Support Worker - Adult Recovery


  • Location: IV30
  • £19,741 per annum, unknown
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: QUA00179

Arrows is an addictions service providing support for Adults and their families experiencing drugs and/or alochol difficulties.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer.

We are looking for a Support Worker to provide a comprehensive service for adults experiencing drug and/or alcohol difficulties by providing support, advice and information to service users in a variety of settings. The successful candidate has a number of key objectives and accountabilities including:

To promote the person's right to choose their own recovery journey. To reduce harm and promote wellbeing. To work in partnership with a range of statutory and other third sector agencies The ability to recognise the capacity for change.

You will have an approved qualification in drug and alcohol studies, health care, social work or a related discipline and have knowledge and experience of recovery orientated systems of care with uptodate knowledge of adult and child protection legislation and practice. You will have experience of developing innovative and creative solutions with and for service users and will have the ability to prioritise tasks and organise a diverse workload in a fast pace environment where change is constant. This role requires the ability to work irregular hours, when required – including evening and weekends and on-call arrangements.

If you are experienced in working with Drug and Alcohol Services, or are looking to develop your career within this remit, please give us a call if you are interested in finding out more detail of the above position.

Please call Julie on 01343 610500, or visit to find out more about our recruitment and volunteer opportunities.

Please note IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies and due to the location of the post you will need to be a driver with access to your own transport.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.

Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.
Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 120 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.
Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.

Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.
We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.

What we offer

Help with training and development

• We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications.
• We are an SVQ accredited centre.
• We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).
• The opportunity to work relief in another service.

Help with family life

• Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance.
• Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.
• Access to HSF Employee Benefits service.

Extra support when you need it

• Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.
• Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
• Non-contributory life assurance scheme.
• Workplace pension.

Extra Benefits

• Christmas savings scheme.
• Cycle to work scheme.
• Long service rewards.

Applications must be made online at

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