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Simon Community and Turning Point Scotland

Do you want to be part of a new and exciting test of change?

ONE YEAR FIXED TERM OPPORTUNITY – Harm Reduction Practitioner

As part of the National Drugs Death Task Force, Turning Point Scotland and Simon Community Scotland are taking part in an exciting test-of-change service, with the aim of providing a rapid response to individuals who have recently experienced a near-fatal overdose.

After receiving information from various sources including emergency services the team will assertively outreach to people in their own homes, communities or places they frequent, with the aim of providing harm reduction support and linking them to existing services.

Working in partnership, the team needs to be self-motivated to adapt to change as the service evolves, as we will be testing different interventions and approaches. The service will be evaluated by the Scottish Government and may roll out to other areas of the country.

We are looking for a Harm Reduction Practitioner who will deliver support to people who use Turning Point Scotland’s services and in doing so contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the service specification.

This is an incredible development opportunity for experienced staff to grow their skills and knowledge around harm reduction and make a real difference.

Please find the job description and person specification attached and If you are interested and wish to apply, please click on the link below to complete the application form. This post has a fixed salary point of £24,238.

If you have any queries in the post, please contact George Provan (Head of Service, Simon Community Scotland) on 07508754904 or Trish Tracey (Head of Alcohol & Other Drugs, Turning Point Scotland) on 0141
427 8200.

As this is a fixed term post for one year, we will consider secondment opportunities however, you should discuss with your current line manager before applying.

Closing date: 23rd September 2020

Scottish Drugs Forum

Applications are invited from people living in the Dumfries and Galloway area only.

If you are interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, and you are either 2 years drug free (one year free of substitute prescribing) or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use by 30 September 2020, we’d like to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scottish Drugs Forum’s award-winning Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) – a unique initiative which supports, trains, and prepares people with a history of drug and alcohol problems to work in Social Care.

We offer £8.72 per hour before deductions with a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks. Trainees will undertake work placements in social care agencies and will study towards an SVQ 2 in Social Services and Health Care.

Full training and a comprehensive package of support will be provided.

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Download an Application Pack here….

Due to the current situation re Covid-19 all Applications to be returned via Email only
to either or by 25 September 2020.

Closing Date: 25 September 2020