Tiphereth is a Camphill community based on the edge of the Pentland hills in Edinburgh providing care and support to adults with learning disabilities and autism in supported living, residential care, day services and social enterprises.
You would be working in our Pentland group supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism to develop practical and social skills through engaging in woodwork including green woodwork. The work requires supporting people one-to-one and in small groups. The role would suit an enthusiastic, motivated person who can work in a person-centred way with individuals needing support.
ARK Edinburgh are looking for individuals who can provide person centred practical, emotional and social support to a diverse group of Service Users. This could include supporting individuals with Autism, learning disabilities, mental health diagnosis and those who have a physical disability. Each service user has an individualised support package that determines the number of support hours staff work with them on a daily basis. These packages have varying outcomes to be met daily from correspondence, assisting with banking, shopping, meal prep, community based activities such as supporting the individual to medical appointments, the cinema, theatre, or going away on holiday. There are also elements of personal care included in some packages provided by ARK.
The focus of the support provided is to assist in meeting identified outcomes for each individual to promote a fulfilled independent life.
In Edinburgh ARK provide support services within 6 areas to a diverse group of individuals.
· Broomhouse (Bankhead, South Gyle)
· Hoseasons (Corstorphine Area)
· Quartermile (Lauriston)
· Southhouse Autism
In return for your valuable contribution, ARK will also offer you:
· A wide range of development opportunities, including comprehensive induction, a range of specialist training programs, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve your SVQ.
· Paid holidays of up to 36 days per year pro rata.
· 3.4% employer pension contribution.
· Working hours designed to offer you a good work-life balance.
· Fully funded PVG registration as well as your initial registration with the SSSC
Tiphereth has a fantastic opportunity for two new Team Leaders within our Supported Living project. The project started at the end of 2018 and following a settling in period, it has established itself within our community and has opened up the opportunity for two permanent Team Leaders.
Tiphereth is part of the Camphill movement based at edge of the Pentland hills in the south-west of Edinburgh. We comprise of traditional Camphill residential houses, forming the core of our community and Day Services which extend beyond our residential members to many adults with learning disabilities and autism. In 2018 we extended our living opportunities to ten people using a Supported Living model, offering shared and individual living spaces within our community setting . Everything we do is shaped by our core values of equality, living and working together and belief in the unique potential of each individual.
The Team Leaders will work together to support the Supported Living Manager in leading the service and will be responsible for the day to day running of the service. The post holders will effectively communicate and liaise with members, families, co-workers, the management team, community members and other professionals. Team Leaders are expected to lead by example, providing excellent support to our members.
Each team leader will be responsible for supporting the Camphill way of life, but within a supported living setting.
The management team support the staff team to work with our members, to ensure they lead as independent lives as possible, guided by person-centred and social pedagogical practices.
The Team Leaders must be registered with the SSSC, having sound knowledge of regulatory requirements and an ability to ensure best practices are met within the team.
Step Together’s Rehabilitation through Volunteering project provides in-depth support to wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans across the UK to engage in community volunteering as part of their rehabilitation and recovery process.
We are seeking a Volunteering Project Manager to work directly with WIS clients in Scotland, working alongside Personnel Recovery staff and service charity representatives engaged in the WIS recovery programmes. Through one-to-one support, group presentations, workshops, visits and follow-up coaching, the post holder will encourage and support WIS clients into volunteering placements, with the aim of enhancing confidence and personal skills and supporting a successful transition to civilian life.
The position will be based in the PRU Scotland/N. Ireland, Redford Cavalry Barracks in Edinburgh, but will involve significant travel to clients, referral agencies and recipient charities. A car will be provided for work travel.
This position requires persistence, self-motivation and determination. Military / military family experience at a management level is desirable and the ability to relate to soldiers of both sexes and all ages, and their families, with a specific focus on supporting those who have been injured on operations or in training is essential. Applicants should be comfortable with remote working, and have a valid driving licence.