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JOB OPPORTUNITY – ADVOCACY WORKER (ADDICTIONS)

To provide an independent advocacy service to East Ayrshire adults who have a drug and/or alcohol addiction.

JOB TITLE: ADVOCACY WORKER (ADDICTIONS)

LOCATION: EAST AYRSHIRE

HOURS: 35 HOURS PER WEEK

SALARY: £21,330 P.A.

TERM: POST INITIALLY FUNDED FOR 1 YEAR (via East Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership)

  • Do you have experience of working with vulnerable people?
  • Do you have knowledge of the Scottish Government’s National Rights, Respect and Recovery Strategy?
  • Do you have the ability to work in partnership with other stakeholders?

If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITES:

  • To deliver individual advocacy for people with alcohol/drug problems using a person-centred approach.
  • To sensitively provide clear information to clients about available services.
  • To assist clients in linking with appropriate community services and resources.
  • To assist clients to put their views across at reviews or meetings.
  • To provide support and guidance to individuals to encourage them to advocate on their own behalf.
  • To establish links and develop referral pathways with local addiction services and other 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 right 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 East Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership
  • Liaise with local recovery coordinator and other community stakeholders

We welcome applications from people who are great listeners, clear communicators and who care about their community.

TO APPLY:
Download Application Form
Closing Date: 18th March 2022

GET IN TOUCH:
If you have any queries or problems downloading the application form or job specification, please contact:

In writing: EAAS, 20 Lindsay Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BB
By telephone: 01563 574442
By email: Julia@eaas.org.uk