Fresh Start provides support to people moving on from or those at risk of homelessness. Fresh Start has been active in Edinburgh for over 20 years with a mission to help people make a home for themselves. Volunteering is at the centre of Fresh Start’s ethos, and we are looking to diversify our team of volunteers to ensure all ages, backgrounds and demographics are represented and given opportunities at Fresh Start.
The Hit Squad painting and decorating team coordinate the service and ensure that it is delivered to a high standard, working with service users in their homes, with the support of volunteers and corporate supporters.
The successful candidate is expected to undertake the decorating of the service users’ homes alongside volunteers, although specific painting and decorating experience is not required.
Are you looking progress your social care career?
Do you want an opportunity to make a genuine and positive difference to people’s lives?
Then Autism Initiatives wants to hear from you!
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our Edinburgh Outreach Services which provide dynamic outreach services across the Lothian’s within the community, in people’s own homes and within resource centres.
The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.
Benefits of working with us include:
The Senior Support Worker will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff in both teams and in maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.
Given the nature of this role, the successful applicant must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.
This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team in supporting young parent families through group work. We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated, adaptable and creative. We offer an excellent team working environment and actively encourage continuous professional development.
You would play a key role in developing and delivering a group work programme for parents which can support their wellbeing, helping them to increase their confidence, skills and aspirations.
Key to the success of the role is your ability to be able to build meaningful, supportive relationships with young people.
Founded by Carers in 1998 Capital Carers, formerly North West Carers Centre, is a highly regarded charity providing carer support to unpaid carers of all ages. Our Ethos is to provide unpaid carers with a range of high-quality support services which enable them to have some normality of life whilst carrying out their caring role. Our Vision is that all carers get the help and support they need to sustain their caring role. Currently the geographical focus of our support work is North West Edinburgh. We have a contract with City of Edinburgh Council to support Young Carers, under the age of 25. Our work with adult carers, which we wish to develop further, is supported by fundraising.
For further insight into our work visit our website at capitalcarers.org.uk
In order to support our development, we want to recruit a further two Trustees/Directors.
As a member of the Board of Trustees/Directors, our governing body, you will contribute to setting the long-term strategic direction of Capital Carers as well as providing advice and support to other trustees and the CEO. Although we are ideally looking for specific skills and experience, we are just as keen to welcome the diversity of thought and constructive challenge of a “critical friend”. Personal experience of caring is also very welcome. Areas of experience and skills of particular interest are:
Our Board normally meets about seven times a year late afternoons or early evening either physically or on line. Trustees are not paid but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
If you have three years’ experience supporting young people, aged 5 – 18, in school and/or the community, have relevant qualifications and are up for a new challenge with a carer support organisation, part of an exciting collaboration of three carer support organisations supporting young carers across Edinburgh then we want to talk to you.
Founded by Carers in 1998 Capital Carers, formerly North West Carers, is a highly regarded charity providing carer support to unpaid carers of all ages. Our Ethos is to provide unpaid carers with a range of high quality support services which enable them to have some normality of life whilst carrying out their caring role. Our Vision is that all carers get the help and support they need to sustain their caring role.
We are in the third year of a projected eight year contract to deliver appropriate support services to young carers in schools and in the community across Edinburgh. You will work a flexible 35 hour week to include some evening work and occasional weekend working. An element of working from home is envisaged.