Project Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,511
  • Livingston
  • Closing 20th September 2021

  • Advertised from 10th September 2021
  • Contributory Pension Scheme -7.2% Employer Contribution, 0.8% Employee Contribution


West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service is a well-established organisation with a history and reputation for delivering a wide range of effective alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian. The Service operates from premises at The Almondbank Centre in Craigshill, Livingston although some home-working in line with Covid-19 restrictions may be required.

We are pleased to be able to expand our Psychological Therapies services by recruiting several skilled workers across our projects:

Project Worker – Therapeutic Support Service

This role will provide 1-2-1 counselling and support to adults affected by substance misuse. The service operates face to face sessions across West Lothian at a variety of clinics, as well as from within the office. Telephone and video call support is also provided to clients.

This is a 1year fixed term contract as a full-time position (36.25hrs per week).

Project Worker – Therapeutic Support Service – Young People

This role will involve 1-2-1 and groupwork with young people aged from 12-18 affected by personal substance misuse or that of family members, across a variety of settings including within schools, and via other communication sources.

This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2023 with the possibility of extension (subject to funding). This is a part-time position of 29 hours per week (0.8FTE).

Project Worker – Grief Matters

This role will provide bereavement counselling and support on a 1-2-1 and groupwork basis for young people aged from 12-18 who have experienced the loss of a loved one or friend. The post will also involve liaison with parents and signposting to appropriate services.

This is a 1year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension (subject to funding). This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week (0.69FTE).

Some evening work and weekend work may be required from time to time for all roles advertised.

For further information about any of these posts please contact: Fiona Brown, Psychological Services Manager on 01506 446 657.

Application notes

Application Form, Job Description, Person Specification and Background Information can be downloaded from Completed application forms should be submitted via the portal on the webpage. CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing Date for receipt of completed applications: Monday 20th September 2021