Would you like to support isolated and lonely people with a history of homelessness?
Passing the Baton is Bethany’s Befriending Service operating in Edinburgh. Our aim is to befriend people back into the community. We befriend adults who may feel lonely and socially isolated and may also struggle with homelessness.
The principal role of the Coordinator will be to facilitate groups that include the Men’s Group and the Job & Volunteering Group. In addition to the groups, the Facilitator will also befriend and organise befriending relationships for people referred to the service.
Candidates will require significant experience and a demonstrable passion for working with people from a range of backgrounds including vulnerable individuals who may have complex needs. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about seeing lives transformed.
This position is supported by the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership who fund 27.5 hours of this role. The remaining 10 hours are funded via additional Trust income.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.
As a Children and Young People’s Support Worker you will provide preventative, crisis intervention and on-going support to children and young people who are directly or indirectly exposed to the issues of domestic abuse.
The job involves ensuring that a high standard of crisis intervention and casework support is provided to children and young people escaping, experiencing or requiring support with domestic abuse issues. This includes Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire’s out-of-hours, group work and on call service provision.
Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details.
This is a great opportunity to join our team in pursuing Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire’s feminist philosophy and mission; ‘all women, children and young people are free from fear’
What is on offer for the Children and Young People’s Support Worker?
Partners in Advocacy (PiA) has been commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde to provide independent advocacy for children and young people affected by the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (as amended). This work will largely take place in specialist child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient units.
We are seeking to recruit advocacy workers to work with Partners in Advocacy to deliver this service. Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post. Full training will be provided.
POST A – Dundee x 1 post
POST B – South Lanarkshire x 1 post
POST C – City of Edinburgh x 1 post
Workers in the above areas to support children and young people going through the Children’s Hearings System.
Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable along with a clean driving license and access to a roadworthy vehicle during working hours. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post.
Because People Matter
Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Glasgow Residential Stabilization Service
We aim to provide a 4 to 6 weeks residential service for individuals who are no longer managing their support within a community setting.
Our team of social care, nursing and medical staff will provide treatment and support to individuals who are deemed to be engaging in high risk drug and/or alcohol use with complex needs. Collaboratively working within a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) to address the individuals’ physical, mental, social and emotional needs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a range of interventions in 1:1 and group work settings to support, encourage and motivate individuals to assist them to gain some stability back in their life.
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre
The Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre is a busy 24/7 service for drug users, combining a Methadone Clinic, Needle Exchange service and a 12 bedded Residential Unit. Its multi-disciplinary teams comprise social care workers, nurses and medical staff, who encourage and support Service Users to find ways of making their drug use less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life. Many Service Users will be unable to cope and be at risk, but whatever the issue Turning Point Scotland is committed to rehabilitation and recovery through effective person centred support.
Healthy Valleys is a highly successful, community led health improvement organisation located in Lanark. We have a new opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our dynamic team.
Healthy Valleys in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire requires to recruit the above post to develop and enhance the LWMS.
Working as part of the LWMS, the post holder will develop Healthy Schools Plus and the family engagement service arm of the Healthy Schools approach throughout Lanarkshire. Healthy Schools Plus delivers a framework for teachers, which outlines an approach to addressing unhealthy weight gain in childhood by guiding the planning, tracking & monitoring and evaluation of Health & Wellbeing education, based on Food & Health, Active Lifestyle and Healthy Lifestyle contexts for learning. Family involvement is essential to maximise programme opportunities and offer support to their children. The post will therefore focus on aligning existing community health & wellbeing programmes with the Healthy Schools Plus approach and engage families into these services.
Additionally, developing and co-ordinating projects within the LWMS, the post holder will also work in conjunction with NHS Lanarkshire and Healthy Valleys to ensure the successful delivery of the strategic vision for both organisations. This will include creating and developing effective partnerships, maintaining internal relationships as well as overseeing commissioned services.
The post is subject to a PVG Disclosure Scotland check and the successful candidate will be based at Law House, Carluke, ML8 5EP. All applicants must have access to their own transport, have a clean driving license and business insurance.
We are recruiting a Progressions Coordinator for our Glasgow team. You will be required to deliver group employability and personal development workshops and accredited qualifications at the Street League Academy. They will carry out 1-2-1 progression meetings with Street League participants and liaise with employers and colleges to broker opportunities and support young people into Education, Employment or Training.
Responsible for positive participant outcomes into Employment, Education and Training, the progressions team are an integral part of Street League operational delivery. Targeted on delivery and outcomes you will report to the Operations Manager.
Experience in delivering employability services, accredited qualifications and job brokering is essential. Considerations will be made for candidates with experience in delivering training or in careers guidance plus an appropriate assessor qualification would be desirable.
Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.
This role will focus on advocacy, particularly within the Children’s Hearing System, supporting children and young people in an advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. In our work, we use a relationship-based approach to ensure meaningful engagement. You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within a dynamic North team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively, bringing insight, challenge, hope and change.
The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a role working with children and young people or delivering advocacy. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively, both within and across organisations in this sector.
You will have a good understanding of the Children’s Hearings System and the challenges that face children and young people with Care Experience. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.
We are looking for relational, child-centred, and motivated individuals to be part of an effective team that supports and monitors Safeguarders, works with partner agencies and delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.
The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. We have recently been successful in winning the new contract for the Safeguarder’s Panel Team until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024). Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.
In the role of Support Manager, you will work directly with Safeguarders to support them to work to our Practice Standards and contribute to the shared vision of best practice - an excellent, transparent, accountable and respectful service for children and young people.
You must have a working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System, an understanding of child development and an ability to support people in a challenging role. You will:
· support and monitor a cohort of Safeguarders using our performance and support monitoring framework
· work with other team members to ensure the day to day operation of the service
· build relationships with partners in your region
Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, and potentially travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.
This is a full time, 35-hour/week fixed term post, starting as soon as possible and funded initially until 30 June 2022.
We are looking to recruit one person in the North and one person in the West (base to be negotiated).
For further information or questions regarding the post please contact Paula Gaunt-Richardson at email@example.com
Scottish Women’s Aid is recruiting for the role of Administration Worker based in our Edinburgh office. Working closely with a small administration team, the role holder will focus on the support of the management team with HR, Health and Safety and secretarial tasks as well as other varied office duties.
Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 36 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.
What You’ll Do
Key to the role is the ability to work and think in a pragmatic manner to work flexibly with the Scottish Women’s Aid team. You’ll benefit from a varied and interesting workload, providing essential secretarial and administrative support for a busy and motivated team such as call screening, travel booking, and arranging meetings and taking minutes. Whilst some of the key tasks will be shared with other Administration Workers, this role provides a focus on HR and recruitment administration as well as secretariat support to our Board of Trustees and Cross-Parliamentary Group. Development and maintenance of Health and Safety arrangements will also be key to this position.
What We Need
The successful candidate will have experience of providing similar services to a busy team, with previous expertise in setting up and maintaining administrative systems. It is essential that you have an excellent working knowledge of ICT including MS Office packages, with the ability to demonstrate and share knowledge with colleagues.
We’re looking for someone who has
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Accuracy and attention to detail, with well-honed organisational and time management skills
· Ability to demonstrate patience and a calm approach
· Understanding of confidentiality and current data protection legislation
· Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues and external contacts