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1.    JOB TITLE: Service Coordinator
2.    SALARY: £26502 – £28866
3.    HOURS: Full Time: 35 hours per week
4.    MAIN FUNCTION / RESPONSIBILITY
The Service Coordinator is responsible for the development, management and co-ordination of GCA’s Alcohol and Justice Service to the benefit of individuals who have offended linked to alcohol use and who reside in Glasgow.
5.    REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
The Service Coordinator reports to the Head of Client Services.
6.    KEY RESULTS AREAS
The post holder will:
•    Develop, implement and coordinate evidence-based support, counselling and group work in collaboration with the Alcohol and Justice Team, GCA colleagues and service users.
•    Achieve the target of supporting 200 individuals per annum to engage in the service.
•    Support 75% of individuals to remain engaged in GCA’s services, complete the programme and achieve abstinence or controlled drinking and therefore reduce re-offending and improve health and wellbeing.
•    Increase service capacity via volunteering, peer-led initiatives and student placements.
•    Represent GCA at a local and city wide level, promote the service and seek out opportunities for service development.
•    Identify and secure community locations for service delivery, ensuring the service is accessible and supporting individuals to overcome barriers to engagement.
•    Establish and maintain constructive joint working relationships with other service providers, particularly with Glasgow City Social Work Criminal Justice Services, as indicated by successful cross referrals and positive feedback from service providers.
•    Routinely and systematically engage clients in planning and delivering improvements in services.
•    Apply a positive risk management approach to working with individuals, finding creative ways to work safely with them.
•    Secure additional sources of funding with support from the Senior Management Team.

Staffing

1.    Supervise and manage all service staff and volunteers including recruitment, PVG membership, induction, training and appraisal.
2.    Provide leadership, vision, direction, guidance and support to staff and volunteers and work closely with team members to overcome challenges.
3.    Assist in updating all polices, training / induction programmes, best practice guidance, job descriptions, risk assessments, handbooks and protocols relevant to the Service.

General

1.    Develop and review a service action plan which incorporates short and long term goals.
2.    Develop a framework to record individual and service outcomes, help to analyse the data and meet all reporting requirements.
3.    Ensure effective, efficient and economic use of resources.
4.    Keep up-to-date with current thinking and best practice in the alcohol and drug field and apply this to the development of the service.
5.    Manage the budget within guidelines.
6.    Participate fully as an employee of GCA’s management structure and contribute to organisational development.
7.    Work closely with other Teams to ensure effective communication and integration of the service.
8.    Provide guidance and support as appropriate to other people working in this field.
9.    Ensure that best evidence and best practice is applied within the service at all times.
10.    To keep records in accordance with GCA guidelines and procedures.
11.    To carry out any other duties as required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Service Coordinator

E = Essential        D = Desirable.

QUALIFICATIONS
•    Related first degree and/or professional qualification    E
•    Relevant post-graduate qualification    D
•    Management qualification    D
SKILLS
•    Written and verbal communication    E
•    Interpersonal     E
•    Project management    E
•    Service promotion     E
•    Group work    E
•    Team building    E
EXPERIENCE OF
•    Working in a community setting    E
•    Supervising and developing staff    D
•    Developing programmes and initiatives    E
•    Delivering group work programmes    E
•    Working in the addictions field    E
•    Developing strong partnerships     E
•    Applying for funding    D
•    Involving service users    E
KNOWLEDGE OF
•    Alcohol issues    E
•    Social model of health
•    Working with group dynamics
•    Criminal justice
•    Recovery approach    E
E
E
E
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
•    Proactive    E
•    Self-directed    E

HOW TO APPLY

Download the following and complete and return to: recruitment@glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org
Service CoordinatorJD PS
Application for Employment Service Coordinator
Service Coordinator Guidance Notes
Alcohol and Justice

 

1.    JOB TITLE: Community Group Worker
2.    SALARY: £20,520 – £22,515 pro rata
3.    HOURS: Part time: 21 hours per week
4.    MAIN FUNCTION/RESPONSIBILITY
The Community Group Worker is responsible for the development and delivery of group work initiatives in local communities for individuals who have experienced problems relating to alcohol to prevent relapse, develop assets and abilities and promote recovery.
5.    REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
The Community Group Worker reports to the Team Leader.
6.    KEY RESULTS AREA
• Support 50 individuals per annum to engage in a community-based groupwork programme.
• Develop and deliver a variety of evidence-based groupwork programmes to reduce alcohol consumption, prevent relapse, improve health and promote recovery.
• Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the service using outcome indicators and service user and stakeholder feedback.
• Signpost individuals to other in-house and external services as appropriate.
• Record all work undertaken and contribute to the evaluation of the service.
• Ensure all reports are accurately written and submitted on time.
7. MAIN DUTIES
• Consult regularly with service users to develop a needs-led service.
• Develop and deliver a recovery-focused programme within Glasgow City’s communities for individuals of all ages.
• Target under-represented populations and provide a service out of hours to enable individuals with other commitments to attend.
• Promote opportunities and support available within local communities.
• Engage individuals in positive relationships which engender respect.
• Carry out assessments and care planning in a professional manner using GCA’s paperwork and processes.
• Work in partnership with statutory, voluntary sector and GCA colleagues.
• Signpost individuals to GCA services as appropriate.
8. GENERAL
• Accurately maintain current client information database, for statistical purposes.
• Keep up to date with developments in alcohol and recovery fields and share information with other members of staff and volunteers within GCA.
• Maintain stocks of appropriate literature to support activities and help to develop resources for clients, staff and volunteers.
• Complete performance targets within time scales as directed by Team Leader.
• Participate fully as a member of GCA team and to contribute to the development of the organisation.
• Any other duties as reasonably required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Community Group Worker

E = Essential D = Desirable

QUALIFICATIONS
• Community Education Certificate D
• Training qualification D
• Clean current UK driving license D
• COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate D

SKILLS
• Good written and verbal communication skills E
• Good interpersonal skills E
• Planning and co-ordination skills E
• Ability to engage with groups of people across age ranges E
• Presentation skills E
• Training skills D
• Team working skills E
• Networking E

EXPERIENCE OF
• Working in a community setting E
• Delivering and developing different models of group work E
• Working in the addictions field D
• Health promotion or community development work E
• Inter-agency and partnership working E
• Enabling community participation E

KNOWLEDGE OF
• Harm reduction approach E
• Group dynamics E
• Social model of health E

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
• Proactive E
• Self-directed E
• Self-motivating E
• Enthusiasm for working in innovative ways with local communities E
• Non-judgemental E
• Flexible E

HOW TO APPLY

Download the following and complete and return to: recruitment@glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org
Community Group Worker JD and PS
Application for Employment Community Group Worker
Community Group Worker Guidance Notes for Applicants

 

 

 

 

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