Apprentice Criminal Justice Drug Worker Addaction

An excellent opportunity has been made available at Addaction Sheffield for a Apprentice Criminal Justice Drug Worker to join their team. It will be a challenging but rewarding role, a high level of professional standard is expected. Additional in house training will be provided on top of the apprenticeship from The Sheffield College.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week, 5 days over Sunday to Saturday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assess service users, carrying out triage and comprehensive assessment as required and making onward referrals to specialist agencies where necessary
  • To devise, monitor, review and update recovery plans within and between services to ensure that service user needs are met in an appropriate manner
  • To assist in the day-to-day operation of the programme through the delivery of appropriate treatment interventions, including assessing risk and ensuring a safe environment
  • To offer brief interventions, cognitive behavioural techniques and harm minimisation strategies to service users, depending on individual need
  • To provide harm/risk reduction advice/information to service users entering or leaving the criminal justice system to raise awareness about substances, their use and effects
  • To promote awareness of the range of DIP services available with police officers, the court, and other criminal justice agencies to encourage them to refer individuals through for assessment
  • To record statistics in accordance with Addaction policy to ensure the integrity of information included in Quarterly and Annual Reports to funders; to keep appropriate records on work with service users
  • To support colleagues, volunteers and sessional workers, providing advice and guidance as appropriate to ensure that care standards are maintained and that service users receive the most appropriate care
  • To ensure good working relationships are established and maintained with criminal justice and other voluntary and statutory agencies, with service users, their partners and Addaction team and management
  • To develop own knowledge and practice, attend supervision and team meetings so as to fulfil a role as an effective member of the team
  • To carry out any reasonable and lawful duties and responsibilities as required by Addaction managers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Information Technology
  • Administration Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Numeracy Skills
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Listening
  • Team Building Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Organisational Skills

Personal qualities

  • Meticulous and able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to interact well with others in a cross functional environment
  • Resourceful, result-oriented and strong sense of responsibility with initiative

Qualifications required

Minimum of 4 GCSE or equivalent A-D grades including English, Maths and Science.

Future prospects

Possibility of full time employment subject to successful completion of Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Addaction Sheffield are located at: 42 Sidney Street, Sheffield, S1 4RH The Sheffield College is located at: Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL

About the employer

Addaction DIP is commissioned and funded by the Public Health Department and was introduced in order to use the criminal justice system as a means to enable offenders to address their drug misuse. The programme facilitates treatment and provides a service for all adults either completing a statutory order or engaging on a voluntary basis. We offer Mutual Aid Groups (MAP) including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and a weekly Art Group. We are open until 7:00pm on Thursdays for appointments and drop-in services.




42 Sidney Street


S1 4RH

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2
  • Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
  • Functional Skills Level 1 English and Math's if required

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sheffield College


Job Connect on: 0114 2602600

Other information

Clear DBS check required. The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies.

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click the apply button. This will take you through to The Sheffield College Apprentice Application Portal.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017