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Recovery Workers (Sessional) - Argyll & Bute

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Argyll & Bute - Dunoon, Oban, Helensburgh and Campbeltown
  • Closing 4th December 2019

  • Advertised from 20th November 2019
  • £10.88 per hour, includes allowance for holiday pay
  • REQ00054


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 outreach and support services for individuals across Argyll & Bute who are using drugs and/or alcohol.

This post is offered on a sessional basis.

Working hours, as required, Monday – Sunday. Working pattern will be agreed with Service Manager on a sessional basis.

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.

The successful candidate will be required to deliver services within dispersed communities so a driving license and access to a car is essential.

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below

Benefits of working with Addaction

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Death in service 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

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We invest in people; silver accredited.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

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 with vulnerable adults, children or both 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 from your current employer as part of the selection process.

Application notes

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

For further information about the post please contact Hazel Smith: Business Support Manager / / 0141 221 8390

Closing Date for Applications: 2nd December 2019

Interview Dates: w/c 15th December 2019 (may be subject to change)