Jobs with DAAS

DAAS relies on both paid and volunteer staff. If you are interested in working with us, click below to find out more.

Group counselling facilitator role

DAAS are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced self-employed practitioner to facilitate our regular in-house 6 weekly Chesterfield based counselling group supervision sessions.

If you are interested you will need to be a qualified supervisor, BACP accredited,  with  a minimum of 2 years experience in facilitating counselling group supervision and ideally  some experience and knowledge of the effects of substance misuse or addictions.  The hourly rate is from £35 per hour.

Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service (DAAS) is part of the Derbyshire Recovery Partnership (DRP) and provides a counselling service for clients accessing DRP for support with their substance misuse.

DAAS counsellors are from a wide variety of therapeutic backgrounds and therefore the facilitator will need sound knowledge of many disciplines including but not exclusive to PC, CBT, TA and psychodynamic.

The counsellors work with clients on a 1:1 basis helping them to address the underlying issues that have led to substance use.  Some of the counselling work is with relatives of substance users and counsellors follow a specific model with this client group where possible.  There will be training to support your understanding of the family model used.

Closing date is 22nd March 2019.  Interview 2nd April 2019.

Counselling Group Facilitator Role Info & Person Spec

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or contact Alison Scott on 01246 206 514 if you would like to discuss the position further.


Paid Work

From time to time, dependent upon the demand for our Service and our clinical resources we may need to recruit additional sessional workers to support both our training and clinical service provision. If you are interested please see our current vacancies below or contact us. If we are not currently in the process of recruiting either sessional workers or volunteers we will not reply to you, but will keep your details on file for 12 months during which time, if we decide to recruit again, you will be contacted and if still interested invited to submit an application. After 12 months your information will be confidentially destroyed (important: please let us know if you do not wish us to retain your information).

Criteria required for paid Alcohol Intervention trainers

You will need to be a qualified trainer or have experience of the provision of training in a health related field, an understanding or knowledge of substance misuse issues and an interest in the subject area (preference will be given to those who have worked supported or trained within the field of alcohol or substance misuse, or have some) understanding of the process of change, CBT work, or issues of dependency.

Criteria for paid alcohol treatment key worker/counsellor

You will need to hold a degree or equivalent professional qualification in counselling, psychology, nursing or social work, or hold an advanced Level 4 therapeutic diploma in counselling, and all applicants will need to have experience of providing supervised one-one counselling or keywork in substance misuse or a related field.

DAAS is a DAAT commissioned (NHS and Local authority partnership) non-statutory alcohol counselling and advice service for anyone affected by alcohol use in the county of Derbyshire. The service is based in Chesterfield.

Opportunities for volunteers with DAAS

As a service we welcome support from volunteers and throughout the year hold training for those wishing to volunteer.

What the service offers volunteers:

  • Comprehensive training package
  • In-house clinical supervision
  • Non-clinical and personal development support
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Support with work towards DANOS (Drug and Alcohol Occupational Standards)
  • Ongoing training
  • An opportunity to contribute skills and be involved with an innovative community service
  • An opportunity to gain experience of face-to-face work in a specialist area
  • The chance to be part of a small friendly team


How to become a DAAS Volunteer

The first step is to contact the service to express your interest. From that you will be invited to an information evening where you will find out more about a volunteer role and take away an application form to fill in and hand back to us. Following this we will ask for references and selected applicants will be invited to attend our volunteer training programme. After completing this, applicants will be required to attend an interview and CRB checks will be made. If all of this is successful then client work can be started

*Due to the sensitive nature of this work any volunteer may be asked to stop working for the agency if concerns arise. This would always be discussed with the volunteer.

What we expect from volunteers:

  • An agreed number of client contact hours per week
  • Obligatory attendance at DAAS group supervision
  • Adherence to the ethos, policies and practices of DAAS
  • A non-judgemental attitude and the ability to work confidentially
  • Volunteer counsellors must have or be working towards a qualification recognised by this agency

*The above does not apply to volunteer support workers, however you will need to be a person with an interest or some experience in the alcohol field

Applications are invited from anyone over the age of 18. If you have any special needs DAAS will endeavour to accommodate them

If you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us