This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our growing Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team within the Scottish Borders.
Funded by the Scottish Borders Council this post will work to develop, promote and deliver a robust and dynamic mental health Peer Support Service within the Scottish Borders.
As the Senior Peer Support Facilitator, you will work alongside the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager to develop a new mental health peer support service across the Scottish Borders.
You will support and deliver a number of Peer Support Groups and oversee a small team of Peer Support Facilitators and Volunteers.
You will maintain positive and effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, key partners and relevant professionals. Substantial experience of successfully designing, developing and delivering individual and group support services is desired.
If you have experience of supporting people to improve their mental health and wellbeing, or personal experience of self-managing your own mental health, we’d love to hear from you!
All staff are presently working from home, with access to the office available for essential work. Under normal working conditions, travel is required: typically, by public transport orby vehicle where public transport is unavailable or infrequent.
Flexibility in working hours will also be expected in order to meet the needs of people we work with.
Streets Ahead (Borders) is a charitable organisation based in the Scottish Borders. We provide care and support to adults both at home and in the community. Most of the people we support have learning disabilities.
We are looking to recruit a full time Deputy Service Manager to join the Management team in our Hawick service.
The ideal person will be dynamic with a strong value base, a commitment to promoting positive outcomes for people we support and the skills to support colleagues in the workplace. You must have a level III qualification in Social care or equivalent plus a minimum of two years’ experience in a supervisory role or a proven record of managing staff teams in a supported living environment.
Reporting to the Service Manager, you will:
• be responsible for ensuring the assessment of support and care needs and the development, implementation and review of support plans to the people who receive a service.
• assist the Service Manager in developing, leading and managing the staff team and will be expected to assume responsibility for the service and its management in the absence of the Manager.
• be required to supervise staff and contribute to the induction of new staff.
• be required to manage resources efficiently and ensure compliance with the law, national care standards and service policies and procedures
• uphold our organisational values
• be a key player in supporting Streets Ahead to meet its strategic objectives
Survivors Unite exists to support the recovery of adult survivors (16 years and older) of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders. Survivors Unite was originally developed and supported by Children1st. In 2019 it became an independent charitable organisation in its own right.
The charity works with survivors in all phases of recovery from childhood sexual abuse. Our Safe Oaks Project offers an integrated service combining 1:1 Peer Support, Counselling/therapy and a Facilitated Peer Support Group.
You will work as part of a team with other key staff (two counsellors, a peer support worker, and the Clinical Practice Lead). We have a well-established Board of trustees, and have been successful in securing funding for our work from a variety of sources, including The Scottish Government, The National Lottery Community Fund, The Robertson Trust, Foundation Scotland, The Volant Trust, and The Murdoch-Forrest Trust, as well as local and much valued donations (e.g. from the Hawick Community Panto fund). We are now ready to take the organisation forward, and are looking for someone with project management expertise who would like to help us with this.
The job description will be reviewed by the Board, with the collaboration of staff, members and volunteers, within 6 months of the post being filled and as required subsequently. Any adjustments will be made with the agreement of the Board and members of staff and volunteers concerned.
Role: (see job description for further information)
We are looking for someone with project management experience to take the lead within Survivors Unite for the effective management and delivery of our Safe Oaks integrated model of support, working collaboratively with our Clinical Practice Lead, the Board, our other staff, volunteers and other members, and also with our partners and funders, and to develop the organisation's profile. We want to develop Survivors Unite as a key provision for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders.
Job Requirements : (see job description for further information)
Experience of project management
Graduate or equivalent relevant experience
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.