The U-Turn Peer Education Worker will support the U-Turn Peer Education Harm Reduction Service, which is to benefit young people 12 – 18 years old across South Lanarkshire. This service has been funded by NHS Lanarkshire, on behalf of the South Lanarkshire ADP.
The main focus of this service is Peer Education, with the added provision of one to one support and supervision for young Peer Educators. The service adopts an active citizenship approach when working with young people. There will be an expectation that the Peer Educators will work towards achieving qualifications through training and as a result of the work they undertake.
This service will target and focus on some of the most vulnerable young people (aged 12-18 years) living within South Lanarkshire.
The Peer Educators will be supported to deliver peer-led inputs across South Lanarkshire to other Young People and Young People focussed groups incorporate a harm reduction approach as well as a separate element of addressing stigma/language around drug and alcohol use.
In return for choosing to work for GCA, the benefits you will receive are:
GCA was founded in 1965 and is the oldest established Council on Alcohol in Scotland. GCA is a voluntary organisation working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol misuse through the provision of a range of high-quality advice, information, counselling, support, prevention and education and training services.
Please note: A PVG membership will be required for this post. This will be arranged by Glasgow Council on Alcohol.
No CV’s please, submit completed applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Thursday 11th January 2024.
Date of shortlist meeting to select candidates for Interview: Monday 15th January 2024
Date of interviews: Monday 22nd January 2024
Date for feedback for candidates selected for interview: Thursday 25th January 2024
Date of appointment: ASAP