Would you like to make a difference for refugee families living in Scotland?
Scottish Refugee Council is looking for a passionate and skilled Learning and Development Officer to join our services team in Dundee. This in a new and exciting role that will contribute towards the achievement of our strategic priorities in promoting good practice around refugee family integration in Scotland as well as the sustainability of refugee integration practice in Dundee.
Working closely with Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, you will contribute to the sustainability of refugee integration practice in Dundee by:
Scottish Refugee Council is an independent human rights charity that has been supporting and advocating for the rights of refugees since 1985. Our work involves the provision of services and support to refugees, advocating and campaigning for change and improvements to legislation and policy in Scotland and the UK and supporting the integration of refugees into society.
Thus, we are looking for highly knowledgeable and motivated individual with experience of working across sectors, different learning partners and proven ability in developing and delivering training and evidence based practice models and guides.
This role reports directly to the Humanitarian Integration Services Manager and will be subject to a PVG Registration.
This is a fixed term contract ending in 30 September 2020.
Please note that it is the policy of Scottish Refugee Council to start new employees on the lower end of the specified salary scheme
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 new 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.
Practitioners 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.
As this post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening, weekends, waking night shift and on-calls. You will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.