JOINING THE TEAM
Who Are We
Kaleidoscope Project is a pioneering substance misuse treatment provider, across the whole of Wales, Greater London, Shropshire and the North West of England. We offer evidence based treatment and holistic support to individuals who access our services.
We are a forward looking organisation, passionate about developing services and listening to service users’ needs, which is at the heart of what we do. Our achievements include initiating the first needle syringe exchange, on site methadone dispensing and setting social enterprises. Kaleidoscope understands that, through listening to people, we will continue to be both an innovative service provider and one that campaigns for the interests of those seeking help.
‘Achieving Change Together’
Kaleidoscope supports people with Drug, Alcohol and Mental health issues so they can have a brighter future in their communities.
What We Do & How We Do It ( click here to find out more )
What we Offer
Kaleidoscope is a pioneering Organisation which is demonstrated in part by its achievement in the new Investors in People 6th Edition Standard. We were recently audited (2016) and rated Silver in the new standard, an achievement we are very proud of and we think demonstrates our commitment to our staff and providing quality services.
Kaleidoscope are also a Living Wage Foundation employer, along with accredited Mindful Employer, Corporate Health Award, Time to Change, ISO 9001 and Disability Two Tick scheme approved.
Kaleidoscope are committed to ensuring we provide excellent development opportunities and provide all new staff with the following employee benefits:
- Annual Leave starting at 25 days and rising to 32 days per annum (FTE), in addition to bank holidays.
- Competitive salaries within the charity sector.
- Pension scheme with a matched employer contribution of up to 5%.
- Health Cash Plan through Simply Health enabling you to claim back the cost of eye/ dental care and a range of other healthcare options.
- Childcare Voucher Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Investment in your career via our in-house and external/ accredited training and development programmes.
- Regular support via 6 weekly supervision and annual appraisal
- Flexible benefit option to enable you to trade in up to 5 days paid dependency days.
- Company Sick Pay Scheme, accrued further according to length of service
- Employee of the Month Recognition Scheme
- Enhanced Maternity/ Adoption and Paternity Pay Schemes
- Option to add a day’s leave by engaging in well-being activities
- Annual staff awards and Long Service Awards Celebration
- Commitment to flexible working principles, where service delivery allows
We employ passionate and motivated staff who share our organisational values.
We want our staff to ‘live’ and be able to demonstrate our values as they are at the heart of everything that we do.
If you share our values and believe you could make a real difference, whether working in services or within our central support team, then please visit our ‘Latest Vacancies’ page for details of current opportunities.
Equality and Diversity
Kaleidoscope Project is committed to a policy of treating all its employees and job applicants in a fair and equitable manner. No employee or potential employee shall receive less favourable treatment or consideration, during the recruitment process. To this end, Kaleidoscope Project is committed to various initiatives to demonstrate our commitment to equality and to strive to be a model employer of choice (Including the DWP Disability Two Tick Scheme, Mindful Employer (Mental Health Awareness at Work) and Investors in People Silver Award).
Kaleidoscope Project is also committed to its Welsh Language Policy agenda and to this end are committed to providing recruitment documentation and processes through the medium of welsh, where this is requested.
Kaleidoscope Project wants to ensure a working environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and victimisation where everyone will receive equal treatment and be valued for their individual contribution to the business and be treated with respect and honesty.
We recognise that an effective Equal Opportunities policy will help all staff to develop to their full potential, which is clearly in the best interests of both our staff and our Organisation. We want to ensure that we not only observe the relevant legislation but also do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity.
All offers made are subject to two satisfactory references and checks will be made to ensure applicants have not been barred from working with vulnerable adults/ children (as appropriate).
All staff will be required to sign their commitment to working within our Safeguarding policies and procedures upon commencement of employment, along with evidencing their ability to promote and safeguard the welfare of vulnerable people.
Also due to the nature of the work we do, working with vulnerable people, the majority of roles within Kaleidoscope are subject to the outcome of an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. Having a criminal record will not automatically disqualify you from working for us, however, decisions regarding suitability will be made based upon the nature, circumstance and background to the offence(s) committed. Criminal records are taken into account for suitability purposes only when a conviction is deemed relevant.
Applicable Policy Documents
For your information we have provided the following polices to download for your guidance.