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Lead Practitioner - Assertive Outreach - North East Edinburgh Recovery Service

  • Full 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
  • £11.77 - £13.20 per hour. Contract: Permanent.


Could you help us save lives?

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Assertive Outreach Lead Practitioner in the field of Alcohol and Other Drugs.

As our Lead Practitioner in Assertive Outreach, you will be offering harm reduction advice and interventions to some of the most vulnerable and high-risk people who use drugs. These individuals may have had multiple non-fatal overdoses and are not currently engaged with treatment and or support services.

About You

You will be passionate and committed and be creative in ways of engaging people, including home visits offering support in the community. Making a difference to people’s lives you will continue providing support until they are able to engage in more structured support within the hub.

You will have a genuine commitment and experience as a Lead Practitioner working with people in the Health and Social Care sector, Alcohol and other Drugs. Flexibility to work Monday to Friday with the occasional evenings and have a valid driving licence with access to a car, is advantageous but not essential.

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.

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

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Closing date: 2nd June 2023.