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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 award which confirms its commitment to its staff and their development, and is a member of the Disability Confident Employer Scheme.

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.


Part Time Call Handlers, Parabl

Parabl Talking Therapy Partnership is for individuals who have mild to moderate mental health needs and/or stable severe and enduring mental health and who are supported in secondary care.

We are looking for caring, empathic, supportive individuals to join our Parabl team.

As a Call Handler you will be the first point of contact for clients wishing to access the Parabl service for emotional support, information or guidance about mental health problems.  They may be in crisis, or living with long-term mental ill health, perhaps isolated socially or worried about someone close to them.  As part of the role you will be expected to conduct a very brief initial assessment of the client’s needs and whether they are suitable for the service.  You will also be expected to signpost individuals on to other, more appropriate services where required.

You will ideally have Mental Health experience or will have professional listening/counselling skills.

Induction and full training will be provided.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable but not essential to this post.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 10th April 2017
Interviews will be held on Monday 24th April 2017


Flintshire Sorted – Tier 3 Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker

Base location: Buckley
£21,624 per annum pro rata (£17,299)
30 hrs per week over 4 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 4th April 2017


Chef/Cook- Part Time

Base location: Wrexham
£16,251 per annum pro rata (£6,933)
16 hrs per week over 2 days, working hours 9:30 am- 6:00 pm

We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic 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.


BSL Counsellor (bank)

Parabl Talking Therapies Service - North Wales area
Ad hoc hours – on “as required” basis
£50/hour

CAIS is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Counsellor who can counsel using British Sign Language (BSL) to deliver the Parabl counselling service.

The successful candidate will provide a counselling service to Parabl clients who may be presenting with common mental health difficulties or emotional wellbeing issues linked to challenging life events

With a Diploma in Counselling as a minimum, you will be a member of the BACP and either BACP accredited or working towards accreditation.  You will also hold the Level 4 qualification in British Sign Language (previously known as CACDP Level 3).

We particularly welcome applications from native BSL users.

You will receive clinical supervision as part of the role.


Qualified Nurses (Bank) - £12.42 per hour

Healthcare Support Workers (Bank) - £7.78 per hour

Base location: Wrexham

CAIS is seeking Nurses and Healthcare Support Workers to join its team of casual bank staff supporting adults with substance misuse problems at its drug and alcohol treatment unit in Wrexham.

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

The ability to speak Welsh would be advantageous but is not essential.


Volunteer Generic/Substance Misuse Counsellor

Could you be the qualified volunteer counsellor we’re looking for?

Living Room Cardiff and CAIS are looking for volunteer counsellors with a minimum qualification of a Diploma in Counselling to help us evolve and take forward Cynnal, the exciting new Church Counselling Service available throughout Wales.

Cynnal is a free, bilingual (Welsh and English) confidential counselling service available throughout Wales for all members of the Clergy, Ministers of Religion and their families, and addresses multiple presenting problems.  Over time, and on a case-by-case basis, Cynnal will build up a nationwide network of accredited generic and addictions volunteer counsellors to help address any issues our clients might have in their own localities.

The successful applicants will be part of our highly respected counselling service and will be provided with clinical supervision.  All travel and expenses will be reimbursed.

Are you a person who likes challenges and likes to go that extra mile?
Do you have the capacity to show love and compassion?
Are you interested in broadening your field of expertise?
This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for:  You could help us open the door to a new life…….

For further information on how you could become a Cynnal volunteer counsellor contact Wynford Ellis Owen on 02920 302101 or email wynfordellisowen@cais.org.uk


Bank Cook Chef (covering holidays/sickness)
Base location: Wrexham
£7.57 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.