Please note that this position is temporary.
An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced professional to join the East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership’s Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service in the role of Senior Addiction Worker.
The post if offered at a Grade 8 social worker grade equivalent, and the successful candidate will ideally hold a Social Work degree or equivalent professional qualification. The post is offered on a fixed term basis for 2 years and is based within the Kirkintilloch Health and Care Centre.
Our Joint Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services is a well-established, integrated and experienced team which is co-located within an integrated building providing the full range of adult social work and primary health services.
East Dunbartonshire Alcohol and Drugs Recovery Service provides a range of health and social care services to adults requiring support and treatment for alcohol and drug issues, providing a responsive, flexible and outcome focussed service to the citizens of East Dunbartonshire.
The successful candidate will undertake required statutory duties regarding the protection support and welfare of all our service users and will undertake professional assessments to identify the needs and risks of service users and co-ordinate and deliver outcome focussed interventions and service provision in line with the legislative framework and national and local procedures.
The successful candidate will support the alcohol and drug recovery service in its day-to-day operation and will work closely with social work and health colleagues within the team to promoted integrated working and holistic service provision and contribute to the meeting of all internal and external targets promoting the continuous improvement of service delivery and performance of the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service.
This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with ideally a Social Work degree or equivalent professional qualification, offering a varied and diverse range of experience across all aspects of practice within our Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services within an established integrated team.
Applicants will have experience of addiction and adult practice within statutory adult social work services, addiction services and an understanding of the relevant legislation.
Applicants will ideally hold a professional Social Work qualification or equivalent and be registered with SSSC.
You will need to hold a driving licence.
Enquires relating to this post can be made to the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service Team Manager; Seonaid McCorry, on 0141 232 8211
The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria
Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.
Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.
In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.
Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.
The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.
The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:
• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.
• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with
screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.
• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.
• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.
• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.
• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)
• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.
• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.
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