Local alcohol support charity, DACA, is looking for a new member of staff to join their exciting new Steps to Recovery project.
The project will provide a range of group activities and structured volunteering opportunities to people with chronic drinking problems and complex needs.
And DACA is recruiting for a Group Activity Leader to join the team.
The successful applicant will be responsible for working with DACA clients to organise and run a range of group activities including healthy lifestyle/recovery groups, outdoor activity trips and certificated training.
They will also help with DACA’s open social drop-in sessions and social activity events and promote the project and the organisation to the wider community.
Tommy Turner, Steps to Recovery Project Co-ordinator, said: “I recently joined DACA myself after working with various large charities. It’s a great organisation to be part of and I believe the new project will make a real difference.
“For people who have been battling an alcohol problem for some time it can be difficult to move on with their life when they do stop drinking – many will have lost jobs, friends, family and their own good health as a result.
“The Steps to Recovery programme will help put the pieces of the jigsaw in place for chronic drinkers to start rebuilding their lives and trying out new activities.
“The Group Activity Leader is crucial to the project and first and foremost we’re looking for someone who understands the issues which affect people with a long-term drink problem.
“At DACA personal qualities, values and experience are as important as official qualifications and we look first for kindness, empathy and compassion when recruiting staff and volunteers.
“So if you’re that kind of person please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.”
The Steps to Recovery project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. For more information about the Group Activity Leader post visit DACA’s website www.daca.org.uk . Closing date has been extended to July 15 2018.