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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)

Therapeutic Intervention Worker

18.75 hours per week (including one evening a week)
£10,992.64 per annum

In this role you will deliver a series of therapeutic interventions to individual drug and alcohol clients within a variety of community, residential and primary care settings in Wrexham and Flintshire.

You will have experience of delivering therapeutic interventions and of assessing clients who misuse drugs and/or alcohol.

You will have worked with vulnerable clients and will have a comprehensive knowledge of substance misuse and related issues.

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

Closing date for applications: 12 Noon on 14th August 2018
Interviews: 20th August 2018




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 has recently opened 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 14th August 2018
Interview Date: 20th August 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.