Street Fit Scotland
Street Fit Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC046638

Street Fit Scotland is a not-for-profit registered charity (SC046638) that delivers programmes of activities based on improving the health, fitness and well- being of individuals and groups. Our service is created alongside the people who engage with us by taking an inclusive and pro-active approach by continually asking evaluating and shaping the service activities around what activities people tell us they would like us to deliver. We support a variety of people who are vulnerably housed and are affected by or experiencing homelessness. We aim to reduce harmful behaviours and we are committed to supporting people who are affected by their use of dependence on alcohol/substances or any other issue they would like to work through. We aim to reduce social isolation and loneliness, by improving lives, lifestyles and mental health as well as addressing long-term physical health needs. Our programme offers a variety of workshops that focus on peer support, group work, diet nutrition, confidence building raising self-esteem offering people to access a structured weekly programme of activities.

Current vacancies

Mental Health (Link Worker)

  • Part time
  • £24,478 – £26,272 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2022

Street Fit Scotland (SFS) provides health, fitness and well-being programmes for groups/individuals who are affected by or experiencing homelessness, including those experiencing addiction or who are affected by alcohol, drugs, and other dependencies.

We offer and deliver a variety of physical fitness sessions focusing on improving mental and physical well-being; reducing social isolation and loneliness; encouraging people back into mainstream society.

We are looking for a motivated, committed, enthusiastic, organised, and passionate person to join our team.

The post is for a part-time experienced link worker (Mental Health) 14 hours a week.

Purpose of job

  • Provide 1-1 and group support to SFS participants with mental health support needs
  • Develop outreach and multi-agency working to increase the reach of our organisation
  • Develop support resources and innovative approaches to working

Role and responsibilities

  • Deliver emotional and practical support to participants, managing caseloads effectively
  • Manage SFS referrals and deliver group-work induction sessions for new referrals
  • Accompany participants to SFS sessions to engage in sessions (where spaces allow you can also participate)
  • Make referrals and support people to access other relevant services and partner agencies
  • Carry out continuous evaluation of services
  • Attend partnership meetings and other service development opportunities
  • Attend support and supervision and team meetings

Person Specification

Skills

Essential

  • Build positive and equitable relationships with people
  • Effective team/group-work
  • Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology
  • Good timekeeping, diary, and record management
  • Take initiative and make decisions relating to your work
  • Good communication skills- written and oral

Desirable

  • Full clean driver’s licence
  • Lived experience

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of the issues affecting participants at SFS
  • Understanding of safe practice in supporting people with their mental health and coping mechanisms
  • Familiar with Street Fit Scotland and our approach to supporting people
  • Understanding of Child and Adult protection processes and how to recognise and action concerns

Experience

Essential

  • Working with vulnerable people, e.g., people who are experiencing or affected by homelessness
  • Working with people with complex needs, e.g., drug and alcohol dependencies, mental health, trauma
  • Supporting people to develop independent living skills
  • Developing and utilising evaluation tools that help continuously improve the quality of service provided

Values

Essential

  • Empathy: listen to and understand people's personal needs and circumstances
  • Integrity: treat everyone at SFS with dignity, respect, and kindness
  • Openness: take a non-judgemental approach
  • Inclusion: committed to anti-discriminatory practice and building inclusive, safe environments
  • Awareness: recognise boundaries to protect both you as a practitioner and the service users you support

This post involves regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from appropriately qualified people with diverse perspectives, ways of thinking, and lived experience. We value and celebrate difference, including diversity of age, ability, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, religion/belief, and sexual orientation.

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Link Worker (Drug and Alcohol)

  • Part time
  • £24,478 – £26,272 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2022

Street Fit Scotland (SFS) provides health, fitness and well-being programmes for groups/individuals who are affected by or experiencing homelessness, including those experiencing addiction or who are affected by alcohol, drugs, and other dependencies.

We offer and deliver a variety of physical fitness sessions focusing on improving mental and physical well-being; reducing social isolation and loneliness; encouraging people back into mainstream society.

We are looking for a motivated, committed, enthusiastic, organised, and passionate person to join our team.

The post is for a part-time experienced link worker (Drug and Alcohol) 21 hours a week over Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Purpose of job

  • Provide 1-1 and group support to SFS participants who are experiencing drug/alcohol related issues
  • Develop outreach and multi-agency working to increase the reach of our organisation
  • Develop support resources and innovative approaches to working

Role and responsibilities

  • Deliver emotional and practical support to participants, managing caseloads effectively
  • Manage SFS referrals and deliver group-work induction sessions for new referrals
  • Accompany participants to SFS sessions to engage in sessions (where spaces allow you can also participate)
  • Make referrals and support people to access other relevant services and partner agencies
  • Carry out continuous evaluation of services
  • Attend partnership meetings and other service development opportunities
  • Attend support and supervision and team meetings

Person Specification

Skills

Essential

  • Build positive and equitable relationships with people
  • Effective team/group-work
  • Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology
  • Good timekeeping, diary, and record management
  • Take initiative and make decisions relating to your work
  • Good communication skills- written and oral

Desirable

  • Full clean driver’s licence
  • Lived experience

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of the issues affecting participants at SFS
  • Understanding of safe practice in supporting people managing addictions, dependencies, and coping mechanisms
  • Familiar with Street Fit Scotland and our approach to supporting people
  • Understanding of Child and Adult protection processes and how to recognise and action concerns

Experience

Essential

  • Working with vulnerable people, e.g., people who are experiencing or affected by homelessness
  • Working with people with complex needs, e.g., drug and alcohol dependencies, mental health, trauma
  • Supporting people to develop independent living skills
  • Developing and utilising evaluation tools that help continuously improve the quality of service provided

Values

Essential

  • Empathy: listen to and understand people's personal needs and circumstances
  • Integrity: treat everyone at SFS with dignity, respect, and kindness
  • Openness: take a non-judgemental approach
  • Inclusion: committed to anti-discriminatory practice and building inclusive, safe environments
  • Awareness: recognise boundaries to protect both you as a practitioner and the service users you support

This post involves regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from appropriately qualified people with diverse perspectives, ways of thinking, and lived experience. We value and celebrate difference, including diversity of age, ability, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, religion/belief, and sexual orientation.

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This vacancy has now closed

Link Worker (Drug and Alcohol)

  • Part time
  • £27,123 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th March 2022

Street Fit Scotland (SFS) provides health, fitness and well-being programmes for groups/individuals who are affected by or experiencing homelessness, including those experiencing addiction or who are affected by alcohol, drugs, and other dependencies.

We offer and deliver a variety of physical fitness sessions focusing on improving mental and physical well-being; reducing social isolation and loneliness; encouraging people back into mainstream society.

We are looking for a motivated, committed, enthusiastic, organised, and passionate person to join our team.

The post is for a part-time experienced link worker (Drug and Alcohol) 21 hours a week over Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

Purpose of job

· Provide 1-1 and group support to SFS participants who are experiencing drug/alcohol related issues

· Develop outreach and multi-agency working to increase the reach of our organisation

· Develop support resources and innovative approaches to working

Role and responsibilities

· Deliver emotional and practical support to participants, managing caseloads effectively

· Manage SFS referrals and deliver group-work induction sessions for new referrals

· Accompany participants to SFS sessions to engage in sessions (where spaces allow you can also participate)

· Make referrals and support people to access other relevant services and partner agencies

· Carry out continuous evaluation of services

· Attend partnership meetings and other service development opportunities

· Attend support and supervision and team meetings

Person Specification

Skills

Essential

· Build positive and equitable relationships with people

· Effective team/group-work

· Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology

· Good timekeeping, diary, and record management

· Take initiative and make decisions relating to your work

· Good communication skills- written and oral

Desirable

· Full clean driver’s licence

· Lived experience

Knowledge

Essential

· Understanding of the issues affecting participants at SFS

· Understanding of safe practice in supporting people managing addictions, dependencies and coping mechanisms

· Familiar with Street Fit Scotland and our approach to supporting people

· Understanding of Child and Adult protection processes and how to recognise and action concerns

Experience

Essential

· Working with vulnerable people, e.g., people who are experiencing or affected by homelessness

· Working with people with complex needs, e.g., drug and alcohol dependencies, mental health, trauma

· Supporting people to develop independent living skills

· Developing and utilising evaluation tools that help continuously improve the quality of service provided

Values

Essential

· Empathy: listen to and understand people's personal needs and circumstances

· Integrity: treat everyone at SFS with dignity, respect, and kindness

· Openness: take a non-judgemental approach

· Inclusion: committed to anti-discriminatory practice and building inclusive, safe environments

· Awareness: recognise boundaries to protect both you as a practitioner and the service users you support

This post involves regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from appropriately qualified people with diverse perspectives, ways of thinking, and lived experience. We value and celebrate difference, including diversity of age, ability, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, religion/belief, and sexual orientation.

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