This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation at an exciting time of change and development. Liber8 Lanarkshire works hard to uphold our core values of Passion, Respect, Healing, Compassion, Caring and Recovery and we expect all our people to show these values through their work and behaviour. Liber8 has operated in Lanarkshire for 17 years; our mission is to improve the health, mental health, wellbeing and the quality of people's lives, with a particular regard to reducing the negative impact of alcohol and substance use on the individual, families and communities.
Liber8 are seeking to recruit 2 Project Development Workers to join our team and to support the successful establishment and mobilisation of a new Women’s Project. This new project will be delivered collaboratively with Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire (WASLER)
This project will provide tailored services to fill the existing gap for a distinctive group of women who are, have been or are at risk of being affected by substance use and gender-based violence. It will incorporate holistic person-centred integrated pathways, interventions, and opportunities, including, 1-1 specialist support provided by WASLER specialists; group work; wellbeing programmes; safe drop in spaces; prevention, education, and self-development activities. The project will assist women to keep safe, grow in confidence, feel empowered and re-join their communities as valued, contributing citizens.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for two experienced professional development workers with the appropriate qualification and experience. If you have experience of project development and implementation and are passionate about issues affecting women, including substance use and gender-based violence then we want to hear from you.
The successful candidates will undertake outreach activities in each of South Lanarkshire’s four localities; this will facilitate the necessary networking, connections and collaborative practices between colleagues and relevant stakeholders. They will work collaboratively with their WALSER colleagues who will be providing 1-1 specialist support to women, children and young people (WCYP) who have, or are experiencing domestic abuse.
The post holders, along with the project lead will gather data incorporating a needs-based assessment within each of the 4 localities in South Lanarkshire (Hamilton/Blantyre; Clydesdale/Lanark; Cambuslang/Rutherglen and East Kilbride) and tailoring and developing responses to those needs. In addition, they will deliver community awareness raising in order to tackle stigma and discrimination and raise awareness of gender-based violence implementing communication, dissemination and awareness raising strategies to promote our activities, linking in with partners, statutory and third sector. They will deliver interventions and activities using a trauma informed approach, creating safe spaces for women to discuss issues and share knowledge and provide an awareness in the subject matter
All posts are subject to satisfactory PVG Checks and references.
The posts are based on a fixed term contract for a period of 2 years
Please note CV’s will not be accepted as a means of application.
Closing Date 5th November Interviews week beginning 15th November
Liber8 (Lanarkshire) Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.