Rowan Alba Limited
Rowan Alba Limited

Charity registered in Scotland SC036775

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life. Rowan Alba seeks to empower vulnerable and marginalized individuals in securing and developing a fruitful and productive homelife and future.


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Move On Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,477 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh- West Pilton Park
  • Closing 19th July 2021

Rowan Alba is looking for an experienced worker to provide support to people who are or have been homeless, with multiple complex needs. The successful candidate will be providing one to one support to people aged 16 and over who have multiple support needs. Your main role will be to offer practical, emotional and social support to people when they are in temporary accommodation and when they move on to their own tenancy. You will need to develop effective relationships with people supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions. Ideally the post holder will be qualified to SVQ level 3 Health & Social Care or be willing to work towards this.

Please note: only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

This post is funded by The Volant Charitable Trust

Organisation Profile: Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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Move On Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,020 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh- West Pilton Park
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Rowan Alba is looking for an experienced worker to provide support to people who are or have been homeless, with multiple complex needs. The successful candidate will be providing one to one support to people aged 16 and over who have multiple support needs. Your main role will be to offer practical, emotional and social support to people when they are in temporary accommodation and when they move on to their own tenancy. You will need to develop effective relationships with people supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions. Ideally the post holder will be qualified to SVQ level 3 Health & Social Care or be willing to work towards this.

This post is funded by Walter Scott.

Please note: only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Organisation Profile:

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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Wellbeing / Activities Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £19,565 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (Stramullion)
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Rowan Alba is currently recruiting for a Wellbeing/Activities Coordinator for our Stramullion Service located in North Edinburgh. Stramullion is designed around the needs of its residents and will provide the highest level of care at home and housing support.

This is an exciting new role to work as a dynamic and motivated Wellbeing Coordinator where you will help promote independence, dignity, and quality of life always in a person centred caring and supportive environment. Understanding individual personalities, feelings, and lifestyle to enable us to provide each resident with personalised activities relating to their unique interests, making meaningful activity an essential part of care, so our residents can live each day in the way they want.

You will be passionate about providing a varied programme of activities to stimulate and keep our residents engaged, you will work in close conjunction with the support team, where you will build good relationships with the residents and relatives.

The ideal candidate will have a creative flair, strong organisational skills, and the ability to relate well to people from all types of backgrounds. You will need to be sociable and able to communicate well with our residents and external activity providers. Previous experience in a similar role or environment would be beneficial.

Organisation Profile:

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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Support Worker – Stramullion

  • Part time
  • £20,020 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th October 2021

Overall aim of the service:

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

Overall purpose of job

• To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients

• To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group

• To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities’ framework

• To achieve key outcomes of the service

• To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations

Please note: only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Organisation Profile:

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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Community Alcohol Related Damage service (CARDS) Hospital Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2021

OVERALL AIM OF THE ORGANISATION / SERVICE

A new collaborative approach between Rowan Alba and NHS Lothian to provide support to the NHS Lothian Alcohol Related Brain Damage Care Pathway. This focuses on care for individuals with Alcohol Related Brain Damage who frequently present in crisis at hospital and are not accessing community support. This post of Hospital Link Worker with lived experience of Alcohol Harm or ARBD will work with the Alcohol Nurses at the New Royal Infirmary to deliver information to provide immediate emotional and practical support to a caseload of individuals and increase engagement with community support via our volunteer befrienders on discharge from hospital. The main client outcomes being around health and social wellbeing, preventing future crisis and most importantly through developing healthy supportive relationships that act as a vehicle for positive self identified outcomes.

This project will help share knowledge to better empower individuals with ARBD to be in control of their diagnosis and understand their condition to manage their everyday lives and alcohol use.

OVERALL PURPOSES OF JOB

The link worker will;

  • Work with individuals to input in to an NHS personalised support plan in collaboration with Alcohol Liaison Nurses and in response to specific neurological information from their ARBD assessment
  • Input into the design of a practical support package to improve neurological outcomes for individuals on discharge. This may include clocks, calendars, memory boards and letters for GPs asking for thiamine.
  • Explain CARDS support available including befriending, self-management café groups and remote art group. Work in a person-centered way to ensure clients get support that is right for them.
  • Match individuals with volunteers and arrange pre-discharge introduction in hospital to create easy transition to support at home.
  • Advocate on behalf of individuals with other services including Housing, Benefits, GP services when necessary to help ensure their ARBD condition is understood and supported.
  • Support individuals to share ARBD information with carers or family to improve relationships.
  • Co-ordinate work placements of frontline NHS staff to improve understanding of ARBD (We currently do this for paramedic trainees, but wish to open this up to more NHS staff)
  • Input into redesign of our website to provide non-clinical information on living with ARBD.
  • Liaise effectively with all partners to strengthen our position on Edinburgh’s ARBD care pathway and raise awareness of our service, through the work we are doing in the community to support hidden clients.
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OVERALL AIM OF THE ORGANISATION

We deliver community befriending and supported accommodation to Edinburgh’s most marginalised homeless or isolated people with alcohol issues.

OVERALL PURPOSES OF JOB

We are looking for a confident individual with a good basic knowledge of every day digital devices and feels confident that they can use this to support people to take the next step in digital learning.

People

  • Service users - Mainly in their own homes supporting people to get online, use a phone, use mobile wifi and any other digital learning they might be interested in, their close contacts and our volunteers.
  • Volunteers - Supporting and advising volunteers how to take on roles using their digital skills. How to use mobile wifi, how to zoom with a client to support them to attend meetings or groups.
  • Staff - Communicate with staff team on the progress of your work. Reflect and report on the challenges and successes to refocus.

Activities

  • To deliver basic digital skills training sessions increase their digital skills to support the smooth running of the project to staff and volunteers via zoom
  • To meet with service users one to one in their own homes and support them to learn to use a new device
  • To keep records of their activities, sessions and design basic, short, power point or other creative presentations to deliver to staff (5 members) volunteers (groups of around 20) service users usually always just one to one.
  • To develop and sustain links with individuals, groups, agencies and be involved with the publicity and promotion of the project.
  • To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and be able and willing to receive and deliver feedback within an equal opportunities’ framework.
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