E68/19 – Recovery Worker – Edinburgh Supported Living Service

Job description

Recovery Workers form part of small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing.

In line with Penumbra’s values, Recovery Workers assist people who use the service to plan and work towards their individual outcomes and goals.


Recovery means to experience positive wellbeing and to have the opportunity to live as full a life as possible. A Recovery Worker is someone who supports the staff team to enable people they support to achieve their goals and maximise their potential.

A Recovery Worker is therefore …

  • Proactive
  • Compassionate
  • Respectful
  • Hopeful
  • Reliable
  • Willing to learn
  • Open to new ideas
  • A good team player
  • A good communicator
  • Solution – focused


All applicants must complete and submit an application (please note CVs will not be accepted).

Closing date for application is: Monday 1st July 2019 @ 12noon

Interviews will be held on:  Thursday 11th/Friday 12th July 2019

For any further information about this vacancy, please contact: east@penumbra.org.uk or Debbie McLachlan on 0131 229 0560

Job reference number E68/19
Download job description (PDF) Recovery Worker-JD
Location Various locations across Edinburgh
Hours Full time (36.25) & part time (21.75) positions available

As a flexible employer we can offer PT shifts within school hours

Hours may include days, evenings & weekends, sleepovers & local travel

Closing date Monday 1st July 2019 @ 12noon
Salary £17,255 – £17,864 per annum pro rata

(£9.15 – £9.48/hr equivalent)  

A day in the life Recovery Worker

To apply for this position please complete our short online application or download and submit a paper application.


Please note that online applications cannot be saved and must be completed in one session.


Completed applications should be returned to:

Penumbra – FAO Recruitment
Norton Park
57 Albion Road