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Fife Alcohol Support Service is looking to recruit a Project Support Worker for Curnie Clubs. Funded by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, Curnie Clubs is a peer support programme for adults who have become socially isolated as a result of living with a range of challenging circumstances.
Curnie Club Project Support Worker
Salary £20,388 pro rata
(16 hours per week)
The candidate will have experience of supporting people in a project setting. Very good communication and administration skills are required.
Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 4 December2018
Interview Date: Tuesday 11 December 2018
This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure
Some out of hours work and travel required.
For an application pack telephone: 01592 206200
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At a packed meeting at the Town House in Kirkcaldy, venue for this year's Annual General Meeting for Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS), Jim Bett, Service Manager at FASS highlighted the success of the Kirkcaldy-based Charity’s volunteer alcohol counsellors who have served the people of Fife for 40 years.
Jim recounted that “over the years, 200 volunteer counsellors trained by FASS had used their specialist skills to help people overcome their difficulties with alcohol and improve their health and well-being.”
We wouldn't be able to operate our Outreach Counselling Service without our brilliant team of volunteers who give up their own time to help others.
Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) are currently looking for Volunteer Trainee Counsellors!
“In a very recent Scottish Health Survey, there was a section devoted entirely to people living in the Kingdom of Fie” said Jim Bett, service manager at Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) based at Kirkcaldy.
Jim continued “70% of respondents said that they drank alcohol in their own home or a friend's house, compared to 4% who stated they drank alcohol in a pub and 3% who drank alcohol in a restaurant.
Additionally, 71% of respondents said they bought most of their alcohol from a supermarket or other off-licence.”
With the new Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policy on alcohol just started at the beginning of May, an alliance of medical and clinical advisers now say that MUP is only part of the overall solution to Scotland's relationship with alcohol, which is a key factor in nearly 4,000 deaths per year.
This group which includes Scottish Health Action of Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) now suggests that further restrictions on shopping hours for alcohol could further reduce impulse buying and harmful levels of consumption.