Peebles and District Citizens Advice Bureau and Central Borders Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) are local, voluntary advice agencies providing invaluable advice, information and support to the citizens of Peebles and Tweeddale, and the Galashiels area. They are individual, independent charities in their own right, working in partnership and as part of a wider Citizens Advice Network in Scotland and a consortium of CABx in the Scottish Borders.
We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
We have an exciting opportunity for either one full time or two part-time, dynamic, highly organised, people.
This role is varied and interesting and provides a great opportunity to support a local organisation that works with some of the most vulnerable people in our community. The role will develop a new project across the Scottish Borders, delivering advice and support to EU citizens at risk of missing the deadline to make an application to remain in the UK post-Brexit, and supporting applications for the EU Settlement Scheme
Based in Peebles or Galashiels, some of your time will be spent in the Bureaux. The role will also require travel across the Scottish Borders, and may include some home visiting with clients. You will also be required to network with other service providers, organisations and forums.
The successful applicant(s) will be expected to build strong working relationships and develop referral networks from within local statutory and voluntary services and across the business community. The post holder will also be expected to develop training and promotional materials to ensure the service is well known across the Scottish Borders.
You will have a good standard of education, high quality personal skills and the desire to improve lives. Knowledge or experience in supporting the most vulnerable in society is advantageous as is previous experience in preparing and delivering training and presentations.
We offer excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 35 days (pro rata) annual leave (including public holidays) and a NEST Government Pension Scheme
Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre (SBRCC) is looking to recruit a Support Worker – Young People to join our team. This is an exciting new project called Unity, funded by BBC Children in Need, to support the development of an independent young people’s support service. This service will be open to all young survivors of any gender/gender identity, aged 12-18, who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. The Support Worker will provide one to one and group work support aimed at improving young survivor’s emotional well-being, confidence and their ability to cope with distress. A commitment to addressing violence against women and girls alongside experience of delivering one to one support is essential. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. The Successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
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.