Drug and Alcohol Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,702
  • Inverness
  • Closing 28th July 2019


  • Advertised from 9th July 2019

Role

Job Summary:

The Scotland Drug and Alcohol Strategy (SDAS) works in partnership with Corps Community Programmes and The Salvation Army Homelessness Services Unit (HSU) and aims to provide an integrated mission focussed service to those with a drug and/or alcohol misuse issue. The service is delivered locally by dedicated Drug and Alcohol Support Workers (DASW’s) who must fulfil the Occupational Requirement to be a practicing Christian with a live church connection.

Key Responsibilities:

The role of the (SDAS) Drug and Alcohol Support Worker is specifically to provide person-centred support and appropriate interventions for individuals within a community setting who are dealing with drug and alcohol issues. The support offered is aligned to an integrated mission model that enables the Drug & Alcohol Support Worker to provide truly holistic support to all service users.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

· Positive attitude and a high level of motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes

· Ability to work in busy environment, be solution focused, show good time management skills and can demonstrate ability to prioritise and make decisions under pressure

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; Childcare Voucher Scheme; an employee assistance programme

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and PVG Scheme Membership

This role has an occupational requirement that the successful candidate must be a committed and practising Christian and will be in sympathy with the doctrines of, and supportive of, the purposes and the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army.

For further details and to apply please visit The Salvation Army’s website.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: 28th July 2019

Interview date: TBC

CVs will not be accepted

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