We are looking for motivated, organised individuals with a passion for women’s rights to join our Advocacy Team
As an exciting new partnership service between Deaf Links, Perthshire, Dundee and Angus Women’s Aids, the Violence Against Deaf Women Advocacy Worker will deliver a dedicated advocacy service to Deaf women across Tayside who have or are experiencing any form of violence, abuse or coercive control.
The post holder will work directly with Deaf women, their children and young people offering crisis intervention, information, advocacy services and support to enable equal access to mainstream support services. The Violence Against Deaf Women Advocacy Worker will also provide information sessions to Deaf women and raise awareness of BSL and Deaf Culture with mainstream service providers.
Fluency in BSL, experience of delivering information sessions, and understanding the barriers facing Deaf women is essential. The Violence Against Deaf Women Advocacy Worker will need to liaise closely with statutory and other voluntary organisations, undertaking a range of advocacy services which will include empowering, informing, enabling and representing service users in a variety of settings.
This post is funded by Delivering Equally Safe until Sept 2023.
Knowledge of BSL to at least Level 2 or first language BSL is essential for this post.
Own transport is required for both posts for which mileage will be paid.
These posts will require the applicant to join the PVG scheme or undergo a PVG update check for both types of regulated work – work with children and work with protected adults.
Take advantage of our £500 new start bonus and apply today.
**Previous Applicants need not apply**
About Options Dundee…
Are you committed to delivering best practice to support children and young people with complex needs?
Are you ready to use your experience and skill to shape practice in delivering quality services to children and young people?
Do you feel excited about the opportunity to take your first step towards a management position?
If so, this is a great opportunity for you.
What we are looking for....
We are looking for a Lead Practitioner to work within the needs of the service between the hours of 07.00am - 10.00pm Monday to Friday and there will be the requirement to work one weekend in every 6.
As someone who has built up experience working in a care at home setting, you will have the confidence to guide and direct the provision of care to the children and young people in the service. You will play a pivotal role, working in partnership with parents and families, to meet the emotional and physical needs of children and young people with complex needs.
You will play a lead role, mentoring and supporting staff and being a role model, delivering excellence in the services we provide. You will assist in assessing, planning and delivering services, taking responsibility for ensuring that assessment and interventions are prepared, monitored and evaluated.
Engaging positively with children, young people and families you will plan and implement appropriate support for the children and young people. Sensitive and accurate reporting is a key responsibility and so you will have good written communication skills and the ability to learn how to use effectively, Aberlour’s recording system: Dynamics.
This role offers the opportunity to consolidate and build on your experience combined with the ability to enhance your skills and knowledge through training, for example, in Managing People for Growth.
As part of the management team you will play an active role in ensuring that individuals and families’ needs are completed in accordance with service guidance. Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidateshere
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.
We require a number of people to join our bank relief pool. You should be able to provide direct support to individuals in the accommodation to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/consequences and make an informed choice based on this.
You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable as is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.
This role involves flexible shift working, including evening and weekends and waking night shift.