For Scotland’s Mental Health
Distress Brief intervention (DBI) is an innovative service that is being piloted in 4 areas of Scotland and aims to provide short term compassionate support to adults experiencing distress.
DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) who refer into Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.
DBI Senior Practitioners provide direction and guidance to a team of DBI practitioners delivering direct DBI support all across the Scottish Borders. The DBI Senior Practitioner will co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practitioners and liaise with our Psychologist partner to support clinical supervision. They will have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies e.g. Police Scotland, NHS Borders and Scottish Ambulance Service.
DBI Senior Practitioners will also provide direct DBI support. They will be required to assess and Co-ordinate referrals as well as, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales. As part of the role they will provide recovery based practical and emotional support to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making. They will also provide direction, development and mentorship for DBI Practitioners.
SVQ 3 level or equivalent in Social Services and Health Care; or relevant appropriate experience is desirable or a willingness to work towards it.
Regular clinical supervision is offered by a clinical psychologist, in addition to SAMH
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.
BHA BeFriend is a Big Lottery funded project set up to support older people living in Berwickshire and Kelso.
BeFriend volunteers visit older people who are lonely and isolated. They provide someone to chat to, someone to go out for a coffee with or for a walk around the park. As well as one to one befriending there are also befriending groups.
We are now seeking a Project Administrator who will provide general administration support to a small staff team and a large voluntary befriending team.
In addition you will be expected to help with volunteer recruitment; training and the support of the older people who are our service users.
You should have at least one year’s experience of general office administration, be able to work flexibly when needed, and have your own transport available when required. Preferably, you should also have experience of working with older and/or vulnerable people.
SOEC is a charity and social enterprise with 3 outdoor Centres in Scotland offering a broad range of educational programmes with educational, health and wellbeing and other outcomes.
We are seeking a resident Manager for our 131 bed outdoor education centre in West Linton.
Duties involve all aspects of the day to day running of the Centre. The Manager is responsible for general customer care and liaison and for ensuring that all staff contribute effectively to the Centre’s operation. It is not solely a supervisory appointment and Managers must be competent to lead the staff team in the work required to keep Broomlee running smoothly. Work is varied and will require an organised person able to prioritise both their own workload and that of the Centre team. The Manager works closely with the Chief Executive and other SOEC Managers.
The Manager will undertake:
Duties give some indication of the variety of skills required. Qualification at a degree or equivalent level in an educational, child welfare or environmental field plus proven management experience would be essential as is a clean driving licence.
Successful applicants will be required to be registered with the PVG scheme.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £8.70 - £9.25 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.