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.
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.