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

Community Links Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,341 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 6th December 2020

You will be based in a GP practice within Prestonpans or Port Seton, providing a specialist, person centred service to people who have health, social care or wellbeing needs within that geographical area.

The aim of the Link Worker is to support people to identify barriers to their overall wellbeing and link them with the appropriate tools, community support or agency to overcome these. This will be delivered using a Social Prescribing model.

The Link Worker role is three fold - patient facing, practice facing and community facing - developing connections between patients, practice staff and local community providers is crucial to the programme.

What we are looking for

If you have a passion for supporting individuals to make sustainable change, have a sound knowledge of the East Lothian area and the social, economic and other factors which may impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, are qualified to SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care or Community Development or equivalent then we would love to hear from you.

Further information about this job

This is a fixed term position for 12 months with the possibility of a further 12 month extension. There are two posts one 30 hours, the other 22.5 hours per week. Core hours of work will be Mon-Friday 9am -5pm.

This is a fixed term position for 12 months with the possibility of a further 12 month extension. There are two posts one 30 hours, the other 22.5 hours per week. Core hours of work will be Mon-Friday 9am -5pm.

Interviews are planned to be held online via Google Meet , date and times to be confirmed.

If you have any queries regarding this post please email workwithus@wearewithyou.org.uk quoting the job reference number.

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance 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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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • Circa £26,000
  • North East Glasgow Recovery Hub
  • Closing 2nd December 2020

Our North East Glasgow Recovery Hub is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Team Leader to join the team based in Glasgow. Working closely with the Service Manager, you will supervise a team of staff, assist in caseload management and provide crucial day-to-day management support for our Recovery Workers.

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

This service 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.

What we are looking for

The successful candidate will have experience in the substance misuse field and ideally have previous team leading experience plus 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, has good time management and prioritisation skills and can work well with others. This role will provide a potential first step towards a full career in management.

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.

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

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

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance 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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Recovery Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,341 pro-rata
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 6th December 2020

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 are currently looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Recovery Worker to provide outreach and support services for individuals across Argyll & Bute, but particularly in the Bute & Cowall area, for those who are using drugs and/or alcohol.

We have 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.

What we are looking for

If you have experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care or criminal justice setting and/or have experience working in related sectors and believe you have transferable skills then we would love to talk to you.

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

As our team is required to deliver services within dispersed communities a driving license and daily access to a car is essential.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will 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 can cope with pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills.

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

Further information about this job

This a permanent part time role for 22.5 hours per week.

Interviews are planned to be held online via Google Meet , date and times to be confirmed.

For more information about the role please contact Yvonne McLeod via email; yvonne.mcleod@wearewithyou.org.uk

For any queries relating to the application process please email people@wearewithyou.org.uk

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance 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 welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. We actively welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to ensure we have an inclusive and representational workforce for all our staff and clients.

With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to deliver our services where at all possible bearing in mind social/physical distancing. Our recruitment may be completed remotely where necessary to ensure we adhere to any government guidance.

We are only able to employ people who have the legal right to work in the UK. All applicants will need to provide evidence of this before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.

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 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 as part of the selection process for this role, including from your current or most recent employer.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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Access & Engagement Worker

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th December 2020

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the job

We have an excellent opportunity to join our team in Glasgow as an Access and Engagement Worker. You must be motivated to work as part of a diverse team and understand the importance of communicating with your line manager and extended team members. As the first point of contact for people engaging with the service, you will be flexible, resilient and solution focused, ensuring that effective and easy to navigate pathways are in place.

What we are looking for

As an Access and Engagement Worker you will be positive and motivated, you will be an outstanding communicator, and possess excellent skills as a team player. You will also be results driven, highly organised with excellent time management skills.

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance 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
Shortlist

Recovery Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £22,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th December 2020

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the job

We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic Recovery Workers to join our Recovery Hubs in Glasgow in both a sessional and permanent capacity. You must be motivated to work as part of a thriving and diverse team, ensuring recovery opportunities are available for individuals at any point in their recovery journey.

Fundamentally, you will strive to work collaboratively with stakeholders, ensuring that the principles of a Recovery Oriented System of Care and true person centred practice are at the heart of all that we do.

What we are looking for

Ideally the successful candidate 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 essential.

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

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

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 us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance 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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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

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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This vacancy has now closed

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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This vacancy has now closed

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.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

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

Shortlist
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.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

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.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

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.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Community Navigator

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,000
  • HMP Kilmarnock
  • Closing 30th August 2020

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online. We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the job

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 and providing support in the community setting following liberation. This is a pilot project working in partnership with South, North and East Ayrshire Alcohol & Drug Partnerships, Community 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.

What we’re looking for

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).

Further information about this job

This role is fixed term for 12 months and is full time for 37.5 hours per week.

Interviews are planned to be held during the week commencing 7 September via Google Meet.

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.

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

If you have any further queries around this role please email workwithus@wearewithyou.org.uk quoting the job reference number.

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Community Links Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th September 2020

About We Are With You

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the job

You will be based in a Deep End GP practice within the Parkhead area of Glasgow providing a specialist, person centred service to people who have health, social care or wellbeing needs within that geographical area..

The aim of the Link Worker is to support people to identify barriers to their overall wellbeing and link them with the appropriate tools, community support or agency to overcome these.

The Link Worker role is three fold - patient facing, practice facing and community facing - developing connections between patients, practice staff and local community providers is crucial to the programme.

What we’re looking for

If you have a passion for supporting individuals to make sustainable change, have a sound knowledge of the Deep End Project and the social, economic and other factors which may impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, and are qualified to SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care or Community Development or equivalent then we would love to hear from you.

Further information about this job

This is a permanent full time position, core hours of work will be Mon-Friday 9am -5pm however you will be expected to carry out some evening and weekend work.

Interviews are planned to be held online via Google meet on 16th September

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Trauma Counsellor

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 20th September 2020

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the job

We are looking to appoint two motivated and enthusiastic Trauma Counsellors to join our Trauma Counselling Service covering the South Lanarkshire area. The service provides 1:1 counselling and group work to adults and young people who are affected by adverse childhood experiences and substance use.

Our work environment is dynamic, valuing a team orientated and proactive approach.

You will have the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team. We welcome applications from candidates who have a warm, professional and empathic outlook.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will be experienced trauma focused Counsellors, skilled in delivering trauma interventions. In addition, you will have a sound knowledge and understanding of supporting individuals affected by substance use.

We use a phased orientated approach to working with trauma and focus specifically on Safety and Stabilisation. The post holder should have the necessary understanding and skill set demanded of this phase to work effectively with survivors of traumatic experiences.

You will have a minimum of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience. You will be required to be a member of an accredited body, such as BACP, BABCP or COSCA and will be either accredited, or working toward accreditation.

The post holder will be required to;

● Assess suitability for trauma therapy.

● Formulate, implement and evaluate treatment programmes in collaboration with

the client.

● Assess risk and manage a caseload

● Offer 1:1 Phase 1 trauma therapy

● Make onward referrals as required.

● Deliver group work interventions as required

● Undertake clinical supervision & reflective practice sessions on a regular basis

in line with relevant professional guidelines.

Further information about this job

This is a casual contract and a flexible approach to hours and working patterns will be agreed with the successful candidates.

The hourly rate is made up of £12.71 basic rate plus £1.53 holiday pay

Interviews are planned to be held on 29th September via Google Meet.

If you have any queries regarding this post please email workwithus@wearewithyou.org.uk

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Council for Scotland Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 30th October 2020

We Are With You (formerly Addaction) was established in 1967 and since then it has evolved into a substance misuse, mental health and young people’s charity delivering a wide range of clinical, harm reduction and recovery services to some 160,000 people across the UK.

The organisation is led by a UK Board of Trustees, responsible for the overall management of the organisation, its strategic direction, decision making and governance.

The Council for Scotland is a committee of the main We Are With You Board. It is responsible for scrutinising and advising on the work of We Are With You in Scotland, mindful of the distinct Scottish political, health, educational, social work, and legal landscapes. The Council monitors the activities of the Charity in Scotland to ensure that those activities further the Charity’s charitable purpose.

We are currently looking for new members to join the Council to expand the breadth of its skills, expertise and diversity.

We are keen to hear from people with sound business management skills and specialist knowledge in one or more of these areas; health and social care, addictions, mental health, business development/income generation, diversity & inclusion, clinical governance and business marketing.

We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively so welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience.

We are underrepresented by women and people from the BAME/LGBTQ+ backgrounds and would look favourably on such applications.

The Council for Scotland meets quarterly, in the early evening. Council members are also invited to attend other organisational events and encouraged to visit our services in Scotland at least once per year.

This is a voluntary, unremunerated position but we are happy to cover your expenses.

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Recovery Coordinator

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,300
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th October 2020

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the job

We currently have an exciting new specialist post to work within Glasgow feeder HMPs, providing support to people returning to Glasgow following a custodial sentence or period of remand, linking Prison Health Care with Community Care, Treatment and Recovery and providing support in the community setting following liberation.

This is a pilot project working in partnership with North West, North East and South Glasgow ADRS, Glasgow ADP and Prison Healthcare. Recognising the vulnerability of individuals on release from prison the key aim of this project is to ensure links are in place between prison healthcare and community care, treatment and recovery. The successful applicant will also be expected to work with the Scottish Recovery Consortium’s Prisons and Healthcare Recovery Officer (National).

The service will provide practical and strength based individual work with people during their sentence or period of remand and actively support individuals to access support services within the relevant community to which they are 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 Glasgow to ensure the wellbeing and life chances of vulnerable people are improved.

Support will be person centred, strength based and trauma informed. Connections with family will also be encouraged.

In addition, the Recovery Coordinator will build on the multiple connections with recovery communities, service user groups and other support networks across Glasgow to ensure that the well being and life chances of vulnerable people are improved.

What we’re looking for

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 Glasgow, 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 Glasgow and to Glasgow feeder HMPs the successful candidates must have a full, clean UK driving licence and have use of their own car.

Further information about this job

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.

This a fixed term role for 2 years, approximately to the end of December 2022. The role is for 37.5 hours per week worked mostly Monday to Friday however there should be flexibility to work evenings and weekends if required.

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance 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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Recovery Worker (Peer)

  • Part time
  • £22,764 pro-rata
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 2nd November 2020

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the job

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Peer Recovery Worker the our Connect 4 Change Service, to provide an assertive outreach and intensive support service for individuals in South Ayrshire who are using drugs and alcohol and are unable to attend appointments or engage in recovery activities. This service will be provided in partnership with the South Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, NHS Addiction Services and Ayrshire Council on Alcohol.

What we’re looking for

Ideally the successful candidate 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 SSSC will be required.

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

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

Further information about this job

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.

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.

This a fixed term part time role for 30 hours per week (until March 2022).

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance 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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