Job Vacancy – Strive To Thrive Group Facilitator [CLOSED]

JOB POSITION: Strive to Thrive Group Facilitator
LOCATION: North Shields
HOURS: 37.5 a week
SALARY: £26,500 per annum
CONTRACT: 12 months Fixed Term, November 2023.
Cedarwood Trust is a fast-growing Charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents living in the Chirton and Riverside Wards of North Shields, and the wider North Rast region. We are an established 40-year-old charity that has modernised and
become a lead innovator in the region over the last 3 years.

We are now expanding services into recovery from addictive disorders and are seeking to
recruit a highly skilled group facilitator to deliver Strive to Thrive – a group behavioural
change programme for people with gambling misuse disorder.

If you have the skills to motivate, encourage, and empathise with people seeking change
this is the role for you.

Job Purpose
Deliver the Strive to Thrive structured programme to complete recovery focussed change work via weekly facilitated groups and 1:1 support. The post holder will develop members’ self-exploration and self-empowerment themes within a setting that provides social contact and support, enabling client members to improve their recovery and reach personal goals. This will be done by creating a safe, non-stigmatising and welcoming environment for client members, a safe place where people feel able to express themselves.


  • Provide a safe space for the expression of anxieties and exploration and sharing of experience.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication and leadership skills.
  • Promote a strength-building approach where every member has their voice heard in the group.
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect the individual needs of the client members.
  • Develop and support the activities of the Group.
  • Maintain the Health and Safety of the group, ensuring policies and procedures and group rules are adhered to.
  • Support the client members to develop their own mutual support network outside the group.
  • Encourage members to get involved in new hobbies and activities to improve their recovery.
  • Promote the rights, responsibilities, and recovery of client members.
  • Gain knowledge of other services provided by other organisations and agencies, to offer information to ensure all client members have the best possible choice.
  • Comply with Cedarwood Trust policies.
  • Monitor and record client case files and evaluations/feedback.
Person Specification

  • Good management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of emotional and mental distress.
  • Previous experience working in a ‘caring’ role
  • Thorough understanding of group dynamics and group process.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Ability to deal appropriately and professionally with possible crises within the group.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Be non-judgemental.
  • Ability to assess and define a realistic recovery plan.
  • Organised and IT literate
  • Good team player
Please email: or get in touch via the form below for an application pack

Note: This role will require an Enhanced DBS.

CLOSING DATE: 1st November at 1pm