An exciting post has arisen for a Volunteer Co-ordinator within Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project to develop and co-ordinate all elements of counselling volunteering within the organisation.
The Volunteer Co-ordinator will be responsible for recruitment, training, development and support of all counselling volunteers and placements within KASP.
Applicants will hold a recognised counselling qualification, have experience of providing services to vulnerable client groups and have proven experience of all aspects of managing and retaining volunteers.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and have the ability to motivate others.
Post will be based in Kirkcaldy and will involve travel across all areas of Fife.
Subject to PVG check
Please inform us if you need any ‘reasonable adjustments’ for any part of the recruitment process
After a recent recommissioning process, funding has been secured to expand the staff team for the current Barnardo's CAPSM (Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse) service in Fife. The funding will allow us to increase the staff team by a further 4 Project Workers. The name of the service will change to Barnardo's Positive Journey's Service to reflect the move away from the use of stigmatising language and will work in partnership with Clued Up in Fife to deliver direct services to children, young people and their families impacted by substance use and support their recovery journey. Funding has been secured until March 2022 to establish the service, with the strong possibility that this will be extended past this deadline.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an established team and be an integral part of growing the service, developing new ways of working with children, young people and families and developing new partnerships. Ideally you will have experience of working with children and families with complex needs, and a working knowledge of attachment theories in practice. Experience or a working knowledge of substance misuse and the impact on families would be desirable.
Your work base will be in Kirkcaldy but currently Barnardo's are using a work from anywhere approach which means that you will have the flexibility to work between your home, the office or out in the community with the families you support.
For more information please contact Murdo Mathers on 01592 651482 for an informal discussion.
Since1981, Alzheimer Scotland has been campaigning for the rights and promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia, their families and carers.
The Community Connexions Outreach Worker role is central to our success, in providing people living with dementia with practical support, advice and access to resources, activities, groups and other community programmes that will sustain, as far as is possible, peoples’ independence, existing lifestyle and relationships.
The key role of the Outreach Worker is to:
• Meet with, and build relationships with people living with dementia, their families and carers; and analyse their outcomes in order to understand the support they need to promote their physical, mental and emotional well-being;
• Act as a local resource for people living with dementia within a short intervention model; helping people build their confidence, and navigate through the health and social care system; facilitating their access to appropriate services and support within the community;
• Work with the Community Connexions Senior Practitioner in facilitating a range of therapeutic interventions on an individual or group basis. i.e. Cognitive stimulation; Reminiscence; Memory rehabilitation techniques; Validation; Use of music/art/horticulture and pet therapies etc.
• Initiate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals working in the field of dementia in the local voluntary, statutory and private sectors.
• Record and monitor all work undertaken, and produce regular progress reports to enable effective evaluation of the impact of outreach work on the person living with dementia, and the overall Community Connexions Service.
• Work with the Head of Operations, Service Manager and Community Connexions Senior Practitioner to identify gaps in the provision of outreach services for people living with dementia and their carers; sharing good practice with existing services.
• Promote positive attitudes in public services, and in the local community by providing information to raise awareness of the practical, psychological and emotional impact of living with dementia, and how people can support others to achieve their outcomes;
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:
• Be flexible, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication and influencing skills, and ability to work effectively without close supervision;
• Have a proven track record of experience in each of the above elements of the role;
• Be committed to collaborative working and learning from others;
• Be experienced and show a good understanding of best practice in organising the provision of practical advice, support and access to resources for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
• Have achieved, or be working towards a recognised professional qualification in social services and healthcare to a minimum of SVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
• Have a full and valid UK driving licence and access to a car during working hours.
This role will cover an area of the Fife Locality and ideally be based locally. A driving licence and access to a car during working hours is essential.
WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?
This is an exciting opportunity if you love supporting people to make a difference in their lives. The role enables you to bring your expertise and your network together to provide practical support that will enable people living with dementia to meet their individual outcomes.
The post of Service Administrator is an integral part of the locality team and will provide administrative and IT support to the team and assist them with the general day to day running of the service. You will have good communication and office management skills, including a working knowledge of basic financial procedures. You will have good keyboard skills and be experienced and competent in the use of Microsoft Office and be able to work to deadlines.
The Service Administrator will often be the first point of contact for people contacting the service and therefore a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication skills and an empathic, positive attitude is essential.