Thera (Scotland) supports adults with a learning disability in their own home, at work and in their local community.
To build on the success of Thera (Scotland) over the past 10 years, we are looking for a new Executive Director who has a lived experience of a learning disability.
Thera (Scotland) works from The Borders to Inverness and we are developing.
Being a Service Quality Director
As the Service Quality Director you will work with the Managing Director to run the company. You will check the quality of support Thera gives people with a learning disability. You will also help people with a learning disability to control Thera and have their voices heard.
As a person with a learning disability you will:
· Use what you know about having a learning disability to help others,
· Talk and listen to lots of different people,
· Tell the other directors what they do well and what they must do better,
· Make decisions and plans about Thera (Scotland)
Due to further expansion, Scottish War Blinded is looking to increase the management capacity for our innovative and highly regarded outreach service.
The outreach team is Scotland-wide, with staff in all areas providing a person-centred, responsive service to veterans with a sight impairment. They work with members of Scottish War Blinded to identify and support their individual needs and so increase and maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life
The Practice Lead will work alongside two existing post holders and share line management of the team, taking on staff based in Inverness, Aberdeen and other northern areas. The focus of their work will be to provide leadership to the outreach workers to ensure that members are supported by staff with a strong value base, appropriate skills and the highest standards of professional practice.
The post holder will be professionally qualified or qualified to SVQ level 4 in health and social care, or similar discipline. They will have at least 3 years’ operational experience of mentoring, supervising and supporting staff working with adults with a disability in the community. They will have up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and the context in which care, support and rehabilitation are provided. They will have excellent communication skills and be committed to empowering people with a sight impairment to have choice and control over their lives.
The post will involve considerable travel and possible overnight stays.
The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with vulnerable adults, paid by Scottish War Blinded.
Headway Highland (SC023551) is a small independent charity that supports adults with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers. We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time, home based community worker covering Inverness and the surrounding area. Initially this will be a 12-month contract with the potential for extension dependent on funding.
The post holder will be required to work 16 hours per week at a salary of £19,554 pro-rata with the possibility of increased hours in the future, if suitable. This post may include some evening work, so flexibility is essential. A car driver is also essential as there will be travel involved (car mileage costs will be paid at 45p per mile)
The post holder will be required to facilitate support groups based on social activities, supervise/support volunteers, organise fundraising events and generate awareness of the charity. The applicant will have experience of working with vulnerable adults.