Peer Navigator (Outreach)

  • Full time
  • £20,157 – £21,325
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 25th May 2022


  • Advertised from 20th April 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week. Permanent.
  • 2022-6342

Role

Overview

Do you want to make a difference to the people we support?

As a Peer Navigator with lived experience of your own substance misuse, you will have the opportunity to build and develop skills and knowledge of working in the substance misuse field. While championing recovery you will use your own skills to help people accessing our service get to where they want to be.

We are hoping this is the role for you.

Responsibilities

West Lothian Assertive Outreach Service is expanding at the moment to build more responsive service for people who use drugs and/or alcohol and have a multiple and complex needs. We would like to involve people with lived experience in providing outreach services and modelling recovery for others. The post holder’s responsibility will be to outreach and engage people who have a history of poor engagement with services in West Lothian.

No two days are the same and we treat every person who comes into our service as an individual, so being flexible, curious and a good listener are key.

You’ll have to record information about what you do, so enjoying a bit of paperwork and attention to detail is important. But most of the time you’ll be enjoying working with people from all backgrounds, making a difference to their lives.

This is what one of our Recovery Co-ordinators had to say: “I like the team spirit, that we all bring something different and we always put the people who use our service first”.

Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you so click apply.

Application notes

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website: careers-changegrowlive.icims.com/jobs/6342/peer-navigator-(outreach)/job

Closing Date: 25/05/2022

If you have any questions on this opportunity that you would like to talk through, please contact us using the below details:

Dave Kelly | dave.kelly@cgl.org.uk | 01506353453

This post is subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check at an enhanced level.

We believe that having diverse people working as part of our team makes us the organisation that we are.

We actively encourage applications from people from all backgrounds to help us to provide the best possible experience for the people who use our services and to make Change Grow Live a great place to work. If you have any feedback on our recruitment processes (good or bad) we’d love to hear from you so that we can make sure they are fair and we attract and recruit the best, most diverse workforce possible.

The safety of vulnerable children, young people and adults is our absolute priority. We will support you in your role to make sure that you are equipped to support the safety of people who use our services and those around them, to the highest standard possible.