Addaction Fife has an exciting opportunity to work in a brand new Substance Misuse Liaison Service in Fife.
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team with NHS Fife and Fife Alcohol Support Service the successful candidates will provide specialist harm reduction interventions to people who are admitted to hospital with complications related to problematic drug and/or alcohol use. This work will have a particular focus on people who inject drugs (PWID) and who are in or being discharged from acute and community hospital settings.
As a Specialist Recovery Worker you will work peripatetically to deliver the service between hospital in-reach, with assertive follow up in the community.
The work will focus on assessment, therapeutic relationship building, the delivery of evidence based, low level psychological interventions (node link mapping, contingency management, route transition) and practical harm reduction interventions including the provision of clean injecting equipment and practical safer injecting training.
In addition you will also be able to evidence extensive knowledge and understanding of all issues around substance misuse, assessment, care planning and key working plus Solution Focused Brief Therapy and motivational interviewing.
This is a full time role, working 5 days over 7. The work pattern will be discussed at interview and will be agreed to suit service needs but individual preferences will be taken into account.
A comprehensive role and person specification can be found on the Addaction website.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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.
In partnership with Fife HSCP SAMH have the opportunity to pilot a one year project. The work within the community café will be peer led and will have an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis.
SAMH’S peer community café are recruiting to the posts of peer community practitioners. This is an exciting role for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and own recovery journey.
Peer community 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 2pm-10pm . Opening days will be Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and staff will cover these days on a rotational basis.
BR 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.
BR 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 Linton Lane community centre and the various partners associated with the centre.
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.
The post based at Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre, is responsible for the delivery of activities related to the operation Brag’s delivery on behalf of the Fife Employability and Training Consortium.
The company specialises in the delivery of learning activities to a group of clients, usually not exceeding twenty in number to a group of individuals who are long term unemployed and/or have multiple barriers to moving into work.
This post will be based in the Brag Enterprises Community Enterprise Centre, Methil, Fife with travel across Fife where required.
LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Fife Support Service Service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
To deliver a visiting care at home and housing support service to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes (including the provision of personal care, where required, and help to enable people to develop practical household skills).
To provide emotional support, to assist people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community to reduce social isolation.
To develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of challenges, support them to cope in difficult times and enable them to live a good life. In doing so, to provide emotional, practical and social support to help people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.
To develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the NHS (in the community and in hospitals), social work and voluntary organisations to extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.
To be part of a team while managing own caseload and being a key worker for some of the people we support. To take part in regular team meetings and receive regular support and supervision.
To participate in a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance experience and skills and improve the quality of our service.
To utilise technology effectively to help deliver the best possible service to the people we support including to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gather feedback from the people we work with.
What you will need
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which are:
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack on our online recruitment portal: linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities
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Link is a group of eight social enterprise companies which provide a wide range of services in 26 local authority areas across Scotland. We have more than 10,000 customers and have ambitious plans to make more of our services available to people who need them most.
LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
Are you used to working with vulnerable people and/or people with multiple and complex needs within a safeguarding framework? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Homeless Patients Adviser and you could soon be playing a key role within a highly innovative short-life initiative aimed at helping people who are homeless.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
The Fife NHS Intervention project will is a highly innovative initiative to test a new approach to providing services in NHS Scotland hospitals for patients who are homeless. Key aims include improving working links between health and housing services, providing homeless individuals with the right support to improve their health outcomes and reducing re-admission rates among this cohort. The project will run from Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and focus on developing an innovative service delivery model to support the Scottish Government’s decisive shift towards preventative spending in Scotland’s public services.
About the role
You’ll play a lead role in setting up and establishing this service, in collaboration with hospital staff and partner agencies. Your focus will be on promoting and embedding the delivery model and referral pathways, raising awareness, undertaking patient assessments, setting up and coordinating housing plans and collating statistical information on hospital discharge. In short, you’ll help deliver a highly innovative intervention targeting homeless people attending the Emergency Department of Victoria Hospital. And, because it’s a developmental role, there will be significant opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills and enhance your career, as well as the chance to gain a professional SQA accredited housing qualification.
You’ll need proven experience of preparing, planning and delivering briefings and/or group work sessions and working with a wide variety of stakeholders, both statutory and non-statutory. We’ll also be looking for a proactive, customer-focused approach and a real commitment to achieving the very best outcomes for clients. Someone who is great at influencing others, you’re able to maintain your professionalism and communicate effectively in a range of situations too. What’s more, you're not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. Proficiency using a range of IT tools, including case management systems and Microsoft Office applications is also required, with the ability to type preferred.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
We are looking to recruit three support workers for our Oakfield service in Kelty. We have one 32 hour contract and two relief contracts available.
You will work as part of a team, providing a safe and caring environment for our customers with disabilities. This will include assisting individuals to access community-based activities and resources. You will need to provide personal care (including intimate care) and to support customers with aspects of their general welfare.
The role will involve health related practices, including mealtime assistance and administration of medication as and when required. Full training will be provided. The role will involve a degree of physical activity, which includes pushing wheelchairs and providing physical support to our customers.
The service is open from 8am to 5pm.
Experience of working in a similar role and environment is preferable but not essential, as is a willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities.
You should have a care related SVQ Level 3, or the willingness to gain this qualification. You should possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.
A full driving license is essential due to the nature of the role. Capability Scotland is willing to consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for those candidates that have a disability, which prevents them from having a driving license. Applicants should be comfortable driving a small buses.
We have successfully secured funding from BBC Children in Need and we are looking for a dynamic and “can do” person with extensive experience of working with families to join our team. The post demands someone who has a sound knowledge of early year’s child development as well as the ability to work with young parents to ensure that their children get the best start possible.
This post is subject to a PVG check.
If you would like any more information please call 01333 303124 or email email@example.com.
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 £9.00 - £9.47 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.