Peer Harm Reduction Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,688 – £20,574
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 25th May 2022


  • Advertised from 3rd May 2022

Role

Change Grow Live Forth Valley have successfully been awarded funding from the Scottish Government Innovation Fund to support the recruitment and integration of Peer Harm Reduction Navigators into our established Forth Valley Harm Reduction team. We are delighted to open recruitment for the first 4 Peer Harm Reduction Navigator posts who will bring additional capacity to our team. The posts are an opportunity for individuals with lived experience of alcohol or drug use to gain work experience and training and enhance their longer-term employability.

Responsibilities

The successful candidates will work within our established Harm Reduction team, providing assertive outreach to engage with more difficult to reach service users through offering harm reduction interventions, engagement, and support to access services. This service will be offered in a variety of locations across Forth Valley.

The successful candidates will have a passion for recovery, an openness to a variety of approaches and interventions, a willingness to learn, good communication and literacy skills and a minimum of 12 months abstinence from all problematic drug or alcohol use.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.

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.