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Case Support Worker - Addiction Support

  • Full time
  • £23,400
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 27th May 2024

  • Advertised from 10th May 2024
  • Permanent. 35.75 hrs per week.


Do you want to help alleviate poverty and improve the lives of people affected by addiction.

Within the UK there is over £19bn a year in unclaimed welfare benefits, and in Edinburgh an estimated 80,000 are living in relative poverty, and during 2023 there were 1197 drug related deaths in Scotland.

Are you:

  • Passionate and committed to making a meaningful difference for individuals affected by addiction.
  • Able to assist the Welfare Right & Housing Adviser in supporting people.
  • Able to grow trusting relationships in a formal setting.
  • Understanding of people’s journeys and the challenges they have had in their lives, and how poverty and addiction can have an impact on them.

As a Case Support Worker in CHAI You will :

  • Provide high quality practical support focused on welfare rights and housing to people with addictions.
  • Provide support within a range of setting from Recovery Hubs and local community venues.
  • Conduct meetings with clients either in person, on the telephone or virtually.
  • Facilitate better outcomes for people which will help improve their financial situation and their mental and physical health.

We offer the following:

  • Extensive training programme
  • Flexible working
  • Access to Simply Health benefit plan
  • 32 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays)
  • Enrolment to NOW Pension Scheme
  • Supportive work environment
  • Opportunities to improve services and make a difference

Application notes

Please send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are interested in the post and how your knowledge, skills, experience and personal qualities will fulfil the job description and person specification to:

Email :

Closing Date: 27th of May 2024