Barnardo's Rights and Advocacy service has been established in Fife for over 15 years. After a recent successful recommissioning process, from April 1st 2021, Barnardo's Children's Rights and Advocacy service will continue to provide all Rights and Advocacy work for children and young people in Fife. As a result of this process, the service is looking to expand the team to meet the requirements in the new service brief.
The service is looking to employ 2 Project Workers to continue the Rights/Advocacy work that it currently undertakes. This involves ensuring that the rights of Looked After Children are adhered to in decision making forums like Children's Hearings and LAC reviews. It also involves advocating on behalf of children and young people at these meetings. You will also be required to support the development of the Participation and Engagement aspect of the service brief which may involve some groupwork or gathering the views of children and young people.
You will have a passion for Children's Rights and Advocacy work and ideally some experience in this area would be helpful. An understanding of the legal frameworks and systems involved with Looked After Children would be advantageous.
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Fife Women’s Aid are looking for counsellors to work on a sessional basis with our Children and Young People’s counselling service. You will provide direct counselling to children and young people who have experience of domestic abuse. This will initially be delivered remotely, moving to face to face contact as soon as possible (in line with covid-19 restrictions).
The successful applicants will be qualified to Counselling Diploma level or above and will have excellent counselling skills, having had 2 years’ experience of working in a similar environment.
Excellent communication skills and an ability to work effectively with a range of multi-agency partners is essential for this post.
The service is currently funded until the end of September 2021.
If you would like further information about the post, please contact Gill Birtley on 07714 609365 or Lynda Carey on 07714 609371.
Fife Women’s Aid are looking for a part-time Women’s Support Worker to provide practical and emotional support to women with experience of domestic abuse. Candidates should have a good understanding of working with people who have experienced trauma, have experience in providing direct support and have excellent communication skills.
The successful applicant(s) will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in social care or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience and willingness to work towards a qualification.
Fife Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions.
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.
If you would like further information about the post, please contact Suzanne Duffy, Team Senior on 07714 609358.
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.
As part of the Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy Action 15 and in partnership with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership SAMH have the opportunity to pilot a peer support project. The work within the community project is peer led and has an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis. First responders can also refer individuals to the project . Sam’s peer community project was established in April 2019 based in Kirkcaldy. It will now offer peer support in Kirkcaldy /Dunfermline /Leven areas.
SAMH are recruiting to the posts of peer support practitioners. This is an exciting role for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and own recovery journey.
Peer support practitioners will offer a proactive approach, working with people in communities of diversity and will have a strong people focussed values base. Peer practitioners are role models of recovery and will have responsibility for working in a professional manner that values this asset. This is no 9-5 role and therefore we are looking to employ people who are able to work between the hours of Noon -11pm. SAMS is open 7 days so staff must also be willing to work weekend on a rotational basis.
Peer Support Practitioners will use their own lived experience of mental health issues to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models the Peer Support Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual.
There is an expectation that peer support practitioners will facilitate initial crisis intervention, on going resiliency , 1:1 sessions as well as group work. Offering support that is tailored to individuals expressed needs. There is an expectation the peer support team will have a flexible , dynamic approach that ensures all attendees receive a consistent high quality of support.
Peer support practitioners will be role modelling recovery within SAMH values and guidelines. The role will include working professionally with statutory & voluntary partners including 1st responders & out of hours mental health team as well as fostering /maintaining good working relationship with the community.
Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Making it Work project which has been supporting lone parents to progress towards employment since 2013. We believe the right job can be a route out of poverty for vulnerable families. Our Support Workers are creative and innovative delivering 1-1 and group support to lone parents.
The Rehabilitation Worker will facilitate positive lifestyle changes for clients by developing and implementing individual Action Plans to enable clients to live predominantly without misusing substances.
The service operates on a Fife-wide basis therefore the ability to travel across Fife is essential.
Based in Fife, these vacancies are linked to our Recreation Program of weekly activities which provide young adults who have autism, learning and other disabilities with an opportunity to socialise, make friends and experience sporting and other challenging activities in a group environment.
Part Time Recreation Program Support Workers who will take a support role with one of our Recreation Program groups. Current vacancies are 1, 2 or 3 days per week, on a Monday/Thursday/Friday plus the possibility of additional ad hoc hours, on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The Support Worker’s normal working day will be either 9-5 with a Glenrothes pick up, or 10-4 with a Cupar pick up, although times may occasionally vary, depending on the activity. The group will be out each week for the full day and the role involves taking an active part in all activities while supporting young adults with autism, learning and other disabilities.
The Support Worker will be required to support and encourage Service Users to meet new challenges, work as a team and support each other. The aim of the Recreation Program is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends and realise their own potential. It is the role of the Support Worker to facilitate these aims while, most importantly, encouraging the group to have fun.
Applicants should have experience of people with learning, social and communication difficulties and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership ability.
Due to the physical nature of activities involved, the Support Worker must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).
Posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
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:
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.