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Recruitment – Peer Recovery Worker

Dundee Peer Recovery Network
Peer Recovery Worker
(three posts)
£16,443 per annum
35 hours per week

Volunteer Dundee is looking for driven individuals who have lived experience of substance misuse to work as part of a team to support the Peer Recovery Network in Dundee. You should have been in continuous recovery for two years. The three full-time posts (35h/w) are being funded by Dundee Alcohol and Drug Partnership and will be fixed term until 31 March 2021.

The Peer Workers will be expected to work as part of a wider team to help deliver support for people in recovery from substance use. Peer workers will be employed by Volunteer Dundee, undertake placements with a number of substance organisations in Dundee and will also have the opportunity to work with other partner agencies.

These are developmental roles and support and training will be given to the successful applicants.

As a Peer Worker you will be expected to provide support to people in all stages of recovery. Peer Workers are expected to support people to access a range of community activities that can support recovery. The role will also involve working with Peer Recovery Volunteers.

Peer Workers will also be expected to maintain their own recovery strategies while in post and be responsible for furthering their future employment opportunities. There will also be a mandatory requirement of appointment that Peer Workers have already obtained or will study towards a vocational qualification (SVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent) in their own time. If applicants have already attained SVQ at a similar level and wish to advance academically/vocational this will also be supported within the role. The post will be subject to a PVG check. Applicants should note that having a previous conviction will not preclude you from being appointed to the role. Convictions will be assessed on an individual basis through honest and frank discussion with the applicants.

Should you wish an informal discussion regarding this role you can contact Eric Knox at Volunteer Dundee on 01382 305705. If you are interested in applying for this post visit our website for the job description and application form.

Completed applications should be returned direct by e-mail/post/by hand for the attention of Pat Cosgrove, Volunteer Dundee, Gateway West, 7 Luna Place Dundee Telephone: 01382 305705 admin@volunteerdundee.org.uk
The deadline for submitting applications is Monday 15 April 2019 at 12 noon. Interviews are expected to be held the week beginning 22 April 2019.

Pat Cosgrove
Office Manager