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Substance Use Recovery Worker - Recovery in Housing Services

  • Full time
  • £20,089 – £21,713
  • Stirling Council - Housing Services & Recovery Scotland Premises in Forth Valley.
  • Closing 12th April 2023

  • Advertised from 14th March 2023
  • (SPS 19 - 22) for qualification bar SVQ2 or equivalent. 35 hours per week: There is an essential requirement for regular evening and weekend work to ensure that the duties of the post are fulfilled. Fixed-term position until 31 March 2025 with possibility of further extension depending on the availability of funds and the performance of the post holder.


Are you passionate about helping people sustain their recovery? Do you want to be part of a dynamic recovery community?

If so, this is an excellent opportunity to take on a meaningful and rewarding role where your actions will make a difference to people’s lives and to the community. Be part of an amazing team and a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults since 1975.

Recovery Scotland is a charity dedicated to providing a range of recovery focussed services for people affected by addictions. We provide opportunities to help people change their addictive behaviours, engage with recovery communities and fulfil their aspirations.

We are looking to appoint a Recovery Worker to provide a range of recovery focussed activities within the Stirling Council – Housing Services and to develop an effective Recovery Peer Mentoring support for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the community.

You will be passionate and enthusiastic about recovery. If in recovery, we are looking for you to have had a minimum of one year stability from problematic substance use or addictive behaviours. You will have a good understanding of the impact that substance use can have on individuals, families and communities and you will be familiar with what works to promote and sustain recovery. An ability to work flexibly and creatively in motivating, supporting and encouraging people in recovery is essential.

This post require an enhanced disclosure. Successful candidates must undertake a satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Record for Restricted Work with Protected Adults.

Application notes

If you are interested in this post please call Karen Duncan on 07920 234694 or via email for an informal chat.

For the application pack please contact Recovery Scotland at or download the pack from below.

Closing date for submitting applications is Wednesday 12th April 2023

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th of April 2023.

Please do not send a CV as it will not be considered.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as per the Government’s guidance.

This post requires a Standard Disclosure.

Recovery Scotland aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

SCO Charity Number SCO23353