SACRO
SACRO

Charity registered in Scotland SC016293

Sacro's mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Current vacancies

Project Worker, Benefit Take Up Fund

  • Part time
  • £24,867 – £27,526 pro-rata
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th August 2020

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and proactive individual to develop and deliver benefits maximisation training to staff across Sacro services in Scotland. The post holder will support staff to have the skills to maximise service user benefit entitlement. This post is funded from the Scottish Governments Benefit Take-Up Strategy to upskill staff and volunteers.

The post holder will be responsible for designing and delivering training in the new Scottish Benefit system and will have knowledge of non-devolved benefits. Delivery will be through a variety of mediums including digital, e learning, webinar and face to face contact.

The post holder will have skills and experience of designing, delivering and producing training materials in line with this. The successful candidate should also be skilled in recording, monitoring and report writing to support project evaluation to the Scottish Government. The ability to develop relevant partnerships and work in conjunction with both statutory and voluntary partners will be necessary.

The post holder should be educated to at least SVQ level 3 or equivalent and hold a recognised training qualification.

The post will require travel across all Sacro areas in Scotland and may require and overnight stay. Evening and weekend work may also be required.

If you would like an informal chat about the requirements of the role, please telephone Shirley Findlay, Service Manager, on 07793837180.

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Care Support Worker (Specialist Housing Support Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 28th August 2020

Do you care passionately about helping people to live independent and fulfilling lives?

Do you want to make a real difference in helping vulnerable people realise their potential?

Are you creative? Can you think outside the box and find new ways of helping people reach positive destinations?

Do you want to be given the opportunity to receive excellent training and develop new skills?

If so, Sacro have opportunities across a number of services for both contracted and sessional staff in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire areas and would love to hear from you.

We provide support services to people in our communities with a variety of support needs. These include those with learning disabilities, forensic backgrounds or those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. We also provide conflict resolution, mediation and school-based services and have programmes designed to help victims of same-sex domestic abuse.

We work in partnership with supported people and their families, as well as external partners, to maximise outcomes for those using our services.

X, a Service user with Sacro in Aberdeen says, “I was in care most of my life. Nowhere has anyone ever treated me with so much respect and dignity as Sacro staff do.”

Y, a staff member in Aberdeen says, “I love it here. No two days are the same. Sometimes it can be really challenging, others great fun. But every day I know what we’re doing here matters and is making a real difference to the people we are working with.”

Sacro offers 31 days of annual leave and 6 public holidays per year and full-time positions are 37.5 hours per week. Depending on the service, hourly rates range from £9.37 to £10.26 per hour, with incremental scales available. Part-time positions may also available on a pro-rata basis.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of the nature of and purpose of the post. The successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help supported people. The ability to use their initiative and organise the workload whilst working in a non-discriminatory framework is essential.

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Care Support Worker (Intensive Support Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 28th August 2020

Do you care passionately about helping people to live independent and fulfilling lives?

Do you want to make a real difference in helping vulnerable people realise their potential?

Are you creative? Can you think outside the box and find new ways of helping people reach positive destinations?

Do you want to be given the opportunity to receive excellent training and develop new skills?

If so, Sacro have opportunities across a number of services for both contracted and sessional staff in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire areas and would love to hear from you.

We provide support services to people in our communities with a variety of support needs. These include those with learning disabilities, forensic backgrounds or those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. We also provide conflict resolution, mediation and school-based services and have programmes designed to help victims of same-sex domestic abuse.

We work in partnership with supported people and their families, as well as external partners, to maximise outcomes for those using our services.

X, a Service user with Sacro in Aberdeen says, “I was in care most of my life. Nowhere has anyone ever treated me with so much respect and dignity as Sacro staff do.”

Y, a staff member in Aberdeen says, “I love it here. No two days are the same. Sometimes it can be really challenging, others great fun. But every day I know what we’re doing here matters and is making a real difference to the people we are working with.”

Sacro offers 31 days of annual leave and 6 public holidays per year and full-time positions are 37.5 hours per week. Depending on the service, hourly rates range from £9.37 to £10.26 per hour, with incremental scales available. Part-time positions may also available on a pro-rata basis.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of the nature of and purpose of the post. The successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help supported people. The ability to use their initiative and organise the workload whilst working in a non-discriminatory framework is essential.

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Support Workers (Specialist Housing Support Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 28th August 2020

Do you care passionately about helping people to live independent and fulfilling lives?

Do you want to make a real difference in helping vulnerable people realise their potential?

Are you creative? Can you think outside the box and find new ways of helping people reach positive destinations?

Do you want to be given the opportunity to receive excellent training and develop new skills?

If so, Sacro have opportunities across a number of services for both contracted and sessional staff in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire areas and would love to hear from you.

We provide support services to people in our communities with a variety of support needs. These include those with learning disabilities, forensic backgrounds or those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. We also provide conflict resolution, mediation and school-based services and have programmes designed to help victims of same-sex domestic abuse.

We work in partnership with supported people and their families, as well as external partners, to maximise outcomes for those using our services.

X, a Service user with Sacro in Aberdeen says, “I was in care most of my life. Nowhere has anyone ever treated me with so much respect and dignity as Sacro staff do.”

Y, a staff member in Aberdeen says, “I love it here. No two days are the same. Sometimes it can be really challenging, others great fun. But every day I know what we’re doing here matters and is making a real difference to the people we are working with.”

Sacro offers 31 days of annual leave and 6 public holidays per year and full-time positions are 37.5 hours per week. Depending on the service, hourly rates range from £9.37 to £10.26 per hour, with incremental scales available. Part-time positions may also available on a pro-rata basis.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of the nature of and purpose of the post. The successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help supported people. The ability to use their initiative and organise the workload whilst working in a non-discriminatory framework is essential.

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Criminal Justice Support Worker - FearFree

  • Part time
  • £20,007 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th January 2020

We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with individuals who have experienced domestic abuse. You must also have experience of working with vulnerable people from diverse backgrounds as well as an excellent understanding of the effects and issues facing those who have experienced domestic abuse. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.

We particularly welcome applicants from the LGBT+ community for this post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,007 – £21,632
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th January 2020

Sacro’s mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Homelessness Preventative Service in Edinburgh. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking a team member to assist in the development and provision of the day to day services of Sacro’s Edinburgh Your Home Service.

The post holders will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The service also provides support in service user’s current accommodation, for those who have immediate unmet needs.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required experience of partnership and inter-agency working is essential.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people with complex needs, in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

Work patterns will vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

Registration with the Scottish Social Service Council is desirable for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for these posts.

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This vacancy has now closed

Women’s Services Co-ordinator – Female Only*

  • Full time
  • £24,867 – £27,526
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th February 2020

We are looking for candidates who have experience of leading multicultural teams to provide an excellent level of service to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women affected by domestic abuse and Honour Based Violence (HBV). You must have experience of working with vulnerable people from diverse backgrounds as well as an excellent understanding of the effects and issues facing BAME women affected by domestic abuse and HBV. You will need to be an effective communicator in English and one additional BAME language, highly organised and have effective team management skills.

You will be qualified to Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy with 2 years’ post-qualifying experience, and have a good knowledge of trauma counselling, health inequalities and assessing risk for domestic abuse and HBV. You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post, and the successful candidate must also have their own indemnity insurance.

We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities for this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

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This vacancy has now closed

2 x Complementary Therapist – Female Only*

  • Part time
  • £24,867 – £27,526 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th February 2020

We are looking for qualified Complementary Therapists with 2 years’ post-qualifying experience, who have delivered complementary therapies to individuals affected by domestic abuse. You must have experience of working cross-culturally, and a gendered understanding of domestic abuse and Honour-Based Violence (HBV). You will need to be an effective communicator in English as well as in another language prevalent in Scotland’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

You will be responsible for delivering short-term complementary therapy interventions to BAME women affected by domestic abuse and HBV and for escalating any concerns around clients’ safety and well-being and child protection concerns, in accordance with Scottish legislation and relevant Sacro policies.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post, as well as membership in a recognised regulatory body (FHT, CHNC etc.). You must also hold your own indemnity insurance.

We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities for this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

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This vacancy has now closed

3 x Women’s Support Worker – Female Only*

  • Part time
  • £20,007 – £21,632 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th February 2020

We are looking for Women’s Support Workers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to deliver direct practical support interventions for Sacro’s new BAME Women’s Well-being service. You must have experience of cross-cultural work, be an effective communicator in English as well as in another language prevalent in Scotland’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

You will be responsible for delivering direct support and mentoring interventions to BAME women affected by domestic abuse and Honour-Based Violence (HBV) and for maintaining accurate case notes. You will operate within the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe Strategy as well as Sacro’s policies and procedures and will escalate any safety/well-being concerns around adult and child protection to the Service Co-ordinator/Service Manager. You will be responsible for monitoring women’s well-being throughout their journey within the service and for making appropriate follow-on referrals to relevant services. You will also be required to organise, deliver and participate in group community activities.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.

We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities for this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

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This vacancy has now closed

2 x Counsellor/Psychotherapist – Female Only*

  • Part time
  • £24,867 – £27,526 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th February 2020

We are looking for qualified counsellors with 2 years’ post-qualifying experience, who have delivered counselling to individuals affected by domestic abuse. You must have experience of cross-cultural counselling, and a gendered understanding of domestic abuse and Honour-Based Violence (HBV). You will need to be an effective communicator in English as well as in another language prevalent in Scotland’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

You will be responsible for delivering short-term counselling and psychotherapy interventions to BAME women affected by domestic abuse and HBV and for escalating any concerns around clients’ safety and well-being and child protection concerns, in accordance counselling/psychotherapy ethical codes, Scottish legislation and relevant Sacro policies.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post, as well as membership in a recognised regulatory body (COSCA, BACP, UKCP, etc.). You must have accreditation, be working towards accreditation or be eligible to work towards accreditation and hold your own indemnity insurance.

We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities for this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

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Top job! National Support Manager North

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £38,000
  • Office base flexible within the North East, Moray or Tayside
  • Closing 4th March 2020

Harris Hill is recruiting a National Support Manager on behalf of a Scottish Criminal Justice Organisation that works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland.

This role has responsibility for leading organisational wide projects and managing local services across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highland & Moray. This role is based primarily in Aberdeen however there will be a requirement to travel on occasions throughout Scotland and in particular Edinburgh where the head office is located.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the Director of Operations to lead a number of services over a geographical area.
  • To undertake specific projects to support service development, as determined by the Director of Operations
  • To lead operational business processes to make sure the organisation delivers outputs that meet service users' needs and stakeholders' needs
  • Lead the strategic direction and implementation of services across the organisation, in conjunction with the Director of Operations and the Service Managers.
  • Manage and co-ordinate on-going change management ensuring that change projects are initiated, monitored and progressed as agreed.

Experience & Skill

  • The successful candidate must have previous experience in an operational capacity leading services and developing teams.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of working within criminal/ youth justice and communities would be preferred
  • The successful candidate must have strong project management and organisational skills
  • The successful candidate must have strong leadership and managerial skills
  • The successful candidate must have strong relationship building skills in order to build relationships with internal stakeholders and new & existing funders and partners
  • The preferred candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The candidate must have a valid driving licence and the ability to travel on occasions when required
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Another Way/Click Women’s Worker*

  • Full time
  • £24,867 – £27,526
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 14th July 2020

We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way/CLiCK, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.

CLiCK is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.

You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.

You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.

Other requirements: Full, clean UK driver’s license and access to own vehicle is essential. Some evening and weekend work is expected for this post.

Office Base: Sacro Motherwell office, Dalziel Building, 7 Scott St, Motherwell, ML1 1SX

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x2 Custody Navigator Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,007 – £21,632 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 6th July 2020

The Fife service is now seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the above posts.

This challenging role will involve delivering practical, bespoke interventions to people attending the custody suites in Fife. The role encompasses supporting people to seek the help they need through a wide network of partner agencies within our communities. Often the people you encounter will be at a low point in their lives so you must be able to show empathy and forge a connection during that ‘reachable moment’, then back it up with the ability to create strong, trusting relationships which support people to access the help they need.

If people describe you as; level headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people effectively then we would like to hear from you.

The role demands regular evening weekend work, followed up with community outreach support during the week. The post holder must have a deep understanding of the causal factors of violence and present as “credible” to those we support, through their own lived and professional experience. The post holder will have a proven track record in this field, preferably backed up with a professional qualification. A personal knowledge of the criminal justice process would be desirable for this post.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

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Another Way/Click Women’s Worker*

  • Part time
  • £24,867 – £27,526 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders (based in Edinburgh)
  • Closing 31st July 2020

We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way/CLiCK, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.

CLiCK is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.

You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.

You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.

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