Do you want to become a Trainee Addiction Worker?
Applications are invited from people living in the Scottish Borders Local Authority Area ONLY: (Subject to funding).
“This has been my most special and rewarding year to date and I am grateful to Scottish Drugs Forum for not only giving me the opportunity but being a solid and constant support through it all” – Former Trainee.
We’re looking for people with a history of drug or alcohol problems to take part in a supported Employment programme that will help you take the first steps towards in securing a paid job within the social care field and the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.
Our life-changing Addiction Worker Training Project will support, train, and prepare you to gain a qualification in Social Services and Health Care – whilst paying you for taking part.
As a Trainee Addiction Worker on the programme, you will learn about the addiction field and how to support people who are currently experiencing issues with their substance use. You will then be able to take this knowledge and put this into practice during a placement within Social Care services.
Alongside learning, you will also meet a tight-knit group of peers and future friends who will be on the programme with you, sharing every step together.
We offer £8.91 per hour before deductions with a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks. Trainees will undertake work placements in social care agencies and will study towards an SVQ 2 in Social Services and Health Care. At SDF, we believe your experience of drug or alcohol problems is a strength, as it can help you understand some of the issues that someone who is accessing services may face.
Don’t know how to use a computer? – No problem. We will help you learn how to use a computer and provide you with a laptop so you can get the most out of the programme.
“The SVQ class was amazing. Really, really good. The tutor was really good as well. In addition, it was arranged that I got ‘dyslexia support’. Getting the extra support has made me a lot more confident. I still have work to do and hope to continue this after the course.” = Former Trainee
If you are interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, and you are either two years drug free (two year free of substitute prescribing) or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use by 30th June 2021, we’d like to hear from you.