We are looking to recruit a Community Link Worker, linking those in need of support with a range of non-clinical health and wellbeing services and provisions across West Dunbartonshire. The Community Link Worker programme is funded by the Scottish Government through the Primary Care Improvement Plan and delivered in partnership with WDHSCP, GP Practices and the local Third Sector to support people to improve their wellbeing by strengthening connections between primary care and community and third sector resources.
You will be a pro-active person who motivates others, and with a passion to develop and strengthen alliances and pathways to increase service uptake. You will provide a person-centred service, responsive to the needs and interests of practice populations and will:
• Support referred clients to identify issues that affect their wellbeing
• Taking a person-centred approach, support individuals to identify personal outcomes and priorities
• Overcome barriers and link clients to local and national support services and activities
• Ensure all activity is guided by the principles and indicators of the Health and Social Care Standards – My Support, My Life.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience in client/mentoring engagement, partnership working and facilitation skills. You will be an advocate for community empowerment, highly motivated and able to demonstrate approaches to supporting positive health outcomes. In the post, you will work closely with internal WDCVS colleagues to help design and deliver innovative ways of working and promote the impact of interventions.
Responsible to: This role reports to the WDCVS Chief Officer
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
Reporting directly to a Locality Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring, within your Service(s), that VSS’s local service development and delivery plan is being implemented within your geographical area(s). Service delivery is provided by a team of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, you will be responsible for planning their deployment to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime, our service users. Responsible for all aspects of a volunteer engagement with VSS at your services, including recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. Contributing to business planning and co-ordination ensuring that continuous learning takes place to monitor that the outcomes of service users are being met, as well as partnership work with external organisations in the area.
This role will be based in Dumbarton Court however, you will need to be flexible and have the ability to travel across the region as required.
This role will be subject to a PVG check.
Make A Difference: Join Cordale’s Management Committee
Cordale Housing Association is seeking talented leaders to support its ambitions to make life better for residents and tenants in Renton and West Dunbartonshire.
Individuals with a record of success in any leadership role are being invited to join Cordale’s Management Committee.
The Association has successful completed a transformation programme, resulting in significantly improved performance and services, and is now mapping a strategy for further improvements.
The current Committee is made up of local residents, plus individuals with specific business skills. Its role is to ensure sound management of Cordale and to deliver excellent outcomes for tenants and service users.
These positions provide the opportunity to gain further governance and leadership experience. They are being offered on a voluntary basis, and full support and training will be provided.