We Are With You
We Are With You

Charity registered in Scotland SC040009

We provide free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health

Current vacancies

Recovery Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,000
  • Glasgow North West Recovery Hub
  • Closing 19th July 2020

With regard to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are continuing to deliver our services where at all possible bearing in mind social/physical distancing. Our recruitment will also be completed remotely to ensure we adhere to any government guidance.

All applicants will need to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.

We are With You is one of the leading national charities providing evidence-based support for substance use, mental health and family services across the UK.

We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic Recovery Workers to join our Recovery Hub in North West Glasgow.

Ideally the successful candidates will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. He/she will be someone who thrives under pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills and can work well with others.

In addition he/she will need to be positive, confident and well organised with experience of working with people in a recovery, health, social care or criminal justice setting.

An SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care is required as a minimum qualification and registration with the SSC will be required.

In return we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.

Working hours will be as follows: full time hours will be 5 days over 7, Monday – Sunday and the part time hours will be 3 days over 7, Monday - Sunday. The working pattern will be agreed with the Service Manager on appointment.

The successful candidate will be required to deliver services within the community so a driving license is essential.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided with this advert.

At We Are With You we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.

Benefits of working with We Are With You

● 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)

● Enhanced employer pension contribution

● Death in service benefit scheme

● Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance

● Training and development opportunities

● 24/7 access to employee assistance programme

● Cycle to work scheme

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We invest in people; silver accredited.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

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Employment Specialist - Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £22,697 – £25,873
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 23rd January 2020

Addaction is working in partnership with Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to set up a new and innovative Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Service in North Lanarkshire.

We will be collaborating with North Lanarkshire Addiction Recovery Team to support people in treatment and recovery to find and sustain employment. IPS is an internationally recognised, supported employment model that adopts a place then train approach and a principle of zero exclusion.

As an IPS Employment Specialist you will provide employability support. You must have experience of joined up partnership working and a good understanding of best practice in substance use services and/or in the provision of employability and employment services.

We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire individuals. Commitment and belief in the potential for people in treatment and recovery to secure employment is essential.

You will be a self-starter, thrive in a multi-agency setting and have an appetite to promote this innovative approach.

Whilst knowledge of IPS would be an advantage, full IPS training will be provided

Applications are welcome from people who have lived experience.

PVG Scheme Membership, proof of Right to Work in the UK and qualifications declared on the application form are required for this post

As this post will involve travel across North Lanarkshire a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided with this advert.

Benefits of working with Addaction

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Death in service benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Information about Addaction and our recruitment processes

We invest in people; silver accredited.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity with vulnerable adults, children or both you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £35,000
  • South Lanarkshire Adult & Young Person’s Services
  • Closing 6th February 2020

Addaction Scotland is looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Service Manager to lead its thriving Drug & Alcohol Recovery Services for adults and young people across South Lanarkshire.

Recovery for all of our service users is our ultimate ambition and to achieve this we provide a wide range of interventions and support to meet individual needs.

The services are commissioned to provide a recovery service for people concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use and delivers psycho social interventions in both one to one and group settings for both adults and young people entering or sustaining their recovery from drug/alcohol use.

We have a busy office base in Hamilton, staffed by Recovery Workers, Recovery Champions and Volunteers but much of our work is carried out in the local communities that we serve.

The successful candidate will have day-to-day responsibility for the leadership, management and governance of the project to ensure the delivery of a high quality recovery orientated service to our service users. He/she will also be expected to work collaboratively with project funders, relevant stakeholders and other local partners to build strong relationships and ensure effective working practices.

The role requires excellent leadership and team working skills, knowledge and experience of the issues faced by people commencing their recovery journey from substance use. Being able to effectively manage risk and safeguard is also a key aspect of this role. The capacity to work with competing demands and tight timescales will be underpinned by a commitment to quality.

In addition, applicants should have at least 2 years management experience and hold an SVQ 4 Health & Social Care (Adults) at SCQF level 9 certification or equivalent qualifications that are in line with SSSC requirements. Experience of working and leading teams within the social care sector is also essential.

A full driving license is necessary to fulfil this role.

Benefits of working with Addaction

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Death in service benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We invest in people; silver accredited.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity with vulnerable adults, children or both you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.

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Community Link Worker | Asylum Seeker Specialist

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £25,983
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th March 2020

We Are With You (formerly Addaction) has an exciting new specialist post, offering the opportunity to join our team of Community Link Workers in Glasgow. The successful candidate will be based within a small number of Glasgow GP Practices, working exclusively with registered patients who are currently seeking asylum.

He/she will provide health and wellbeing support using 1:1 person centred appointments and group work activities. A key part of the role will be to forge strong connections with community organisations who can offer support and sharing knowledge gained with the Link Worker Programme and in Primary Care.

Candidates should have at least 2 years direct experience of working with people who are seeking asylum and/or those who have refugee status, plus have an excellent knowledge of the challenges and barriers experienced by asylum seekers in Glasgow.

We welcome applications from people who have lived experience of asylum and refugee processes, and would be interested to hear from those with second language capabilities.

Candidates must have a Level 3 SVQ in Social Services and Health Care, Community Development or an equivalent level qualification.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below

At We Are With You we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.

Working hours will be 5 days over 7, Monday – Sunday. Working pattern will be agreed with Service Manager on appointment.

The successful candidate will be required to deliver services within the community so a driving license is essential.

Benefits of working with We Are With You

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Death in service benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We invest in people; silver accredited.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity with vulnerable adults, children or both you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.

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Community Navigators

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,000
  • HMP Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
  • Closing 23rd April 2020

To work within HMP Kilmarnock providing support to men returning to Ayrshire communities following a custodial sentence or period of remand, and providing support in the community setting following liberation.

We Are With You (formerly Addaction) is one of the leading national charities providing evidence-based support for substance misuse, mental health and family services across the UK.

We currently have an exciting new specialist post – Community Navigator - to work within HMP Kilmarnock, providing support to men returning to Ayrshire communities following a custodial sentence or period of remand.

This is a pilot project working in partnership with South, North and East Ayrshire Alcohol & Drug Partnerships, Criminal Justice Ayrshire and the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. Recognising the vulnerability of individuals on release from prison the key aim of this project is to reduce alcohol and drug misuse and drug related deaths.

The service will provide practical and strength based individual work with men throughout their sentence or period of remand within HMP Kilmarnock and actively support individuals to access support services within the relevant community to which the man is returning. The service will continue to provide support following liberation within the community settings. The service will also work in partnership with services and providers across Ayrshire to ensure the wellbeing and life chances of vulnerable men are improved.

Support will be person centred, strength based and trauma informed. Connections with family will also be encouraged and facilitated by the Community Navigator alongside the Families and Friends Hub within HMP Kilmarnock.

In addition, the Community Navigator Service will establish multiple connections with recovery communities, service user groups and other support networks across Ayrshire to ensure that the well being and life chances of vulnerable men are improved.

The successful candidate will need to be calm, confident and well organised with experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care, prison or criminal justice setting.

We are keen to hear from people who have a lived history of drug and alcohol use and/or the prison environment.

He/she will also have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. He/she will be someone who thrives under pressure, with good time management and prioritisation skills.

Extensive knowledge of community support services, relevant to this work across Ayrshire, would be a distinct advantage.

Candidates must have a Level 3 SVQ in Social Services and Health Care, Community Development or an equivalent level qualification and be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

As this work will involve travel across Ayrshire the successful candidates must have a full, clean UK driving licence and have use of their own car.

This post is considered to be regulated work with protected adults and children as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly you will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update if already a member.

In addition, you will be required to undergo a prison clearance check.

Successful completion of both of these checks will have to be in place prior to any formal offer of employment being made. We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below

At We Are With You we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.

Benefits of working with We Are With You

● 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)

● Enhanced employer pension contribution

● Death in service benefit scheme

● Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance

● Training and development opportunities

● 24/7 access to employee assistance programme

● Cycle to work scheme

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Navigators

  • Full time
  • Circa £23,000
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Closing 13th July 2020

With regard to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are continuing to deliver our services where at all possible bearing in mind social/physical distancing. Our recruitment will also be completed remotely to ensure we adhere to any government guidance.

All applicants will need to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.

We Are With You (formerly Addaction) is one of the leading national charities providing evidence-based support for substance misuse, mental health and family services across the UK.

We currently have exciting new specialist posts for Community Navigators to work in our Dumfries and Galloway, Drug and Alcohol Service. The Community Navigators will work as part of a newly formed multi-disciplinary and partnership team and its main focus will be working with people who use drugs and alcohol, who have complex vulnerabilities and are at high risk of drug or alcohol related death or non fatal overdose.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

• To provide an assertive outreach and intensive support service to engage with vulnerable adults affected by alcohol or drug use, who may have complex vulnerabilities and be at high risk of dropping out of service or who have never engaged with services

• To assertively engage with individuals who are engaged in risk taking behaviours and are at a higher risk of a drug or alcohol related death or non fatal overdose.

• To act as a direct support and connection between individuals in prison and services in the community and actively support them to engage with community services.

• To provide a period of intensive wrap around support and harm reduction to enable the individual to engage with mainstream treatment and recovery services

• Community Navigators will continue to actively work with individuals following release to ensure that they are supported to link in with community support and services.

The successful candidates will need to be calm, confident and well organised with a successful track record of working with substance misuse service users and managing complex cases in a health, social care, prison or criminal justice setting.

We are keen to hear from people who have a lived history of drug and alcohol use and/or the prison environment.

He/she will also have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. He/she will be someone who thrives under pressure, with good time management and prioritisation skills.

Extensive knowledge of community support services, relevant to this work across Dumfries and Galloway, would be a distinct advantage.

Candidates must have a Level 3 SVQ in Social Services and Health Care, Community Development or an equivalent level qualification and be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

As this work will involve travel across Dumfries & Galloway the successful candidates must have a full, clean UK driving licence and have use of their own car.

This post is considered to be regulated work with protected adults and children as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly you will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update if already a member. In addition, you will be required to undergo a prison clearance check.

Successful completion of both of these checks will have to be in place prior to any formal offer of employment being made. We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below

At We Are With You we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.

Benefits of working with We Are With You

● 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)

● Enhanced employer pension contribution

● Death in service benefit scheme

● Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance

● Training and development opportunities

● 24/7 access to employee assistance programme

● Cycle to work scheme

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We invest in people; silver accredited.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

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Recovery Worker (Argyll & Bute)

  • Part time
  • £22,341 pro-rata
  • Dunoon and Campbeltown/Kintyre
  • Closing 12th July 2020

We Are With You is one of the leading national charities providing evidence-based support for substance misuse, mental health and family services across the UK.

Our service in Argyll & Bute is commissioned to provide a recovery service for people concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use and delivers psycho social interventions in both one to one and group settings for adults entering or sustaining their recovery from drug/alcohol use.

We have a service bases in Dunoon, Helensburgh, Oban and the Isle of Islay staffed by Recovery Workers, Recovery Champions and Volunteers but much of our work is carried out in the local communities that we serve.

We are currently looking to recruit dynamic Recovery Workers to provide outreach and support services for individuals across Argyll & Bute, but particularly in the Dunoon and Campbeltown/Kintyre areas, who are using drugs and/or alcohol.

Ideally the successful candidates will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. He/she will be someone who thrives under pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills and can work well with others.

In addition he/she will need to be positive, confident and well organised with experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care or criminal justice setting.

An SVQ Level 3 in Adult Social Care is required as a minimum qualification or equivalent qualifications that are in line with SSSC requirements. Registration with the SSSC is essential.

In return we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.

The successful candidates will be required to deliver services within dispersed communities so a driving license and access to a car is essential.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below

Benefits of working with We Are With You

• 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)

• Enhanced employer pension contribution

• Death in service benefit scheme

• Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance

• Training and development opportunities

• 24/7 access to employee assistance programme

• Cycle to work scheme

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We invest in people; silver accredited.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity with vulnerable adults, children or both you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.

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