COVEY’s Family Support team are looking for an exceptional individual who will work directly with the young people in families who are referred from Education and are involved with our Parent Partnership Project with Airdrie Citizen’s Advice.
We are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.
This partnership project is delivered in North Lanarkshire as part of the Scottish Government’s Social Innovation Partnership and this exciting new role is the opportunity to test and prove a new model that looks to strengthen links between school, home and the community. Befrienders and family support mentors work with families around self-esteem, self-sufficiency and goal setting. By operating within school structures, the model is able to act as a bridge between school, other services and the family to ensure a holistic support is put in place.
The post holder should be a passionate and highly motivated coordinator who will take on the full responsibility for delivering their area of the project as well as being able to work together for the success of the project as a whole.
Character is our primary requirement as we believe that through this your competence will be effectively applied. We seek someone with the drive, passion and vision to develop and shape the project further; to think ahead and bring creative solutions where needed, being able to work in partnership within the team in COVEY.
Being able to forge close links with key agencies, in particular education, you will be required to have at least three years’ experience working with vulnerable children, young people and families.
Ideally you will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline and your ability to motivate others will be a key skill. Also you will have knowledge of the core principles of youth work and the wider policy drivers relating to poverty and isolation.
You will be passionate about the benefit of mentoring support; have the ability to think ahead, see the bigger picture and find solutions to the challenges of working with families and young people who face a range of very complex issues. With excellent communication skills you will have the ability to quickly build rapport with vulnerable young people and their families.
Highly motivated and able to work under pressure, working to targets and able to deliver on the desired outcomes. While maintaining a full case load, you will have the ability to observe the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and evaluation. A working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation is essential. Experience of identifying and managing risks and concerns relating to Child and Adult protection is also vital.
You will be confident in taking the initiative, have problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role. Your character will however come first – as good people can make good organisations great – and here we need a passionate, professional and proactive individual, able to lead by example, through creating mutual trust with their colleagues and volunteers as well as with young people and their families.
This post is 35hrs per week and will involve out of hours and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.
Are you passionate about giving support to vulnerable parents?
COVEY are looking for an experienced and passionate Family Support Workers to join our growing Parent Support team with the following:
• A thorough understanding of the complexities of working with families and the barriers and issues which they may face within their lives;
• Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load;
• The attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and reporting;
• Strong administration, planning and organisational skills;
• Excellent at communicating, and
• An understanding of the need for accountability and team working.
You will be contributing to our Parent Support Projects which include one-to-one work and facilitating our parent support groups. The focus of these projects is on person-centred relationships which involves mentoring and befriending to ensure positive longer term outcomes for parent/carers who have children aged 8-15.
We are seeking compassionate, professional, proactive and caring individuals who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.
These posts may involve out of hours, evening and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.
Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about giving support to vulnerable children and young people?
COVEY are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.
We are looking for an experienced Coordinator to join our growing Young Person’s team with the following essential elements:
· A thorough understanding of the complexities of working with vulnerable young people and the issues which they may face;
· Experience of working with young people in a range of settings;
· The ability to assess the needs of the young people and facilitate and support each befriending relationship;
· An understanding of volunteer management with experience in that field preferable;
· Competent in all aspects of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in their role;
· Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load;
· A working knowledge of risk assessment and monitoring and evaluation;
· The attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and reporting;
· Strong administration, planning and organisational skills;
· Excellent at communicating, and
· An understanding of the need for accountability and team working.
This post may involve out of hours, evening and occasional weekend work. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.
To support the delivery of Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire mission to;
‘To shape, strengthen and serve a strong, vibrant, empowered and inclusive volunteering community and voluntary sector in South Lanarkshire’.
To achieve this the post holder will work as a member of the development staff within the Third Sector Interface (TSI) and as part of the operational delivery team.
The post holder will hold a key role in identifying opportunities for Third Sector organisations across South Lanarkshire, assessing and maintaining development opportunities and timelines, monitoring progress, supporting the delivery of organisational work-plans, reporting on performance against agreed KPI’s at a local and national level, supporting the maintenance and development of Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire’s internal CRM system (E.P.I) and the publically accessible Locator tool.
Support the further development and maintenance of locality ‘Pen Pictures’.
Liaise with the administration team to support the management of internal and external events as appropriate.
In addition, the post holder may be expected to attend seminars and networking events and to present to external bodies on a range of related topics.
A Job Description is available for download below.
Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.
We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.
We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.
We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.
We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.
We Are With You.
About the job
We are looking to appoint two motivated and enthusiastic Trauma Counsellors to join our Trauma Counselling Service covering the South Lanarkshire area. The service provides 1:1 counselling and group work to adults and young people who are affected by adverse childhood experiences and substance use.
Our work environment is dynamic, valuing a team orientated and proactive approach.
You will have the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team. We welcome applications from candidates who have a warm, professional and empathic outlook.
What we’re looking for
The successful candidate will be experienced trauma focused Counsellors, skilled in delivering trauma interventions. In addition, you will have a sound knowledge and understanding of supporting individuals affected by substance use.
We use a phased orientated approach to working with trauma and focus specifically on Safety and Stabilisation. The post holder should have the necessary understanding and skill set demanded of this phase to work effectively with survivors of traumatic experiences.
You will have a minimum of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience. You will be required to be a member of an accredited body, such as BACP, BABCP or COSCA and will be either accredited, or working toward accreditation.
The post holder will be required to;
● Assess suitability for trauma therapy.
● Formulate, implement and evaluate treatment programmes in collaboration with
● Assess risk and manage a caseload
● Offer 1:1 Phase 1 trauma therapy
● Make onward referrals as required.
● Deliver group work interventions as required
● Undertake clinical supervision & reflective practice sessions on a regular basis
in line with relevant professional guidelines.
Further information about this job
This is a casual contract and a flexible approach to hours and working patterns will be agreed with the successful candidates.
The hourly rate is made up of £12.71 basic rate plus £1.53 holiday pay
Interviews are planned to be held on 29th September via Google Meet.
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