Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £17,078 – £18,651
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th December 2018


  • Advertised from 14th November 2018
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • CGL2780

Role

Within Edinburgh, CGL operate 3 locality based community services, providing recovery focused psychosocial interventions to service users experiencing drug and alcohol related issues.

In the community we work within a hub model with partners who include NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

We have an opportunity to join our team in the South West of Edinburgh, supporting the high-quality delivery of recovery focused intervention to service users. Services are delivered from our office base in the South West and on an outreach basis in a variety of venues across the locality. Support is provided in a one to one and groupwork setting.

The successful candidates will have an awareness of the effects of substance misuse issues, excellent communication skills and a practical approach to facilitating service users access to and retention in service. Duties will include; carrying out initial assessments at drop-in, practical support and co-facilitation of groups as well as supporting recovery coordinators.

Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

If you have any additional questions, please email: Louise.Gilliland@cgl.org.uk or call the office on 0131 557 5273.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is Sunday 16th December 2018.

To find out more and/or to apply, please see our website.

Completed applications should be sent to Louise.Gilliland@cgl.org.uk Please note we do not accept CV’s.