Working with families affected by parental substance use
Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.
Funded by East Lothian Council, the purpose of the post is to provide individual, peer based and group work support to children and young people affected by parental drug and/or alcohol use. The Children’s Resilience Worker will build upon children’s and young people’s existing strengths, support them to connect with peers and to build resilience. Through the development of this support, the post will help minimise the impact of parental substance use. The post holder will work alongside parents and carers, the wider team and statutory and voluntary sector colleagues to enable holistic support at the earliest opportunity.
Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
Typical shift pattern is 4 – 5 shifts per week on a 3 week rolling rota.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
The East Lothian Foodbank Operations Co-ordinator will deliver day-to-day operations within the Foodbank, working closely with our committed volunteer team and under direction of the Foodbank Manager to ensure provision of emergency food parcels to those in need in challenging times through our crisis food service. This role is key to ensuring we maintain our core service to ‘gold standard’.
The role holder will be responsible for coordinating donations of food, stocks, and for monitoring referrals to the Foodbank, and supporting collation of data on foodbank referrals and stocks distributed for the Trussell Trust. The safety and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers and staff is a priority and as such the role holder will play a key role in ensuring we are fully compliant and able to fulfil our obligations under Food Standards legislation and with regard to workplace health and safety.
The operations co-ordinator must maintain good working relations with our referral agents and partners and ensure our volunteers are well supported. East Lothian Foodbank could not run effectively if it were not for the contributions of our volunteers and the Operations Co-ordinator must support, motivate, and recognise their contributions and talents. The core values of East Lothian Foodbank must always be observed and promoted to ensure we offer the best possible support to those in food crisis.
The East Lothian Foodbank Administrator will be responsible for all administrative tasks supporting referrals to our crisis service, and other administrative duties as directed by the Foodbank Manager. Duties will include coordinating referrals received via phone and email, processing referrals for crisis service packages, handling client and referral partner information in line with data handling policy and procedures, notifying Foodbank Manager and Operations Coordinator of specific requests or requirements, and taking care of day-to-day contacts with partners, clients and others with regards to our crisis service. The Administrator will often be first point of contact for clients, partners and referrers and must have a positive, can-do attitude and be prepared to go the extra mile to ensure those we support can access our crisis service and are referred to other services are required. The role holder will also support the work of the Comms and Outreach Manager as required.
This role is key to ensure we maintain our core service to ‘gold standard’. The Administrator must maintain good working relations, not only with our referral agents and partners, but also with our volunteers. The core values of East Lothian Foodbank must always be observed and promoted to ensure we offer the best possible support to those in food crisis.
Are you a night owl? We have a vacancy for a support worker for waking night shifts.
We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging part-time support workers to help grow our award winning organisation.
We have created a new team to support individuals getting into their first home. For this exciting time in peoples’ lives, we need support workers who can help our service users through the transition and enable them to get the best possible start in their tenancy. For this exciting waking night role, you will be supporting individuals who have complex needs, and you are expected to stay awake throughout the night.
The job involves carrying out some routine tasks and supporting individuals as needed. Waking night shifts can start from 22:00 and finish no later than 09:15 the following morning.
The ideal candidate will have the desire and ability to build and maintain good relationships and have an organised, collaborative and flexible approach to providing the best support possible. A positive, can-do attitude and great communication skills are essential. Does this sound like you?
A knowledge or awareness of the emotional and practical difficulties faced by our service users would be advantageous, but most important is your willingness to learn and to be creative in your approach to problem solving. Sometimes the work can be challenging, so a good sense of humour and the ability to remain calm in difficult situations is necessary.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain or develop your existing skills in an award winning, community focused organisation. If you can communicate clearly and sensitively with our service users and their families, and demonstrate an empathy for the Action Group’s values, especially surrounding confidentiality, we would love to hear from you.
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people?
We are seeking to appoint a Youth Worker based at the North Berwick Youth Project to work with children and young people from North Berwick and the surrounding area.
We seek someone who is self-motivated, enthusiastic, approachable, flexible, organised and committed to making a difference. You will have relevant youth work experience and the ability to plan and deliver youth work programmes.
The post is for one year and funded through North Berwick Trust.
This is an exciting new position within CAPS. The postholder will be responsible for taking the lead in liaising with a web designer to create a new website and thereafter be responsible for maintaining it as an important tool in CAPS digital communications. They will develop social media interactions on behalf of the whole organisation and support the staff team to develop their digital skills.
A refresh of CAPS brand identity and the creation of a Communications Strategy, with all our stakeholders, will be key components of this new role. As will, responsibility for supporting and communicating with CAPS members and CAPS Management Committee.
The Teapot Trust is looking for a new trustee, someone to be the strategic voice of fundraising on the Board. Our CEO is an experienced and inspiring fundraiser herself; what we need is a trustee to enhance the Board, contributing to a development strategy which secures the revenue we need to grow as a charity. If you have significant strategic fundraising experience and, preferably, Board experience too, we would love to hear from you. This is a voluntary role and is not about operational support or a significant time commitment. The Board meets bi-monthly and we would also ask you to join our Fundraising Subcommittee. All trustees are invited to help “open doors” by using their valuable contacts and we would hope you would do the same. Most importantly, all trustees believe in improving the mental health of young people through art therapy and creative interventions.
The Teapot Trust has a vacancy. If you have strategic fundraising experience and skills and are looking for a stimulating and rewarding role as a charity trustee, we would love to hear from you. Teapot Trust is celebrating its 10th anniversary and has exciting plans for the future. We use art therapy and other creative interventions to help support children and young people with long term physical and mental health conditions, and we know this work really helps build resilience and self-confidence. COVID-19 has knocked all charities this year, but Teapot Trust was quick to move online and this has been a catalyst for change and new opportunities. We are proud to have been able to continue supporting children and their families during this crisis and have developed a Recovery Plan to help us grow in 2021 and beyond.
The Teapot Trust Board comprises seven trustees at present, including our Founder. We take our roles of charity governance, financial oversight and strategic direction seriously and our trustees bring a range of strengths to our collective decision-making. As a lean, ambitious and dynamic charity, there are always interesting ideas and issues to scrutinise. The Board currently meets every two months and trustees are usually also involved in a subcommittee. Trustees, our team of five staff and the art therapists who work with us are all committed to supporting and enriching the lives of as many children as possible. Fundraising is obviously our critical activity and we hope to find a trustee who can contribute to shaping our future.