Fife Alcohol Support Service
Fife Alcohol Support Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC010422

FASS is based in Kirkcaldy and its objectives are to promote the prevention and early detection of alcohol and drug related problems and ancillary problems including other addictions, mental health and social well-being, and to provide treatment and support towards recovery for individuals experiencing such problems.


Current vacancies

Curnie Clubs Project Support Worker (Adults)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Fife (On site)
  • Closing 3rd June 2024

Fife Alcohol Support Service helps people deal with alcohol and substance misuse and their underlying causes. As part of our preventative work, our Curnie Clubs help adults out of severe loneliness and isolation into community activity of their choice. More information FASS and Curnie Clubs can be found at fassaction.org.uk

This position will be located within our innovative Curnie Clubs team. Curnie clubs were established in 2016 to combat isolation and loneliness. We are currently expanding our community bridge work, working in the community with those not yet able to attend our clubs.

The post holder will facilitate support in an informal group setting through activities chosen by the group, to help build social skills, confidence and self-esteem, allowing them to move on to an activity of their choosing withing their community.

The successful candidate will have some community work experience. We welcome applicants of any age for this position and will consider candidates’ employment, volunteering and education history. Induction and training will be provided. We are most interested in someone who shares the ethos of the project, which fosters understanding, self-sufficiency and community.

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Volunteer Development Officer

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Fife (On site)
  • Closing 3rd June 2024

Fife Alcohol Support Service helps people deal with alcohol and substance misuse and their underlying causes. As part of our preventative work, our Curnie Clubs help adults out of severe loneliness and isolation into community activity of their choice. More information FASS and Curnie Clubs can be found at fassaction.org.uk

This position will be located within our innovative Curnie Clubs team. Curnie clubs were established in 2016 to combat isolation and loneliness. We are currently expanding our community bridge work, working in the community with those not yet able to attend our clubs.

The post-holder will be talent spotting for potential Curnie Volunteers and developing and coordinating volunteer recruitment, placement, and training procedures. In addition, they will be connecting volunteers and staff across FASS through communications work. The post-holder will work with Club staff, Members and Volunteers at their hubs, in Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and other Fife locations within the community.

The successful candidate will have some community work experience. The post presents an excellent opportunity for an early career role in Third Sector Development Work. We welcome applicants of any age for this position and will consider candidates’ employment, volunteering and education history. Induction and training will be provided. We are most interested in someone who shares the ethos of the project, which fosters understanding, self-sufficiency and community.

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Hospital Liaison Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,986.4
  • Fife (On site)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Contribute to ADAPT’s (REACH TEAM) component of the Seek, Keep, Treat Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) provision within Hospitals and community locations across Fife, by providing case management, therapeutic psycho-social support and crisis/relapse intervention for patients/clients following medical treatment for alcohol and drug related conditions, accidents and overdoses.

The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) will address the support and treatment needs of patients/clients who are most at risk because of their alcohol and/or drug use but who are least likely to make use of services.

The MDT service is delivered in line with ‘The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol Services’.

2. Act as a ‘Named Person’ whom patients/clients can rely on for contact and support during their journeys through services by establishing on-going therapeutic relationships that normally begin with contact in hospital and proceed into the community.

3. Provide Case Management for patients/clients ensuring linkage and communication between patients/clients and services. Liaise with Care Co-ordinators, Addictions Nurses, We Are With You Support Workers and specialist Pharmacist within the MDT and with other professionals within Health & Social Care, the Statutory and Third Sectors.

4. Provide Fife ADP Triage Assessment and Referral via FORT to other addiction services within statutory and third sectors. Ensure Triage Assessments are forwarded timeously to enable 90%+ of all Service Users to enter treatment within 21 days of referral date.

5. Provide Client Support with crisis intervention for clients who are living chaotically and/or are at risk of mental and physical trauma, overdose or self-harm and suicide.

6. Provide structured Motivational Interviewing and Psycho-Social therapeutic support for patients/clients who are not willing or ready to attend treatment and rehabilitation services following hospital.

7. Maintain records and provide information for service reporting in accordance with organisational policy and practice.

8. Participate in annual appraisal and regular supervision and be responsible for personal Continuous Professional Development.

9. Carry out any other duties that may reasonably be requested.

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Top job! Head of Service

  • Full time
  • Circa £50,000
  • Kirkcaldy, Fife (On site)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) is Fife’s main third sector alcohol and substance misuse charity. FASS has been working on the frontline, supporting people through their issues with misuse and on to better lives for over 40 years now. Our many services range from therapeutic counselling to practical support, and we help individuals, their families and communities Fife-wide.

As our chosen candidate, you will extend this ethos of enablement throughout our dedicated teams. The organisation has evolved rapidly in recent years and we are now looking to consolidate and expand strengths across our range of services. On appointment, you will have the unique opportunity of taking FASS to its next stage of development.

You will be a dynamic individual—a visionary and great communicator. As our overall Head of Service, you will be a strategist, innovator and rational decision-maker, keen to embrace change. You will have excellent planning, analytical and negotiation skills and will steer the dedicated staff teams by example, creating an enhanced culture of collaboration and support. You will also understand the importance of a strong brand, both externally and internally, and work towards its creation.

As an experienced and effective leader, you will have sound knowledge of financial management, HR, IT and communications management and systems.

In return you will experience first-hand how FASS, under your leadership, will help people transform their lives.

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The successful applicants will be responsible for Near Fatal Overdose (NFO) service delivery throughout Fife.

The NFO service offers a shared care model involving the Scottish Ambulance Service, Fife ADP, and ADAPT and aims to support vulnerable people through identification and early intervention of near-fatal overdose and associated trauma. Support is also offered for family and friends.

Motivating Service Users, building and strengthening recovery, supporting engagement and compliance with treatment services, and assisting with any identified health and social needs, is the focus of this approach.

Successful candidates will have experience of working in a caring vocation and a qualification such as COSCA Counselling Skills or SVQ Level II Social Care or similar. They will have good organisation, communication, and IT skills, and can demonstrate an ability to work using their own initiative.

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Services Administrator

  • Full time
  • £22,464
  • Fife
  • Closing 4th March 2024

Fife Alcohol Support Service is looking to recruit an office-based Services Administrator.

The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications, including Word, Excel, and have experience of database and electronic filing systems. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team in a busy confidential service is essential.

Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland Certificate

The post holder will report to the charity’s Office Manager. For an informal chat about the position, please contact Evelyn Connell on 01592 206200.

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The successful applicants will be responsible for ADAPT Outreach Support service delivery throughout Fife.

As part ADAPT Recovery Clinic provision within Hospitals and community locations across Fife, provide

advice, brief therapeutic interventions and referral support by Triage to ADAPT/FASS/NHS Addiction Services and to other relevant services for people affected by substance misuse issues.

The Service is delivered in line with ‘The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol Services.

Successful candidates will have experience of working in a caring vocation and a qualification such as COSCA Counselling Skills or SVQ Level II Social Care or similar. They will have good organisation, communication, and IT skills, and can demonstrate an ability to work with initiative.

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NFO Assertive Outreach Support Workers (Adults)

  • Full time
  • £23,287.68
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 23rd October 2023

The successful applicants will be responsible for Near Fatal Overdose (NFO) service delivery throughout Fife.

The NFO service offers a shared care model involving the Scottish Ambulance Service, Fife ADP, and ADAPT and aims to support vulnerable people through identification and early intervention of near-fatal overdose and associated trauma. Support is also offered for family and friends.

Motivating Service Users, building and strengthening recovery, supporting engagement and compliance with treatment services, and assisting with any identified health and social needs, is the focus of this approach.

Successful candidates will have experience of working in a caring vocation and a qualification such as COSCA Counselling Skills or SVQ Level II Social Care or similar. They will have good organisation, communication, and IT skills, and can demonstrate an ability to work using their own initiative.

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Specialist Community Recovery Navigator

  • Part time
  • £27,328 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 30th June 2023

AIMS OF POST:

To provide a wraparound service that employs a community-based outreach model to ensure that where possible an integrated model of care and provision within the communities of Fife for service users and services are employed.

To provide a therapeutic model that allows for services users their loved ones and families to provide a service which allows for clients to engage with the service and partners for clients who may be leading a chaotic substance misuse lifestyle and to rapidly re- engage with individuals and establish contact with relevant services both statutory and 3rd sector to ensure their recovery plan and their physical/medical/mental health issues are addressed.

You will work closely with all relevant partners and agencies offering a range of assessment, community based support services for people affected by substance misuse and to contribute towards ADAPTS aims of responding to substance misuse and promoting harm reduction and recovery. The postholder is required to deliver a range of interventions based on Harm Reduction and Drug Interventions and to promote and foster a culture of recovery focused work with individuals and their families.

Our main office is based in Kirkcaldy the post-holder will be expected to work across Fife at several locations and will work closely with NHS Addiction services and all relevant partner services and any other that may assist in the recovery of the client/patient.

MAIN DUTIES

  1. To receive referrals and to carry out brief assessments of individuals affected by substance misuse to identify their personal, health and social care needs and to identify their recovery capital and to encourage re – establishment with services. To provide home visits were neccessary and support to appointments. This will include high risk and vulnerable adults, who will be seen as a priority for this service
  2. To work in collaboration with service users to produce appropriate recovery community-based interventions and plans that respond to identified needs and that promote service user participation in changing behaviour and reducing the harm arising from substance misuse and the impact on their physical/medical/mental health. To support and advocate on behalf of service users and to ensure that where necessary that they have access to rapid treatment.
  3. To provide a range of community based therapeutic interventions including information and advice, guidance and support, problem solving and relapse prevention, motivational interviewing and referrals to rehabilitation and recovery services.
  4. The service will provide community based access cafes/ drop in hubs and active linkage support with other services to meet the needs of service users. several times a week to assist access for the service user into relevant services where identified. This will continue until the service user is re-established in the service and further support is not required.
  5. The service will provide harm reduction advice including supply of IEP equipment, Take Home Naloxone, and overdose awareness for its service users. The service will also provide drug and alcohol brief interventions. The service will offer BBV testing to all service users and must be able to demonstrate this. Furthermore, the service will support the service user to engage with NHS Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Service if this is required and to provide high quality access to community-based activities within the access hubs as established by the worker.
    1. To manage a caseload and to liaise with all services and work closely with NHS prescribing services in support of clients/patient’s needs.
    2. Refer and support to other professionals, practitioners, and organisations, and to participate in joint reviews or case conferences as required.
    3. To assist in creating a diverse and welcoming community hub based model of interventions for the users of the service, providing appropriate community based interventions for the service users on behalf of the organisation.
  6. To ensure that all assessments, recovery plans, records and reviews are kept up to date and stored securely and that the electronic recording of performance indicators, service outcomes, statistical returns and other monitoring data is carried out regularly and timeously.
  7. To produce written reports on a periodic and regular basis pertaining to case work and group work performance including service user progress reports and service monitoring, evaluation and audit reports.
  8. To follow all policies and procedures including M.A.T. Standards and Fife council Child Protection Guidelines and The Quality Principles – Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug & Alcohol Services in maintaining and developing ethical standards and good practice in day-to-day work.
    1. To adhere to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Code of Practice for Employees and to contribute towards F.A.S.S. ADAPT compliance with the SSSC Code of Practice for Employers.
    2. To attend internal and external meetings as required on a periodic and regular basis.
    3. To maintain and develop personal development and learning plans as agreed through line management supervision and to be responsible for own professional development.
    4. To carry out other duties and tasks that FASS – ADAPT. might reasonably require.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Substance Misuse Manager

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Services Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,429 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 30th August 2022

Fife Alcohol Support Service is looking to recruit an office based part-time Services Administrator.

The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications, including Word, Excel, have experience of database and electronic filing systems, training will be given. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team in a busy confidential service is essential.

Being a great administrator goes without saying but you will also be a strong communicator with a high level of integrity and someone who exercises tact, diplomacy, takes real pride in the accuracy and quality of your work.

Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland Certificate

The post holder will report to the charity’s Office Manager. For an informal chat about the position, please contact Evelyn Connell on 01592 206200.

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Curnie Clubs Support Worker (Adults)

  • Part time
  • £22,389 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 4th July 2022

FASS’ Curnie Clubs service is looking to recruit a Project Support Worker. Funded by The National Lottery through the National Lottery Community Fund, Curnie Clubs is a peer support programme for adults who have become socially isolated as a result of living with a range of challenging circumstances.

The candidate will have experience of supporting people in a project setting. Very good communication and administration skills are required. Some out of hours work and travel required.

This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme.

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Services Administrator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,429
  • Fife
  • Closing 20th June 2022

Fife Alcohol Support Service is looking for a Services Administrator. This position is available as a single 36 hours post, however candidates wishing to apply for Part-time Hours may be considered. Hours are negotiable. The post is office based.

The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications, including Word, Excel, and have experience of database and electronic filing systems. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team in a busy confidential service is essential.

Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland Certificate

The post holder will report to the charity’s Office Manager.

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Support Worker (Adults)

  • Part time
  • £22,389 pro-rata
  • Kikcaldy
  • Closing 6th June 2022

FASS’ Curnie Clubs service is looking to recruit a Project Support Worker. Funded by The National Lottery through the National Lottery Community Fund, Curnie Clubs is a peer support programme for adults who have become socially isolated as a result of living with a range of challenging circumstances.

The candidate will have experience of supporting people in a project setting. Very good communication and administration skills are required. Some out of hours work and travel required.

This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Fife
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

FASS is recruiting to a number of voluntary Board positions.

Can you help us help Fife people and families?

Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) helps individuals and their loved ones tackle alcohol and drug misuse, and get their lives back on track. Last year we supported over 1700 people, and their families and communities, in dealing with issues of trauma, isolation and poor mental health.

FASS has worked in Fife for 45 years and is an ever learning and evolving organisation. Our specialists provide therapeutic and practical support, helping people avoid and recover from the serious impacts alcohol or drugs can have. We train and educate around the issues and work closely with other charity, NHS, Council and Police services to make Fife a better place for all.

Do you have skills that could help? All applications will be welcome—perhaps you have lived experience, or are from a minority ethnic group? You may have a specialism in health, finance, law, family work, marketing, media, digital, premises or organization development? We are looking for people who recognize the stigma that surrounds alcohol and drug misuse and can offer practical support. These roles are voluntary but reasonable personal expenses can be reimbursed.

"When I was approached to become a member of the board, I wasn’t sure what I would have to offer. I would say it gives you the opportunity to use your life experience to contribute to the organisation’s purpose and what they are hoping to provide in the community."

Mary McKay, FASS Trustee

As a Board member, you’ll be part of the team that leads on delivery of the FASS mission and decides how FASS is run. You don’t need to have Board experience—induction and training will be provided. We are looking for proactive participation and people willing to contribute to diversity of ideas and experience.

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Services Administrator

  • Full time
  • £18,682
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 15th October 2021

A Full-time Administrator is required to provide an efficient administrative service to Fife Alcohol Support Services.

Competency in using data management systems is required of the post holder as is a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team in a confidential service is essential.

Appointment to this post is subject to receipt of a Disclosure Scotland Certificate.

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Information and Events Officer

  • Full time
  • £18,682
  • Working mainly from home, but attending community sites & FASS office in Kirkcaldy as required.
  • Closing 21st October 2021

Invitation for Expressions of Interest: Digi Information and Events Officer

FASS has been invited by The Rank Foundation, in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, to apply to their ‘Time to Shine’ Leadership Programme. This presents an opportunity for an individual with the right skills mix, talent and work ethic. A successful candidate will experience a 12- month paid leadership and development placement in FASS.

The role will focus on digital and in-person events and systems, both internally and externally. These will educate and engage on the issues of substance misuse and help isolated adults participate in community activity. At the same time they will lead on the development of internal FASS digi systems and use. The postholder will liaise closely with others engaged in digi media and client support across FASS’s various services. It will suit someone who is self-motivated in learning and development and keen to develop FASS communications channels.

The position is subject to successful interview by FASS and the funder. An appointed candidate will use their own initiative but will be fully supported through supervision and mentoring. Their personal development will require some travel and attendance at residential events and Action Learning sets throughout the year. They may also benefit from the experience of our previous Time to Shine Leader, now employed by FASS.

The successful candidate will have some community work, social media and online research experience. We are also interested in someone who shares the ethos of FASS’s work, which fosters understanding, person-centred support. The role is suitable for someone looking to develop a career in digi media and the social sector and is open to candidates of any age and ability. We particularly welcome applications from people with relevant lived experience.

The post is subject to a PVG Disclosure.

Some out of hours work and travel will be required.

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