Teapot Trust is at the forefront of transformative mental health support for children and young people living with chronic conditions and their families. We provide a UK wide programme of art therapy and creative interventions – in hospitals, in community venues and online. Through art, we help children express emotions which they may not be able to articulate verbally, building their resilience and developing healthy coping mechanisms.
The charity employs a small core team (6 staff/4.6 FTE) who operate with inter-dependency, sharing an unswerving belief in our cause and in the power of art to bring transformational healing. Art therapy is delivered by 16 (FTE 5) professionally qualified, self-employed, sessional art therapists based around the UK.
With exciting plans for the year ahead, we are looking to step-up our communications to give it greater authenticity and resonance – truly engaging identified stakeholders in appropriate dialogue. As a mental health charity, it’s crucial that we claim that expertise and engage with influencers and stakeholders beyond our core beneficiaries, advocating for parity in the treatment of mental and physical health. Linked to this is a need to build our CRM database of supporters and stakeholders. So, the post-holder will be the lead user of it – ensuring efficient data capture/management, managing the mailings to stakeholders (hard and soft copy) and supporting the fundraising team with database admin for the annual appeal and campaigns.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated candidate who is confident working with a high degree of autonomy in the design, development and implementation of Changes expanding groupwork provision. The postholder will play a key role in shaping the groupwork service, piloting, and evaluating new groups and courses. The postholder will provide therapy, primarily through groupwork to adults in East Lothian, working as a member of a busy, supportive team. Changes works within a community development approach following the Recovery Model CHIME (Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning, Empowerment) ensuring clients views and preferences are at the heart of the support they receive.
Changes Equalities statement:
“Changes strives to ensure fair and inclusive services which celebrate and value the diversity of the community of East Lothian. Changes welcomes opportunities to improve equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation and we will continue to review our progress and champion equalities.”
Changes believes in positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. As a charity in East Lothian, Changes is here to help the community achieve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing by providing a wide range of services and activities including 1-1 therapy, support groups and courses, wellbeing activities, training, and volunteering opportunities.
Services are free and open to everyone over the age of 16 living, or registered with a GP, in East Lothian. Changes provides support for a wide range of challenges including stress, panic, low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, worry, depression, and negative thinking. Activities are friendly, welcoming, and inclusive and offer opportunities to meet new people, get active and get involved in the local community.
Our vision is that everyone in East Lothian enjoys positive mental health and wellbeing.
Changes have grown from within the community to enable people to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing through:
• Support groups and courses
• Therapy from experienced therapists as well as therapists in training
• Healthy living activities
• Training our community to support others
Compassion – We treat our work, our community, our partners and each other with warmth, respect and compassion.
Welcoming – We offer a warm, friendly and supportive welcome to everyone. We know it’s not always easy to ask for help but we’re here to support you.
Community – We are an inclusive community which celebrates and values the diversity of East Lothian and everyone living there.
The job is based in Changes premises in Musselburgh, other East Lothian venues and home working based on the needs of the service
The Fraser Centre Community Trust is recruiting for a Cook (p/t) to join our team.
Situated in the centre of Tranent The Fraser Centre opened in 2019 with an award winning hub featuring a cafe, cinema, activity rooms and offices. The Café is the heart of our hub serving as a popular place to meet friends, family and colleagues over breakfast, lunch or a coffee.
The café also caters for events as well as our own cinema programme.
The role will include:
Training in Food Hygiene and First Aid will be provided as part of our training.
We are looking for someone a dedicated employee with high standards in service, excellent customer service skills, enjoys working with the public and part of a team, excellent communication skills and keen to work for a community focused charity in our vibrant community hub.
Previous cooking experience essential.
Further information on the Fraser Centre Community Trust can be found on thefrasercentre.com
We are looking to recruit to the post of Community First Administrator who will work with individuals, local communities, projects, and volunteers within our busy office premises. This is an exciting new post to build on and further expand and facilitate delivery of our Community Team. This is a unique opportunity to join our team and help drive forward our vision to fully engage with individuals and communities across East Lothian, particularly those individuals currently less engaged and involved in their communities or experiencing barriers to accessing services.
A unique opportunity has arisen to join CAPS Independent Advocacy in a key role which has responsibility for the important functions of Finance, Personnel and Administration of a growing mental health charity.
You will be joining a friendly and dynamic team providing administrative support to all CAPS staff e.g. payroll, pensions, contracts etc. You’ll have a passion for figures and detail and the ability to assume responsibility for the many administrative aspects of running an efficient charity. You’ll need a good knowledge of data protection and of IT, so you can support the staff team in their digital operations. This post will manage all financial aspects of the organisation, including management accounting, invoicing, payment of all expenditure and financial record keeping.
This post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure check. There will be a 6-month probationary period attached to this post.
Creative) to join our service accommodating and supporting people experiencing homelessness and empowering them to thrive.
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.
You will work a variety of shift patterns and night, following a 4 on 4 off rota from 10:00pm – 07:00am
An SVQ3 qualification in social care would be advantageous however not necessary. 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.
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT CV’S FOR ROLES BASED WITHIN OUR SERVICES, AN APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. The Project Worker will be employed by the Association to assist the Project Manager in providing a quality service to residents within the Project.
2. To ensure that minimum standards of health, safety and hygiene are both established and maintained in all communal areas, both internal and external to building. This includes the monitoring of regular cleaning duties and maintenance of grounds and the cleaning of void flats.
3. To maintain appropriate recording procedures for all issues relating to the operation of the unit, includes financial transactions, incident reports, building repairs, etc.
4. To regularly consult with unit residents on possible developments and/or changes in service delivery and devise and operate systems and structures which both promote models of good practice and encourage resident comment.
5. To ensure all residents are aware of their rights and responsibilities in being accommodated at the unit.
6. To liase with any other professionals and agencies involved in provision of the support function to the residents.
7. To provide assistance with the residents’ general financial management, including the registering of all benefit applications both personal and housing related.
8. To undertake regular inspections of the building, facilitating the co-ordination of cyclical and remedial repairs. This may result in the undertaking of minor repairs and/or appropriate redecoration, together with giving access to and supervising the work of trade’s people as required.
9. To supervise residents’ behaviour’ as part of the process of maintaining the safety and security of the accommodation, and preventing damage to the property.
10. To actively participate in the staff supervision process, meeting regularly and on a planned basis with your own supervisor.
11. To actively participate in the Association’s Staff Appraisal system, including Agreement to undertake any identified training programme.
12. To ensure that the building security, this may include shifts at night-time, is effectively managed through personal observation, general awareness and routine checks.
13. To undertake any other duties as delegated by the Project Manager.
14. To participate in support meetings identifying appropriate move on options.
15. To provide key-work and ensure that individual support plans are constructed and implemented as part of the key-work process.
16. To be point of contact to liaise with out of hours homeless referral team and facilitate admission to project of service users referred, ensuring all aspects of service provision has been met i.e. book in administration
17. Provide general advocacy and advice service to the residents, including assistance to enable them to meet the conditions of their occupancy agreements.