Barod LogoBarod provide high quality substance misuse services. They provide information to the public and help to shape the future of substance misuse support services and wellbeing in Wales.

They are currently recruiting for a Young Persons Worker and Peer Mentors.

Young Persons Worker

  • Location: Swansea
  • Type: Full time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
  • Salary: £22,137 - £25,156 per annum
  • Start: TBC
  • Duration: Permanent, in line with funding.

Barod is looking to recruit a Young Persons Worker, who will motivate young persons affected by substance misuse to work towards engaging with educational training, vocational or employment opportunities.

The post holder will recognise indications of substance misuse, acting on immediate risk of danger to substance users. They will also work in accordance with the practice of “harm reduction” in substance use work by support individuals who are distressed, and referring individuals to specialists, whilst supporting individuals to access and use services and facilities. 

The post holder will deliver healthcare services by supplying and exchanging injecting equipment for individuals and assess substance misusers care needs by carrying out a comprehensive substance misuse assessment to identify and prioritise needs and referrals. They will also undertake assessment and referral process, assessing referral eligibility and suitability accepting or refusing referrals re-routing referrals where appropriate, allocating work. They will develop, plan and review integrated programmes of care for substance misusers.

Closing date: Monday 3rd August.

To apply for this vacancy, please click here and complete the online application form.


Peer Mentors

  • Location: Swansea
  • Type: Full time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,056 - £19,841 per annum
  • Start: TBC
  • Duration: Permanent, in line with funding. Current funding has been granted until 31st August 2022.

Barod are looking to recruit 2 Peer Mentors to join the Cyfle Cymru team in Swansea. The post holder will mentor individuals who have been affected by substance use or mental health towards training and employment opportunities. They will also manage a caseload of participants and source training and volunteering opportunities for individuals. They will work alongside a team of Peer Mentors in delivering services and outcomes for Cyfle Cymru and also support the Lead Peer Mentor in raising awareness of the service. They will mentor volunteers and assistant peer mentors.

“The Out-of-Work Service is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund.”

Closing date: Thursday 27th August.

Interview date: Monday 7th September.

To apply for this vacancy, please click here and complete the online application form.