Our service in Argyll & Bute is commissioned to provide a recovery service for people concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use and delivers psycho social interventions in both one to one and group settings for adults entering or sustaining their recovery from drug/alcohol use.
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Recovery Worker to provide outreach and support services for individuals across Argyll & Bute, but particularly in the Bute & Cowall area, for those who are using drugs and/or alcohol.
We have service bases in Dunoon, Helensburgh, Oban and the Isle of Islay staffed by Recovery Workers, Recovery Champions and Volunteers but much of our work is carried out in the local communities that we serve.
What we are looking for
If you have experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care or criminal justice setting and/or have experience working in related sectors and believe you have transferable skills then we would love to talk to you.
An SVQ Level 3 in Adult Social Care or equivalent qualifications that are in line with SSSC requirements is required as a minimum and registration with the SSSC will be essential.
As our team is required to deliver services within dispersed communities a driving license and daily access to a car is essential.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. He/she will be someone who can cope with pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills.
In return we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.
Further information about this job
This a permanent part time role for 22.5 hours per week.
Interviews are planned to be held online via Google Meet , date and times to be confirmed.
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Information about us and our recruitment processes
We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. We actively welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to ensure we have an inclusive and representational workforce for all our staff and clients.
With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to deliver our services where at all possible bearing in mind social/physical distancing. Our recruitment may be completed remotely where necessary to ensure we adhere to any government guidance.
We are only able to employ people who have the legal right to work in the UK. All applicants will need to provide evidence of this before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.
We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references as part of the selection process for this role, including from your current or most recent employer.
We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.
We are looking for an experienced individual to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Day Service Managers and Workshop staff and assist with general organisational activities, as well as supporting members within the building or workshops on occasions. Starting date 7th January 2021.
We are recruiting a Progressions Coordinator for our Dundee team, who will be working predominately across Angus & Arbroath. You will be required to deliver group employability and personal development workshops and accredited qualifications at the Street League Academy. You 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. As this is a new area of delivery, it is important you have the skills require to establish new partnerships and working relationships as you will be required to demonstrate these.
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 but not essential.
Applicants should hold a full clean driving licence with own car (essential)
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We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who can connect with children in their early years and support their parents, to give their children the best start in life. We have a vacancy for an Early Years Coordinator to work across Edinburgh. We want you to provide family learning opportunities to enable parents to be the best parents they can be. You will provide parenting advice and support families to address any social or economic barriers they may face.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are currently offering a blended model of service delivery, working at home, visiting families outside in their communities and making the best use of digital platforms.
This post is funded from January 2021 until March 2022. You must have access to a car for business use.
Exciting new opportunities have arisen for new Trustees to join Open Door Accommodation Project.
Do you have the Enthusiasm and Passion to help us guide our organisation forward?
The Board are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation to deliver the charitable objectives. As a member of the Board of Trustees you will be responsible for ensuring the effective oversight and governance within the organisation for the benefit of the vulnerable young people we support.
Open Door have an experienced management team who are responsible for the day-to-day management and service delivery of the organisation’s support staff. The Board will be responsible for the supervision of the Chief Executive to take overall responsibility for the organisation, acting collectively and effectively in its interests by giving strategic direction and determining our mission and vision. The Board make decisions required for assurance and management of the organisation, ensuring compliance, good governance and adequate financial resources for our services whilst protecting our assets and property. The Board also ensure we manage risks carefully, as a responsible employer and uphold the principles of equality and diversity.
Board meetings are held on a monthly to six weekly basis, typically in the evening.
Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health issues? We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping people understand, manage and improve their financial wellbeing as well as their mental health issues.
You would be joining our Mental Health and Money Advice Service, which provides clear, practical advice and support for people affected by mental health and money issues.
In this varied role, you will be advising and supporting clients by offering tailored advice and assistance to those experiencing mental health and money problems. Part of the role will be to carry out benefit checks and financial assessments to identify and overcome challenging situations in relation to clients’ mental health, welfare rights and debt problems. Advice will normally be provided online or by phone.
This service is currently referral only, working in partnership with our partner organisations (National Debtline, StepChange, Money & Pensions Service, Home Energy Scotland and Money Advice Scotland) as well as our own Services.
Who are we looking for
The ideal candidate has recently worked in welfare benefits or money advice services and has experience in providing income maximisation advice, support and empowerment to individuals. A working knowledge of the regulatory frameworks governing financial services, experience in completing financial assessments and providing advice on debt solutions will be a distinct advantage, as is experience in working with individuals living with mental health issues.
We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the Charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. We will consider applications part time homeworking.
For an informal discussion please contact John Casserly, Mental Health and Money Advice Service Manager at JCasserly@supportinmindscotland.org.uk
If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we would love to hear from you!
Why join us
Support in Mind Scotland provides services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them. We have many diverse projects and services located throughout Scotland, one of which is the Mental Health and Money Advice service. This provides clear, practical advice and support for people affected by mental health and money issues.
We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach in providing support and strive to empower our service users to make the best use of this assistance
This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
Find out more about who we are and what we do on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on social media.
The Programme Manager is responsible for: project management with specific focus on finance, funding and administration. The key objective of this post is to provide sound financial management and grow our charitable income. You will be primarily responsible for researching and writing strong fundraising applications with the team to support our charitable activities and to support new income generation. The aim of the post will be to secure funding for existing and new projects as well as the core running costs of the charity. With a strong financial and organisational focus, this role will ensure that Plantation Productions meets its objectives and fulfils its charitable purposes, whilst supporting the development of the programme.
West Lothian Women’s Aid (WLWA) is the sole charitable organisation in West Lothian working to provide information, support and accommodation to Women experiencing domestic abuse in the area.
We currently have a vacancy for a Full Time Women’s Support Worker to join our fantastic team of dedicated professionals supporting women and children to recover from Domestic Abuse. The post is for 35 hours per week (Mon-Friday office hours), plus participation in an out of hours on-call rota (once every 5-6 weeks).
The post is based in West Lothian and attracts a salary of £12.02 per hour (£21,876.40 full time equivalent, with additional pay for on-call duties and a contributory pension scheme on offer).
The preferred candidate will be qualified to SVQ level 3 (Health Services and Social Care or equivalent) and will have at least 2 years of experience working with vulnerable client groups and casework experience. The successful candidate must be a driver with access to their own vehicle.
CFINE’s core purpose is to improve health and well-being and the environment, tackle poverty and build resilience for and with disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals, families and communities. CFINE operates both as a charity and a social enterprise, existing to deliver on our social aims as well as generate income from trading, all of which goes back into supporting our charitable purpose.
Our Vision is of ‘communities where everyone can reach their full potential in life’
We are seeking someone with the knowledge and experience to lead and develop Cfine’s financial inclusion and support services - SAFE: Support, Advice, Finance, Education.
The right candidate will have effective management skills, track record in a relevant role, a comprehensive understanding of welfare and social security systems, a solid understanding of poverty and associated issues and commitment to the development and delivery of high-quality support services.
The role will have responsibility for the supervision and development of CFine’s SAFE Team; development of all financial inclusion and digital literacy services; sourcing funding and the monitoring and evaluation of those services.
An opportunity to be involved at the beginning of an exciting new enterprise to establish a community HUB in Helensburgh. Excellent IT skills and relevant experience in a community development role required.
Key Responsibilities will include:
The Development Manager must have:
Contract Period and expected hours
This current contract is time limited to SLF requirements. The Development Manager will work on a flexible basis to accommodate the needs of the service. Attending evening meetings or working weekends may be required.