Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.
We are looking for a Regional Family Support Coordinator to join our team in the North of Scotland as maternity cover. In this position you will play a crucial role in supporting people with family members resident in HMP Grampian, and with involvement in our partnership with
Our Regional Family Support Coordinator will:
• Support families at home and in their community via 1:1, family, and/or group work
• Work closely with key professionals including prison staff and prison visitor centre staff to provide advice, information, and guidance on a range of issues
• Raise awareness with key professionals and local and national stakeholders about the impact of imprisonment and our work to improve outcomes for families
• Work closely with Streetsport to deliver the “Stronger Families Inside Out” project delivered in Aberdeen and at HMP Grampian.
• Contribute to local and regional multi-agency development work including the family strategy groups at HMP Grampian.
We are looking for an individual who is:
• Experienced in working with and alongside families in a creative and flexible way
• Rights-focused in their work and all they do
• Trauma-informed and understands the impact of imprisonment upon families
• Skilled and knowledgeable in working with the challenging issues that impact people in prison
• A confident and effective contributor to working in partnership with others to meet families’ needs
We offer a wide range of staff benefits including hybrid working, travel expenses, access to a pension scheme, laptop and mobile phone and 25 days paid holiday plus 10 public holidays (pro rata).
If you are an experienced professional with social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experience and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.
Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service offers integrated health and social care which provides low threshold, direct access services for people experiencing a crisis due to alcohol or other drug use including people who may be experiencing homelessness. These include a crisis residential unit, 24-hour Injecting Equipment Provision (needle exchange), wound care, harm reduction advice, signposting and naloxone training and provision.
Proudly partnering with NHSGGC and the Health and Social Care Partnership for over 27 years, we have provided residential and direct access crisis services in a safe environment that challenges stigma and provides the advice and information required to reduce harm and give a space to reflect and consider the next steps towards recovery.
We are committed to helping individuals begin their journey to recovery whilst utilising harm reduction approaches, placing safety at the forefront of care delivery. We are passionate in encouraging citizens who use the service to improve and maintain relationships with family, friends and communities to build on their sense of belonging in society.
Contact Details: Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service, 80 Tradeston Street, Glasgow G5 8BG
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
We’re looking for two people with a passion for the work that Sustrans does, creating a real change for cycling, walking or wheeling, connecting people and places across the South of England and providing traffic free spaces for everyone to enjoy. You don’t need qualifications or work experience because we will train you, you just need a real love for what we do. We’d particularly like to hear from people who have previously had barriers to employment, for example you may have a disability, have been long-term unemployed or are from a group that is underrepresented in the workplace- anybody is welcome to apply.
As a Trainee Network Development Officer, you will support our Network Development Managers, by helping them deliver projects from design through to construction, to budget and on time. You will deliver some smaller projects on your own too. You will build relationships with landowners, Designers and Engineers, Ecologists, and Local Authorities, so that we can work in partnership to make our projects successful. You will learn the tricks of the trade as you gradually develop your skills to do the job.
You will join us as a Trainee Network Development Officer, but after six months we will review your work and consider your promotion to Network Development Officer.
The England South region offers a diversity of projects to get involved with – from complex urban areas to National Parks and everything in between.
We offer true hybrid working, with a mix of home working and the opportunity to work from our hub in Bristol, with flexible hours offered to suit individual circumstances.
Your passion and enthusiasm for this role will demonstrate your thirst to learn and your organisational skills will enable you to become a brilliant Project Manager. You will build relationships with ease, within the team, with communities and with landowners and Local Authorities, being a brilliant advocate for the work that Sustrans does. This will enable you to develop new opportunities for funded work as we reshape our towns, cities, and countryside in favour of active travel. You will learn how to research and produce excellent readable reports and have an interest in learning how to use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping software, although you will already be IT competent and able to use Microsoft programmes.
We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, and enabling inclusion.
What we offer
In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive, and rewarding working environment.
· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
· Staff volunteer days
· 24/7 free, impartial, and confidential support service
· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
· Bike, computer and season ticket loans
· Discount benefits
· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.
Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Inverclyde Early Help In Custody are looking for people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team.
The Early Help in Custody Team provides support to people being held in police custody. The Early Help Team works closely with police colleagues, while being completely independent of the justice system. Although based in Inverclyde, the service will be available to people living in other local authorities who are in Greenock police custody.
The service provides short term support to people who have self-identified a need(s) in a ‘reachable and teachable’ moment, to seek the help they need through a wide network of partner agencies within local communities. This 2-year test of change is funded by the Drugs Death Task Force and will prioritise people who are not receiving treatment and who may be experiencing a range of complex needs as evidence suggests they may be at the highest risk of a drug related death. The service will link closely to existing treatment pathways and other tests of change including early intervention, recovery, harm reduction and non-fatal overdose.
As a Support Practitioner (Navigator), you will be working alongside a lead practitioner delivering early help support in custody to help identify and signpost those who need support to access services and interventions that will give them the tools they need to build their resilience, gain confidence and acquire the personal and social assets they need to meet their aspirations. This will require;
• Undertaking initial assessments of need
• Identifying supports
• Arranging warm hand-over to supports
• Liaison with services
• Promotion of the service
• Participation in learning groups
Working at the front end of a pathway, you will be in contact with individuals who can be challenging, have behavioural issues, and lead chaotic lives. You will aim to motivate them to engage with support from partners and aim to improve their wellbeing and prevent harm.
People with lived experience are encouraged to apply.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.
Applicants must be willing to undertake Police Scotland Vetting (Level 1)
The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.
No previous working experience is needed; full training will be provided to you. We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team! We would offer you full support in completing your application.
As a Support Practitioner, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.
The Lanarkshire Services Manager role holds overall responsibility for the delivery of OPFS Services in the Lanarkshire area. The role will contribute to the organisation’s vision of a Scotland in which single parents and their children are valued and treated equally and fairly by leading, managing and coordinating the various components of our Lanarkshire provision.
The role holder will be responsible for management of the Lanarkshire Support for Families staff to enable them to offer a consistent level of effective support to single parents and their children and to meeting funding obligations. This role holds responsibility for the relevant staff and budgets; for representing the work of OPFS to external agencies, and for developing new areas of work, and funding for these, in conjunction with the OPFS Senior Team.
All roles at OPFS contribute to our mission of working with and for single parent families, providing support services that enable them to achieve their potential and help create lasting solutions to the poverty and barriers facing many single parents and their children.
OPFS Lanarkshire Support for Families Service
Our Lanarkshire based service provides a range of support for single parents and their families,
which currently includes:
SOHTIS are offering an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing Glasgow Team that are passionate about providing quality services and seeing transformation in the lives of survivors of human trafficking in Scotland.
This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time Dementia Adviser position within our Scottish Borders Services.
The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required.
The Dementia Advisor will also provide support to local communities within the respective localities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work alongside the respective teams to deliver a blended approach of support, will develop and facilitate new activities for people living with dementia and carers whilst working alongside the Scottish Borders team to deliver and facilitate already established online virtual group work activities. The postholder will be based within Kelso Dementia Resource Centre. The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.
This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.
Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time is essential for this post.
NEW POSTS! - Children & Young People’s Individual Advocacy Workers
Eating Disorders worker - 28 hours per week
Eating Disorders/Children’s Hearings worker – 32 hours per week
These two new posts will expand and strengthen CAPS’ Children and Young People’s small friendly team. One post will provide individual advocacy to children and young people in Lothian who are experiencing Eating Disorders, in the community and in hospital. The other will also work with children and young people aged 5 - 18 going through the Children’s Hearings system, in a joint post. See the Job Descriptions for full details.
The focus of the work is the provision of independent advocacy to support children and young people to express their views and wishes and have a stronger voice in issues affecting them. Experience of working with children and young people is required as well as proven skills in communicating with them. Advocacy training will be provided.
This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for regulated work with children.
There will be a 6-month probationary period attached to this post. A mix of home and office working is possible.
At SCDC we believe communities matter.
Established thirty years ago as a partnership between the Community Development Foundation and the University of Glasgow, SCDC became an independent charity in Scotland in 2009, designated as the lead national organisation for community development.
Over the past decade and more, we have worked hard to establish ourselves as an authority on community development theory and practice. We work with and alongside communities and with community practitioners, and we use the knowledge and experience we gain to help shape national policy.
Purpose of the post
We are now looking for a new Director to help lead SCDC into its next decade of development. If you are passionate about democracy, social justice and community empowerment, this is your opportunity to make a difference to people and communities across Scotland.
You will be knowledgeable about the policy and practice environment for community development in Scotland and experienced in running an organisation with multiple funding streams and an income generation model. You will be skilled in leading a team to deliver on our mission and in working with the Board of Directors to implement our strategic vision. You will have highly developed communication skills and you will be comfortable in working with a range of different stakeholders.
This maternity cover post is a great opportunity to join CAPS’ friendly, supportive Individual Advocacy team to provide individual advocacy to adults with mental health issues in East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS also provides advocacy to people who use drugs or alcohol in these areas.
The focus of the work is the provision of independent advocacy – making sure that people’s views and wishes are heard. You will make sure people are informed about their options and their rights and assist people with mental health issues to redress power imbalances in their lives. Advocacy is very rewarding work that makes a real difference. Full training will be provided.
This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. There will be a 4 month probationary period attached to this post. A mix of home and office working is possible.
This post is fixed term for 12 months initially to cover maternity leave and may continue thereafter subject to funding constraints.