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PEER ADVOCACY WORKER 

Job Title: Peer Advocacy Worker (Represent Recovery Project)
Salary: £21,330 per annum
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: East Ayrshire
Application Closing Date: 22nd March 2019 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The peer advocacy worker role has been developed specifically for people with lived experience of alcohol or drug addiction.

The advocacy worker will have the drive and enthusiasm necessary to contribute towards local delivery of the Scottish Government’s National Rights, Respect and Recovery Strategy, specifically in relation to developing Recovery Orientated Systems of Care. (ROSC)

Through sharing their own experience, and the experience of others, peer workers role will be:

  • To deliver individual advocacy for people with alcohol/drug problems using a person-centred approach.
  • To undertake a mapping exercise to collect baseline date re existing resources within East Ayrshire of particular relevance to people with alcohol/drug issues.
  • To establish links and develop referral pathways with local addiction services and 0ther partner agencies both statutory and voluntary.
  • To establish advocacy groups for people with alcohol/drug problems linked to existing community networks.
  • To challenge stigma wherever encountered utilising a human rights-based and holistic approach promoting community and inclusion and an inclusive approach within services.
  • To develop and coordinate a local network of peer advocates.
  • To raise awareness with Health & Social Care/Community Planning partner organisation employees re the reality of experience for people with alcohol/drug problems and to embed the recovery approach within services.
  • To collect regular data to evidence the outcomes of the project and provide regular reports to the Manager.
  • Provide updates as appropriate to the Strategic Planning/Wellbeing Recovery Group.
  • Liaise with local recovery coordinator and other community stakeholders.

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

  • No formal qualifications required
  • Lived experience of alcohol or drug addiction
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of independent advocacy as per the SIAA Principles & Standards and Code of Practice
  • Good general education
  • Current driving license (and use of a car preferable)

HOW TO APPLY 

The closing date for applications is 22nd March 2019

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

Download and save the application form and job description by clicking here: EAAS Peer Advocacy Application Form

If you have any problems downloading the job description and application form, please email: Julia@eaas.org.uk

RETURN APPLICATION FORM

The application form can be returned via email, post or physically handed into the East Ayrshire Advocacy Office.

Email the completed application form to: Julia@eaas.org.uk

Post or hand in the completed application form to:
Vacancy for Peer Advocacy Worker
c/o Irene Clark (Manager)
East Ayrshire Advocacy Services Ltd
20 Lindsay Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 2BB