We are seeking a part-time (21 hours per week) Family Support Assistant to join our team. This post will support the delivery of the Forth Valley Family Support Service. This includes delivering community-based services that specifically address the needs of families affected by alcohol and drugs.
The post-holder will be responsible for delivering a range of family support services which address the specific needs of families and support groups, including evidence-based interventions, with the assistance and support of the Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley. This includes facilitating family support groups and working with individuals on a one-to-one basis; providing advocacy to support groups and individual family members, and actively promoting family recovery and family inclusive practice.
The post has a Forth Valley wide remit and will involve significant travel throughout the region and some to our offices in Glasgow. It is expected that the post holder will be required to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Due to the nature of this post, access to a car is essential. This post will be part of Scottish Families’ staff team and be supervised by the Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley.
We are seeking applicants who are educated to HNC level, vocational qualification (level 3) or relevant professional qualification; have experience of direct client work, group work, direct work with families and understanding of the voluntary sector; with knowledge of issues affecting families affected by substance use. Candidates should be able to effectively and sensitively advocate for others, with strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Due to retirement of our current Groups Co-ordinator, we are looking to recruit an experienced practitioner to join our team based here in Alloa. This post involves overseeing our group work provision (mainly within the early-years framework) in areas across Clackmannanshire. The Groups Co-ordinator role is a hands-on role and is well supported by 2 Family Support Group Workers and a cluster of Group Volunteers.
The parents we support are struggling with daily challenges such as mental health illness, disability, poverty, domestic abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma, isolation and loneliness. In addition to our weekly Family Support Groups, we provide one to one support to families in their own homes and out and about in the community.
Ideally, the successful candidate will hold a minimum level of SCQF Level 7 (SVQ Level 3) in a relevant field and show a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development. As is usual, this post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and suitable references.
Community House Ltd is a well-established charity in Alloa, Clackmannanshire with its roots in the local community for over 20 years. Supporting some the most vulnerable families, it employs two part-time Practitioners, 2 part time practitioners Assistant, a part-time Senior Practitioner and a full-time Chief Officer, a cleaner and volunteers
Currently our service delivery consists of groupwork, and we offer a variety to woman and children within our demographic area. Every day we offer an after-school group where children attend from local primary schools via referrals and engage in a fun activity and receive a healthy nutritious dinner. We offer baby massage, Thrive, own my Life and will be running PPP groups for parents. We are expanding our service delivery and hope to be engaging in outreach working supporting families and women who have been the victims of Domestic Abuse. We have an adult helping hands groups which supports adults with additional needs and their carers, offering some respite, fun activity, and lunch. We have a dining area, crafting area, movie room and sensory area along with a large outside space for playing that we are currently looking at developing.
Community House Ltd is seeking committed volunteer Trustees and specifically a Treasurer to join the Board to support the charity in fulfilling its objectives.
Trustees must understand that they are accountable to the Community House Ltd mission as contained in the charity’s constitution ensuring the effective governance of the charity and in collaboration with the Chief Officer.
Specifically, the Board of Trustees are looking for individuals with professional experience in any of the following fields: finance, business, or legal although any other professional vocations will also be considered. Currently the Board of Trustees meets monthly, normally for no more than two hours and when necessary, meetings can be facilitated via Zoom so internet access is vital. All documents are stored on a one drive so access to online facilities is crucial to delivering a supporting role as a trustee. There is also an AGM once a year around September.
In conjunction with the other Board of Trustee members, the Trustees will: -
The Treasurer role is an Office-Bearers role for which there are extra responsibilities: -
It is not a requirement that applicants are resident in Clackmannanshire, but it is hoped they have a genuine desire to help its communities and believe in the Community House Ltd mission.
Trustees are appointed for a period of one year, extendable annually at the AGM for a maximum of a further three years with board approval.
SKILL AND QUALITIES
For the Treasurer role:-
Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Do you want to make a difference?
As a Peer Navigator with Change Grow Live, you’ll work with people who use our services, helping them get to where they want to be.
Change Grow Live are a charity dedicated to the belief that we can make a difference to our Service Users lives, offering support and respect in a safe environment, treating each user as an individual and working with them to find the right treatment and care options.
Our core values are ‘Be open, be compassionate and be bold’ and our team members apply these daily to achieve our mission of helping people change the direction of their lives, grow as individuals, and live life to its full potential.
As an Peer Navigator you will; support service users from point of entry into service and through their treatment/recovery journey; provide screening, assessment, recovery planning and onward referral; reduce drug and alcohol related harm to service users and the wider community.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience of substance misuse issues looking to take the next step in their career with a charity that will support your continued personal and professional development.
We believe that having diverse people working as part of our team makes us the organisation that we are.