Senior Relief Practitioner

North East Edinburgh Recovery Service
Drugs and Alcohol Service
Senior Relief Worker
£11.77 per hour

Post:               Senior Relief Worker

Service:          North East Edinburgh Recovery Services

Based:            Edinburgh - Leith, Craigmillar, Tollcross

Salary:             £11.77 per hour

Could you help us save lives?

Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.

Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Edinburgh are looking for  people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team. 

The North East Edinburgh Recovery Hub

The team are based across multiple sites - Leith, Craigmillar and the City Centre. We also offer assertive outreach and home visits in the local community.

The recovery hubs are a partnership of NHS, Social Work, Police, Housing and other third sector agencies such as counselling services, CHAI, VOCAL and Advocard.

We offer a range of individual and group harm reduction, stabilisation and recovery focused interventions.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about harm reduction and recovery! Ideally, you have experience of supporting people who use alcohol and other drugs, but we are also interested in hearing from candidates who have lived experience and or worked in mental health, homelessness, and other social care sectors.

The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.

We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team! We would offer you full support in completing your application.

As a Senior Relief Worker, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.

Full details of this role can be viewed on the attached Job Role Profile.  Click here

Please note that IT skills are required for all our vacancies.

Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.

Turning Point Scotland operates a List of Approved Relief Workers who may be contacted by services when there is a need to engage additional workers in order to provide the required support to someone who uses our services. Relief Workers are primarily deployed to cover periods of leave, or sickness absence and to provide additional support during periods of peak activity etc

When there is suitable work available within a service, a manager will contact Relief Workers offer them a shift/series of shifts. As a Relief Worker you will be well-placed to fit your work around your existing work or other commitments and you will be under no pressure or obligation to accept work from us if it does not suit you to do so. Once work is offered and accepted by you however, there is an expectation that you will make every effort to attend to undertake that shift. Your reliability in this regard is very important to our services and to the people we support who will be expecting you.

Relief Workers submit a Time Sheet to claim payment for the hours they have worked and are paid on a monthly basis. You will accrue some entitlement to paid holidays and you will be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses incurred in the course of your work for us.

You will be required to undertake a programme of basic training which is primarily designed to enable you to operate safely, but also to meet the organisation’s obligations to you in terms of health & safety legislation.

Relief Working at Turning Point Scotland will not normally be suitable for people who have full-time posts with other agencies.



If you would like to chat about any aspect of the role, please call the Hub on 0131 554 7516.

This opportunity is closed to applications.