Deafblind Scotland is a specialist charity working with adults living with dual sensory impairment. Our ambitions are high for members and we are therefore at the cutting edge of finding ways to support people to lead their most meaningful life.
The Touching Lives Take 2 (TLT2) project is a peer-led approach to addressing the social isolation experienced by many older adults living with deafblindness. TLT2 will enable deafblind people to acquire the necessary skills to become trainers in 1) deafblind awareness and 2) deafblind manual communication/guiding.
The Deafblind awareness and deafblind manual communication/guiding workshops will be provided to groups and organisations whose membership or remit supports the wellbeing of older people within Fife and East Dunbartonshire.
The Project Officer will work with a steering group of deafblind people to market, plan and deliver peer lead deafblind awareness training within East Dunbartonshire. The successful candidate will support the training of deafblind people as well as identifying suitable groups, partners and organisations to receive the Deafblind awareness training. The project officer will co-ordinate and manage all aspect of delivery within East Dunbartonshire and implement a monitoring strategy ensuring all project aims and objectives are met.
Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives? Why not join Wheatley Care? We offer excellent benefits including 7.6 weeks’ annual leave, a staff discount scheme an occupational pension, health plan and family friendly policies.
We have vacancies available across Central Scotland, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Stirling and West Lothian.
We are looking for:
• Enthusiastic and caring individuals to join our team and become part of a leading care and support provider across central Scotland
• You’ll need no previous experience, but a positive outlook, patience and willingness to go the extra mile for the people we work for are essential.
• Someone to have effective communication skills and demonstrate initiative.
• You to work various shift patterns including sleepover, nightshifts and weekends.
• You to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and register with the Scottish Social Care Council (SSSC), but we can help you with these applications
• You to have basic IT skills
• A relevant SVQ qualification is desirable.
In this flexible role you will work directly with the people we work for, supporting them to make positive changes in their life and be part of their community.
We also offer a supportive and inclusive working environment. Wheatley Group is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Level 1 (£18,135)
Level 2 (£18,135 - £19,566)
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
We work in over 60 communities in Scotland with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
Considering a career in adult social care?
This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. You’ll go home each day knowing you made a difference. We currently have job opportunities in a range of our established Glasgow City wide Care Homes and Care at Home services providing individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs who need support with mental health and addiction issues including ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage) .
As a Support Worker with SAMH your duties will include providing direct emotional and practical support, advice and encouragement in all areas of everyday living to promote and enable independence, be recovery focussed, based on the principles of social inclusion A commitment to person centred approaches and to enable individuals to achieve their personal outcomes.
This role can be challenging and rewarding at the same time and you will need good communication skills but also patience, resilience, self-awareness and compassion.
The ideal Support Worker will enjoy working with people; be enthusiastic, passionate and flexible in your approach which will allow services to be delivered around the unique preferences, strengths and needs of individuals.
You will be part of a team but will also be expected to work independently. It is desirable you will have knowledge of mental health issues and an understanding of the barriers and challenges this may present for people to successfully engage and sustain activities in their community.
Knowledge and experience in supporting people with complex needs is desirable but not essential as there is a range of learning and development tools provided within the role.
The posts advertised will be part of a rolling rota at the service which involves a variety of shift patterns, early shifts, evening shifts, weekend shifts also be part of the on-calls rota for the service.
What we are looking for
Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, but what you do need is the right attitude and values. We will ask you to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme, and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
What we will provide for you
SAMH will fund the relevant SVQ qualification you need to meet the conditions of your SSSC registration and provide a range of ongoing training and development opportunities. In addition to 32 days annual leave (increasing to 37 days with five years’ service) SAMH also launched two additional wellbeing days for you to use on what matters to you. You will also have access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides Information and resources on a range of work, family and personal issues, our Occupation Health Service, Employee Life Cover and Company Pension Scheme.
What does a Support Worker do?
The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.
Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just personal care; it’s so much more. A Support Worker could be taking the people supported swimming, assisting with the weekly shop, or even helping to administer the right medication.
If you would like to know more details about the role please click the job description below.
What experience do I need?
You don’t need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind and want to work in a job that is genuinely rewarding, this is for you.
You’ll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
What are the Benefits?
- 20 days holiday + 9 days bank holiday
- Employee support line to support you and your family
- Continuous on the job training is provided
- Contributory Pension Plan
- Occupational Maternity Pay
- NVQ Funding
- PVG paid for by Thera
- Career progression We also offer an employee benefits scheme, which includes:
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Health Cash Plan
- Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts
Who are Thera Group?
Thera Group are a charity that support people with a learning disability in the community. We want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but we can’t do this without you! We need Support Workers in the Smithton area of Inverness area to make our vision a reality
The Stewardship Officer will be responsible to support the Philanthropy and Partnerships team with the development and delivery of a sector leading stewardship programme, encompassing communications and events. The successful candidate will ensure stewardship plans are in place for all key donors and provide excellent communication to supporters (through newsletters, organisational updates, project progress reports, etc.). They will maintain a calendar of stewardship events, and lead on the delivery.
The Stewardship Officer will be integral to the Philanthropy and Partnerships team cultivating strong ongoing relationships with high value supporters, resulting in ongoing financial return for the organisation.
Working with the Research and Operations Lead the Stewardship officer will support the delivery of stewardship across the Philanthropy and Partnerships team by:
Share Scotland is the Care Sector’s best kept secret. This is your opportunity to join an innovative, family-led organisation. Working as part of a dynamic and supportive team, you will be an enthusiastic person who can bring their own unique skills, interests and ideas to the role.
For almost 30 years, Share Scotland has worked with adults with complex disabilities to provide individually tailored care, supporting our service users to actively pursue their chosen lifestyle within their own home and local community.
If you have the right personality and attitude, we can provide you with expert training to do the job. If you have experience or a relevant qualification, even better!
We are looking for Support Workers in the Glasgow, Govan/Ibrox area and Relief Support Workers in Alexandria, supporting our service users in their own homes.
Support Worker Benefits -
Key Responsibilities may involve -
As a Support Worker you will be supporting a person with such things as looking after their home, preparing and perhaps eating a meal, budgeting and shopping, as well as exposing them to new experiences and opportunities and assisting them to pursue the social life of their choosing.
*This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.
**Progression to final salary scale is dependent on successfully gaining SVQ3
The successful candidate will be subject to a PVG check and registration with SSSC must be made within 6 months of employment commencing.
Share is actively working to promote equal opportunities for all
Share Scotland is a Recognised Charity SC 008220
RESPONSIBLE TO: Young Person Guarantee Manager
These posts are funded by The City of Edinburgh Council as part of their No One Left Behind remit. The ambition is to support young people into a positive destination as part of a collective effort to tackle youth unemployment as a result of COVID impacts.
The successful candidates will have a strategic and operational remit, including engaging directly with young people and engaging with employers and key stakeholders, linking young people to emerging opportunities to ensure successful outcome. Partnership working and networking will be a key element of a successful approach and the Officers will be expected to engage with a wide range of agencies, linking to national, regional, and local offers.
We envisage the three-officer posts as follows:
· Volunteer/Mentoring officer
· Further Education/Higher Education officer
· Employability Youth Grants officer
Secondments will be considered. Successful candidates will be required to pass a PVG check.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Deputy Chief Executive, Capital City Partnership
This post is funded by The City of Edinburgh Council as part of their No One Left Behind remit. The ambition is to support young people into a positive destination as part of a collective effort to tackle youth unemployment as a result of COVID impacts.
The successful candidate will have a strategic and operational remit, linking with the wider Edinburgh Guarantee for All and Developing Young Workforce initiatives, and co-ordinating a quarterly Youth Employment Partnership. Linking to national, regional, and local offers will also be critical, including supporting employers and accessing Kickstart and other wage subsidy schemes.
The Young Person’s Guarantee Manager will manage a small team of up to five support officers, each with a focus on achieving positive destinations for young people including: job outcomes, work experience/internships, vocational training, volunteering and further and higher education. There will also be a further focus on supporting client groups facing additional barriers, including those with experience of mental health, post FE/HE students, BAME, young people with a disability, and those who are care experienced.
Secondments will be considered. Successful candidate will be required to pass a PVG check.
As Chair of the Board of Directors, you’ll lead the Board and the Senior Management team to set, evolve and communicate the future company strategy, at all times, acting on behalf of the Shareholder. You’ll provide leadership and support to the Managing Director and chair the management board in their role to build and maintain core Service Delivery, establish a post Covid-19 service delivery model as well as balancing the delivery of superior cost savings through operational excellence whilst continuing to develop a five-star service for service users.
You’ll have a strong track record and demonstrable experience at a senior leadership level within a customer facing commercial, public sector and / or social care sector, and preferably have previous Chair and NED experience. You’ll also have a track record of leading a growth / improvement agenda and experience of working within a complex governance and audit environment. In addition, you will have the ability to constructively challenge decisions, be innovative and drive change.
This post attracts an allowance of £500 per day (plus reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed in line with Bon Accord Care Ltd’s expenses policy).
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact: Gail Woodcock, Interim Managing Director, by email on email@example.com
The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Policy & Public Affairs Officer (full-time, 12-month contract) to support our Evidence & Impact team in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. We are home to Mental Health Awareness Week and, with prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.
Our focus is on three key areas:
We systematically consider how to scale ideas informed by evidence. We build partnerships and alliances that increase the impact and reach of our work.
We harness evidence and the voice of lived experience to advocate for preventive approaches and create campaigns which tackle the root causes of poor mental health.
We continue to build a strong organisation that lives its values - that is open, kind, outward-looking and sustainable.
We have pioneered change for 70 years and we are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!
This exciting Policy & Public Affairs role will support the development and delivery of the Foundation’s policy and public affairs programme in Scotland and Northern Ireland through day-to-day management and delivery of a portfolio of policy and public affairs work including projects, campaigns and engagement with external stakeholders to pursue the organisation’s policy objectives and help to achieve policy changes at a national and local level.
What does the role involve?
· Maintaining up to date knowledge of policy and legislative developments affecting public mental health;
Supporting the Foundation’s parliamentary work at Holyrood and increasingly in Stormont, including engagement activities on the Foundation’s manifesto for the Scottish Parliament Election;
· Responding to Government consultations and providing briefings for politicians and other external stakeholders;
· Working with the Senior Policy & Public Affairs Manager on the initiation, implementation and delivery of high-impact, evidence-based campaigns
What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?
· Someone with a track record in either public policy, campaigns or public affairs;
· Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
· Knowledge of policy issues relevant to the Foundation’s Strategic Plan; and
· In-depth knowledge of Scotland’s political and policy landscapes.
Other required and/or desirable skills, knowledge and experience are shown in the person specification for the role.
Why should you join the Mental Health Foundation?
· 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 27 after 5 years’ service
· 3 closure days between Christmas and New Year
· Up to 3 wellbeing days per annum
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Generous non-contributory pension scheme, 8% at 3 months service, rising to 10% at 6 months service employer contribution
· Life Assurance Scheme at four times annual salary
· Flexible working
· Season Ticket Loan
· Cycle to work scheme
Please note that for safeguarding purposes, all our roles require a DBS/PVG check. Also, we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.