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Young Person Peer Education Worker (x 2 posts)

  • Part time
  • £21,750 – £23,750 pro-rata
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 29th November 2021


  • Advertised from 10th November 2021
  • GCA Grade 5. Fixed Term till end Nov 2024. 21 hours per week (Includes day evening & weekend work as required), Flexible working, part-time hours, or job-sharing arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

Role

The Young Person Peer Education Worker will support the Peer Education Harm Reduction Service for the Young People in South Lanarkshire. This is a new service to be delivered by GCA and funded by NHS Lanarkshire, on behalf of South Lanarkshire ADP.

The main focus of this service will be peer education with the added provision of one to one support and supervision for the YP Peer Educators themselves. The service will adopt a citizenship approach when working with the YP Peer Educators. There will be an expectation that the YP Peer Educators will work towards achieving qualifications through training and as a result of the work they undertake.

This service will target and focus on some of the most vulnerable young people (aged 12-18 years) living within South Lanarkshire.

The YP Peer Educators will be supported to deliver peer education inputs across South Lanarkshire to other Young People and Young People focussed groups incorporate a harm reduction approach as well as a separate element of addressing stigma/language around drug and alcohol use.

In return for choosing to work for GCA, the benefits you will receive are:

  • Very generous annual leave entitlement: full time employees start with an annual leave entitlement of 37 days (inclusive of 12 bank holidays) which increases to 38 days after 2 years, 40 days after 5 years and 42 days after 10 years length of service.
  • 5 duvet days where employees may take time off at short notice.
  • Death in service policy of 2 times salary.
  • Cycle to work scheme where employees can save money on a new bike and spread the cost.

Organisation Profile:

GCA is a leading provider of alcohol support and has been providing a range of award winning services across Glasgow and surrounding areas for over 50 years and has an excellent reputation for partnership working and a proven track record of helping individuals to achieve their goals.

Application notes

For an application pack please head to our website glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org

If you need the application form in an alternative format please contact GCA, 14 North Claremont Street, Glasgow G3 7LE Tel: 0141 353 1800 or e-mail us at recruitment@glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org.

Please note: A PVG membership will be required for this post. This will be arranged by GCA.

No CV’s please, submit completed applications to: recruitment@glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org

Closing date for applications: Monday 29th November 2021

Shortlisting: Wednesday 1st December 2021

Date of interviews: Monday 6th December 2021 or Tuesday 7th December 2021

Date for feedback for candidates selected for interview: Tuesday 14th December 2021, 11am – 1pm

Date of appointment: Early 2022


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