Working in Saltcoats since 2014, Saltcoats Link Up has developed a unique asset-based community development approach to tackle inequality and disadvantage. It does this by enabling local people to help themselves, each other and their community.
Building on the strengths of our existing partnership on Link Up , The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT) and Inspiring Scotland have secured an additional three-year investment to continue to develop our place-based work. This development maintains the original Link Up approach at its core but aims to establish new ways of working in which local people and organisations (public, social and commercial) collaborate to identify and develop sustainable opportunities and solutions to local issues; setting in place long-term changes that contribute to material reductions in poverty and disadvantage in Saltcoats. We seek to make these changes the ‘norm’ rather than part of a cycle of time-limited pilots and projects.
Employed by The Ayrshire Community Trust and reporting to the TACT Executive Director, we are looking for an individual who shares our passion to make a difference and to lead our Link Up team. You will believe in the need for social change and understand and be committed to the role that grassroots community development coupled with strong local collaboration can play in delivering this.
Note: TACT and Inspiring Scotland will also be launching a second recruitment process for a Community Development Worker (reporting to the Manager) to join our Saltcoats Link Up team. This will be advertised in the next week or so.
Are you passionate about supporting families with the guidance and support they need to live within the community and thrive as a family? We are now recruit a Therapeutic Worker to join our new and innovative National Specialist Family Residential Service based in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire. The service provides a range of support for parents and their children in a residential setting for example drug and/or alcohol recovery support, parenting, personal development and health & well-being.
Your role in our therapeutic community will be key. You’ll manage a caseload, assess the people who use our service and manage their recovery/care plans. It will mean developing and applying a range of therapeutic approaches to meet their individual needs, whether that’s employment, education, health etc. You’ll be the one who sees that everything is coordinated from the moment they’re referred to us to the time that they move home.
As a Therapeutic Worker, you will support individuals accessing the residential rehabilitation programme to achieve outcomes that help create long-term recovery. Using the Therapeutic Community “community as method” model you will empower individuals, families and communities to be confident about recovery.
You will support the day to day running of the therapeutic community, ensuring service user needs are met and the best possible care is provided in an environment that promotes a culture of recovery. Whilst also being confident to deliver therapeutic groups, activities, and specialist interventions in accordance with the TC manual and the needs of the service.
Previous experience is desirable, however not essential. Therapeutic Workers come from many different backgrounds and experiences, and you may have the skills required. We are seeking dedicated individuals, based on your values, willingness to learn new skills and the compassion to deliver the best service possible to our residents.
This is a full-time role averaging 37.5 hours per week. You will be expected to work a rolling rota which includes evening and weekend working.
You will need:
If you feel you are the right person with the necessary experience and passion, please apply.
These opportunities are based in our unique, national specialist family service, the first of its kind in Scotland. A place where parents with their children from across Scotland can come and grow, creating stronger positive family relationships.
Other organisations may call this role; Therapeutic Community Worker, Recovery Practitioner, Recovery Worker etc.
We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and believe it is important to include people with lived experience to ensure the needs of the people we support are represented. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where everyone is free to be themselves and we ensure equity of opportunity.