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Recovery Worker

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

  • Advertised from 2nd July 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week. Normal Hours 5 days over Sun to Sat


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.

Application notes

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

For further information on this post please contact Hazel Smith, Business Support Manager / 0141 221 8390

Closing Date for Applications: 21 July 2019

Interview Date: Friday 2 August 2019 (may be subject to change)