This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children 1st Service in West Lothian. As part of our Family Group Decision Making Team, you will be involved in empowering families to support children and young people currently accommodated to return to their community and enable families to create plans that support children at risk of accommodation.
Family group conferencing draws on the strengths of the wider family and friends in deciding how best to care for a child, giving families the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.
We are looking from someone with the experience and skills that are able to get alongside families and their children at really difficult times to support them in creating positive plans that ensure the safe care of the children. We are looking for someone with experience in Family Group Conferencing, or who has relevant experience working collaboratively with families, alongside a range of professionals and with a sound understanding of child protection.
You should be an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification.
This is a fixed term, full time, 35 hour post, funded initially until 31 March 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.
Change Grow Live provides a fully integrated recovery service across West Lothian and aims to provide high quality one to one and groupwork opportunities to people wishing to recover from addictions. Making recovery visible and easily accessed is a key driver for the West Lothian Recovery Service.
The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and have experience of addiction and recovery. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the difficulties and challenges faced by those in recovery and be willing to learn how to plan recovery journeys and will be trained in how to facilitate group work sessions.
Some of the work you will be trained to engage in includes:
Providing a range of motivational and supportive interventions to enable service users to build recovery capital and to remain motivated to achieve recovery with support from others in the West Lothian Recovery Service Team.
Help develop and grow the recovery community in West Lothian within CGL and other partners
Supporting service users to develop appropriate coping skills/support networks to increase positive recovery outcomes.
To be a point of contact for peer-led support and initiatives supporting the increase of visible recovery across West Lothian
Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.
In return for hard work, professionalism, dedication, and enthusiasm, we will offer excellent terms and conditions including support in gaining an SVQ level 2, a comprehensive career development plan and the support you will need to really make a difference to the lives of people in recovery.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.
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We’re looking for member pioneers to join Co-op, in communities across the country. In this unique role you’ll be focused on bringing people together to make a difference in your community. That means talking to Co-op members, colleagues in stores and funeral homes, and representatives of the many local causes we support. By building relationships with and connecting these people you’ll be the catalyst for new ideas, initiatives and projects that will make our communities better places to live.
We plan to have a member pioneer dedicated to each of our communities and you’ll be a part of this ambitious plan for a better future. Everything you do will contribute to our community plan, making sure we make the biggest impact possible across the UK by increasing community co-operation. It’s an opportunity to make a visible difference where you live, supported by an organisation with nearly 70,000 colleagues.
What you’ll do:
This role would suit someone who:
As a member pioneer you’ll have the chance to support local communities, making a visible difference by encouraging people to work together. As a Co-op colleague you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including:
Building an inclusive work environment
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make adjustments to the interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies
As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.
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.