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The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a leading voluntary organisation, supporting people with a broad range of needs to live in their own homes, as part of their community. We are an organisation driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion. Although we support over 2800 people throughout Scotland, we are committed to delivering services that recognise people as individuals and treat them with dignity and respect; just like we would all want ourselves.
We are currently looking to recruit a new staff member to work as part of the Falkirk Social Inclusion Project. This projected is hosed by Signpost Recovery and runs in partnership with Police Scotland, Falkirk Council, NHS and Falkirk Alcohol & Drug Partnership to provide opportunities to adults who live in the Falkirk Council Area.
The successful applicant must be motivated and able to provide support, advice and encouragement that will make an important difference in people`s lives. This involves assistance in accessing information and community services that can help people improve their wellbeing and assist with the difficulties that they face.
You will be part of a committed and experienced team, supporting individuals at risk who require support in relation to issues such as: mental health, substance misuse, offending behaviour, housing and social problems as well as anti-social behaviour.
If you`re fit and healthy with experience in social care and a commitment to assisting vulnerable people in the community, then this is an opportunity for you to use your knowledge and skills and genuinely make a difference in the lives that many people lead.
You will receive ongoing support and guidance from a TRFS Team Manager whilst also receiving mentoring, support and guidance in the role from an experienced Signpost Recovery Team. You will also receive excellent training including a VQ in Social Care.
The post is available for 32 hours per week, however there is a degree of flexibility should you require full time hours.
Shifts will vary on occasion but largely be similar week on week once a diary of support has been agreed. Times of shifts will be during day time hours between Monday and Friday. It is essential that you have a driving licence and have access to your own care, expenses are available to cover travel costs whilst on shift.
This is an excellent opportunity to make a change in your life and in that of the people we support. The work can be challenging, but as well as a competitive salary, enhanced pension contributions, annual leave and discounts at over 850 online and high street retailers, we can offer you a rewarding and satisfying role in your local community.
A driving licence is essential for this post
Closing date: 23rd November 2018.
PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector.
All new staff members will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead Central Advocacy Partners, the only fully independent advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.
You will provide support and leadership to the workforce and provide feedback to funders. You will source and apply for new project funding and build on the charity’s strong foundation.
Commitment to promoting the rights of adults with learning disabilities is essential as well as a good understanding of the benefits of independent advocacy. Presentation skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills and good organisational skills are also essential.
For an informal discussion, contact Elizabeth Findlay on 01324 633321.
Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in youth work service, Parenting Matters and Hear and Now our trauma bereavement service.
Vacancies have arisen for part time and full time skilled, experienced Project Workers who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality services to vulnerable young people and women in our youth work service.
As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative youth work groups and programmes within HMP/YOI Polmont.
You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Youth Work colleagues and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.
Outside In delivers youth work services to HMP/ YOI Polmont using specific and proven approaches which take account of the needs of young people in custody and focus on the individual young person in addressing those needs. To plan and deliver learning opportunities that will support personal development, life skills and help young people believe they have control of their lives both within and out with the establishment. To provide knowledge to prison staff who are undertaking formal Youth Work qualifications.
Candidates will have a professional youth work qualification recognised by the CLD Standards Council or equivalent.
Please state on your application if you are interested in part time or full time.
This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
St Andrews Church of Scotland, Bo’ness seeks to appoint a Youth and Community Project Leader to run the Avenue programme, which aims to foster their social, moral, emotional and spiritual development.
The position will be for 37.5 hours per week, which will include evening and weekend work. The starting salary is £25,000. The job will entail working with young people in the Bo’ness community. The programme emphasizes the value of the individual and the needs of the vulnerable and seeks to develop their role in the church and wider community, giving young people a greater sense of self-worth and confidence.
The applicant must be a committed Christian with a live church connection, which is a Genuine Occupational Requirement in terms of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
The Officer will work as part of a small team providing Self Directed Support information and support across the Forth Valley Area. Providing information, guidance and support to supported people and carers with a focus on:
• Increasing the number of people able to make informed choices about using Self Directed Support (SDS) to take more control of their lives
• Guiding people through the 4 Options and enabling them to make a positive choice to maximise their support
• Improving confidence and skills of those choosing to employ personal assistants using Direct Payments
• Providing information, guidance and support in signposting to people who do not qualify for SDS
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to disclosure checks under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.