Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre (WIRCC) are a registered Scottish Charity and a company limited by guarantee and are also affiliated to Rape Crisis Scotland. WIRCC provides support to survivors of rape/sexual abuse in any form, including adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We are committed to the elimination of sexual abuse through education and empowerment providing information as well as raising awareness to the wider public and professional bodies regarding the many challenges for survivors living in the Western Isles.
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced manager and support worker with specific knowledge on sexual abuse to join our team as our manager in our rural and picturesque island community. This role is ideal with someone with a degree of managerial experience as well as substantial experience in supporting victims of sexual abuse. This vital role will maintain and build on the support service to meet WIRCC’s aim for a community where women and young women achieve their full potential and live their lives free from all forms of abuse.
As well as having a caseload, the manager will be responsible for all aspects of management and leadership within the organisation. This includes responsibility for strategic development, producing and an organisational business plan, and overseeing effective service delivery across the organisation in close co-ordination with the Board of Trustees.
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:
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.