Penumbra
Penumbra

Charity registered in Scotland SC010387

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities, supporting around 1600 adults and young people every week and employing 400 staff across Scotland. Founded in 1985, we work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’ and to support people with mental health problems. We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.

Current vacancies

Assistant Support Manager (Suicide Bereavement Support)

  • Full time
  • £21,870 – £25,482
  • Ayrshire and Arran services
  • Closing 25th July 2021

This service will provide a rapid-response for people who have been bereaved by suicide. The post-holder will work within a team of Practitioners that will provide early advice and assistance to bereaved families in Ayrshire and Arran. The Assistant Support Manager will provide direct support to people bereaved by suicide and will also contribute to the management of the service, including supporting and supervising staff, maintaining records and providing accurate information on service performance.

This is a unique role where empathy, good listening skills, the ability to gain trust quickly and build a therapeutic relationship are essential.

It is anticipated that the service will run 9am to 6pm, 7 days per week and the service will be provided by the team on a rota basis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Support Manager to ensure the service meets its objectives.
  • Provide direct support to people bereaved by Suicide
  • Work collaboratively with statutory services such as NHS specialist mental health services and GP’s, to ensure that joined-up, holistic support is offered to families.
  • Provide practical support and supervision to Practitioners and/or Recovery/Peer Workers as required.
  • Assist in the management of the support team in relation to work practice, conduct, absence, supervision, support and the identification of training needs.
  • Assist in the induction of new employees and in the recruitment process where required.
  • Assist the Support Manager to adequately deploy staff to meet the support needs of people who use the service.
  • Assist in the monitoring and administration of the project budget and accounts.
  • Ensure that all financial and other records are maintained accurately, and that all reporting requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Assist with any further tasks or projects as required.
  • Develop effective relationships with other groups and agencies in the area
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.
  • Provide accurate information and reports as required.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC if required and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required
  • Work in accordance with all Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
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Top job! Head of People

  • Full time
  • £40,451 – £44,386
  • Edinburgh - occasional travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

This post within Penumbra leads the effective delivery of our people strategy across the organisation, providing support to the Senior Management team and all Penumbra staff on all people related issues, including human resources and learning and development. The post-holder will lead a comprehensive HR support service by providing advice and support to all managers and staff and will ensure the effective delivery of our learning and development functions and programme.

Responsibilities

  • To be a member of the Senior Management Team contributing regular People reports and updates on specific projects
  • Maintain an up to date People Policy framework that supports our managers and staff to comply with relevant legislation and best practice.
  • Lead and manage the Learning & Development function.
  • Advise managers and staff in the application of HR policies and procedures.
  • Manage all stages of the recruitment and selection process.
  • Ensure all HR administration is complete and up to date.
  • Maintain and update the HR IT system.
  • Produce accurate information for the monthly payroll.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory body requirements.
  • Ensure staff are appropriately registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
  • Ensure staff are meeting the qualifications requirements of the appropriate SSSC registers.
  • Provide advice and support for the effective management of employee relations casework: including disciplinary, grievance, performance management and absence.
  • Provide advice and support during redundancy and TUPE processes.
  • Provide advice and support for the successful management of organisational change.
  • Ensure HR matters are handled fairly and consistently in line with legislation and organisational policy.
  • Coach and develop line managers to increase their effectiveness in managing individuals and team performance.
  • Develop and facilitate management skills training courses.
  • Work closely with HR colleagues to monitor, review, update and launch policies in line with current legislation and best practice.
  • Identify, develop and implement HR projects and initiatives.
  • Produce and analyse HR Management Information and HR Board Reports.
  • Work to continuously to improve the HR and L&D services delivered and enhance organisational performance.
  • Ensure all HR systems and processes comply with GDPR.
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Recovery Worker (Female)

  • Full time
  • £18,207 – £18,850
  • Glasgow Services
  • Closing 25th April 2021

Due to the current staffing configuration of our Carntyne service, we require a Female Recovery Worker to meet the support needs within the team.

Recovery Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Recovery Workers assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.

Special Conditions: Local travel

Hours include: Evenings, Weekends, Sleepovers (Supplement paid per sleepover worked). Female worker required

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £80,000 – £90,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd April 2021

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. We support around 1800 adults and young people every week and employ 450 staff across Scotland. Founded in 1985, we work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental ill health to live fulfilling lives. We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery, and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.

Due to retirement, we are searching for a new Chief Executive to lead on our vision and develop the charity. We are looking for an authentic leader who acts with integrity and resilience, focusing on achieving Penumbra’s objectives in challenging times.

Penumbra’s Mission is to deliver exceptional mental health and wellbeing support and activities, guided by people’s own lived experience, their recovery journeys and their hopes and aspirations. In the coming period the Chief Executive will be expected to deliver on the four strategic priorities which are to ensure:

  • Our services are more accessible and reach more individuals, challenging obstructions in the system with focus on distress/crisis support where we see unmet need.
  • Penumbra is a great place to work, where people achieve their full potential. Including creating clear career pathways for existing staff and taking steps to increase diversity in our recruitment
  • Peer support is critical to the success of our compassionate and person-centred support. We will cement our place as the leading peer support organisation in Scotland by embedding lived experience in our services.
  • We use our evidence-base and learning to ensure the lived experience of our supported people is at the heart of developments in mental health. We will actively engage with the Scottish Government to influence their response to Adult Social Care review, with the goal of advocating for end users and growing the role of the third sector.

The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with experience at a senior level, managing diverse teams and developing strategies. You will champion our core values and maintain and enhance Penumbra’s reputation and wider influence. You should possess strong stakeholder management skills and have an understanding of finance. We are open to individuals from a range of different backgrounds.

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Recovery Practitioner (Peer) - Peers 4 HOPE

  • Full time
  • £19,814 – £20,881
  • North Ayrshire
  • Closing 29th April 2021

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. Through our innovative recovery focussed approach to mental health support, we offer a range of services in communities across Scotland, and our teams support around 1800 adults and young people each week.

We are a leading employer of peer colleagues and 20% of our teams are employed in peer support roles. Our Peers4Hope team in North Ayrshire draw on lived experience from their own mental health recovery to support people accessing our service through a compassionate, hopeful and non-judgemental approach.

The successful applicant for the post of Recovery Practitioner (Peer) will use insight from lived experience to assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life.

If you share our passion for mental health recovery and want a rewarding career as part of a leading third sector organisation with great employee benefits, then we want to hear from you.

Role Overview

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Playing a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support.

Responsibilities

  • Establish an effective relationship with people who use the service in accordance with Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Develop outcome-based personal recovery plans for each service user, which promotes self –management and social inclusion.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of recovery focused support.
  • Deliver community-based well-being workshops that promote positive mental health.
  • Provide practical support and supervision to Recovery Workers and/or Peer Workers as required.
  • Develop effective relationships with other groups and agencies in your area and take opportunities to promote mental health awareness in the wider community.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.
  • Provide accurate information and reports as required.
  • Provide formal input to Care Management reviews as required.
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of the service users and the organisation, within the agreed criteria.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.

This Job Description is not exhaustive; the post-holder may be required to perform other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.

During the Covid-Pandemic this post is working from home. Staff will return to community support based on government guidance.

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Network Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,666 – £31,145
  • Home Based
  • Closing 28th May 2021

An exiting opportunity has arisen for a Network Officer to support the work of the Scottish Recovery Network, both locally and nationally, and to work with colleagues towards achieving the Network’s aims and objectives.

As a self-starter the postholder will seek out and create opportunities to work with others to promote, identify and support recovery approaches and contribute to the delivery of Scottish Recovery Network’s strategic and operational plans.

The postholder will combine work at local and national levels. They will be responsible for establishing relationships and identifying opportunities to support mental health recovery approaches at a local level within in a defined geographical area. The post also requires work with colleagues and external partners to support projects at a regional and national level.

Key responsibilities of the post include:

  • Establishing relationships with local third sector, health and social care organisations and lived experience in a defined geographical area
  • Planning and delivering events and meetings to create opportunities for partnerships and collaborations which further Scottish Recovery Network’s mission
  • Developing and delivering collaborative projects which promote and support recovery approaches
  • Promoting and facilitating the use and adaptation of Scottish Recovery Network resources and materials to promote and support recovery activity and practice
  • Working with colleagues and external partners to develop new Scottish Recovery Network resources and materials
  • Regular public speaking to/with a variety of audiences including lived experience, community and professional.
  • Seeking out examples of mental health recovery practices and innovations and highlighting them through Scottish Recovery Network communications channels and other dissemination routes
  • Representing Scottish Recovery Network at all levels within the locality and occasionally at a national level
  • Supporting and sharing duties with Network Officer colleagues as required to deliver the organisations operational plan
  • Identifying opportunities for research and evaluation of local recovery innovation
  • Reporting on progress against objectives including preparation of quarterly reports on progress for review with the Assistant Director
  • Undertake such other duties as may be required by the Assistant Director

This is a home based role with a regular requirement to visit the office when necessary. Evening and weekend working may be required as will travel throughout Scotland.

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Recovery Worker (Community Link Network) - East Lothian

  • Full time
  • £18,608 – £19,265
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 20th May 2021

The key role of the Recovery Worker (Community Link Network) is to improve health and wellbeing and enable people to live well through strengthening connections to non-clinical community resources; promoting self-management and reducing attendance at Primary Care.

Working within GP Practices in East Lothian, the Recovery Worker (Community Link Network) will work alongside people to identify factors that impact on their health and wellbeing and work to develop strategies that will make a positive difference. The Recovery Worker (Community Link Network) will connect people to other services and resources through appropriate and supportive signposting.

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Support Manager (Grade 1)

  • Full time
  • £27,360 – £30,932
  • East Lothian Services
  • Closing 19th May 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Manager to join our growing East Lothian Services team, to manage, support and supervise a diverse staff team to ensure the needs of individuals are met and the service provided is run effectively.

With the aim of equipping people with the skills needed to live independently and meaningfully within the local community, a strengths-based coaching approach to recovery is used to build confidence, maintain motivation and promote resilience.

Promoting participation and inclusion is a core value of the service, through working alongside people to deliver innovative, creative and personalised interventions and opportunities.

East Lothian Services delivers a high-quality support service for adults with mental health challenges. The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate and you will ensure that it meets all relevant standards and complies with all relevant contractual and legal requirements.

Location: East Lothian (with an office in Musselburgh)

Leave: 33 days per annum including public holidays.

Special Conditions: Local travel, paging service on rota basis, may include evening and weekends.

Covid 19: This post will involve delivering face to face support in the community as well as working from home.

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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,933 – £31,783
  • Aberdeen - currently working from home (subject to change)
  • Closing 11th May 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new team of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) working to improve mental health and wellbeing for the people of Aberdeen.

Working in partnership with NHS Grampian Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service, PWPs will deliver a suite of evidence-based interventions for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges. With the aim of building resilience and upskilling self-management techniques, PWPs will seek to reduce feelings of stigma and support people to achieve their own identified outcomes.

With a focus on creating a seamless experience of accessing mental health support, PWPs will work in an integrated way to ensure people receive the most appropriate and effective support options.

Important Information:

During the Covid pandemic, this post is currently located as working from home. Please note that this may be subject to change and the post-holder may be required to work in a variety of locations in Aberdeen City. Please discuss with us any specific requirements you have related to location.

Post will involve some evening and occasional weekend working.

Post will include lone working and local travel.

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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,341
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th May 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services. Thrive Edinburgh brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people of the City. The aims of Thrive Edinburgh centres around enabling people to live well and fulfil their potential.

The Connect Partnership represents a unique collaboration between leading 3rd sector providers Penumbra, Health in Mind and Support in Mind Scotland. Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust; respect; collaboration; person-centeredness; innovation; and compassion. Together we will deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response to people, so people receive the right help at the right time.

Specific to the role within the Locality Team, you will offer trauma informed therapeutic support to people who self harm or with suicidal ideation to cope with crisis and trauma by exploring their emotions and concerns in a confidential setting.

Recovery Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

You will be based in a locality and will be required to develop, build and maintain professional links in order to deliver outcome focussed support within that area.

Support is to be provided in an appropriate environment where supported people can expect to be treated with respect, be given the time and space to discuss issues at their own pace, to explore skill development and tools to support them to manage their self-harm.

We welcome applications from individuals who would appropriately and intentionally use their lived experience as an integral part of the therapeutic support provided, where applicable.

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Recovery Practitioner (Peer)

  • Part time
  • £20,250 – £21,341 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th June 2021

You will be working in the ‘Welcome Team’ at Thrive Centres, as a part of the multi-agency approach to support people with their mental health and or wellbeing. You will assist people to establish and maintain meaningful and fulfilling links in the community and support them to identify their desired outcomes. You will support people to achieve these desired outcomes by being a therapeutic practitioner/facilitator, and where appropriate use own lived experience of recovery.

Peer work roles have been developed specifically for people who have lived experience around mental health and wellbeing. Through appropriate and intentional sharing of their own experience, peer workers will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, peer workers will promote self-management and opportunities for improved health and wellbeing.

There is an additional expectation that the Recovery Practitioner (Peer) will be involved in the ongoing development of peer roles and will make a positive contribution to the reduction in stigma associated with mental health issues.

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Recovery Practitioner - Midlothian Mental Health and Resilience Service

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,814 – £20,881
  • Midlothian Services
  • Closing 22nd June 2021

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside Community Mental Health Team, providing a crisis line; an open access, single point of telephone access for self-referral and agency referrals. You will respond to calls in a manner guided by the service principles being inclusive, sensitive and respectful.

From the moment you answer the telephone, you will listen and ensure that you understand the issues that have led to crisis for that person, providing an immediate response to those whose life may be in immediate danger. Understanding each person’s unique situation resulting in fast, tailored support and finding ways to successfully resolve the crisis situation and assist planning for the future.

Once the initial period of crisis has been addressed you will support connections to additional, statutory or community support and/or deliver a Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) response to those in distress. This will involve community-based problem-solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supporting connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. You will be flexible and responsive, offering the medium of support that the supported person feels most comfortable with.

Working Hours: Multiple full time posts available (37.5 hours per week) & 1 Part Time post (18.75 hrs). Please state your preference in your application.

Location: Mental Health and Substance Misuse Hub, Dalkeith, Midlothian.

Leave: 33 days per annum including public holidays (pro rata if part time)

Special Conditions: Part of operational rota to include evenings, weekends and public holidays. The service will operate 7 days a week. Robust IT literacy skills advantageous

Covid 19: both office and community-based setting

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Recovery Worker - Scottish Borders

  • Part time
  • £18,608 – £19,265 pro-rata
  • Galashiels
  • Closing 27th June 2021

Recovery Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Recovery Workers assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.

Within the homelessness service recovery workers also provide support and advice to adults who are at risk of becoming homeless, we also support people to set up their first home after a period of homelessness.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist people who use the service to work toward their identified goals, and move towards a brighter future as per the agreed personal plan.
  • Use Penumbra’s Recovery tools (e.g. I.ROC, HOPE toolkit).
  • Update and maintain relevant recording systems, including computer-based systems.
  • Meet regularly with other team members to review progress, approach concerns and plans for moving forward
  • Assist in project work as required.
  • Work in cooperation with colleagues, and staff from other agencies.
  • Work in accordance to Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Recovery Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,608 – £19,265
  • Midlothian Services
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Recovery Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Recovery Workers assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist people who use the service to work toward their identified goals, and move towards a brighter future as per the agreed personal plan.
  • Use Penumbra’s Recovery tools (e.g. I.ROC, HOPE toolkit)
  • Assist with personal care when required.
  • Update and maintain relevant recording systems, including computer-based systems.
  • Meet regularly with other team members to review progress, approach concerns and plans for moving forward
  • Assist in project work as required.
  • Work in cooperation with colleagues, and staff from other agencies.
  • Work in accordance to Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,341
  • Midlothian Services
  • Closing 28th June 2021

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Recovery Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

This service is based in Newtongrange, Midlothian. It is a community based mental health rehabilitation service for eight people with complex mental health needs. We offer 24 hour tailored person centred support, supported living and community rehabilitation. Support can be practical and emotional to help individuals lead an ordinary and fulfilling life in the community. The time, length and areas of activity covered are different for everyone, but structured support can include help with budgeting, life skills, confidence building and social inclusion for approximately 12 months.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish an effective relationship with people who use the service in accordance with Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Develop outcome-based personal recovery plans for each supported person that promote self –management and social inclusion.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of recovery focused support.
  • Provide practical support and supervision to Recovery Workers and/or Peer Workers as required.
  • Develop effective relationships with other groups and agencies in your area and take opportunities to promote mental health awareness in the wider community.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.
  • Provide accurate information and reports as required.
  • Provide formal input to Care Management reviews as required
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people and the organisation, within the agreed criteria.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate (Supervisor) and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Recovery Practitioner (East Lothian Services)

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,341
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 5th July 2021

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Recovery Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service. You will therefore ensure that all activities are hopeful and personalised.

East Lothian Services team support individuals across East Lothian, both in a community setting and individual tenancies. Recovery Practitioners have an oversight of small Recovery Teams placed in geographical localities across the county. You will provide guidance, support and supervision to individual Recovery Workers and/or Peer Workers. You will work closely with Support Manager to ensure excellent service delivery characterised by choice, compassion and flexible support.

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