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Lead Practitioner (Assertive Outreach)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st July 2022


  • Advertised from 10th June 2022
  • £11.77 per hour
  • Ref: 2480

Role

Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.

Our Turning Point Scotland Services at North East Edinburgh Recovery Service are looking for people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others as part of a team.

Turning Point Scotland's North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol-related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at 5 Links Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EZ. You will be providing the high-quality delivery of 1:1 and group recovery focused interventions to those we support. The services are delivered from our main offices and on an outreach basis in pharmacies GP surgery and at client's home where required.

Please note all staff are expected to be able to work across both Leith and Craigmillar sites when required.

As a busy established recovery hub we are seeking candidates who already have some knowledge of drug and alcohol harm reduction and treatment options and can demonstrate experience working with this client group.

The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.

We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team! We would offer you full support in completing your application.

As a Lead Practitioner, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.

Application notes

Full details of this role can be viewed on our website

Closing date: 1st July 2022.