Recovery Coordinator

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,300
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th October 2020

  • Advertised from 8th October 2020
  • REQ00330


Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the job

We currently have an exciting new specialist post to work within Glasgow feeder HMPs, providing support to people returning to Glasgow following a custodial sentence or period of remand, linking Prison Health Care with Community Care, Treatment and Recovery and providing support in the community setting following liberation.

This is a pilot project working in partnership with North West, North East and South Glasgow ADRS, Glasgow ADP and Prison Healthcare. Recognising the vulnerability of individuals on release from prison the key aim of this project is to ensure links are in place between prison healthcare and community care, treatment and recovery. The successful applicant will also be expected to work with the Scottish Recovery Consortium’s Prisons and Healthcare Recovery Officer (National).

The service will provide practical and strength based individual work with people during their sentence or period of remand and actively support individuals to access support services within the relevant community to which they are returning. The service will continue to provide support following liberation within the community settings. The service will also work in partnership with services and providers across

Glasgow to ensure the wellbeing and life chances of vulnerable people are improved.

Support will be person centred, strength based and trauma informed. Connections with family will also be encouraged.

In addition, the Recovery Coordinator will build on the multiple connections with recovery communities, service user groups and other support networks across Glasgow to ensure that the well being and life chances of vulnerable people are improved.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will need to be calm, confident and well organised with experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care, prison or criminal justice setting.

We are keen to hear from people who have a lived history of drug and alcohol use and/or the prison environment.

He/she will also have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. He/she will be someone who thrives under pressure, with good time management and prioritisation skills.

Extensive knowledge of community support services, relevant to this work across Glasgow, would be a distinct advantage.

Candidates must have a Level 3 SVQ in Social Services and Health Care, Community Development or an equivalent level qualification and be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

As this work will involve travel across Glasgow and to Glasgow feeder HMPs the successful candidates must have a full, clean UK driving licence and have use of their own car.

Further information about this job

This post is considered to be regulated work with protected adults and children as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly you will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update if already a member.

In addition, you will be required to undergo a prison clearance check.

Successful completion of both of these checks will have to be in place prior to any formal offer of employment being made. We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.

This a fixed term role for 2 years, approximately to the end of December 2022. The role is for 37.5 hours per week worked mostly Monday to Friday however there should be flexibility to work evenings and weekends if required.

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Application notes

Interviews are planned to be held on 2nd and 3rd November via Google Meet.

If you have any queries relating to this role please email quoting the job reference number REQ00330.

Please note that applications must be made via the We Are With You website; CV’s will not be accepted. The link to the role is here

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. We actively welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to ensure we have an inclusive and representational workforce for all our staff and clients.

With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to deliver our services where at all possible bearing in mind social/physical distancing. Our recruitment may be completed remotely where necessary to ensure we adhere to any government guidance.

We are only able to employ people who have the legal right to work in the UK. All applicants will need to provide evidence of this before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also

seek references as part of the selection process for this role, including from your current or most recent employer.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

For more details or to discuss further please email .