complex environment, with proven experience of achieving new business or income targets.  Ideally you will have strong knowledge of the health sector, and particularly residential services in the drug and alcohol field.

A full clean driving licence is essential.

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form

Closing date for applications:  12 noon on Thursday 13th December 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.