Simon Community Scotland
Simon Community Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC003076

At the Simon Community Scotland we help over 3000 people a year who experience homelessness, many of who have complex needs. We offer a range of services, tailored to those people who use our services, from outreach to accommodation and housing support / supported living.

Current vacancies

Managed Alcohol Programme (MAP) :- Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,860 – £23,899
  • 17 Carmyle Avenue, Glasgow, G32 8HJ
  • Closing 18th December 2022

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Aims of The Managed Alcohol Programme (MAP) Glasgow:

To provide a new unique type of Housing Support service for Scotland to match the unmet needs of alcohol dependent rough sleepers including 10 homeless men in Glasgow. The service will provide unique personalised care and housing support in specially designed accommodation. We will develop a multi agency HUB collaborating with specialist inreach services. Our new trauma informed approach will seek to engage and enable recovery. We aim to support residents to live a life off the streets facilitating controlled alcohol consumption reducing harm and promoting healthier, happier living, preventing premature deaths and improving community connectivity.

Job Summary

This MAP Health Support Worker role is to provide the highest quality care and housing support that is strength and asset based. You will help develop a highly personalised trauma informed harm reduction programme which will be shaped by each individual. Uniquely your role will involve working as part of a multidisciplinary team and directly with external Nursing and healthcare professionals monitoring harm, intoxication levels and helping administering planned quantities of alcohol to residents. You will jointly screen, assess, review and record each service user journey. This will involve key working and leadership in developing group work activities and connecting with community assets.

Job Purpose

MAP Support Workers will play a critical role in developing professional relationships with each complex service user. Building trusting open honest relationships will be essential to our unique service delivery.

You will provide dynamic flexible support with care and compassion. You will often be the first point of contact celebrating happy moments and dealing with crisis, incidents, keeping everyone safe and secure.

A key part of the role will be early identification of health risks, potential conflicts, providing harm reduction advice and information. Personal Leadership and Coaching skills will be required as part of a one team approach. All Support workers will have key working responsibility for each individual. You will be both life coach and recovery champion. A key purpose of this role will be to record accurately our support and recovery plans on our cloud based Database each time updating personal plans enabling residents to set SMART goals supporting users to realise their full potential.

You will support and enable residents and empower them to take control over their own lives providing the right level of intervention to reduce harm and provide a safe and secure home for life. Your support will be based on positive relationships and trauma informed care principles. You will as part of the team develop a whole person approach, reducing poverty by maximising income and providing energetic support and advice to meet service users needs.

This will include encouraging improvements in lifestyle, health and personal care, developing community links, supporting researchers, partners and residents to reduce the harm associated with their homelessness and alcohol/drug consumption. You will enable service users to access their alcohol responsibly minimising harms supporting them to regularly access their beverage of choice within agreed limits within an agreed timeframe, preventing withdrawal and promoting personalised recovery.

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Managed Alcohol Programme (MAP) :- Health Care Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,474 – £24,660
  • 17 Carmyle Avenue, Glasgow, G32 8HL
  • Closing 18th December 2022

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Aims of The Managed Alcohol Programme (MAP) Glasgow :

To provide a new unique type of Housing Support service for Scotland to match the unmet needs of alcohol dependent rough sleepers including 10 homeless men in Glasgow. The service will provide unique personalised care and housing support in specially designed accommodation. We will develop a multi agency HUB collaborating with specialist inreach services. Our new trauma informed approach will seek to engage and enable recovery. We aim to support residents to live a life off the streets facilitating controlled alcohol consumption reducing harm and promoting healthier, happier living, preventing premature deaths and improving community connectivity.

Job Summary

This MAP Health Support Worker role is to provide the highest quality care and housing support that is strength and asset based. You will help develop a highly personalised trauma informed harm reduction programme which will be shaped by each individual. Uniquely your role will involve working as part of a multidisciplinary team and directly with external Nursing and healthcare professionals monitoring harm, intoxication levels and helping administering planned quantities of alcohol to residents. You will jointly screen, assess, review and record each service user journey. This will involve key working and leadership in developing group work activities and connecting with community assets.

Job Purpose

MAP Health Support Workers will play a critical role in developing professional relationships with each complex service user. Building trusting open honest relationships will be essential to our unique service delivery. You will provide dynamic flexible support with care and compassion. You will often be the first point of contact celebrating happy moments and dealing with crises, incidents, keeping everyone safe and secure. A key part of the role will be early identification of health risks, potential conflicts, providing harm reduction advice and information.

Personal Leadership and Coaching skills will be required as part of a one team approach. All Support workers will have key working responsibility for each individual. You will be both life coach and recovery champion. A key purpose of this role will be to record accurately our support and recovery plans on our cloud based Database each time updating personal plans enabling residents to set SMART goals supporting users to realise their full potential.

You will support and enable residents and empower them to take control over their own lives providing the right level of intervention to reduce harm and provide a safe and secure home for life. Your support will be based on positive relationships and trauma informed care principles. You will as part of the team develop a whole person approach, reducing poverty by maximising income and providing energetic support and advice to meet service users needs.

This will include encouraging improvements in lifestyle, health and personal care, developing community links, supporting researchers, partners and residents to reduce the harm associated with their homelessness and alcohol/drug consumption. You will enable service users to access their alcohol responsibly minimising harms supporting them to regularly access their beverage of choice within agreed limits within an agreed timeframe, preventing withdrawal and promoting personalised recovery.

You will report to the MAP Service Lead and work in harmony with volunteers, recovery champions, partners and collaborators, and will look outwardly to develop your practice area in partnership with the multidisciplinary team using SCS training resources. Continued professional development is a key aspect of your own personal responsibilities as part of the MAP team.

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Shared Living Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th June 2021

Our award winning Shared Living Programme was piloted in 2017 and following a successful partnership with DWP to incubate and launch the initiative, we are now seeking self motivated and passionate individuals to take the programme to the next level.

The Shared Living Link Worker role is ideal for someone who can build positive relationships and partnerships with housing associations, local authority housing officers, third sector organisations, and crucially, engage and support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who have aspirations to share a tenancy and commit to each other’s shared life goals.

The posts are full time for 1 year with possible extension (If no further funding is available, employees could be

accommodated into other services).

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Housing Support Worker Grade 2

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £20,385
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st July 2021

Are you wanting to be part of a groundbreaking and exciting project which is a first of its kind in Social Care in Scotland?

Do you have good values, relish new challenges and have the ability to demonstrate leadership?

If you are a creative thinker, ambitious and want to make a difference this might be the job for you!

If you are passionate about providing the best compassionate care for people, willing to push yourself and professional boundaries please apply and join our specialist MAP team.

The Simon Community Scotland (SCS) Managed Alcohol Programme (MAP) launches in Glasgow in July 2021 and is the first of its kind in Scotland and across the EU. The MAP is a truly collaborative multidisciplinary project with our colleagues in Glasgow Addiction Recovery services and has secured three years of investment. This will be a registered Housing Support Service which will be groundbreaking in many aspects of its service delivery!

We are looking for people who go the extra mile as excellence and innovation will be at the heart of everyday delivery of this service. We will launch the new service in an exceptional “PIE” inspired boutique hotel styled building.

This project cuts across sectors and has ambition to deliver transformational change in the lives of alcohol dependent homeless men. Our MAP expert advisory group consists of exceptional leaders in relevant specialist fields. Our partners in Canada have provided evidence of what works and a decade of research demonstrating the potential impact of MAP’s in Scotland and this international community of practice will continue. Our innovative approach has already attracted followers and supporters particularly those seeking excellence across Europe. Partnerships with sector leaders in Portugal, Norway, Italy, and Poland have evolved. We have a transnational european MAP support network developing. This exciting coalition including Canadian services have ambitious plans for collaboration.

We are seeking exceptional people with professional experience and SCS particularly value’s those in recovery and would welcome applications from those with lived experience. Understanding of issues around trauma, substance misuse, rough sleeping, homelessness and harm reduction theory particularly around alcohol use would be an advantage. It's going to be an exciting challenge and massively rewarding. We promise it won't be boring, no two days will be the same and you will learn every day so adaptability is crucial. This type of opportunity doesn’t come around everyday.

Join us and change things for a better future.

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Housing Support Worker 1

  • Full time
  • £18,525
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st July 2021

Are you wanting to be part of a groundbreaking and exciting project which is a first of its kind in Social Care in Scotland?

Do you have good values, relish new challenges and have the ability to demonstrate leadership?

If you are a creative thinker, ambitious and want to make a difference this might be the job for you!

If you are passionate about providing the best compassionate care for people, willing to push yourself and professional boundaries please apply and join our specialist MAP team.

The Simon Community Scotland (SCS) Managed Alcohol Programme (MAP) launches in Glasgow in July 2021 and is the first of its kind in Scotland and across the EU. The MAP is a truly collaborative multidisciplinary project with our colleagues in Glasgow Addiction Recovery services and has secured three years of investment. This will be a registered Housing Support Service which will be groundbreaking in many aspects of its service delivery!

We are looking for people who go the extra mile as excellence and innovation will be at the heart of everyday delivery of this service. We will launch the new service in an exceptional “PIE” inspired boutique hotel styled building.

This project cuts across sectors and has ambition to deliver transformational change in the lives of alcohol dependent homeless men. Our MAP expert advisory group consists of exceptional leaders in relevant specialist fields. Our partners in Canada have provided evidence of what works and a decade of research demonstrating the potential impact of MAP’s in Scotland and this international community of practice will continue. Our innovative approach has already attracted followers and supporters particularly those seeking excellence across Europe. Partnerships with sector leaders in Portugal, Norway, Italy, and Poland have evolved. We have a transnational european MAP support network developing. This exciting coalition including Canadian services have ambitious plans for collaboration.

We are seeking exceptional people with professional experience and SCS particularly value’s those in recovery and would welcome applications from those with lived experience. Understanding of issues around trauma, substance misuse, rough sleeping, homelessness and harm reduction theory particularly around alcohol use would be an advantage. It's going to be an exciting challenge and massively rewarding. We promise it won't be boring, no two days will be the same and you will learn every day so adaptability is crucial. This type of opportunity doesn’t come around everyday.

Join us and change things for a better future.

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This vacancy has now closed

Health Care Support Worker Grade 3

  • Full time
  • £20,385 – £22,367
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st July 2021

Are you wanting to be part of a groundbreaking and exciting project which is a first of its kind in Social Care in Scotland?

Do you have good values, relish new challenges and have the ability to demonstrate leadership?

If you are a creative thinker, ambitious and want to make a difference this might be the job for you!

If you are passionate about providing the best compassionate care for people, willing to push yourself and professional boundaries please apply and join our specialist MAP team.

The Simon Community Scotland (SCS) Managed Alcohol Programme (MAP) launches in Glasgow in July 2021 and is the first of its kind in Scotland and across the EU. The MAP is a truly collaborative multidisciplinary project with our colleagues in Glasgow Addiction Recovery services and has secured three years of investment. This will be a registered Housing Support Service which will be groundbreaking in many aspects of its service delivery!

We are looking for people who go the extra mile as excellence and innovation will be at the heart of everyday delivery of this service. We will launch the new service in an exceptional “PIE” inspired boutique hotel styled building.

This project cuts across sectors and has ambition to deliver transformational change in the lives of alcohol dependent homeless men. Our MAP expert advisory group consists of exceptional leaders in relevant specialist fields. Our partners in Canada have provided evidence of what works and a decade of research demonstrating the potential impact of MAP’s in Scotland and this international community of practice will continue. Our innovative approach has already attracted followers and supporters particularly those seeking excellence across Europe. Partnerships with sector leaders in Portugal, Norway, Italy, and Poland have evolved. We have a transnational european MAP support network developing. This exciting coalition including Canadian services have ambitious plans for collaboration.

We are seeking exceptional people with professional experience and SCS particularly value’s those in recovery and would welcome applications from those with lived experience. Understanding of issues around trauma, substance misuse, rough sleeping, homelessness and harm reduction theory particularly around alcohol use would be an advantage. It's going to be an exciting challenge and massively rewarding. We promise it won't be boring, no two days will be the same and you will learn every day so adaptability is crucial. This type of opportunity doesn’t come around everyday.

Join us and change things for a better future.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support/Relief Workers - Women’s Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £21,677
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th June 2021

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Are you as passionate as we are about providing high quality, safe accommodation to women experiencing homelessness? If the answer is yes we are looking for you to join us and work within a fast-paced dedicated team who have a woman-centred approach that focuses on safety and recovery.

We have full and part-time vacancies for support workers based in our women’s housing support services in Glasgow. We also have opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs and offer an exciting chance to build your experience and skills in social care, these roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability.

We will also consider applicants looking to work on a permanent night shift basis.

Job Purpose

The women who enter our housing support services, often have multiple experiences of abuse and disadvantage, including childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence and exploitation through prostitution including coercion and control. They may have physical and mental health problems, criminal records and experience of street homelessness, any combination of which can lead to learned survival and coping strategies that can often be a barrier to accessing and benefiting from support services.

Our aim is to provide a safe place that accepts women as they are whilst supporting them to identify goals and find ways of moving forward and away from the harm they live with. You will report to the Head of Women’s Services and work in harmony with all other teams within the women’s service as well as the wider organisational teams, and will look outwardly to develop your practice area in partnership with all stakeholders

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Service Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,756 – £37,071
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 6th August 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Service Lead in our Mason Street Service, North Lanarkshire.

This role will be to lead, support and develop a diverse team of staff and volunteers through a period of exciting change and opportunity to deliver life changing and quality services. To lead a culture which recognises the team, it’s strengths and their roles as leaders in every interaction, through professional empowerment, risk informed decision

making at the front line where it matters

You will report to the Head of Service team and work in harmony with other Service Leaders, looking outwardly to develop your practice in partnership with Heads of Service.

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Service Leader - Housing First

  • Full time
  • £31,756 – £37,071
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th August 2021

Do you want to join an organisation who places relationships at the heart of all it's decision making?

Do your values drive you to find the difference that makes the difference for people?

Do you want to work for a charity that changes and saves lives every day?

Does that sound like you?

Then your next role can be with Simon Community Scotland as a service leader within our Edinburgh Housing First service!

We are currently looking for service leaders to join this new service to be at the forefront of its development and growth. The role of a Housing First approach is to support people moving into their own permanent home as quickly as possible to be wrapped in support as they build a safe base to work out what is their own pathway to a happy life.

People are at the heart of everything we do - This means you will need to have the qualities to lead a team to support people to see their own amazing potential. You’ll need to have energy, compassion, empathy and be trauma skilled in your approach. Making a good cuppa helps too!

We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness and/or addiction. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other.

Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll.

As an employer, Leadership and learning is how we link together with our teams, supporting each other to build strong supportive teams, using reflective and evidence based practices to learn from each other and grow together. This starts with our 5 day induction programme.

As a service leader you will nurture and foster supportive relationships with your team, colleagues and our multi agency partners. You must be committed to the supervision and practice development of your team and model a self

directed approach to all you do. Does this still sound like you? Then we want to hear from you today!

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Support Worker 2 - North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • Residential Services, North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 24th September 2021

Introduction

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Job purpose

We support people with exceptional needs and we need exceptional people to help us. At Simon Community Scotland, we are wholly focused on supporting people to be safe, to get off the streets and into accommodation where we continue to provide support to help them stay safe. Our values matter to us and we are looking for people who share those, who are committed to making a positive difference, and who are skilled in relating to people and working in a person-centred way to support resolution and recovery from homelessness. Everyone Deserves a Safe Place to Live

Job Summary

We have full time vacancies for support workers based in our North Lanarkshire residential services, these areas include Motherwell, Airdrie and Wishaw. We also have opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs and offer an exciting chance to build your experience and skills in social care, these roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability.

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Support/Relief Workers - Women’s Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £21,677
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th September 2021

Are you passionate about breaking down the barriers and obstacles faced by women?

Do you have a motivation to drive change and advocate for women whose voices have been silenced through years of trauma?

Do you like a challenge and enjoy working in a fast paced environment and be part of a caring supportive team that promotes a #oneteam ethos?

Then this is the job for you!!

About Simon Community Scotland

Do you want to work for an employer who will invest in you and support you to improve your skills, who will encourage you to take calculated risks and promote your own health and well-being. As an employer we will encourage your professional development and we are looking for women with inspirational ideas, which we will nurture. Do you want to work for an organisation who will provide you with opportunities to grow and develop in your career and embrace your creativity then look no further than SIMON COMMUNITY SCOTLAND.

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

About the role

We are looking for women to support women and who are willing to go that extra mile to challenge and advocate through society's barriers that women experiencing homelessness face today. The women who enter our housing support services, often have multiple experiences of violence and abuse, including childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence and exploitation through prostitution including coercion and control. They may have physical and mental health problems, criminal records and experience of street homelessness, any combination of which can lead to learned survival and coping strategies that can often be a barrier to accessing and benefiting from support services.

Our aim is to provide a safe place that accepts women just as they are, whilst supporting them to identify goals and find ways of moving forward and away from the harm they live with. You will report to the Leaders of the Women Service’s who work across our 4 dedicated Women's Services which are led by our Head of Women’s Services. You will work in harmony with all other teams within the women’s service as well as the wider organisational teams, and will look outward to develop your practice area in partnership with all stakeholders.

About You

We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness or addiction. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, harnessing self motivation, critical thinking and being completely solutions focussed, with maybe a little dash of humour thrown in!We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other.

We have full and part-time vacancies for support workers based in our women’s housing support services in Glasgow. We also have opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs as well as your own personal commitments and they offer an exciting chance to build your experience and skills in social care. These roles are ideally suited for those not in full time work and who can be flexible with their time and availability.

We also welcome applicants looking to work on a permanent night shift basis.

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RSVP Support Worker/Relief Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th September 2021

Introduction - Job Purpose

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People (RSVP). This service primarily engages with people in Glasgow City Centre, however, we have encountered a growing number of people in the South and West of the City. The RSVP Street Support Outreach worker will provide positive practical and emotional support to people who are rough sleeping in Glasgow or at risk of rough sleeping. Working in pairs, they will engage with Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People and support them to present for accommodation, engage with health and addiction services as well as other homeless services. They will establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and minimises the number of nights an individual rough sleeps.

The Complex Needs Team provides named Outreach key workers to provide a more intense ongoing support to people rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping who also have additional complex needs. These can include physical health, mental health, criminal justice and addictions. Staff work in partnership with other elements of RSVP and external agencies to ensure support needs are identified and met.

Staff in our Access Hub provide Advice and Information and are a Walk in Service. Staff can support individuals with their benefits, accessing accommodation, use of phones and computers and access to our partner agencies who also have a presence and provide a range of health and wellbeing services. In addition to this, Hub provides Outreach Clinics in Hotel/B&B accommodation providing additional support.

All elements of RSVP work closely together to provide joined up cohesive support for the Individuals we support. This role requires the flexibility to work across all elements of RSVP and requires shift work 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

This role also requires a level of visibility and promotion of Simon Community Scotland and interaction with members of the public.

You will report to the Service Lead and work in harmony across the RSVP team, look outward to develop your practice area in partnership with all partner agencies across the city.

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Floating Housing Support Worker 2 – Perth & North Perthshire

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • Perth & North Perthshire
  • Closing 9th October 2021

We are a floating housing support service working with people living in the city of Perth and across North Perthshire.

We are one of three organisations working alongside Perth and Kinross Council to deliver this intensive, high quality service provision.

We assist people who have been identified as homeless; they may have been living in temporary accommodation, sofa surfing with relatives or friends, moving on from a challenging relationship - everyone’s situation is unique to them. We support people to move forward and into their own accommodation; working with them to develop the necessary skills to sustain their tenancy as this can be a time of significant change and challenge.

We are digitally minded and active in the community, working with people in their own homes, meaning the team is officeless and paperless. Our values matter to us and we are looking for people who share these; who are committed to making a positive difference by working with a trauma informed, person-centred approach.

We have full time vacancies for Floating Housing Support Workers based in Perth and North Perthshire, providing support outwards to Blair Atholl, meaning a driving license would be advantageous.

We also have opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs and offer an exciting chance to build your experience and skills in social care, these roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability.

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Support Worker 2 – North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 1st October 2021

Based - Support Worker (Residential)

Based - Support Worker (Floating Support)

We have a range of residential services across North Lanarkshire and also a floating support service who provide intensive support to people who are at risk of becoming homeless and provide resettlement support once they receive a tenancy.

You will not need a car and licence for our residential services but you will need a full driving licence and access to a car for our floating support service.

Residential service Hours - 37.5hrs (Rolling rota over 7 days with expectations to do night shifts/sleepovers)

Floating support service Hours 37.5 hrs 5 days over 7. No sleepovers or night shifts required for this service.

Reports to - Service Leader

Introduction

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Job purpose

Everyone Deserves a Safe Place to Live

We support people with exceptional needs and we need exceptional people to help us. At Simon Community Scotland, we are wholly focused on supporting people to be safe, to get off the streets and into accommodation where we continue to provide support to help them stay safe. Our values matter to us and we are looking for people who share those, who are committed to making a positive difference, and who are skilled in relating to people and working in a person-centred way to support resolution and recovery from homelessness.

Job Summary

We have full time vacancies for support workers based in our North Lanarkshire residential services, these areas include Motherwell, Airdrie and Wishaw. These roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • Holyrood Hub, Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th October 2021

Introduction

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

The Holyrood Support Hub offers a range of services for people who are rough sleeping and facing other forms of homelessness. Crucial to its operation are our Support Workers and the trusting relationships they build through providing trauma informed care so that we can help people resolve their homelessness and find a better future.

Job Summary

Support Workers in the Holyrood Hub work together with the people we support to find solutions that help to resolve their homelessness. Support plans are person-centred so that the support people receive is based on their needs and wishes. Support Workers create an environment that is friendly and safe, based on the psychologically informed environment and trauma informed care principles

As a multi-agency hub we host a range of agencies who bring their services to people at the Holyrood Hub therefore working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team is central to the Support Worker role.

A significant number of people who use our services are not originally from the UK and they have varying levels of English language abilities. We want the diversity of the population to be reflected in our staff team and welcome applications from nationals of other countries who are fluent in English as their second language. We especially need people who can communicate in Polish, Italian and Romanian.

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Housing Support Worker 2 (Managed Alcohol Programme (MAP))

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £20,385
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th October 2021

Are you wanting to be part of a groundbreaking and exciting project which is a first of its kind in Social Care in Scotland?

Do you have good values, relish new challenges and have the ability to demonstrate leadership?

If you are a creative thinker, ambitious and want to make a difference this might be the job for you!

If you are passionate about providing the best compassionate care for people, willing to push yourself and professional boundaries please apply and join our specialist MAP team.

The Simon Community Scotland (SCS) Managed Alcohol Programme (MAP) launches in Glasgow in July 2021 and is the first of its kind in Scotland and across the EU. The MAP is a truly collaborative multidisciplinary project with our colleagues in Glasgow Addiction Recovery services and has secured three years of investment. This will be a registered Housing Support Service which will be groundbreaking in many aspects of its service delivery!

We are looking for people who go the extra mile as excellence and innovation will be at the heart of everyday delivery of this service. We will launch the new service in an exceptional “PIE” inspired boutique hotel styled building.

This project cuts across sectors and has ambition to deliver transformational change in the lives of alcohol dependent homeless men. Our MAP expert advisory group consists of exceptional leaders in relevant specialist fields. Our partners in Canada have provided evidence of what works and a decade of research demonstrating the potential impact of MAP’s in Scotland and this international community of practice will continue. Our innovative approach has already attracted followers and supporters particularly those seeking excellence across Europe. Partnerships with sector leaders in Portugal, Norway, Italy, and Poland have evolved. We have a transnational european MAP support network developing. This exciting coalition including Canadian services have ambitious plans for collaboration.

We are seeking exceptional people with professional experience and SCS particularly value’s those in recovery and would welcome applications from those with lived experience. Understanding of issues around trauma, substance misuse, rough sleeping, homelessness and harm reduction theory particularly around alcohol use would be an advantage. It's going to be an exciting challenge and massively rewarding. We promise it won't be boring, no two days will be the same and you will learn every day so adaptability is crucial. This type of opportunity doesn’t come around everyday.

Join us and change things for a better future.

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Housing First Support Worker (SW2)

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th October 2021

Do you know about the Housing First approach?

Are you ready for a change in your career?

Can you bring understanding and empathy to people’s lives?

Can you support people to make a home and be connected to their community?

We are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join our new Housing First service in Streetwork, Edinburgh.

The Housing First Support Worker will be competent in delivering trauma informed, person-centered support and capable of working in a community-based lone working capacity. They will also establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and in agreement with identified support plans.

You will report to the Service Lead and work in harmony with our leadership team and will look outward to develop your practice area in partnership with the wider social care partnership.

Does this still sound like you? Then we want to hear from you today!

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Support Worker 2

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • RSVP Complex Needs Service & Street Team, Glasgow
  • Closing 29th October 2021

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness.

To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other.

Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family. Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People (RSVP). This service primarily engages with people in Glasgow City Centre, however, we have encountered a growing number of people in the South and West of the City. The RSVP Street Support Outreach worker will provide positive practical and emotional support to people who are rough sleeping in Glasgow or at risk of rough sleeping. Working in pairs, they will engage with Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People and support them to present for accommodation, engage with health and addiction services as well as other homeless services. They will establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and minimises the number of nights an individual rough sleeps.

The Complex Needs Team provides named Outreach key workers to provide a more intense ongoing support to people rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping who also have additional complex needs. These can include physical health, mental health, criminal justice and addictions. Staff work in partnership with other elements of RSVP and external agencies to ensure support needs are identified and met.

Staff in our Access Hub provide Advice and Information and are a Walk in Service. Staff can support individuals with their benefits, accessing accommodation, use of phones and computers and access to our partner agencies who also have a presence and provide a range of health and wellbeing services. In addition to this, Hub provides Outreach Clinics in Hotel/B&B accommodation providing additional support.

All elements of RSVP work closely together to provide joined up cohesive support for the Individuals we support. This role requires the flexibility to work across all elements of RSVP and requires shift work 7 days per week, 365 days per year. This role also requires a level of visibility and promotion of Simon Community Scotland and interaction with members of the public.

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Top job! Head of Service Housing First

  • Full time
  • £39,645 – £46,520
  • Edinburgh and across Central Scotland
  • Closing 15th November 2021

Developing committed partnerships and networks, especially around local authority and third sector partners, ensuring clear knowledge and understanding of the commissioning and compliance protocols and expectations. Cultivating support for Housing First and associated services, as well as and other initiatives as required, in addition to developing a strong, quality, effective and trauma-informed service. Building capacity by effectively using our key resources of capable, ambitious and confident people who can deliver services which effect lasting change. Be a strategic thinker and act as a national resource for local authorities and housing associations in developing strategic and operational responses to need. To motivate, influence and empower service leadership and frontline staff to develop multi-skilled teams which deliver your local strategy and strategic vision.

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Support/Relief Workers - Women’s Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £21,677
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th December 2021

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Are you as passionate as we are about providing high quality, safe accommodation to women experiencing homelessness? If the answer is yes we are looking for you to join us and work within a fast-paced dedicated team who have a woman-centred approach that focuses on safety and recovery.

We have full and part-time vacancies for support workers based in our women’s housing support services in Glasgow. We also have opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs and offer an exciting chance to build your experience and skills in social care, these roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability.

We will also consider applicants looking to work on a permanent night shift basis.

Job Purpose

The women who enter our housing support services, often have multiple experiences of abuse and disadvantage, including childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence and exploitation through prostitution including coercion and control. They may have physical and mental health problems, criminal records and experience of street homelessness, any combination of which can lead to learned survival and coping strategies that can often be a barrier to accessing and benefiting from support services.

Our aim is to provide a safe place that accepts women as they are whilst supporting them to identify goals and find ways of moving forward and away from the harm they live with. You will report to the Head of Women’s Services and work in harmony with all other teams within the women’s service as well as the wider organisational teams, and will look outwardly to develop your practice area in partnership with all stakeholders

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Service Leader

  • Full time
  • £31,756 – £37,071
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 5th December 2021

Job Purpose:To lead and develop a diverse team through a period of exciting change and opportunity to deliver life changing and quality services. To create a culture which recognises the team, it’s strengths and their roles as leaders in every interaction, through professional empowerment, risk informed decision making at the front line where it matters.

Works within your discipline to promote and create a culture of real participation putting the Service User at the heart of what we do and how we do it. Works well with all key partners to develop effective sustainable relationships. Ensure people development and engagement to develop and build capacity to support the strategic vision.

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Service Leader - Relief & Students

  • Full time
  • £31,756 – £37,071
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th December 2021

An exciting opportunity has emerged due to our continued growth for someone to join our team in a newly created post to develop our team of relief support workers from recruitment to practice, to support our students and partners in placements and to further enhance our relationships with colleges, universities and other organisations who look to us for training and development opportunities.

We recognise the important role our relief pool and our placements have - not only in what they bring to our community at the moment, but also the future potential they provide as we continue to learn and develop as an organisation.

This post is designed to promote our ambition to be a psychologically safe environment which is supportive to everyone, however they interact with us.

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Volunteer Coordinator Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £23,814 – £25,547
  • Edinburgh and remote
  • Closing 31st January 2022

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people to our team with a wide range of skills and experiences – including those who have lived through homelessness.

To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Job Summary

You must be a self starter who can work on your own initiative; motivate and inspire others; drive creative solutions in managing resources and logistics; and implement innovative volunteer programmes for the benefit of people who need our support.

Job Purpose

We want to transform people’s lives. We want people to be optimistic, confident, excited, in good health, forward looking, have access to resources and to have fun. To deliver this ambition, we have a great team across the country working directly with people who are homeless, or are at risk of homelessness, with all of us wanting to do more to support them. We believe there is a huge untapped group of potential; with individuals and organisations who want to give their time, their talent and their expertise to something they feel is worthwhile. We believe the opportunities to connect people who access our services, volunteers and staff can bring about mutual benefit, new experiences, improved outcomes and greater social cohesion.

The person taking up this post will be at the forefront of our strategy to engage volunteers across all of our services in the East of Scotland.

Our Volunteer Coordinator role is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.

Please download the Job Description below for further details about the role.

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Support Worker 2 – North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 31st January 2022

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Job Summary

We have full time vacancies for support workers based in our North Lanarkshire residential services, these areas include Motherwell, Airdrie and Wishaw. These roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability. We also have a floating support service. We have full time vacancies for our floating support service where we support people who are at risk of being homeless.

Job Purpose

We support people with exceptional needs and we need exceptional people to help us. At Simon Community Scotland, we are wholly focused on supporting people to be safe, to get off the streets and into accommodation where we continue to provide support to help them stay safe. Our values matter to us and we are looking for people who share those, who are committed to making a positive difference, and who are skilled in relating to people and working in a person-centred way to support resolution and recovery from homelessness.

Please download the Job Description below for further details about the role.

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Digital Inclusion Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Flexible / Blended - Glasgow / Edinburgh / Home Working
  • Closing 24th February 2022

Unique Opportunity to Lead a National Programme To Transform the Lives of 500 People Experiencing Homelessness

ABOUT US

At Simon Community Scotland, our vision is for everyone to have a safe place to live with access to the help they need. Every day we help make positive things happen for people facing extremely difficult circumstances. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness.

LEADING THE WAY

We have been leading on digital inclusion within the homelessness sector for the past 5 years through their national programme Get Digital Scotland. As a response to the pandemic, we launched a new, innovative initiative called Get Connected to help the people we support get online and access all of the benefits of the digital world.

Get Connected Initiatives

WHAT WE DID

We connected 100 people experiencing homelessness with a digital device, unlimited connectivity and support in our Get Connected 100 project - the results were TRULY LIFE CHANGING! (see Podcast and Report below).

WHAT’S NEXT

We are now expanding this groundbreaking, sector leading project and are looking for a person with drive, passion and ambition to take it to the next level. We have received significant funding to connect a further 500 people experiencing homelessness to the digital world over the next 2 years and we CAN’T WAIT to deliver more incredible outcomes for the people we support.

WHAT WE NEED

We need an outstanding candidate to join our award winning team, to lead our national digital inclusion programme (Get Digital Scotland) and to be a catalyst for change across the homelessness sector.

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

Are you interested in joining an amazing team and leading a truly inspirational project?

Are you interested in this opportunity to deliver life changing outcomes for people experiencing homelessness?

We have the evidence to demonstrate this approach works (listen to the podcast / read the report below), and now we need an outstanding person to make it happen!

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Volunteer Coordinator Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £25,005 – £26,824
  • Glasgow and remote
  • Closing 23rd June 2022

We want to transform people’s lives. We want people to be optimistic, confident, excited, in good health, forward-looking, have access to resources and have fun. To deliver this ambition, we have a great team across the country working directly with people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness, with all of us wanting to do more to support them. We believe there is a huge untapped group of potential – individuals and organisations who want to give their time, their talent and their expertise to something they feel is worthwhile. We believe the opportunities to connect people who access our services, volunteers and staff can bring about mutual benefit, new experiences, improved outcomes and greater social cohesion.

The person taking up this post will be at the forefront of our strategy to engage volunteers across all of our services in the West of Scotland. Our Volunteer Coordinator role is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, help build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to our organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.

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Digital Inclusion Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,005 – £27,645
  • Blended - Glasgow / Edinburgh / Home Working
  • Closing 26th August 2022

About us

At Simon Community Scotland, our vision is for everyone to have a safe place to live with access to the help they need. Every day we help make positive things happen for people facing extremely difficult circumstances. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness.

Leading the way

We have been leading on digital inclusion within the homelessness sector for the past 5 years through our national programme Get Digital Scotland. As a response to the pandemic, we launched a new, innovative initiative called Get Connected to help the people we support get online and access all of the benefits of the digital world.

Get connected initiatives

What we did

In 2021 we connected 100 people experiencing homelessness with a digital device, unlimited connectivity and support in our Get Connected 100 project - the results were TRULY LIFE CHANGING!

(see Podcast and Report below).

What’s next

We are now expanding this groundbreaking, sector leading project and are looking for a person with drive, passion and ambition to support us to take it to the next level. We have received significant funding to connect a further 500 people experiencing homelessness to the digital world over the next 18 months and we CAN’T WAIT to deliver more incredible outcomes for the people we support.

What We Need

We need an outstanding candidate to join our award winning team, to support our national digital inclusion programme (Get Digital Scotland) across the homelessness sector nationally.

Are you interested?

Are you interested in joining an amazing team and supporting this truly inspirational project? Are you interested in this opportunity to deliver life changing outcomes for people experiencing homelessness?

We have strong evidence to demonstrate this approach works (listen to the podcast / read the report below), and now we need an outstanding person to join our team to support us in the delivery of the project.

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Support Worker – Women ‘s Services

  • Part time
  • £21,860 – £23,899 pro-rata
  • Women’s Housing Support Services (Glasgow)
  • Closing 10th October 2022

Are you passionate about breaking down the barriers and obstacles faced by women?

Do you have a motivation to drive change and advocate for women whose voices have been silenced through years of trauma?

Do you like a challenge and enjoy working in a fast paced environment and be part of a caring supportive team that promotes a #oneteam ethos?

Then this is the job for you!

About Simon Community Scotland

Do you want to work for an employer who will invest in you and support you to improve your skills, who will encourage you to take calculated risks and promote your own health and well-being. As an employer we will encourage your professional development and we are looking for women with inspirational ideas, which we will nurture. Do you want to work for an organisation who will provide you with opportunities to grow and develop in your career and embrace your creativity then look no further than SIMON COMMUNITY SCOTLAND.

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

About the Role

We are looking for women to support women and who are willing to go that extra mile to challenge and advocate through society’s barriers that women experiencing homelessness face today. The women who enter our housing support services, often have multiple experiences of violence and abuse, including childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence and exploitation through prostitution including coercion and control. They may have physical and mental health problems, criminal records and experience of street homelessness, any combination of which can lead to learned survival and coping strategies that can often be a barrier to accessing and benefiting from support services.

Our aim is to provide a safe place that accepts women just as they are, whilst supporting them to identify goals and find ways of moving forward and away from the harm they live with. You will report to the Leaders of the Women Service’s who work across our 4 dedicated Women’s Services which are led by our Head of Women’s Services. You will work in harmony with all other teams within the women’s service as well as the wider organisational teams, and will look outward to develop your practice area in partnership with all stakeholders.

About You

We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness or addiction. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, harnessing self motivation, critical thinking and being completely solutions focussed, with maybe a little dash of humour thrown in! We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other.

We have full and part-time vacancies for support workers based in our women’s housing support services in Glasgow. We also have opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs as well as your own personal commitments and they offer an exciting chance to build your experience and skills in social care. These roles are ideally suited for those not in full time work and who can be flexible with their time and availability.

We also welcome applicants looking to work on a permanent night shift basis.

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Service Lead

  • Full time
  • £33,690 – £39,328
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th September 2022

Do you want to join an organisation who places relationships at the heart of all its decision making?

Do your values drive you to find the things that make a difference for people?

Do you want to work for a charity that changes and saves lives every day?

Does that sound like you? Then your next role can be with Simon Community Scotland as a service leader within our Glasgow Women’s Accommodation Services!

We are currently looking for a Service Lead to join our Parkhead service and be at the forefront of its development and growth.

The role of Service Lead is to create empowering opportunities for women living and working in the service, with an overall goal of building a safe base for women to work out their own pathway to a happy life and into a permanent home when they are ready to move on.

People are at the heart of everything we do. This means you will need to have the qualities to lead a team in supporting people to see their own amazing potential. You’ll need to have energy, compassion, empathy and be trauma skilled in your approach. Making a good cuppa helps too!

We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team, particularly if your personal experience provides invaluable additional insight for your colleagues and a credible, empathetic link for the people we support.

To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other.

Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll.

As an employer, leadership and learning is how we link together with our teams, supporting each other to build strong supportive teams, using reflective and evidence based practices to learn from each other and grow together. This starts with our 5-day induction programme.

As a Service Lead you will nurture and foster supportive relationships with your team, colleagues and our multi agency partners. You must be committed to the supervision and practice development of your team and model a self directed approach to all you do.

Does this still sound like you? Then we want to hear from you today!

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Harm Reduction Practitioner x2

  • Part time
  • £21,806 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th October 2022

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Harm Reduction Practitioner role supports the Service Coordinator and wider team in designing and delivering harm reduction focused group work sessions as part of the brand new ‘We See You’ Project. ‘We See You’ is a low threshold, inclusive and trauma-informed service for people who are still using drugs in Glasgow City Centre. The service delivers psychosocial group work, harm reduction interventions and pathways into treatment for people who use drugs and who are experiencing homelessness.

We See You offers low threshold entry into education, employment and training opportunities and works in partnership to provide holistic support within an environment of safety, inclusion and belonging. Modelling the harm reduction philosophy of ‘meeting people where they are at’, we design person centred interventions that respond to immediate need and offer people a place to come which will build on a person’s strengths, skills and ambitions to live well.

We deliver harm reduction interventions including access to essential safe equipment, overdose awareness and prevention, blood borne virus training, wound care training and life saving responses to overdose. The project offers a staged approach, building in peer opportunities and volunteering providing people an opportunity to build skills and experience, confidence and self worth.

We are looking for people who are passionate about harm reduction and making a difference in the lives of people who use drugs to join this team in its infancy. We are looking for creative and ambitious team players who are able to think outside the box and bring new ideas and ways of working to ensure that people who are accessing the service are linked into meaningful activities and opportunities and feel cared for, included and part of something. An understanding of some of the challenges people who use drugs face is essential, as is working with people with hope

and understanding. We are really excited about what this project could achieve and are looking for people to help us create something which is innovative and responsive in Glasgow City Centre.

Working in partnership is key to the success of this project and this role will require the team to work alongside health and other third sector organisations, so some experience of this would be welcomed. We welcome people with their own experiences of trying to navigate the system and who have their own experience of using substances or experiencing homelessness.

We are looking for people who are keen to develop and learn alongside us and the people we support, while also understanding the real challenges people face and being able to work within an environment where people are at different stages of their journey, celebrating ‘any positive change’.

‘We See You’ will be delivered out of hours, so staff will be expected to work between 4pm-9pm during the weekend, and 11-5 at weekends over 7 days, on a rota basis. Part time staff can expect to work 2/3 evenings and 1 weekend shift per week.

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Top job! Head of Women's Services

  • Full time
  • £42,059 – £49,353
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th November 2022

The Simon Community is Scotland's leading homeless charity. We are creative and innovative. We get things done with care and compassion that make a difference to our community, being true to our values. We are a community of staff, volunteers and the people that we support.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about changing expectations and experiences of women we support, many of whom have experienced significant trauma, exclusion and stigma. They often engage in risk taking behaviours that put their physical and mental health, and their lives at risk. Despite the challenges they face they have incredible resilience, survival skills and a wicked sense of humour. hey know what a good, and not so good service looks like.

We are looking for a Head of Services that can work with women and lead our amazing service leaders and staff teams to deliver effective, efficient and meaningful services, designed by women for women. You will be part of a vibrant Heads of Services team supported by our Strategic Leads.

The job has its challenges, but it is perfect for someone who is creative, ambitious for people, brave enough to trying new things, sees compassion as a strength and who recognises the journey, trauma and potential in women. If you like change and improving services, this is a perfect job for you.

There are few opportunities around that really give you the freedom to act, to change and to improve services for people. This is one of them.

You will need to have good operational experience, be great at leading teams, a good partner to work with and be passionate about people.

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Digital Development worker - Homelessness and Gambling Harm

  • Full time
  • £31,012
  • Glasgow/Edinburgh locations
  • Closing 18th November 2022

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness.

To make a difference, we need to work flexibly, with everyday leadership, humour and a ‘can do spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Job Summary

Simon Community Scotland, in Partnership with Fast Forward, is keen to explore the hidden harms of gambling, how this impacts the people we support and how far this hidden gambling addiction accelerates the potential of people becoming homeless.

We are keen to hear from people who have experience working within a homeless context and can support our learning in assisting us to do a deep dive into the issues gambling harm has on people we support.

Can you support us in accelerating learning, responses, partnerships and outcomes for people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness and who have a hidden or evident gambling harm issue?

Develop a training programme to upskill staff working with people who may be at risk of homelessness or may already be homeless where gambling was a contributory factor in losing their home, or a consequence.

Support our teams by developing digital resources to recognise gambling harm, support and signpost to tailored and specific treatments.

Connect with existing networks and organisations in the gambling harms space through Fast Forwards Network Hub and create opportunities for both homeless/housing and gambling networks to come together.

Deliver quarterly awareness-raising events at Hubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh. SCS will look to create a regular presence and partnership with Fast Forward embedded within homeless services.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker 2 – North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • £21,860 – £23,899
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 23rd November 2022

We have a range of residential services across North Lanarkshire and also a floating support service who provide intensive support to people who are at risk of becoming homeless and provide resettlement support once they receive a tenancy.

Residential service Hours - 37.5hrs (Rolling rota over 7 days with expectations to do night shifts/sleepovers) No requirement of a driving licence or access to a car for this post. This will be based in one of our 4 accommodation services in Airdrie, Motherwell or Wishaw.

Floating support service Hours - 37.5 hrs 5 days over 7. No sleepovers or night shifts required for this service. You will need a driving licence and access to a car for this post as this is on an outreach basis. This covers the whole of North Lanarkshire and supports individuals within their own home or temporary accommodation, providing housing support.

Job purpose

We support people with exceptional needs and we need exceptional people to help us. At Simon Community Scotland, we are wholly focused on supporting people to be safe, to get off the streets and into accommodation where we continue to provide support to help them stay safe. Our values matter to us and we are looking for people who share those, who are committed to making a positive difference, and who are skilled in relating to people and working in a person-centred way to support resolution and recovery from homelessness.

Responsibilities

You will report to your Service Lead and work in harmony with all other teams within the North Lanarkshire area as well as the wider organisational teams, and will look outward to develop your practice area in partnership with all stakeholders.

Support Workers will provide positive practical and emotional support to people who use the service that focuses on goals, promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility. Support Workers will also establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and in agreement with identified care plans.

  • To work with service users to develop and deliver person-centred support plans that achieve the best possible outcomes for people who use the service.
  • To encourage people who use services to take an active role in their support and in all decisions relating to them or their support.
  • To participate in the monitoring and evaluation of services provided to people who use the service.
  • Be responsible for the service, ensuring a supportive, homely and safe environment is maintained along with a daily staff presence.

We ask for your compassion, creativity, flexibility, eternal optimism and positive approach as well as a commitment to living the values of our organisation with your colleagues, partners and crucially with the people we support.

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