We are looking for a Family Development Worker at our Dale Hub facility in Armadale.
We need someone who can lead our play; build relationships; engage with the local community; support volunteers; inspire adults, children and colleagues; and help us to create lifelong memories.
You must be creative, enthusiastic, passionate, caring and professional. We take our play seriously and we are serious about having fun!
We need the right person to be the anchor for this project. To bring their knowledge and experience of play-based family engagement and activities to make a real impact on families’ difficulties and community issues.
You will lead from the front – indoors, outdoors, at the Dale Hub and in the local community. We are a key service provider in Armadale and you must also be able to network and be the face of the Dale Hub.
Hours are negotiable: anywhere between 25 - 36 hours for the right person.
Family and Community Development West Lothian has been inspiring children and their families for over 30 years. As a sector leader in play, childcare and community development, our Awesome Childhood Experiences create lifelong memories. With over 100 staff, at 14 sites across West Lothian, our Mission is to give all of our children the best start in life. We operate a range of projects to meet individuals', groups' and communities' needs. We are a caring, innovative and fun employer and as such, vacancies don't come up often! If you want to help us to make a difference then we'd love to hear from you.
The Brock is a charity and social enterprise that provides constructive therapeutic work activities and facilitated social integration for people with chronic mental health conditions. We focus on what people can do rather than what they can’t. We offer stimulating opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, woodwork and a variety of crafts.
A society where every individual with a mental health condition feels
included, supported and valued.
We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic person who shares our vision and who has the necessary skills to help take the Garden Centre and Mind Garden forward, building upon the existing production of bedding plants, planters and baskets. You will be joining the Brock at an exciting time as we develop as a social enterprise and expand our areas of activity.
Our service users need you to be kind-hearted, caring, helpful and have a sense of humour.
You will be a people person, with good horticultural knowledge and experience, will be confident in leading therapeutic activities, and will have a customer focussed approach and the commercial acumen to develop new products and initiatives.
Under the direction of the operations manager, the successful applicant will take responsibility for the day to day running of the Garden Centre and Mind Garden. There is also significant opportunity for the post holder to work alongside the woodworking and craft facilitators to support other enterprise initiatives that the project is delivering.
In return you will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of a young organisation; and to use your imagination and creativity to influence the direction of the organisation and its impact on service users. Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important to us as having the right experience and skills. If you feel that this could be you, we look forward to hearing from you!
The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme.
If you are interested, we encourage you to visit he Brock. During the winter months we are open to the public Mon-Fri 10am till 3pm. For further information, an informal conversation or an application pack please contact Koen Van der Straeten on 01506 858080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit thebrock.org.
The West Lothian Community Mental Health and Wellbeing team is looking for an outstanding candidate to join us.
Our re:discover and peer support project is a recovery focussed service, both supporting self-management groups and helping people to take the first steps towards meeting new people, rediscovering old hobbies and developing new interests and connections.
The successful candidate will recruit, train and manage volunteers and peers; develop group work; support service users; and manage and support volunteer/ service user matches.
The successful candidate will have experience of recruiting and managing volunteers; peer support; group and one to one work; recording, monitoring and evaluation of outcomes, an understanding of mental health provision in including voluntary and statutory services, alongside other essential experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service is a well-established 3rd sector organisation with a history and reputation for delivering a wide range of effective education and prevention, early interventions and psychological therapies around alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian.
We are pleased to be able to expand our Psychological Therapies services by recruiting a skilled worker to provide bereavement counselling and support for young people aged from 12-18 who have experienced the sudden loss of a loved one or friend.
This is a fixed term post for 2 years, funded through the Big Lottery and Robertson Trust. The role will mainly involve 1 to 1 working, with some group work interventions across West Lothian in a range of settings. Some evening work and weekend work may be required from time to time.
The Service operates from premises at The Almondbank Centre in Craigshill, Livingston.
Do you want to work with an awards winning organisation?
Do you share Aspire values in respect of the rights of vulnerable people to live ordinary lives?
Are you caring, compassionate, enthusiastic and committed to supporting people in the community who may have additional support needs?
A full UK driving licence with access to a car is essential, as travel throughout the service area is an expectation of the post.
Salary is dependent on service and shift pattern.
Your role may include:
· Assisting with personal care;
· Working with individuals to participate in community based social activities of their choice; and/or
· Assisting people with clinical and health care needs.
Additional desirable qualities, qualifications and experience of the post holder include:
· Hardworking, flexible, motivated and driven to do the right thing by the people we support;
· SVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or a commitment to undertake a SVQ; and
· Registration with the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) or a commitment to become registered.
Employee benefits include:
· Excellent Learning and Development opportunities and strong Support & Leadership;
· Employee Discount Schemes and Referral Recruitment Bonus;
· Contributory Pension Scheme and 4 x Annual Salary Life Assurance benefit; and
· Employee Health Assured assistance programme.