Our service aims to take a whole family approach to achieving the sustainable reintegration of prisoners and their families. Posts will be dual located within Dumfries Prison and the service base in Dumfries. COVID-19 precautions are currently in place when working with families. The service is targeted at short-term prisoners whose liberation/family address is located within Dumfries & Galloway and who require additional support after suffering from substance misuse. The post holders will also support prisoners returning from Barlinnie or Kilmarnock prisons to the area, this part of the work may involve travel once a week or fortnightly.
The post is for 30 hours per week with the potential to be worked flexibly over 4 or 5 days per week, evening/weekend work may be required dependant on the service need. An allowance is incorporated in the salary to support this requirement. As this is a pilot service the post is offered on a fixed term until 30th June 2022.
You will have experience of direct work with vulnerable families; undertaking assessments to identify needs; providing direct support within family homes and in the community and experience of interagency working. Knowledge of, or experience working with, the Scottish Prison Service or in criminal justice would be an advantage. You will have a sound knowledge of child development and be able to work with parents either individually or in groups to develop their parenting skills & confidence.
Volunteering Matters use the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunity and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great.
And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we’re a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England. We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside our business
We are looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Volunteer Manager to join our team in Scotland. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and commitment to our organisational values.
The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of our brand new Equip Mentoring programme across Clackmannanshire which supports young people aged 15-18.
Some young people, for whatever reason, may not have the skills to ensure they can navigate a route into higher education, into training or the employment market. We believe that all young people are capable of being in higher education, employment or training if they wish to be, but we also know that some need a helping hand to achieve this. This is where Equip Mentoring comes in.
The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for the effective delivery of the mentoring programme. This includes recruiting, training and supporting volunteers who have the skills, knowledge, patience, commitment and life experience to be able to guide and mentor young people towards their chosen goals. As a key member of the Volunteering Matters team in Scotland, the Volunteer Manager will work alongside colleagues who deliver a wide range of volunteering programmes across the country.
The Volunteer Manager will report directly to the Delivery Leader for Scotland and North East England.
Home-Start Falkirk is a Voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age.
Our Volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.
We are looking for an enthusiastic part – time Playworker to assist our Family Support Worker at our Family Group Hubs.
The ideal candidate will have:
• A good standard of education
• Parenting experience and an understanding of the needs of children and families
• Experience of planning and delivering activities for children
• Excellent communication skills
• Applicants must have use of their own car for which expenses are paid
Due to the success of our school counselling services we are recruiting additional school counsellors in various areas. You will be a qualified counsellor with a Diploma or equivalent and be registered with a professional body. In return we offer excellent development opportunities and a focus on staff wellbeing.
An exciting opportunity to join our growing Scottish charity which offers specialist assessment, advice, information and support to families affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and to all involved in their care.
We are recruiting for a Financial Wellbeing officer with a special interest in Energy Advice. With strong people skills, you will have three years of experience in a money advice, energy advice or welfare rights capacity. You will work directly with service users on welfare rights, debt management, energy advice and financial planning issues. You will have strong organisational skills, and be able to work to deadlines. You will work autonomously part of a small team of financial wellbeing staff situated across Scotland who together significantly improve the financial outcomes of families and work in an integrated way with a range of clinical and youth services to improve the quality of life of people living with Huntington’s disease.
A clean current driving licence and use of a car is essential.
The successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme check.
NB Due to current Covid-19 restrictions all staff are currently working from home. Interview and induction processes for successful candidates will take place via Microsoft Teams.
We're looking for a part-time Human Resources Officer to join our team and help us work towards our vision of a happier, healthier Scotland where physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all.
The job holder will be responsible for the day to day management of our HR records, procedures and policies. The role also involves supporting our payroll and pension procedures, as well as supporting the development of our staff team. We're looking for someone with knowledge and understanding of employment legislation and HR best practice who will be committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff. The post holder will be highly organised, an excellent communicator, and have the ability to act with confidentiality and discretion.
Are you a Counsellor qualified to provide counselling to children and young people and looking to work in a school-based setting? If so, we have immediate opportunities for Children and Young People counsellors to join our team.
As one of the largest providers of school-based counselling services in Scotland, The Spark is committed to ensuring all children and young people (CYP) have access to appropriate, professional support to cope with challenging life experiences.
Our award-winning counselling service utilises a short-term integrative approach and we have opportunities available for CYP counsellors to join our team in school settings across central Scotland.
Additionally, at The Spark we offer a range of professional SQA and COSCA accredited training courses including the Diploma in Relational Counselling, Supervisor Training and Train the Trainer, subject to individual acceptance on each course.
Clinical supervision is provided in house, free of charge, on a monthly basis.
CYP Counsellors will be required for a minimum of 3 days per week up to 5 days per week.
To be considered you will need to:
· Be fully qualified to provide counselling to children and young people
· A registered member of your governing body
· Have access to your own vehicle to travel to locations across all of central Scotland (travel expenses available).
Reasons to work with us
Company pension scheme
Generous annual leave entitlement
Excellent training & development opportunities
We are looking for an experienced youth worker to support the delivery of our LGBT youth groups, and to lead LGBT workshops across the youth work sector in Stirling. Do you have a good understanding of LGBT identities and inclusion, youth participation & community engagement? Are you creative in the design and delivery of programmes? Can you provide goal orientated support for young people? If this is the job for you then se below on how to apply. Training is provided and additional hours to be involved in other opportunities may be available (dependent on funding).
William Simpsons is a vibrant, forward thinking charity with a community of staff whose main focus is providing the best possible outcomes for up to 70 residents.
The charity is looking to recruit two part time activity coordinators to work with our care teams enabling every resident to live their best life.
We envisage the candidates will be sociable, fun, confident and organised people who are seeking a rewarding role in a caring environment.
It is not necessary to have previous care experience, it is more important that you are the outgoing, vibrant, caring personality that residents will want to engage with. A current, clean, driving license would be beneficial.
Every member of our team is important and valued. Together our staff teams make William Simpsons what it is and to help everyone reach their potential we provide extensive training opportunities available to all. We operate an open-door policy in the home, you will be encouraged to share ideas with all staff and can seek out the views of anyone at any time, we are here to support our residents and each other.
You should be aware that William Simpsons, like all care homes in Scotland, is currently operating under strict infection control procedures set out by the Scottish Government and Public Health. Social distancing, frequent handwashing and wearing masks are a requirement of working in any care home.