Job purpose:The coordinator is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day management of the ViewCare Project. The successful candidate must be able to build strong links with the local community, volunteers, businesses, schools, churches, local support organisations and existing partners.
The ViewCare Project was established in May 2016, building on a number of initiatives taken by Viewpark Parish Church to support those in need in the community. The ethos and motivation of our services are rooted in the teaching and example of God’s love for people living in poverty and our responsibility to help. Whilst it is not necessary for employees or volunteers to be practising Christians, their behaviour should reflect the Christian standards of respect and sensitivity to everyone who works in the Project or seeks help. The Project has now been registered as a SCIO (Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation).
The ViewCare Project is innovative in seeking to bring together in the one place a range of services to assist those in poverty, in debt and in need directly from within the Project and also through the extensive partnerships that have been developed. The services offered are open to anyone in the community of any faith, denomination or none. The key strands are:
To make positive change for the people in our communities by providing basic emergency essentials, giving practical debt advice and temporary relief to help stabilise their wellbeing, allowing people to take steps to independently deal with the root cause of their financial difficulties.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
The service works within a model of delivery built around Psychologically Informed Environments.
The post will involve 4 - 5 shifts per week between 06:45 and 23:15.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.