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Peer Worker

  • Part time
  • £15,925 pro-rata
  • TCA Offices, Catherine Street, Arbroath
  • Closing 11th February 2019

  • Advertised from 21st January 2019
  • Post Hours are 15 hours 45 minutes per week and normal days of work are Monday to Friday. £7,166 per annum (hourly rate under review) 2 Years Fixed Term
  • 06/18


Purpose: The Peer Worker will be expected to work as part of a team to help deliver support for people in recovery from drug and alcohol problems, as well as those affected by drug and alcohol problems as part of a wider team. Although employed by Tayside Council on Alcohol, the Peer Worker will have the opportunity to work with Gowrie Care and other partner organisations.

As a Peer Worker you will be expected to provide support to people in all stages of recovery. In addition, the Peer Worker will support people to access a range of community activities that can further assist and support recovery.

Applicants must have their own personal experience of drug, alcohol addiction and/or mental health and recovery. This must be the applicant and not a family member or friend.

There is also the added expectation that the Peer Worker will maintain their own recovery strategies while in post and be responsible for furthering their future employment opportunities.

It must be noted that it is a mandatory requirement of this appointment that the Peer Worker will study towards a vocational qualification (SVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent) in their own time. The post will be subject to a PVG check.

The post will be based in TCA’s Arbroath Office with travel also required throughout Tayside when required.

Application notes

An Application form and Job Description/Person Spec can be download below or by phoning 01382 456012 and asking for a pack quoting post title and reference number.

Completed applications should be returned direct by e-mail/post/by hand to Fiona Stewart, Business Information Manager, Tayside Council on Alcohol, The Wishart, 50 Constable Street, Dundee DD4 6AD Telephone: 01382 456012,

Please note closing date for receipt of applications which is 5pm Monday 11th February 2019

Applicants must note that Interviews for this post will be held on Thursday 21 February 2019

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