• Advertised from 3rd September 2021
  • 14 hours, fixed term for 2 years
  • Leave: 29 days Annual Leave, plus 10 days public holidays pro rata.

Role

Main Purpose:To provide immediate advice, information and representation to vulnerable individuals engaged in the Alcohol or Substance recovery process, provide 2nd tier consultancy support to colleagues within Forth Valley Alcohol or Substance recovery services and where necessary, refer and support clients to access appropriate advice agencies

The advice and representation offered will focus on the consequences of the Welfare reform Act and the economic downturn – seeking to resolve the practical barriers and stressors that inhibit Alcohol or Substance misuse recovery – primarily (but not exclusively) Money, Benefits, Debt, and Housing

To represent clients at Social Security Appeal Tribunals and Disability Appeal tribunals focusing on those which are a consequence of Welfare reform and the economic downturn.

Delivering a series of training sessions to front line ADP workers primarily, (but not exclusively) on Money, Benefits, Debt,Financial capacity, Employment rights and Housing.

Project Delivery

The two CAB Addiction Advice Project workers (each 0.8 FTE) cover Forth Valley ADP. One will be based in the North Team (Livilands) covering Stirling and Clackmannanshire; the other will be based in the South Team (Falkirk Community Hospital). Proximity and access to advice on the frontline is essential and the workers would construct their availability and geographic location to maximise opportunity for ADP staff and clients to engage with the minimum of obstacles.

Appointment to this post is conditional on two satisfactory references and a PVG certificate.

Application notes

For an application form, or further information please contact Craig Anderson, CEO on 01786 464773 or email craiganderson@stirlingcab.casonline.org.uk

Closing date: noon on 17th September 2021


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