Willowacre Trust is the charitable subsidiary of WSHA and has been working to tackle social disadvantage for over 50 years. Willowacre Trust is committed to the delivery of projects and services which offer additional support and opportunities to WSHA tenants with the overall aim of positively impacting on our tenants' lives.
We are seeking someone with experience of working with older people within a housing setting. The Retirement Assistant will use a variety of approaches to engage with a diverse range of older people. The Retirement Assistant will establish friendly relations with tenants and encourage tenants to participate in decisions which affect them.
GDA Rights Now Project
Glasgow Disability Alliance is a dynamic and well-established disabled peoples’ organisation, run for disabled people, by disabled people and with over 5000 disabled members. We have resources from Scottish Government, Big Lottery, Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership and Glasgow City Council to support our work including a much needed Welfare Rights Project “Rights Now”.
Rights Now provides vital income maximisation services to disabled people in Glasgow and offers a uniquely accessible welfare benefit advice and representation service. Individuals are supported throughout all stages of the benefit claim process: from application to appeal.
We are looking for a confident, flexible and multi skilled individual who is proactive, collaborative and an excellent communicator. The successful candidate will join GDA at an exciting and dynamic time and alongside another experienced Welfare Rights Officer, will co-ordinate and deliver the welfare rights advice service to maximise income of disabled people across Glasgow.
The main role of the WRO is to provide independent welfare benefits information, advice and representation to disabled people via face-to-face, over the phone, during home visits and through outreach in the community.
The post holder will be dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic, committed to human rights, with experience of welfare benefits and advice services as well an understanding of community led approaches and issues affecting disabled people. Initial Funding secure until March 2020. Secondments may be considered.
A rare opportunity is available for a skilled and experienced social care practitioner to join a well-respected service entering its next stage of development.
Childline is the UK's largest free confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people. It's a unique service with over 1,000 volunteer and staff counsellors working across 12 bases across the UK, supervised by a team of professional supervisors. Childline provided 278,440 counselling sessions to children and young people over 2017/18. The top 3 concerns young people where counselled about where mental and emotional health; family relationships; and suicidal thoughts and feelings. Our website, childline.org.uk, received more than 3 million visits during this period as well as providing online counselling, the website also provides advice and support and a space for peer support on the vibrant message boards. Demand for these services is significant and growing.
It is critical we enable children and young people to access the service when they need it and to ensure a quality service, delivered by well trained and experienced practitioners, this is key to our impact on safeguarding children.
We are keen to hear from individuals with good child protection knowledge, safeguarding and assessment skills, together with sound experience of managing and developing a team. You can apply your understanding of the issues young people are experiencing in modern day society with a calm positive approach and a 'can do' attitude, to support colleagues in an open plan counselling room environment at times of considerable demand. A sound understanding of workforce management, case record management, volunteer management and working online are also important.
You will have a confident presentation style that will enable you to engage with children, adults and other agencies to raise awareness of Childline. Along with a well established management team you will be motivating and engaging your team to recruit, train and develop an excellent service run by a group of highly dedicated and passionate volunteers.
The role will also require you to take on the role of a 24/7 oncall manager on a rota basis with the other Service Managers and the Head of Service. You will also have budget responsibilities local to the base and need to have good awareness of Health and Safety at work. From time to time you may be required to work away from home to attend management meetings.
Without a doubt you will be joining one of the most forward thinking child protection charities in the UK and taking on one of the most rewarding roles out there.
If you are interested in exploring this further, please contact Ziv Israeli on 07917326758.
This post is subject to a PVG check.