Lived Experience Rehabilitation Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,821.3
  • On site: Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 17th July 2024

  • Advertised from 3rd July 2024


Our team in Argyll and Bute are recruiting for a Lived Experience Rehabilitation Worker to join them in providing high quality recovery care to a diverse client group. If you are looking for a role where you can connect with and support people who are using drugs or alcohol using your own lived experience, and are passionate about changing people’s lives for the better, we’d love to hear from you.

Please note that this role may close early should sufficient applications be received, so early application is advised.

Our vibrant service in Argyll & Bute provides support to people concerned about their own or someone else's drug or alcohol use. All our work is carried out in the communities we serve. This position is for a Lived Experience Pre/Post Rehabilitation Worker and we are seeking someone with lived experience of drug or alcohol use who is looking to support others on their recovery journey.

Our Lived Experience Workers are an active and integral part of our teams, bringing ideas and solutions so we can develop and improve our recovery communities and helping our clients to get back onto the path to recovery. In your role, you will reach people through outreach, harm reduction, structured interventions and activities and will show through your own experience, knowledge and learning that change is possible. The post offers intensive support pre residential rehabilitation, support throughout the placement & intensive support in aftercare. The ideal person will be passionate, friendly, non judgemental & committed to learning new skills and becoming an established part of our highly skilled team.

Using your lived experience, you will support our clients with their journey either into recovery or maintaining their recovery. You'll experience all projects within our services, building your knowledge and experience, as well as completing all the essential learning you'll need in order to move towards becoming a recovery worker. The aim will be to work up to managing your own caseload, working with clients to achieve their own individual goals and ambitions.

Please note a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this position & SVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care is required for SSSC registration purposes.


  • You will be a compassionate and motivated individual, with an exceptional ability to build meaningful relationships
  • You will have been on your own journey with drugs or alcohol and will be willing to use that experience to help others and work as part of a team to ensure a high quality service is maintained
  • You will be able to develop relationships of trust whilst maintaining professional boundaries
  • You will have a driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • You will hold SVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care (as required for SSSC registration purposes)

The post is subject to PVG check. A full job description and person specification is available on request.

Diversity Statement

As an organisation, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our staff. We know that representing the communities we serve is key to us meeting our goals of radically improving people's lives. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team, including people with lived experience, people with disabilities, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people and armed forces veterans.

As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates that are veterans and meet all the essential criteria for a role.

With You is also a Disability Confident Employer and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with a disability and meet all the essential criteria for a role.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.


Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.



  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • An extra day off for your birthday or a special occasion of your choice
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • 2 days paid volunteer leave per year
  • Auto-enrollment into We Are With You’s pension scheme
  • Access to a Blue Light Card - giving you great savings on big high-street and online brands
  • Flexible working opportunities and access to a range of services and resources to support you with your wellbeing
  • We have an excellent Refer a Friend scheme which offers you a £500 bonus for any recommendations, any role! Our scheme allows you to recommend your friends and family to work with us and earn a £500 bonus payment for every successful referral you make. Please note, the Refer a Friend scheme is only applicable if your recommended friend completes their 6 months probation period

Should you be successful in your application, you will be required to provide 3 years' worth of references and where applicable, will need to undergo an enhanced PVG check.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website.