Alternatives
Alternatives

Charity registered in Scotland SC024540

Alternatives is a community based voluntary sector drug service. It aims to work with others in order to provide quality accessible services for those people whose lives have been affected as a result of substance misuse. The project offers a range of services that individuals and families can access in order to begin to understand, support and address their issues.


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Safe As Houses Recovery House Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Clydebank
  • Closing 1st March 2024

To support the day to day running of the Recovery House Programme including supporting the main house project and scatter flat operation, aimed at promoting positive alternatives to drug use and stability in the community.

This will involve working with individuals and families affected by drug misuse, collaboration with partner organisations and assisting in the implementation of the Safe as Houses Recovery Programmes and links to the community.

Full training will be provided.

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

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Wellbeing in Nature Project Officer

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 21st February 2024

  • Are you passionate about sharing the benefits of spending time in nature?
  • Can you help people experience the improved mental and physical wellbeing from spending time in green space, or bringing nature into their everyday lives?
  • Are you able to design and deliver a range of nature-based activities to meet a variety of needs?
  • Do you have practical horticultural and conservation skills?

If so, you could be the person we’re looking for.

At Knowetop we are using nature and greenspace to offer people opportunities to develop new skills, share new experiences, reduce their sense of isolation, and are building capacity in individuals and the community.

Access to greenspace and time spent engaging with nature is of proven benefit to mental and physical well-being. It is this benefit that our Into Nature sessions provide greater access to for adults from West Dunbartonshire.

Funded by the West Dunbartonshire Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund we have a vacancy for a Wellbeing in Nature Officer to continue running our pilot Into Nature project.

PVG Scheme Membership is required, as is a current First Aid qualification.

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

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Safe As Houses Recovery House Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Dumbarton
  • Closing 7th November 2023

Job Purpose:

To support the day to day running of the Recovery House Programme including supporting the main house project and scatter flat operation, aimed at promoting positive alternatives to drug use and stability in the community.

This will involve working with individuals and families affected by drug misuse, collaboration with partner organisations and assisting in the implementation of the Safe as Houses Recovery Programmes and links to the community.

Full training will be provided.

Please feel free to contact Donnie McGilveray on 07852 753 874 if you require further information.

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

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Recovery Staff Nurse

  • Full time or Part time
  • £38,000
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 29th September 2023

Alternatives has been established since 1996 as a charitable company, with premises across West Dunbartonshire.

Alternatives’ core theme and purpose is to facilitate the personal journey from chaos to wholeness for individuals who have a substance dependency, by normalising a lifestyle without such a dependency.

To support the delivery of health improvement activities within the unit.

To support the assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation of recovery programmes in partnership with house staff and residents.

To liaise with statutory agencies local Community Alcohol and Drugs Services and Primary care as required.

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

This post has been funded by Scottish Government National Drug Mission Funds

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Community Recovery Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,918.62
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 25th August 2023

Alternatives has been established since 1996 as a charitable company, with premises across West Dunbartonshire.

Alternatives’ core theme and purpose is to facilitate the personal journey from chaos to wholeness for individuals who have a substance dependency, by normalising a lifestyle without such a dependency.

To deliver the Foundation, Advanced and Move On phases of the Community Recovery Programme. This involves working with individuals and families affected by drug misuse, collaboration with partner organisations with specific focus on the delivery of our new innovative groupwork programme aimed at promoting positive alternatives to drug use and stability in the community.

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

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Top job! Clinical Governance Addictions Manager

  • Part time
  • £50,050 pro-rata
  • West Dumbartonshire
  • Closing 30th May 2022

West Dunbartonshire Community Drug Services

To lead the programme of corporate accountability for clinical governance and clinical performance across Alternatives WD CDS including Safe As Houses. This will involve developing, monitoring and maintaining systems to enable departments to achieve full compliance with clinical standards. This will also include leading and managing the clinical nurse in the management of incidents, the learnings and the outcomes.

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

This post has been funded by Scottish Government National Drug Mission Funds

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Recovery House Nightshift Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,092 pro-rata
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 31st May 2021

To support the evening and overnight running of the Recovery House. This involves supporting residents of the Recovery House to maintain a safe and secure environment as they become and maintain abstinent lifestyles. The position is a strictly waking position. There will be additional support available through the night by way of management on call team.

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

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Upcycling / Lifeskills Supervisor

  • Part time
  • £23,960 – £29,960 pro-rata
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 14th May 2021

Develop and deliver an upcycling/life skills programme of activities, training of individuals and working with Community groups and volunteers. The upcycling/lifeskills operation will focus on recycling fabrics, metal and wood to create useful objects and artistic creations, teaching lifeskills such as painting, wallpapering, simple home management and home repairs.

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

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This vacancy has now closed

Recovery House Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,960 – £22,960
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 31st May 2021

To support the day to day running of the Recovery House Programme including supporting the main house project and scatter flat operation, aimed at promoting positive alternatives to drug use and stability in the community.

This will involve working with individuals and families affected by drug misuse, collaboration with partner organisations and assisting in the implementation of the Safe as Houses Recovery Programmes and links to the community.

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

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