Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress. Working in partnership with frontline services (including Police, Ambulance, Primary Care and Emergency Departments) and with third sector support organisations, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required.
This post is an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated person to join our team of DBI Coordinators in Inverness. Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.
The post is based in Inverness and is funded until March 2021.
The post holder will be required to join the PVG Scheme.
Do you want to make a real difference to survivors of sexual violence in Highland, contribute to changing attitudes and perceptions, and work towards the prevention of sexual violence? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our small but committed team in a leadership and management role.
We are a charitable organisation that provide person centred, therapeutic emotional support and advocacy for anyone in the Highlands aged 13 or over affected by sexual violence, and actively work to prevent and eliminate sexual violence in all forms.
You’ll oversee all three core areas of RASASH’s activity – support and advocacy; prevention and campaigning and working with agencies to improve responses to survivors of sexual violence. You’ll also take part in local and national partnership meetings giving you the opportunity to influence sexual violence support and prevention work more broadly.
This is an exciting time to join us as we look to take RASASH to its next stage of development, including the expansion of our service to meet the unique geographical challenges we face. If you are able to bring an active commitment to feminist leadership and governance, experience in leading and managing, including strategic planning and management of budgets and funding, then we would love to hear from you.
Flexibility in working hours and some travel to the central belt will be features of the job. This is a permanent post though subject to continued funding. It is part funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
These posts are open to female applicants only as this is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. We welcome applications from women with disabilities, LGB, BME and trans women of all ages.
Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 14 February 2019. Late applications will not be considered. Interviews will be held in Inverness on Thursday 22 February 2019.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £8.70 - £9.25 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.