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Addictions Worker (Counsellor - prison based)

  • Full time
  • £24,289 – £26,891
  • HMP Polmont YOI and HMP Glenochil
  • Closing 8th July 2019

  • Advertised from 13th June 2019
  • 35 hours per week


We provide a range of counselling, community rehabilitation & peer support services for people affected by substance misuse to help them on their recovery journey. We are seeking an experienced and competent prison based counsellor to work in partnership with NHS Forth Valley and Scottish Prison Service colleagues at HMP Polmont YOI and HMP Glenochil. You may also be asked to work across other prison establishments in Forth Valley.

You will use your assessment, care planning and counselling skills to work with offenders many of whom are affected by alcohol misuse. A self-starter, you will be comfortable working alongside colleagues within a multi-agency approach in developing creative responses to need. You will;

  • have a recognised professional qualification in counselling
  • have a recognised award in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), or be willing to obtain such an award
  • be familiar with managing a busy caseload and in monitoring and recording all aspects of your work
  • have a strong commitment to promoting recovery

This post requires an enhanced disclosure.

Application notes

The application pack is available from ASC at or download below.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Paul Mooney Chief Executive on (01324) 874 969 or e-mail at

Closing date for applications is 5:00 pm, Monday 8th July 2019.

Interviews will be held in Polmont on Monday 15th July 2019.