Recovery Trainee

  • Full time
  • £23,497
  • On site: Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd June 2024

  • Advertised from 31st May 2024
  • Duration (# of months) 12 Contracted Hours Per Week 37.50


Change Grow Live are a charity dedicated to the belief that we can make a difference to our Service Users lives, offering support and respect in a safe environment, treating each user as an individual and working with them to find the right treatment and care options.

Our core values are ‘Be open, be compassionate and be bold’ and our team members apply these daily to achieve our mission of helping people change the direction of their lives, grow as individuals, and live life to its full potential.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team. You will be predominantly based in either our community office or within HMP Edinburgh, with an element of outreach across the city. As a recovery trainee you will be supported to learn about supporting service users with their recovery and will undertake an SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, paid for by us.


  • Support service users to engage in meaningful recovery-focused activity, provide harm reduction and recovery focussed interventions as required for service users presenting with a range of drug and alcohol and offending problems in both a community and prison settings.
  • Support to provide an arrest referral service ensuring a seamless link between police/prison custody suites, prison and the community.
  • Provide assessment for substance misuse support within a prison setting.
  • Support to provide continuity of support and through care to prisoners on liberation from prison and facilitate reintegration into local community.
  • Work in partnership with a wide variety of providers including NHS Addiction Services, Criminal Justice Social Work and other local providers to ensure appropriate referrals, clear pathways and a complete support package and continuity of care for all service users in both a community and prison setting.
  • Support to provide Assertive Outreach to service user’s locale, homes when appropriate and support to appointments to ensure social inclusion and maximise engagement.

What we will give to you:

  • 25 days holiday (+ bank holidays) rising by 1 day for each years’ service
  • Paid ‘Wellness’ hour each week along with a ‘Wellness’ hub and Employee Assist Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • A great selection of benefits incl. discounts for shopping, cinema, holidays, etc.
  • A friendly and supportive team
  • Training, career development & progression opportunities.

Please ensure that when completing your application form and supporting statement, you reflect on the details outlined in the job description. This will help us understand how your skills and experiences align with the requirements of the role.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to begin your journey with Change Grow Live, then we’d love to talk to you.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing Date 23/6/2024

Interview Date 1/7/2024