Scottish Drugs Forum are delighted to announce that we are taking applications for our life-changing employability project that supports people with a history of drug and/or alcohol problems to take the first steps towards securing a paid job within the social care field.
Our Recovery Worker Training Project (RWTP) supports, trains, and prepares people in the Highlands, to gain a qualification in Social Services and Health Care – whilst paying them for taking part.
In the programme, trainees learn about the addiction field and how to support people who are currently experiencing issues with their substance use. They then take this knowledge and put this into practice during a placement within Social Care services. At SDF, we believe that someone’s experiences of drug or alcohol problems is a strength not a weakness, as it can help them understand some of the issues that someone else who is accessing services may face.
Trainees are paid £8.91 per hour before deductions with a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks, after which they receive support to gain employment within the Social Care field.
We are currently only recruiting people who live in the Highlands.
Applicants should be interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, and should be either two years drug free (including two years free of substitute prescribing) or two years free of problematic alcohol use by 31 March 2021.
We invite all potential applicants, employment support providers or a funders to join us for an informal information session which will be held online.
Time and date – 11.00am to 12.00pm – Friday 9th July 2021
Location – Online via Zoom (details will be sent on how to attend after you register)
Register – To be sent details on how to join us, please email Colinp@sdf.org.uk
Closing date for applications – 16th of July 2021
This online session is specifically for the Recovery Worker Training Project in the Highlands. We are looking for applicants in other areas of Scotland for our Addiction Worker Training Project, click here to find out more about these current opportunities.