Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a busy, dynamic, and supportive team within a national third sector organisation.
We are pleased to be recruiting for this position of Coordination and Development Officer to drive forward the growth and development of SDF’s Recovery Worker Training Programme (RWTP) in Highland, at an exciting time of growth and change for the employability workstream in SDF.
This post will work to ensure that people with lived and living experience of drug and alcohol problems are sufficiently represented in drug and alcohol service delivery across the Highland geography.
The Co-ordination and Development Officer will grow an existing small network of stakeholders across Highland to support the project - placement providers (drug, alcohol, and social care agencies), employability partners, and education providers, to support and deliver the project outcomes.
With support from the Senior Development Officer, the role will also seek to establish multiple entry and employment pathways across Highland, in and out of RWTP.
This post is a key part of our Employability Support Team in SDF and will contribute towards the wider work of the team.
As an SDF employee you will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and offer a flexible working scheme.
Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home, ideally from a Highland-based location. The post holder will be expected to attend our Glasgow office as the need arises as well as for team meetings, one to ones and staff meetings. Frequent travel across Highland to support trainees is also anticipated.
Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.
Includem are looking for new Community Young Person and Family Support Workers to join our new Crisis Response team working across Scotland to support children, young people and families when they need us most.
Includem have a brand-new service starting and includem are looking for keen, enthusiastic people who have an interest in helping children, young people and their families.
Are you able to stay calm under pressure, do you have these qualities, then includem have a job for you?
Purpose & Context of Role
The postholder will manage their own caseload ensuring support plans are developed with the young person to respond to their individual needs and supporting them to improve outcomes in line with GIRFEC principles and Includem’s model of support.
You will be expected to actively demonstrate leadership and ownership over effective service delivery to young people, by managing their outcomes through use of line managers, colleagues and organisational tools, processes, policies and procedures.
A UK driving license is an essential requirement to the role.
The full job description can be found here
If you would like further information about the role, please call HR on 01414270523