Recovery Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,687 – £23,500
  • Dunoon
  • Closing 21st December 2022

  • Advertised from 26th October 2022
  • reference number 40521


Our vibrant service in Argyll & Bute provides recovery support to people concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use. We have service bases in Dunoon, Helensburgh and Oban staffed by Recovery Workers, Recovery Champions and Volunteers but much of our work is carried out in the local communities that we serve.

If you have a compassionate nature and a genuine desire to help others, you could be just what we're looking for.

As a Recovery Worker you will be providing support and advice to people who are experiencing difficulties due to substance misuse. You will have your own caseload, working as part of our team and alongside other social care services to identify how we can help. You will develop plans with your clients to help them get their lives back to where they want them to be.

We are determined and always professional in our approach to each and every case and we never judge, we're just here to help.

There will be assessments to carry out and records you need to keep and update, that's all part of our professional commitment and service to our clients and commissioners.

If you think this could be the career for you, take the first step and apply now to join our amazing team.

We have a variety of positions availabe in Dunoon, Helensburgh and across Argyll and Bute.

Full time, part time, sessional, and home based working will be considered for the right candidate. Please express your preference on your CV.

About this job

You will work as part of a team with the aims of:

  • understanding your clients
  • keeping them safe
  • creating a plan they can achieve with your support
  • checking in with them and reviewing their progress
  • keeping accurate and timely records of your contact with them
  • working effectively with other social care providers e.g. Housing, to cover all aspects of their successful recovery
  • continuously learning and reflecting to improve the outcomes for your clients
  • supporting your colleagues across the service to deliver excellent care


To be successful in this role, you will:

  • have attained SVQ level 3 in Social Services & Healthcare or equivalent
  • already be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or meet the registration requirements
  • have some experience of working in a health, social care or related setting
  • have the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with clients and colleagues alike
  • be able to work effectively in a team, supporting others when needed
  • be resilient under pressure and able to prioritise you work
  • have good oral and written communication skills
  • be comfortable using IT and digital media
  • be organised and able to manage your time effectively
  • able to be flexible with your working hours on occasion
  • be happy to support other With You locations when needed
  • You will also need to meet our safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced PVG check.


We'll give your application priority if you:

  • have previous experience of working with people who misuse substances
  • knowledge of health and safety, including assessing client in high-risk situations


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.

Application notes

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