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Working with us

ARA is an exciting organisation to work for. We offer excellent career and personal development opportunities, and the potential to really make a difference to people’s lives.

ARA recognises the quality of care our staff provide to our clients and in turn aim to provide a caring workplace for our staff.


Financial Benefits

ARA has a competitive pay banding for all staff which allows for progression as a staff members experience and skills develop.  In addition ARA offers a group pension scheme, contributing 7.5% when staff members contribute 3% or more.  Life assurance of 3 times annual salary is available to staff members from the first day of employment.


Well-being & Lifestyle

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provided on behalf of ARA is a source of support and advice ARA employees can access confidentially.  EAP can provide advice on financial, legal and family care and relationship problems.  Telephone and face to face counselling is also available as appropriate.  ARA recognises the contribution staff make to the success of the organisation through the Quarterly Award Scheme.  Linked to the ARA Mission and Values staff are nominated by their Line Manager for outstanding contributions to the work of the organisation. 


Training & Personal Development

 Staff are supported through funding and time off to develop their knowledge and skills.  ARA support trainees into the substance misuse field both within housing and therapeutic teams, recognising the importance of future investments in the field.  Therapeutic staff are provided with regular clinical supervision to improve their effectiveness in the workplace.


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