Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.
We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.
We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.
We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.
We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.
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About the job
We have an excellent opportunity to join our team in Glasgow as an Access and Engagement Worker. You must be motivated to work as part of a diverse team and understand the importance of communicating with your line manager and extended team members. As the first point of contact for people engaging with the service, you will be flexible, resilient and solution focused, ensuring that effective and easy to navigate pathways are in place.
What we are looking for
As an Access and Engagement Worker you will be positive and motivated, you will be an outstanding communicator, and possess excellent skills as a team player. You will also be results driven, highly organised with excellent time management skills.
Benefits of working with us
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work 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.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
SAMH Glenlora Service are looking for a support worker to be part of an innovative service which makes a positive impact on the lives of the people who use the service.
As a Support Worker, you will carry key-worker responsibility for a number of service users, some of whom will require individual support. This will involve supporting people to develop outcome-focused action plans, carrying out assessments and reviews and contributing to the facilitation and development of therapeutic groups
Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire service users to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations.
You will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills and knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems. The post involves evening work which is covered on a rota basis.
Shifts: Early shifts = 8am-4pm, Day shift = 9am-5pm, Backshift = 1:15pm-9:15pm, Sleepovers 1:15pm to11pm – 8am-2:15pm. Day to day on-call rota - 5pm to 9am.
Crossroads (Perth & Kinross) is an independent charity providing excellent quality respite and care at home to the residents of Perth & Kinross, both privately and via Perth & Kinross Council. We employ upwards of 50 staff and have an annual turnover approaching £1m.
We are looking for a highly motivated person to manage our care provision within Perth & Kinross.
This position will offer the right candidate the opportunity to deliver continued growth of a client-focused care business of the highest quality. The role is therefore perfect for an experienced Care Manager who is happy and able to work on their own and as part of the Management Team.
This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking and commercially minded person seeking a new and exciting leadership role within the care sector.
As a dedicated and confident individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills, you will play a significant and valued role working alongside our Service Manager to further grow and develop the business.
You will be required to manage and support a team of 4 Coordinators, as well as providing the team with advice on more complex casework. You will also share responsibility for the recruitment, training, and development of new care staff. When appropriate you will take on temporary direct management of clients and/or care staff for whom a higher level of expertise/intervention is required.
As well as being qualified to at least minimum SVQ Level 4 in Social Care, previous experience of working with and being able to engage directly with team members, management, external agencies, and stakeholders as well as our clients and their families would be advantageous.
You will be able to demonstrate a passion for change and playing a key role in the continuous development and growth of the organisation.
If this sounds like you and you possess the energy and drive to be part of a successful charitable organisation like Crossroads, then we are keen to hear from you.
Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Do you want to make a difference?
As a Recovery Coordinator with Change Grow Live, you’ll work with people who use our services, helping them get to where they want to be.
The West Lothian Assertive Outreach and Criminal Justice Service is a well-established and exciting service covering the whole of West Lothian providing a range of interventions to individuals who are affected by substance misuse and multiple complex issues that can exclude them from accessing the support package they need.
Service provision includes persistent assertive outreach to support individuals to access appropriate care packages. The team deliver interventions in a variety of locations including custody suites, prison estate, hospital, local community clinics and within client's homes or temporary accommodation.
The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and experience of working within a related field. Also necessary is a commitment to multi-agency partnership working, excellent communication skills and experience of working within an outcome focused approach.
Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
Pinkston Watersports is Scotland's 1st and only artificial whitewater course. Our objectives focus on three main areas of Sport, Social Enterprise, and Community. Pinkston and its activities contribute towards community and physical regeneration; a mechanism for the education of young people and adults alike; a centre of sporting excellence; and the promotion of watersports in Scotland. By promoting our sports and making them accessible to all we deliver benefits to the health and wellbeing of local residents and others in the region.
The current Board is well established and diverse but Pinkston is transitioning from a start-up to an established and ambitious social enterprise. As our local area changes with over £750million of new housing developing in Sighthill and significant business initiatives at Port Dundas, Pinkston is looking for new talent to help seize these opportunities and to grow our social enterprise, deliver our charitable objects and play our part in the nations Covid-19 recovery.
We are looking to recruit a new chair and a Director of Finance to help prepare for the transformation occurring in the local area and to seize the opportunity to introduce more people to the wonders of paddling and swimming in the heart of Glasgow.
These voluntary roles involve a commitment of around 4 hours a month. This includes board meetings which are on an evening 6.30-8pm online; usually bi-monthly, but recently monthly due to our Covid-19 response.
The Operations Coordinator role is a new and key post, which will help us ensure the effective day to day running of our ongoing work, and help us to expand our reach into new areas. The Operations Coordinator will ensure the smooth running of our programme of events and projects, and provide administrative support in our fundraising efforts. Evaluation of all our services is an essential part of our work and this, along with other administrative aspects of our work, will be managed by the Operations Coordinator.
The successful candidate will be flexible, well organised, able to show initiative, and be passionate about the emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing of children. He/she will have excellent communication and IT skills, be a good team player, and be able to demonstrate the Fischy Music values of hope, respect, diversity, humour, equality and empathy.
Fischy Music has been nurturing the wellbeing of children for the last 22 years across the UK and beyond by giving children an opportunity to explore and express a range of emotions through singing and songwriting. We also provide training and resources for adults who work with and care for children. We are nationally and internationally recognised as being effective in supporting wellbeing in children through our songs, resources and direct work with children and adults.
The Equality Network is a leading Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) rights charity. We work to change the law, policy and society of Scotland to deliver full equality for all LGBTI people.
We are looking to recruit a full-time Community Development Officer to join our dedicated staff team and work with the Development Manager on the delivery of our national community development programme during COVID-19. This will consist of developing and delivering comprehensive capacity building support for LGBTI groups and organisations around Scotland; including re-establishing the National LGBTI Forum as a tool for coordination, networking and learning; and developing resources to support LGBTI development mainly in rural and island communities.
This post is to provide additional capacity needed during the pandemic, as such it’s very likely the post will be based at home for the foreseeable future. We will ensure you have everything you need to enable home working.
This post is currently funded until to 31st May 2021, We may be able to source funding to continue the post beyond that date.
This is a newly created role with overall responsibility for the operations and administration of the Church. This is a wide ranging and exciting role, with a view to enabling the Church to work towards its Purpose and Values. The role will require:
A list of the main duties and tasks is appended in the job description. The successful candidate will manage one employee, and will work closely with the ministry team, elders, and Church members.
Skills & Experience required
The role is 15 hours per week, with the potential for a flexible working pattern to be agreed with the Line Manager. Primarily based at Partick Trinity Church (home working during Covid-19 restrictions).
At Aberlour Options Borders we provide a range of support services for young people up to the age of 18 years who have various disabilities. Our aim is to provide families with a short break from their caring role through the provision of high quality child-centred services which provides a positive experience for the young people we work with.
We have a strong reputation for supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We believe every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.
We are looking to recruit two Young People’s Workers, each working 23 hours per week for 42 weeks of the year and 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year (school holidays). You will be part of a residential respite rota which will require you to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. There will be a requirement to do sleepover shifts with both these contracts. These will be paid at £40 per sleepover. Please see advert on our website for further information about shifts or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Day in the Life of a Young People’s Worker
Our day usually starts around 7.30am with the morning routine. We support our young people to get ready for their day ahead assisting with all aspects of personal hygiene. We then prepare breakfast and medications for each of our young people and organise the day’s activities. We plan mornings out, considering the health and safety requirements for each activity we undertake. After lunch we prepare an in-house activity. This also allows staff to complete daily paperwork such as weekend logs for our young people, updating care plans and review reports etc. In the evening we cook a healthy dinner considering our knowledge of our young peoples’ likes and dislikes and particularly if they have restricted diets.
"Aberlour Options provide a safe, fun and homely environment for respite for our son. He loves going to stay and asks daily when his next visit is" Parent
"My respite treat me like part of the family" Young Person
If you have an interest in working with young people we would like to hear from you. Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and mental health and have the relevant qualifications or will be willing to work towards these.
You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people. As a Young People’s Worker you will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme; including CALM training, Child Protection training and support completing an SVQ Level 3 in line with SSSC requirements.
Many vulnerable children and young people are unable to be supported sufficiently within their own homes and communities. However, by intervening early with person centred approaches we can support children and young people to remain at home rather than moving into residential care.
We are looking for someone to join our team in Perth, who is passionate about supporting children and young people to secure the best possible outcomes as they live and grow within their communities. Our aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported to build on their strengths, assets and interests to develop enduring capacity and resilience. We also aim to support local professional stakeholders and communities to coproduce solutions.
Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed and, working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge, you will share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’. You will bring a fresh and collaborative approach and, in discussion with the manager, be willing to try new approaches to ensure strong and trusting relationships are developed with families and stakeholders. You should be dynamic and creative and be able to deliver flexible, person-centred services to vulnerable children and families in a way which can be playful, warm, accepting, curious, tenacious and empathetic.
You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues. Experience of working with children with additional support needs would be desirable but is not essential. You will work in a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community sites and deliver work either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents/carers.
A key part of the service is to be able to provide support whenever it is needed including at weekends, during the evening and on public holidays. There is a need to be adept at managing time, balancing the needs of children and families with the administrative elements of the role.
If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact Tracey Dammer, Service Manager on 07528 970557 for an informal conversation.