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

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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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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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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Support Worker 2 - North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • Residential Services, North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 27th April 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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This vacancy has now closed

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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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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