Recovery Worker - Assertive Outreach & Intensive Support Project

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,000
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 21st October 2019

  • Advertised from 7th October 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week. 1 Year Fixed Term Contrac


Addaction is one of the leading national charities providing evidence-based support for substance misuse, mental health and family services across the UK.

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Recovery Worker to provide an Assertive Outreach and Intensive Support service for individuals in South Ayrshire who are using drugs and alcohol and are unable to attend appointments or engage in recovery activities. This service will be provided in partnership with the South Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, NHS Addiction Services and Ayrshire Council on Alcohol.

Ideally the successful candidate will have outstanding 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, has good time management and prioritisation skills and can work well with others.

In addition he/she will need to be positive, confident and well organised with experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care or criminal justice setting.

An SVQ Level 3 in Adult Social Care is required as a minimum qualification.

In return we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.

Working hours | 5 days over 7, Monday – Sunday. Working pattern will be agreed with Service Manager on appointment.

The successful candidate will be required to deliver services within the community so a driving license is essential.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below

Please note that all applications must be made via the Addaction web site; CVs will not be accepted.

We welcome applications from everyone and we value diversity in our workplace.

Application notes

For further information on this post please contact Hazel Smith, Business Support Manager / 0141 221 8390

Please apply via

Closing Date for Applications: 21st October 2019

Interview Dates: Week beginning 4th November 2019 (may be subject to change)