West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service
West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC005776

West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service aims to provide easily accessible, confidential and non-discriminatory services to reduce substance misuse related harm to individuals, families and the community of West Lothian.

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Therapeutic Support Project Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,511
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 28th May 2021

West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service is a well-established 3rd sector organisation with a history and reputation for delivering a wide range of effective education and prevention, early interventions and psychological therapies around alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian.

Due to service demands and planned maternity leave, we are seeking to recruit two Project Workers within our Therapeutic Support Service (totalling 1.8FTE), to provide counselling and support for adults experiencing addiction issues.

WLDAS are happy to consider either full time (36.25hrs per week) or part-time/job share for the right applicants. The posts will be on a FIXED TERM basis of one year, (maternity cover post expected to last until 25 July 2022), with possibility of extension subject to funding.

The role will mainly involve 1 to 1 working, with some group work interventions across West Lothian in a range of settings. Some evening work and weekend work may be required.

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Business Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,504 – £35,321
  • Livingston
  • Closing 30th August 2021

West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service offers a diverse range of services including counselling, support, education, training and health promotion on drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

We are looking to recruit a new Business Manager to join the Extended Management Team, taking over financial responsibilities including preparation of month end and annual accounts; planning and reporting; playing a lead role in costing services; supporting commissioning and funding applications; day to day financial and administration duties; management of facilities including the costing and ordering of services and equipment; liaison with suppliers; HR delivery; and the supervision of the Business Administrator.

You should have experience of working in a similar role, XERO accounts or similar package, excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work accurately under pressure. A recognised business, accountancy, HR or fundraising qualification is desirable along with experience of working at this level, a good standard of general education is essential.

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Business Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,504 – £35,321
  • Livingston
  • Closing 27th September 2021

West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service offers a diverse range of services including counselling, support, education, training and health promotion on drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

We are looking to recruit a new Business Manager to join the Extended Management Team, taking over financial responsibilities including preparation of month end and annual accounts; planning and reporting; playing a lead role in costing services; supporting commissioning and funding applications; day to day financial and administration duties; management of facilities including the costing and ordering of services and equipment; liaison with suppliers; HR delivery; and the supervision of the Business Administrator.

You should have experience of working in a similar role, XERO accounts or similar package, excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work accurately under pressure. A recognised business, accountancy, HR or fundraising qualification is desirable along with experience of working at this level, a good standard of general education is essential.

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Project Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,511
  • Livingston
  • Closing 20th September 2021

West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service is a well-established organisation with a history and reputation for delivering a wide range of effective alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian. The Service operates from premises at The Almondbank Centre in Craigshill, Livingston although some home-working in line with Covid-19 restrictions may be required.

We are pleased to be able to expand our Psychological Therapies services by recruiting several skilled workers across our projects:

Project Worker – Therapeutic Support Service

This role will provide 1-2-1 counselling and support to adults affected by substance misuse. The service operates face to face sessions across West Lothian at a variety of clinics, as well as from within the office. Telephone and video call support is also provided to clients.

This is a 1year fixed term contract as a full-time position (36.25hrs per week).

Project Worker – Therapeutic Support Service – Young People

This role will involve 1-2-1 and groupwork with young people aged from 12-18 affected by personal substance misuse or that of family members, across a variety of settings including within schools, and via other communication sources.

This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2023 with the possibility of extension (subject to funding). This is a part-time position of 29 hours per week (0.8FTE).

Project Worker – Grief Matters

This role will provide bereavement counselling and support on a 1-2-1 and groupwork basis for young people aged from 12-18 who have experienced the loss of a loved one or friend. The post will also involve liaison with parents and signposting to appropriate services.

This is a 1year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension (subject to funding). This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week (0.69FTE).

Some evening work and weekend work may be required from time to time for all roles advertised.

For further information about any of these posts please contact: Fiona Brown, Psychological Services Manager on 01506 446 657.

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Bereavement and Young People Worker, Grief Matters

  • Part time
  • £26,511 pro-rata
  • Livingston
  • Closing 4th October 2021

West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service is a well-established organisation with a history and reputation for delivering a wide range of effective alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian. The Service operates from premises at The Almondbank Centre in Craigshill, Livingston although some home-working in line with Covid-19 restrictions may be required.

We are pleased to be able to expand our Grief Matters service and we are looking to recruit for the following post: Project Worker – Grief Matters This role will provide bereavement counselling and support on a 1-2-1 and groupwork basis for young people aged from 12-18 who have experienced the loss of a loved one or friend. The post will also involve liaison with parents and signposting to appropriate services.

This is a 1-year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension (subject to funding). This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week (0.69FTE). Some evening work and weekend work may be required from time to time.

For further information please contact: Fiona Brown, Psychological Services Manager on 01506 446657

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Top job! General Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,348
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 14th February 2022

We are recruiting for a General Manager for West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service (WLDAS), a well-established charitable organisation with a reputation and history for delivering a wide range of effective alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian.

About the Service

Our main objectives and activities are the promotion and prevention of the misuse of substances and the provision of support to people with substance problems to both reduce harm and support recovery. Our main areas of charitable activity are the provision of advice and information, health promotion, counselling and support, education and training and grief counselling. The strategies employed to assist us to meet these objectives include the following:

  • Providing a range of services which meet relevant quality standards and address the problems related to substance misuse.
  • Limiting the harms associated with substance abuse, not only for the individual but also their family and friends and the wider community of West Lothian.
  • Providing educational sessions within schools and communities, aimed to increase the awareness of and reduce the harms caused by substances.
  • Working towards applying national standards of service and working in partnership with other agencies to secure the widest range of services available that best matches the needs of its client population.

About the role

Reporting to the Board of Management and supported by the Therapeutic Support Service Manager, the Business Manager and a small administrative team, the General Manager will be responsible for formulating, setting and delivering the strategic development and funding of the service.

Maintaining and building on external relationships with local commissioning bodies and other agencies is critical to the role.

About you

We are looking for a skilled and talented individual who will bring innovative approaches to service delivery and organisational development as we seek to consolidate and expand our current portfolio of services and market them more widely.

The General Manager should have a demonstrable track record of leading and managing successful operations, strategic development and funding applications and could be from either a clinical or operational background. They must be able to evidence effective leadership skills, strategic and financial acumen, and delivery. Experience of successful relationship management is essential.

Importantly, the General Manager must be an effective communicator with strong empathy with the Charity’s vision, goals and ethos. Their personal values should match with those of the organisation. They should include evidence of personal drive, energy and the ability to deliver outcomes to the highest standard, demonstrating commitment to see things through.

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West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service (WLDAS) is a well-established third sector organisation with a history and reputation for delivering a wide range of effective education and prevention, early interventions and psychological therapies around alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian.

As part of a Collaborative with Circle and West Lothian Youth Action Project (WLYAP) we are seeking to recruit a Specialist Link Worker within our Therapeutic Support Service.

This will be a part-time post (29hrs per week) on a FIXED TERM basis of a 5-year contract.

The Specialist Link Worker will work alongside our other partners in the Collaborative with a focus on a rapid assessment approach, support to young people aged between 12 and 18 who are using substances, as well as offering direct support to the workforce by ensuring the provision of bespoke training and by providing ongoing consultation for those involved in providing children’s services. The post also has a counselling and support element working with young people who would benefit from trauma informed psychological interventions.

The role will involve 1 to 1 working with individuals and group work interventions across West Lothian in a range of settings and will involve working alongside WLDAS’ Young Person’s worker. Some evening work and weekend work may be required.

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West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service is a well-established third sector organisation with a history and reputation for delivering a wide range of effective education and prevention, early interventions and psychological therapies around alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian.

We are seeking to recruit a Project Worker within our Therapeutic Support Service to provide counselling and support for adults experiencing addiction issues.

This will be a full-time post (36.25hrs per week) on a FIXED TERM until 31st March 2023 (with possibility of extension subject to funding).

The role will mainly involve 1 to 1 working with individuals, some group work delivery and attendance at Access Drop-in venues delivering harm reduction interventions across West Lothian in a range of settings. Some evening work and weekend work may be required.

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West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service is a well-established 3rd sector organisation with a history and reputation for delivering a wide range of effective education and prevention, early interventions and psychological therapies around alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian.

As part of our Psychological Therapies service we are looking to recruit a skilled worker to provide bereavement counselling and support for young people aged from 12-18 who have experienced the sudden loss of a loved one or friend.

This is a fixed term post until 31 March 2025, funded through the Big Lottery Community Fund and the Robertson Trust. The role will mainly involve 1 to 1 working, with some group work interventions across West Lothian in a range of settings. Some evening work and weekend work may be required from time to time.

The Service operates from premises at The Almondbank Centre in Craigshill, Livingston.

For further information about the post contact:

Fiona Brown, Psychological Services Manager on 07795200260 or fiona.brown@wldas.org

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