Addaction
Addaction

Charity registered in Scotland SC040009

Addaction is a leading UK wide charity providing services to people with substance misuse issues.


Current vacancies

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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Recovery Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Addaction Addaction Dumfries & Galloway | Stranraer
  • Closing 21st July 2019

Addaction is one of the UK’s leading charities working across drug and alcohol, mental health, young persons, prisons, family and primary care services. We believe that everyone can change and we support them to do this.

Our service in Dumfries and Galloway is currently looking to recruit a Recovery Worker to work within its recovery focused community drug and alcohol service in Stranraer.

Ideally the successful candidate will have sound knowledge and understanding of group work, assessment, recovery planning, key working and the issues around substance misuse. In addition, he/she will have good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. You will be someone who thrives under pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills and can work well with others.

You will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, and may be required to carry out occasional evening and/or weekend work. Experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care or criminal justice setting and be qualified to a minimum of SVQ Level 3 in Adult Social Care is a requirement for this post.

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 you will work as part of a supportive, tight-knit team who want to hear your ideas. We have a strong focus on our culture and trying new ways of working along with ongoing learning and development.

Addaction is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Please note that Addaction will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

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Recovery Worker

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,000
  • Ayr
  • Closing 21st July 2019

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

Our drug & alcohol recovery service in South Ayrshire; commissioned to provide a recovery service for people concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use, is looking to recruit an experienced Recovery Worker.

The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge and understanding of assessment, recovery planning, key working and the issues facing those with drug/alcohol issues, with experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care or criminal justice setting.

Acting as both supporter and facilitator, you will help clients draw up recovery plans to assist them through and beyond the challenges they face, and work with them to make positive changes to their lives.

In addition you will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. You will be someone who thrives under pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills and can work well with others.

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.

Our service base is located in Ayr and the successful candidate will be required to deliver services across the community so a driving license is essential.

Working hours are 5 days over 7. The working pattern will be agreed with the Service Manager on appointment.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below.

Addaction is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Addaction will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,464 pro-rata
  • Fife Harm Reduction Service
  • Closing 21st July 2019

Our Fife Harm Reduction Service is looking to recruit an experienced and proactive administrator to join our team and manage the day-to-day administration of the service office in Leven.

The successful candidate will provide wide-ranging administrative and data support duties including:

· Daily management of office and administrative tasks

· Monthly reporting on financial systems, petty cash expenditure and processing of invoices for payment

· Assistance with the collection, data entry and collation of data and performance outcomes relating to the service

· Managing the health & safety and environmental responsibilities for the office

· Providing support to the service volunteer programme

· Coordination of general correspondence and information management

· Liaison with staff, partners and commissioners.

The successful candidate should have strong IT skills, be able to prioritise and manage multiple tasks, work to strict deadlines and possess excellent organisational skills.

This is a fixed term post until 31 March 2020, working 15 hours per week from our Leven office. Hours can be flexible and will be discussed at interview.

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Service Manager (South Ayrshire Recovery Service)

  • Full time
  • Circa £34,000
  • Ayr
  • Closing 11th August 2019

Addaction Scotland is looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Service Manager to join its thriving Recovery Service in South Ayrshire

This service delivers psycho social interventions in both one to one and group settings for people entering or sustaining their recovery from drug/alcohol use.

We work in close partnership with statutory, third sector and local community groups to deliver services as part of a recovery orientated system of care and you will have the vision and drive to help support and lead service delivery to the highest standards.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced and assertive team that is leading the way in the field of substance misuse in South Ayrshire.

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

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.

Experience of working and leading teams within the social care sector is essential.

A full driving license is also necessary to fulfil this role.

Full details relating to the role and responsibilities are provided below.

Addaction is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Addaction will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

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Substance Misuse Worker | Young People

  • Part time
  • £21,000 pro-rata
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 27th August 2019

2 posts.

Addaction is looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Substance Misuse Worker to join its new Young People’s Service covering the East Dunbartonshire area. The service will provide community based support in both one to one and group settings for young people at risk as a result of their substance misuse. It will also provide support at evenings and weekends if required.

The successful candidate must have an SVQ Level 3 in Social Care, with a minimum of two years experience working with young people in the addictions field or a transferrable care setting.

Acting as both supporter and facilitator you will help create recovery plans to assist young people through and beyond the challenges they face and work with them to make positive changes to their lives.

In addition, you will have a sound knowledge and understanding of assessment, recovery planning, key working and the issues facing those with drug/alcohol misuse issues. You will have excellent listening skills balanced with a team orientated and proactive attitude.

This is a part time role, working 22.5 days per week, 3 days over 7. The work pattern will be discussed at interview and will be agreed to suit service needs but individual preferences will be taken into account.

A comprehensive role and person specification can be found below.

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Specialist Recovery Worker | Harm Reduction Liaison

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Fife
  • Closing 8th September 2019

Addaction Fife has an exciting opportunity to work in a brand new Substance Misuse Liaison Service in Fife.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team with NHS Fife and Fife Alcohol Support Service the successful candidates will provide specialist harm reduction interventions to people who are admitted to hospital with complications related to problematic drug and/or alcohol use. This work will have a particular focus on people who inject drugs (PWID) and who are in or being discharged from acute and community hospital settings.

As a Specialist Recovery Worker you will work peripatetically to deliver the service between hospital in-reach, with assertive follow up in the community.

The work will focus on assessment, therapeutic relationship building, the delivery of evidence based, low level psychological interventions (node link mapping, contingency management, route transition) and practical harm reduction interventions including the provision of clean injecting equipment and practical safer injecting training.

In addition you will also be able to evidence extensive knowledge and understanding of all issues around substance misuse, assessment, care planning and key working plus Solution Focused Brief Therapy and motivational interviewing.

This is a full time role, working 5 days over 7. The work pattern will be discussed at interview and will be agreed to suit service needs but individual preferences will be taken into account.

A comprehensive role and person specification can be found on the Addaction website.

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Community Links Workers

  • Full time
  • £25,983
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th October 2019

“Addaction is one of the UK’s leading charities delivering behavioural change and support services across the country. Our work ranges from primary care and mental health to community capacity building, young people, prisons and drug and alcohol recovery services. Last year we helped over 140,000 people across Scotland and England.

We believe that everyone can make positive change, and we support them to do it.

We have an exciting new opportunity to deliver Community Links Workers in Deep End GP practices in the North East and North West of Glasgow.

The Community Links Workers will be based in GP practices and support people to live well in their own communities and provide specialist, person centred services to people who have health, social care or wellbeing needs. The aim of the Links Workers 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. A key part of the role will be developing connections between patients, practice staff and local community providers.

If you have a passion for supporting individuals to make sustainable change, have a sound knowledge of 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 we would love to hear from you.

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Recovery Worker - Assertive Outreach & Intensive Support Project

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,000
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 21st October 2019

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

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Recovery Worker 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.

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 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.

Working hours | 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.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below

Please note that all applications must be made via the Addaction web site; CVs will not be accepted.

We welcome applications from everyone and we value diversity in our workplace.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • Circa £26,000
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 27th October 2019

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

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Team Leader to join our South Ayrshire Recovery Service.

Working closely with the Project Manager, you’ll supervise a team of staff, assist in caseload management and provide crucial day-to-day management support. Your responsibility will be to help us deliver a consistent, first-rate service and ever more positive outcomes. With experience in the substance misuse field , this role represents a potential first step towards a full management career.

Ideally the successful candidate will have previous team leading experience, 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.

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

Working hours | 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.

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Recovery Workers (Sessional) - Argyll & Bute

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Argyll & Bute - Dunoon, Oban, Helensburgh and Campbeltown
  • Closing 4th December 2019

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

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Recovery Worker to provide outreach and support services for individuals across Argyll & Bute who are using drugs and/or alcohol.

This post is offered on a sessional basis.

Working hours, as required, Monday – Sunday. Working pattern will be agreed with Service Manager on a sessional basis.

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 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 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 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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Team Leader (South Ayrshire)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,000
  • Ayr
  • Closing 2nd December 2019

Addaction is a leading drug, alcohol and mental health charity. We help people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health; we support people to make lasting change in their lives.

We work with adults, young people and families, in community settings, in prison, in residential rehab and through outreach in local communities. We believe that everyone can change and we support them to do it.

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Team Leader to join our South Ayrshire Recovery Service, based in Ayr. 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. The successful candidate will also support the exciting development and management of a multi Disciplinary Intensive Support Partnership.

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.

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.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below

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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