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.
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.