Do you want to play a fundamental role in supporting and reducing drug and alcohol related harm? If you can work
collaboratively, and are committed to training and informing local practitioners on supporting service users,
and you are experiencing in managing a case load, assessing risk and ensuring a safe environment, this could be
your perfect role.
Our Fife Harm Reduction service works with people across Fife to reduce drug and alcohol related harms. We operate
from a fixed site in Leven and provide outreach across The Kingdom. We offer a range of services including
access to sterile injecting equipment, safer injecting advice and information, safer drug use advice. overdose
prevention, Naloxone provision, BBV testing and assertive Linkage into other services
We are looking for a Specialist Harm Reduction Worker who will work both within our fixed site in Leven and deliver
outreach interventions in the Community.
The Specialist Harm Reduction Worker role is key to the delivery of an integrated service through the provision of
assessment, recovery planning, appropriate referral, support, care co-ordinations and interventions. You will
carry out assessments, as required and making appropriate onward referrals to specialist agencies, applying
effective partnership working to deliver continuity of care.
Your organisation skills will assist you in managing an active caseload, providing structured brief harm reduction
interventions and/or other psychosocial and pharmacotherapy interventions. Key to the role is the ability to
assess and manage risk ensuring a safe and appropriate environment for all through active risk prevention, give
advice on health and social wellbeing in both group and one to one settings.
As part of your role, you will support and train relevant local practitioners including Doctors, Nurses, Social
workers and other allied professions; raising awareness, giving advice and guidance, addressing stigma, ensuring
care standards are maintained and service users receive a sympathetic and integrated approach.
Your collaborative working skills will enable you to effectively co-produce, monitor and review recovery care plans,
and you will record and maintain service user statistics/data/case notes. If you have the drive to support
services and interventions to make a real difference in the lives of those struggling with drug and alcohol
related harm, we’d love to hear from you.
- SVQ level 3 in Social Services & Healthcare or equivalent
- Successful track record of working with
substance misuse service users
- Experience of working in the health, social care, criminal justice or
other specialist setting for at least a minimum of 2 years
- Knowledge and understanding of health and
safety, including assessing high-risk situations for service users
- Ability to build effective
relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to work effectively within a
- Ability to work autonomously and make reasoned decisions without immediate
- Good written and oral communication skills:
- IT skills, including Word,
Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and digital media
- Knowledge and understanding of harm minimisation
A full job description will be available upon request
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.
At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small
changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either
face to face in their local service, community or online.
We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.
We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so
that more people can get support.
We Are With You.
As an organisation, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse
voices and experiences of our staff. We know that representing the communities we serve is key to us meeting our
goals of radically improving people's lives. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we
encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team, including people
with lived experience, people with disabilities, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people and armed
As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates that
are veterans and meet all the essential criteria for a role. With You is also Disability Confident Committed and
we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with a disability and meet all the essential criteria for
If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect
your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to
enable you to perform at your best.
- Competitive salary
- 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (change holiday entitlement where required)
- 2 days paid volunteer leave per year
- Auto-enrollment into We Are With You’s pension scheme
- Access to a Blue Light Card - giving you great savings on big high-street and online brands
- Flexible working opportunities and access to a range of services and resources to support you with your wellbeing
- We have an excellent Refer a Friend scheme which offers you a £500 bonus for any recommendations, any role! Our scheme allows you to recommend your friends and family to work with us and earn a £500 bonus payment for every successful referral you make. Please note, the Refer a Friend scheme is only applicable if your recommended friend completes their 6 months probation period