Charity registered in Scotland SC034261
Bruntsfield Project is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week temporary supported accommodation service located on Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh. Our 20 service users are male and female homeless individuals with a variety of support needs including substance misuse and mental health issues.
Our main aim is to move service users on from the project and resettle them in the community in a permanent housing option suited to their needs. This is achieved by building supportive relationships with service users and assisting them to tackle the issues that led to their homelessness. The post involves working to a rota that involves backshifts and weekend working.
You should be confident in dealing with a homeless client group and have compassion and understanding for the issues homeless people face. You should also either hold an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or have the willingness to undertake study to achieve this. You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up the post.
St John’s Hill provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week supported accommodation based in Edinburgh city centre, for men and women who are homeless.
Service users have a wide range of support needs including, but not limited to, mental health issues, substance misuse and learning disabilities. Most service users are looking to move into their own tenancies and often require support focussed on daily living skills.
You should have a positive flexible approach and attitude to the work we do. You must be confident and assertive in your approach as this post involves lone working.
Lauriston In Leith is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week supported accommodation based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. We work with women who are homeless. We are a registered Housing Support Service.
Service users have a wide variety of support needs including, but not limited to, mental health issues, substance misuse and learning disabilities. Most service users are looking to move into their own tenancies and often require a lot of support focused on daily living skills.
You should have a positive flexible attitude and be committed to the work we do. You should be confident and assertive in your approach as this post involves lone working.
*Please Note-these posts are exempt under section 7 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, therefore only female candidates will be considered.
Resettlement Team covers accommodation and community based services. The services are for people who are or threatened with homelessness and that have complex and multiple needs including significant and comound trauma.
· You will be based in Gilmours Close office but work mainly in the community and will carry a case load.
· You will mainly work in partnership with the Housing First team but may also be required to work with others who use the Resettlement Services.
· You will be working with individuals to help them recover from homelessness and prevent further instances of it.
· You will offer longer appointment times that are both set and flexible and in conjunction with the team and individuals work on the areas of their lives that they want to change.
· You will develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the people who you are supporting.
· You will work mainly Thursday - Monday as per the service rota, you will also take part in the on call rota and work evenings as and when required.
· You should have a positive flexible attitude along with SVQ3 in Health and Social Care, the equivalent qualification, or be willing to work towards this.
· You should have previous experience of working in a Housing Support setting
· You should be Highly motivated with excellent communication & organisational skills
· You will have the ability and initiative to work on a lone working basis and you will have a flexible approach to the service requirements
Our Dunfermline Service provides housing support and care at home to adults across West Fife on an outreach basis. We support individuals with wide ranging support needs, including learning disability, autism, mental health and complex needs.
You will provide active support to enable individuals to achieve and manage their health and social care needs through a holistic and person centred approach.
We would be keen to hear from you if you are:
• Positive, flexible and committed to making a difference
• Hace good communication and planning skills
• Have or are willing to undertake an SVQ2 award
• Willing and able to work shifts, including sleepovers and weekend working
All successful candidates will be required to obtain registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up the post.
• Pension Scheme
• Generous holiday entitlement
• Death in Service Benefit
• Comprehensive Health and Well-Being package
• Organisational Recognition and Reward Scheme