Supporting children, young people and families.
We have a fantastic opportunity for motivated, positive, resilient individuals who really believe in young people, are flexible regarding hours of work and can help us to deliver includem’s innovative approach. Includem are committed to developing employees and will help you to achieve the relevant qualifications required to carry out the role. These qualifications will be fully funded by includem. Ideally the successful candidates should have a full driver's licence and access to a car.
What does the role involve?
You will deliver bespoke support to young people and their families in their own homes and communities. You will be responsible for all aspects of case management, including assessment and support planning. You will work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change. This is a key role within a small busy team.
All posts require individuals to:
We value our staff and employee benefits include:
TPS works with adults who are experiencing a range of support needs. This includes housing and homelessness, learning disability, autism, acquired brain injury, fluctuating mental health, physical disabilities, problematic alcohol and/or other drug use and involvement in the criminal justice system. We believe that people matter. We believe they are the experts on their support needs. It is for us to work creatively with them and with partners to ensure we meet those needs.
Every day we work with well over 4,000 people and every year around 8,700. We help them to address issues they are experiencing and recognise their own skills and interests.
We embed our approach to support in a framework of Citizenship. Using this we deliver a holistic approach promoting the recovery, self-determination and inclusion of people experiencing challenges in their life. And we do this through focusing on their strengths and the valuable contributions they can make to their communities.
We define Citizenship as a measure of the strength of an individual’s connection to the 5 R’s of rights, responsibilities, roles, resources, and relationships that society makes available to its members.
Homelessness work within TPS
TPS is the biggest provider of services to people experiencing or at risk of Homelessness across Scotland. We deliver support to over 2800 individuals on any given day, and over 5,100 each year. This number increases when taking into account our services accessed through Justice or Alcohol and Other Drugs funding streams.
We believe that in many cases, Homelessness is entirely preventable. It is failures in the siloed and complex systems that we have designed to protect people that stops us from achieving this. Where Homelessness is not or cannot be, prevented the experience should be short lived, and we should meet that with a psychologically informed response. A menu of options should be available to individuals to prevent, or support someone to move on from Homelessness. This ensures we use a ‘no wrong door’ approach to accessing services.
We deliver a range of service models. These include Outreach Housing Support; Outreach Housing First; Outreach Crisis Support; Supported Accommodation. In line with our Citizenship approach we have a specific focus on key areas. These are; Building on people’s strengths, skills and interests as well as meeting their needs; Connecting people to communities, people and / or places; Harm reduction and / or Recovery; and providing a Psychologically informed / Trauma informed approach.
We also deliver a range of additional services across the country. Examples include Peer Mentoring services, Community Connectors, TPS Moving Service and TPS Connects amongst many other initiatives.
We recognise the importance of animals in people’s lives and helping individuals move on from the trauma they have experienced. We are currently developing our policies and frameworks to engage with stakeholders and develop our policy and procedures to make our services as pet friendly as possible.
We are also active members of the European Federation of National Organisations with the Homeless (FEANTSA).
Service Model - Outreach Housing and Wellbeing Support
We provide a range of different outreach Housing support services supporting individuals with short to medium term interventions to either move on from their experience of Homelessness or prevent it happening in the first place. We also deliver longer term Housing Support often funded through personalised budgets / Self Directed Support (SDS) to meet individuals housing and wellbeing needs. We believe that Housing Support can be delivered upstream before Homelessness is even the faintest possibility, often where it is difficult to quantify the impact of our prevention work. Similarly, we see the importance of housing support to move people on from their experience of Homelessness and also any long term physical and emotional needs.
About the Service
Flexible Homelessness Outreach Support Service assists people with complex needs to progress from emergency and temporary accommodation and other homeless services into place of their own.
Turning Point Scotland and Loretto Care work in partnership to offer this city wide service.
The flexible Homelessness Outreach Support Service offer an integrated needs-led holistic approach to supporting people with complex needs.
Main duties and responsibilities
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Glasgow Residential Stabilization Service
We aim to provide a 4 to 6 weeks residential service for individuals who are no longer managing their support within a community setting.
Our team of social care, nursing and medical staff will provide treatment and support to individuals who are deemed to be engaging in high risk drug and/or alcohol use with complex needs. Collaboratively working within a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) to address the individuals physical, mental, social and emotional needs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a range of interventions in 1:1 and groupwork settings to support, encourage and motivate individuals to assist them to gain some stability back in their life.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Ensure a Citizenship approach to delivering services. Citizenship is defined by a persons connection to the 5 R’s: Rights, Responsibilities, Roles, Relationships, resources and their sense of belonging.
2. Planning the delivery of most effective nursing interventions based on comprehensive assessment of need.
3. To fully involve service users in their care planning ensuring they are given informed choices in regard to nursing care and treatment.
4. To work in partnership with medical staff/prescriber to offer a range of evidence-based pharmacological treatments to support stabilisation or detoxification.
5. To provide a range of nursing interventions on an individual and/or group work basis including psychological/psychosocial interventions.
6. To undertake initial and ongoing assessments of service users at various stages in their engagement with the service, utilising a range of assessment tools and methods to evaluate the severity of dependency and complexity of needs, including history taking, observation, investigations, and use a range of screening tools.
7. To assist service users to recognise and exercise their rights and provide an appropriate level of professional support to service users to assist them to make informed choices.
8. To undertake key working duties and responsibilities in accordance with Turning Point Scotland's Key Working Policy and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
9. To administer and dispense prescribed medication to service users in accordance with the instructions on the prescription.
10. To act in accordance with the relevant legislation, the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct, and acknowledged good practice and be involved in the clinical governance within the service.
11. To assist the Service Manager by networking effectively with workers from other agencies who are involved with service users, purchaser's monitoring requirements, and Turning Point Scotland's needs.
12. To assist the Service Manager and Senior Nurse to prepare for Care Inspectorate inspections and other audit activities, and with the implementation of any recommendations or requirements.
13. To be personally familiar with and ensure own compliance with Turning Point Scotland's operational policies and procedures, including medication and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
14. To ensure effective provision of nursing across Turning Point Scotland you will be deployed to other drug and alcohol services as required.
So why are we looking for a new Family Support Worker?
Children 1st and Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre have formed an innovative new partnership to offer residential weekends to over 100 families from across Scotland over the next 3 years. In addition, the Bide Oot team will provide outreach support to enable families to build on the benefits of the residential experience, both at home and within their local communities.
Through Bide Oot, families will have access to transformative outdoor experiences and a wide range of physical and natural assets that Scotland has to offer. Children and their parents and carers will have opportunities to build positive connections, develop their confidence and skills, make new friends, begin to recover from the impact of the pandemic and be inspired to contribute in their local communities.
As a member of the Bide Oot Team, you will work with families and staff in Services across Scotland. You will support families and staff throughout the pre-planning, residential and outreach support stages of the experience. We are looking for a dynamic, committed and compassionate professional with the ability to get alongside families and build relationships, to support them to take part in the Bide Oot experience. If you are creative, caring and have a strong commitment to supporting families, we would like to hear from you.
What kind of person will make a great Family Support Worker for Children 1st?
· has experience of working with children, young people and families.
· is fiercely passionate about children’s rights.
· thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families.
· is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind.
What kind of Family Support Worker will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
· resilient, skilled and knowledgeable and who wants to transform children’s lives.
· big hearted and courageous.
· adaptable and skilled at working with families in various outdoor and indoor settings.
· able to build great partnerships and to manage the tricky conversations.
· is compassionate and understanding of trauma.
· a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure.
· inspiring colleagues, teams and families to be even better.
· an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st.
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
We are working flexibly in response to the pandemic and as restrictions change and develop we will look at how we develop an appropriate Service base that meets our needs once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This is a permanent, full time role of 35 hour per week, requiring extensive travel throughout Scotland.
Govan Housing Association is a community focused Registered Social Landlord based in Govan, Glasgow. The Association itself possesses a rich history and one of development and innovation. Founded in 1971, the Association was the first community based housing provider, leading the way for social housing provision in Scotland. After over 40 years of operating in the housing sector, the Association now manages approximately 1,600 socially rented properties and over 600 factored properties as well as taking an active role in the regeneration of the area and continuing to improve the quality of life of residents.
We have an ambitious vision for the future and have structured our business to allow us to focus on our future plans. We are now looking for the right person to help us achieve this.
Due to internal promotion, we are seeking to employ an experienced and customer focused individual to manage the delivery of our key strategic and operational objectives within our Customer Services & Community Engagement Team in order to achieve resident-led, continuous improvement. You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to implement service improvements and deliver customer value and value for money through effective operational performance management of Govan Housing Associations’ housing management community engagement services.
The role will have line management responsibility for the Customer Services & Community Engagement team and you should have recent experience of successfully managing and supporting staff to achieve targets and objectives.
A positive, flexible attitude with a commitment to providing excellent customer service is required, as is a working knowledge of community engagement. The post will include some home visits and may require occasional evening/weekend working.
Govan Housing Association is a community focused Registered Social Landlord based in Govan, Glasgow. The Association itself possesses a rich history and one of development and innovation. Founded in 1971, the Association was the first community based housing provider, leading the way for social housing provision in Scotland. After 50 years of operating in the housing sector, the Association now manages approximately 1,600 socially rented properties and over 600 factored properties as well as taking an active role in the regeneration of the area and continuing to improve the quality of life of residents.
We are going through a period of exciting change and have an ambitious vision for the future. We have restructured our business to allow us to focus on our future plans and are seeking the right people to help us achieve this.
We are seeking to employ an experienced and community focused individual to work collaboratively with the community to enable customers and communities to influence services in the local area.
The successful candidate will work with local communities and groups to identify priorities and ways of addressing locally expressed needs to assist in improving the quality of life of customers and the wider community
You will have experience of working with customers, partners and community groups within the public sector and have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to network and build relationships with key stakeholders.
The post will include some evening/weekend working.
Applications are invited from experienced welfare rights officers with at least 2 years casework experience. (Please note this is not a solicitor or trainee solicitor post)
An opportunity to work within our innovative & busy projects preventing homelessness, assisting vulnerable groups, clients and their families, and those with complex needs.
The WRO reporting to the project coordinator, will provide a full benefits service to enable access to social security entitlement for law centre clients. The successful candidate will provide tribunal representation to the highest level.
Ability to manage a full & comprehensive caseload in a busy environment is essential.
Based at Govan Law Centre with outreach hubs throughout Glasgow.
Support Workers:£9.50 per hour F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual.
Advanced Support Workers:£11.29 per hour- F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual
Locations:Aberchirder, Aberdeen, Alloa, Alva, Banff, Bridge of Earn, Buckie, Denny, Dumfries, Duns, Edinburgh, Fairlie, Falkirk, Fochabers, Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh, Glasgow, Huntly, Inverness, Invergordon, Jedburgh, Langholm, New Deer, Perth, Peterhead, Pitlochry,Portlethen, Portsoy, Thurso, Tullibody, Westhill, West Lothian and Wick.
As a Support Worker with Community Integrated Care you will experience an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling role.
Our Support Workers empower people with support needs to live the lives they want to lead.
We’re looking for candidates who are kind, dedicated and have a passion for people.
As a Support Worker, you will support people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns or dementia with their daily routines.
Prior experience of working in care isn’t always necessary. If you have other skills and experiences that you can bring to this role, we will give you all the support that you need.
You will use the best of your personality and skills every day. From supporting people to enjoy their favourite activities to enabling people to live independently, you will make a real difference.
Are you a Support Worker that is looking to progress in your career? Would you like to gain qualifications, enjoy specialist training, have more responsibility and earn more money? We also recruit for Advanced Support Workers within some complex care services.
You will be joining an award-winning charity. This is an exciting role, where you can change lives for the better and enjoy brilliant experiences.
We’re passionate about developing our own people and this role can lead to other exciting opportunities.
We also offer:
Govan HELP is a small, locally based, family education support charity, established in 1996, that aims to improve the educational attainment, life chances and opportunities for vulnerable children and families living within the Govan area.
We offer a range of integrated, early intervention services to support both children and their wider families who are experiencing multiple disadvantages, these include: Family Support, Children’s Therapeutic Services (Play Therapy), Children’s Befriending, Adult Learning, Volunteering, Adult Counselling and our recently established food project, The Govan Pantry, which has evolved from our food bank project.
Govan HELP is the only project of its kind in the south of Glasgow, linking to the cluster of primary schools and nurseries in the local area including: Riverside Primary, St Saviour’s Primary, Pirie Park Primary, Ibrox Primary and St Constantine’s’ Primary as well as the two local nurseries, Broomloan and Govan Family Learning Centre and Govan High School. The area suffers from higher-than-average rates of poverty and deprivation and our services support families to deal with a wide range of issues including poverty, abuse, domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, mental or physical illness, bereavement, asylum, housing and financial issues. We aim to support families before their difficulties escalate and reach crisis and to prevent the need for statutory social work intervention.
We are delighted to have been successful in securing a funding award from Cattanach Charitable Trust, over two years, to allow us to continue to expand our Family Support Project. We are seeking to recruit a Family Worker with an Early Years focus to join our team on a part time basis to continue our work supporting Early Years children and families in the Govan area.
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have prior experience of delivering similar services to support vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. We are currently growing our Family Support team and there may be opportunities to increase the hours to full time if further funding is secured.
We are seeking to appoint a full-time Project Worker for our Child and Family Centre in Govan.
Glasgow City Mission’s Child and Family Centre provides a number of valuable services to the local community from nursery provision and parenting support classes, to after-school clubs and confidence building activities. Working with over 100 children and their families, our aim is to break the poverty cycle and give children in Govan the best start in life. By coming alongside and supporting families, we help children and parents alike grow to become confident and ‘life equipped’.
As part of the childcare team of the nursery, this role will help us to deliver a wider range of clubs and activities for children and young people.
Applicants should have SVQ III in childcare or equivalent.
In order to fulfil the Christian Ministry this role entails, applicants should have an active Christian faith with a live church connection in accordance with our Ethos Statement and Values. (see job description) This is an Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act 2010.
This position relates to regulated work and will require membership of the PVG scheme.
Glasgow Mental Health & Huntington’s Service
Turning Point Scotland’s Glasgow Mental Health & Huntington’s Service provides support to individuals suffering from complex and enduring mental health problems, and individuals who suffer from symptomatic Huntington's disease to have as fulfilling a life as possible
Our aim is to assist individuals to maintain their own tenancies. But the service aims for more than just sustaining independent living. Turning Point Scotland is committed to finding individuals a support network of positive relationships involving everyone in fulfilling & meaningful activity. We want individuals we support to have a true Sense of belonging, a positive identity and feel a valued role with recognition in their local communities
Housing support, personal care, and care at home packages as well as involvement in a range of education, employability & social activities through self-directed support are offered, based on the specific needs of the individual. This can range from a few hours per week to support accessible 24 hrs/7 days per week.
Main duties and responsibilities
Support to people who use services - To: