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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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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)


Chef

Base location: Colwyn Bay
40 hrs per week
£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, CAIS will shortly be launching a new residential rehabilitation facility in Colwyn Bay.  This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new team.

Within this role you will assist the Head Chef with the preparation and cooking to cater for 16 clients. You will assist with the management of the smooth-running of a kitchen and provide leadership and direction to kitchen personnel in absence of the Head Chef.

You will deputise for the Head Chef during periods of absence and ensure that all health, safety and food hygiene standards are met in accordance with legislation, guidelines and dietary requirements.

You will have an NVQ Level 3 in Food Preparation/Cooking (or equivalent) as well as a Food Hygiene and Food Safety certificate. You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working within a commercial kitchen and will be able to compile and produce innovative menus with a sound knowledge of allergens and dietary requirements.

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


Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 3rd July 2018


Head Chef

Base location: Colwyn Bay
40 hrs per week
£22,279 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, CAIS will shortly be launching a new residential rehabilitation facility in Colwyn Bay.  This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new team.

Within this role you will lead in the preparation, cooking and menu compilation to cater for 16 clients within a residential setting. You will manage the smooth-running of a kitchen and provide leadership and direction to kitchen personnel.

You will compile innovative menus, source stock and foodstuffs that deliver to budget targets and meet client dietary requirements and satisfaction levels. You will ensure that all health, safety and food hygiene standards are met in accordance with legislation, guidelines and dietary requirements.

You will have an NVQ Level 3 in Food Preparation/Cooking (or equivalent) as well as a Food Hygiene and Food Safety certificate. You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working within a commercial kitchen and will be able to compile and produce innovative menus with a sound knowledge of allergens and dietary requirements.

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


Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon on 3rd July 2018


Young People's Therapeutic Practitioner - Flintshire "Sorted" Team

Base location: Buckley
£25,828 per annum pro rata (£12,914)
18.75 hrs per week over 7 days

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to provide targeted and specialist services to support young people aged between 11 and 18 years of age with complex needs who may be presenting with a substance misuse problem or for those who are at increased risk of using substances.

You will be responsible for undertaking specific young people's assessments and will provide a range of recognised and validated therapeutic interventions to meet the needs of this client group in relation to their substance use and their emotional well-being needs.

You will have a recognised professional qualification in a therapeutic field, together with membership of a recognised professional body.  You will also have post qualification experience of delivering therapeutic interventions to young people.

You will work in partnership with Flintshire Sorted colleagues to maintain a seamless, continuous and effective service, and the role will also involve significant 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:  12.00 noon on Monday 25th June 2018


Front of House Assistant

Porter’s Coffee Shop & Bistro
Base location: Porter’s Colwyn Bay
21 hrs per week on flexible basis
Minimum Living Wage

We’re part of a national-award winning social enterprise established in 2011, operating co¬ffee shops and events catering 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.

We are seeking to appoint a Front of House Assistant to join our growing team at this exciting time of expansion. You will have, or be prepared to work towards a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification and will have previous experience within a customer facing role.

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.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 20th June 2018


Young Persons Peer Mentor (Brecon)


Cyfle Cymru Out of Work Service

15 hours per week
Base location:  Brecon
£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
Job Description and application form can be obtained from the vacancies page of our website - http://www.cais.co.uk/current-vacancies/

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 20th June 2018

 

 

 


Change Step Aged Veterans and Families Coordinator Part Time

Base location: Cardiff
16 hours per week
£7,285.33 per annum
Contract until 31st March 2019

Delivered by CAIS and Hafal in partnership with Age Connect and funded by the Royal British Legion through the Armed Forces Covenant.

In this role you will deliver peer mentoring to aged veterans and their families and be responsible for raising awareness of Change Step Aged Veterans project. You will develop aged friendly communities as well as a volunteer befriending service in the Cardiff area.

You will have an ex armed forces background and experience of working within the health and social care sector or relevant voluntary organisation.

You must have a full driving licence and full access to a vehicle.  The ability to speak Welsh would be advantageous.

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form
Job description and application form should be obtained from the vacancies page of our website www.cais.co.uk

Deadline for applications: 12.00 noon on Tuesday 26th June 2018

 


Change Step Aged Veterans and Families Coordinator

Base location: Cardiff
37.5 hours per week
£17,075 per annum
Contract until 31st March 2019

Delivered by CAIS and Hafal in partnership with Age Connect and funded by the Royal British Legion through the Armed Forces Covenant.

In this role you will deliver peer mentoring to aged veterans and their families and be responsible for raising awareness of Change Step Aged Veterans project. You will develop aged friendly communities as well as a volunteer befriending service in the Cardiff area.

You will have an ex armed forces background and experience of working within the health and social care sector or relevant voluntary organisation.

You must have a full driving licence and full access to a vehicle.  The ability to speak Welsh would be advantageous.

Applications are only accepted on the CAIS application form
Job description and application form should be obtained from the vacancies page of our website www.cais.co.uk

Deadline for applications: 12.00 noon on Tuesday 26th June 2018

 

 


 

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.