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Peer Support Worker (Lived Experience)

  • Full time
  • £22,099
  • Base Larkhall/Hamilton/EK/Cambuslang
  • Closing 31st May 2023

  • Advertised from 5th May 2023
  • 35hrs per week


Job Role

Regenfx Youth Trust have established a dedicated intensive support outreach service for 13 – 25yr olds affected by alcohol & substance use.

The GIVIT is a 7- day a week service that includes evening & weekends. We use early intervention with blend of Youth Work, CBT Counselling, and a fully supported Recovery Model.

We are recruiting a Peer Support Worker who may have personal experience of alcohol or substance recovery and genuinely interested in working with young people.

You will support young people who will be embarking on their own recovery journeys. You will also be assisting in the recruiting, training and supporting of the GIVIT Youth Advisory Panel. You should be able to build solid relationships with young people based on trust, mutual respect, care and compassion.

You should be a minimum of 18 months into your own recovery journey.

The Peer Support Worker will engage with young people during drop-in’s who require low level intervention, learn how to undertake assessments and work with young people who have problematic alcohol and drug use. You will be responsible for opening bases, welcoming people and helping with team administration functions to support the satellite bases.

You will help establish the first ever dedicated Youth Recovery Community based in South Lanarkshire.

Experience of working with hard-to-reach young people and engaging them in services successfully is desirable but not essential.

It is important to us that we find the right people for the new posts. We acknowledge we might not find someone with everything we are looking for, but if you think it could be you and are hesitant on whether to apply or not, just give us a call for an informal discussion about the post.

Organisation Profile:

Regen:fx Youth Trust is a registered charity formerly established in 2007. We work in partnership to develop and deliver Youth Work Programmes throughout South Lanarkshire for disadvantaged young people between the ages of 8 – 21yrs. Please check out our website

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Application Notes: If you prefer an application pack to be sent to you please call Esther on 01698 552101 or e-mail

Additional Information:

Interviews will take place first week in June 2023

Driving Licence and access to a car is required.