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)
Based in Duns, BHA serves around 1,800 households in various locations within Berwickshire. BHA people are positive, ready to lead on new ideas and solutions, see the workplace as somewhere to value and stay focused on our exciting vision of creating thriving rural communities.
We now wish to further enhance the strength and diversity of our Board of Trustees and are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded people from all walks of life. While we don’t need previous board-level experience, we do require people who can support our team in delivering our ambitious business plan. In particular, we would like to hear from people who have, or have held, positions in finance, business transformation, marketing or customer service.
Why apply? Although the role of Trustee is unpaid it is highly rewarding. Our Trustees benefit from support, development and a sense of real pride and satisfaction from providing quality homes for people who need them. And while we don’t offer remuneration, we pay reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and training and mentoring will be provided.
Trustees attend up to eight Board meetings a year in our offices in Duns plus an annual off-site planning meeting and various training events and conferences. Trustees are encouraged to work with at least one of the Board’s sub-committees which are: Finance and Audit Committee, and the Operations Committee. In total we anticipate a time commitment of approximately 15 days.
ReTweed is a multi-award-winning social enterprise based in Eyemouth. We deliver a range of innovative textiles upcycling programmes where people come together and learn a wide range of techniques and skills in craft design and technology. The project offers a 12-week free training programme for women facing barriers to progressing their lives or careers as well as commercial workshops covering a wide range of upcycling activities and crafts to support our business objectives. Our environmental focus is to divert waste textiles from landfill and transform culture to embrace the creative potential of reducing, repairing, reusing and recycling as part of everyday life.
We are looking for a caring, passionate and innovative individual with a positive ethos to support our Chief Officer to manage our social enterprise activities supporting women and the community to develop a range of craft, design and technology skills predominately in textiles. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of ReTweed. You will manage four central project activities, mainly based at Eyemouth High Street premises. These include:
(a) Level 1 training programme which runs 2/3 times each year over a 12-weeks, targeting women who face isolation, lack of confidence, disability, health challenges and other barriers to making progress in their lives or careers.
(b) Volunteer Programme running 2/3 days per week, requires co-ordination, single point of contact and communications support to ensure an efficient, structured and rewarding experience for the volunteers who give their time to supporting ReTweed’s social enterprise activities.
(c) ReTweed’s Business Incubator Hub for women progressing into self-employment. Coordinating use of, support, training and other business activities for the Hub.
(d) Commercial workshops and events where a wider audience of participants take part in a range of upcycling, craft and heritage activities.
ReTweed is striving for a more just and equitable world by empowering people to value themselves and their contributions to society. If you would like to help us transform lives through creative upcycling and be part of a progressive social enterprise, come and join us.
The Intergenerational Development Officer is responsible for the day to day running of the ‘Together is Better ‘Project being created in the Scottish Borders. The project is step two in GWT’s plan to support schools to embed intergenerational practice. The Officer will be responsible for primarily recruiting and training older volunteers to support pupils in the school take part in intergenerational activities to improve literacy and numeracy. The post holder will also be working in local communities providing intergenerational training, support and networking opportunities for individuals, groups and organisations to get together to create new intergenerational projects building relationships across the generations.
Location: Based 2 days per week in Jedburgh Grammar and then in the new Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus with an additional 4 hours per week working from home.
We are recruiting for both Full Time/Part Time Care Staff and Nightshift workers.
We have both Live In and Live Out positions available.
(Attractive salary and benefits, training and career prospects)
Join our team and make a real difference delivering care to vulnerable adults with learning disabilities. You don’t need previous experience, as full training and support will be provided.
Garvald West Linton is an established provider of residential and Day Care services for adults with learning disabilities. The Care Practitioners provide care in five houses and there are eight workshop areas as well as further education and individual therapies. Our work is based on the principles of Rudolf Steiner. We are situated 20 miles south of Edinburgh in beautiful surroundings near West Linton.
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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:
competitive hourly rates of £9.00 - £9.47 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
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.