Jobs in Scotland

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Scottish Drugs Forum

National Traineeship (Addiction/Recovery Worker Training Programme)

Argyll & Bute and Highland

Applications are currently being sought from people living in Argyll & Bute and Highland only.

Due to funding requirements, we will only be reviewing application from these areas.

Do you have lived/living experience of drug and / or alcohol problems?

Are you at the stage in your life where you are ready for employment in the drug and alcohol field?

At SDF, we support, train, and prepare people with personal lived and living experience of their own substance use, to enter the drug, alcohol, and wider social care workforce.

We do this by supporting you through an intensive programme of formal learning and paid work placements.

At SDF, we believe your experience of drug and/or alcohol problems is a strength and the perspective you will offer as a trainee will be valued.

We will provide:

  • access to a programme of quality assured training from our specialist workforce development teams.
  • a fully funded SVQ level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare with our SQA Learning Centre.
  • intensive support, this extends to IT and includes a device to use, we will also provide access to a confidential Employee Assistance programme

We will also provide a salary:  £12,870  over the 39 week duration of the course

As a Trainee with SDF, you will learn how to support people who are currently experiencing drug and alcohol problems. You will be supported to use your own experience alongside professional training during a nine-month paid work placement in one of our local partner agencies.

The qualification we will support you to achieve is the industry standard for working in the drug, alcohol and wider health and social care field, and will open up long term employment opportunities for you.

You will also connect with and become part of a tight-knit group of peers and future friends who will be on the programme with you.  Alongside your Co-ordinator, they will support you every step of the way.

We offer a monthly salary and a fixed term contract of 27.5 hours per week for 39 weeks.  You will be offered paid study time in these hours, to support you to complete your SVQ.

If you are interested in developing a career in the drug, alcohol, and wider social care field, you have personal lived or living experience of your own substance use, and you feel ready for employment, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like an informal chat about the project, please contact 0141 221 1175 and we will arrange for a member of our team to call you back.

Job Description SDF Traineeship March 2024

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Please ensure you send your application promptly as we may close applications as and when we have sufficient applicants.

Closing date: Sunday 15th April  2024


Abbeycare Scotland

Recovery Practitioner – Sessional

Location: Erskine, Scotland

Salary: Competitive

Early shift, back shift, 5 out of 7 days, every 2nd weekend off.

For further information and to Apply, see here…..


Phoenix Futures

Team Manager – North Lanarkshire

37.5 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work

Service Area: Scotland Services

Status: Full-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Total Salary: Pro-Rata Full time G 26,500 per annum

Closing Date: 22 April 2024

For further information and to Apply, See here….


Turning Point Scotland

Peer Support Practitioner – Hamilton and East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire (2 posts)

Service Name: South Lanarkshire Alcohol & Other Drugs Reachout Service

Type of service: Drugs and Alcohol Service

Hours of work: Full time

Salary: £12.00 per hour

Closing Date: 23 April 2024

For further information and to Apply, See Here….

Lead Practitioner – Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

Service Name: South Lanarkshire Alcohol & Other Drugs Reachout Service

Type of service: Drugs and Alcohol Service

Hours of work: Full time

Salary: £23,088 – £25,813

Closing Date: 23 April 2024

For further information and to Apply, See Here….