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Lead Practitioners (various) North East Edinburgh Recovery Service (NEERS)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,649 – £25,394
  • Edinburgh - Based at the Leith Hub and required to perform home visits/outreach across the city
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

  • Advertised from 19th May 2023
  • Full-Time, Part Time & Compressed Hours (£11.77 - £13.20 per hour). Contract: Permanent & Fixed-Term Available


Could you help us save lives?

The North East of Edinburgh contains some of the highest levels of poverty in Scotland. As community organisations we have a responsibility to improve the lives and futures of our local communities, particularly our most vulnerable.

About the Role

As a Lead Practitioner, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.

About You

Applicants with a background in delivery of psychosocial support, Assertive Outreach models in harm reduction, Housing First & housing support practices, as well as those with lived experience, would be advantageous.

Turning Point Scotland offers a Salary Matching opportunity.

We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Turning Point Scotland who will be excited by this opportunity to make a difference to people lives.

Support offered includes blood borne virus testing, facilitating naloxone training and distribution, general harm reduction advice, referral for medication assisted treatment, accompanying to treatment appointment and injecting equipment provision. Training will be given in BBV testing, administering Naloxone, and injecting equipment provision.

North East Edinburgh Recovery Hub

The North East Recovery Hub is a one-stop shop which offers a full range of drug and alcohol treatment and support services. We are a multi - disciplinary team comprising of Voluntary Sector TPS, NHS and social work staff. We are based with our main office in Leith, and a satellite location in Craigmillar.

We understand that everybody’s experience is different. When people come to the Hub, we personalise their care to achieve their goals.

The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.

Application notes

Full details of this role can be viewed on our website;

Please note that IT skills are required for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 2nd June 2023