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Are you a positive and motivated person who has good communication skills and a passion to help people?
We are looking for a Support Practitioner to join our Housing Support team in Oban.
The Housing Support service provides tenancy support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; to help individuals to sustain and maintain their tenancy and assist people through their journey from homelessness.
In the role of Support Practitioner you will be providing flexible, person centred support to individuals and families in both a one-to-one setting or through our drop in services. You will help people to develop their life skills, money management skills and help to raise their confidence and self-esteem. Tasks will include assisting with form filling, benefit applications, signposting to other services and practical support in the home. You will be required to utilise both your practical and interpersonal skills.
Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations. Everything we do is shaped by our core values of choice, control, interdependence, openness & honesty, and respect. Our vision is that we all live in a society where everyone should have the support they need to make choices and to control their lives as citizens. We are a registered charity and not-for-profit company: we put people first, not profits.
The benefits of working with Carr Gomm include;
We Are With You are recruiting for the brand new Argyll and Bute Community Link Worker Service. Community Link Workers are based in a GP practice and provide a combination of 1:1 and small group support to help people improve their health and wellbeing.
The team will cover GP Practices in Oban, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown, Islay, Dunoon, Bute and Helensburgh. We are happy to hear from people who want to work in just one of these locations, but are also very keen to hear from people who would be willing to travel between two locations. The hours in each location vary from 7.5, 15, 22.5 hours, but if combined could be full time.
The Community Link Worker role is a ‘generalist’ role; meaning that you will see people facing all kinds of health and wellbeing challenges; including low level mental health difficulties, loneliness, disability, long term conditions, bereavement, poverty, relationship difficulties, experience of trauma, housing problems and parenting challenges to name just some.
Community Link Workers offer interventions to support and motivate people to improve their health and wellbeing; and link them with the right tools, community support and services. This is done using face to face, online, telephone and community appointments.
Community Link Workers build up great connections and local presence in the community so as to strengthen the connection between the GP Practice and the community.
It is an excellent time to join our organisation as a Community Link Worker. We provide Community Link Worker services in four different locations in Scotland and have a really strong focus on a positive team culture and learning. Our staff team report really high levels of job satisfaction, feel well supported and see a real impact of their work.
We Are With You have been providing support services in Argyll and Bute since 2015, and we have strong connections and presence across the whole region.
What we’re looking for
Do you have a real passion for helping people improve their health and wellbeing?
Are you good at coming up with ideas and working on action plans?
Do you naturally collect information and make good connections with people?
Are you comfortable using digital communications or at least willing to learn?
Can you keep yourself well organised and work to a service model?
Do you have insight into health inequalities?
Are you qualified to SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care or Community Development or equivalent?
If you are a yes to the above then we would love to hear from you.
This job is subject to a PVG check.
Core hours of work will be between Mon-Friday 9am -5pm, with very occasional evening and/or weekend work.
Part time posts of 7.5, 15, 22.5 and 30 hours are available as well as full time posts.