Due to retirement we have a vacancy for a Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist (SHDS) post within our Grampian service. The post will be a full time post.
This is an exciting opportunity to manage our existing Grampian service within our growing Scottish Charity and to offer specialist assessment, one to one emotional support, provide Huntington’s disease care management advice and information to families impacted by Huntington’s Disease (HD) and to all professionals or voluntary agencies involved in their care management.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and who will have a positive influence on the quality of life for individuals and their families who are impacted by HD. The successful candidate should have the ability to work autonomously using their own initiative in this challenging and innovative post. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent timekeeping and caseload management skills. Previous experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred but not essential; most of our staff have a background in mental health, physical disability, social work, neurology or palliative care. We will provide you with all the specialist knowledge you need.
Scottish Huntington’s Association invites applications from professionals with a valid, current professional qualification in any of the specialities listed below
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure.
Base: Clinical Genetics Centre, Ashgrove House Foresterhill, Aberdeen (All staff are currently home based until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted).
NB.Currently due to Covid-19 all of our staff are working from home providing telephone support, an exceptional few essential face to face visits where all other avenues such as “near me”, Microsoft teams and telephone contact have been exhausted are being carried out maintaining government and SHA guidelines.
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for care experienced people. We want to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for care experienced people by 2022 in Scotland.
The Development Officer post in Aberdeen is central to the engagement of care experienced children and young people of all ages and requires excellent youth work skills and knowledge to maximise meaningful participation. The successful candidate will be able to show that they have experience of building trusting and compassionate relationships with young people and be committed to helping young people amplify their own voices so that they can be heard by their Corporate Parents who can influence change. This post will build on the work that has already been established and focus on meeting the outcomes of a shared Action Plan. You will need to be confident in working in partnership with a variety of Corporate Parents at all levels and have an approach which is both inclusive and steadfast.
The post holder will be passionate about helping young people create change, able to work at evenings and some weekends, be able to work within an autonomous environment and keep up to date with the current national environment regarding care experience. They will also need a positive, solution focussed attitude and adaptable to change.
The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum standard of HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children & young people, or equivalent work experience. The post holder will need to utilise youth work and/or community engagement skills to undertake the role. A current full driving licence is also essential.
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
The role of the Stroke Nurse is to facilitate a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for people who have had a stroke and their families. The Stroke Nurse helps them adjust to the changes associated with the stroke, through the provision of information, advice and support.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is organized and motivated, with good communication skills. Candidates must have a first level general nursing qualification and have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in either a hospital or community setting. Experience working with people affected by stroke is desirable.
Access to a car is essential.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, employee welfare support and life assurance.
For an informal discussion please contact Dawn Manders, CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Grampian, on 07918723772 or email: email@example.com
dates-n-mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency. Supporting love and friendship for people with learning disabilities.
We are now seeking a versatile and friendly person to join our team and help local adults overcome loneliness and isolation. It’s an interesting and rewarding role!
You’ll be forging links with the local community, planning and delivering our events programme and supporting members and volunteers to participate.
If you have great organisational and communication skills, please come help us transform the lives of local people with learning disabilities.
Sistema Scotland’s vision is to transform lives with music. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run four programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Douglas in Dundee.
This is a unique opportunity to join our Big Noise Torry team as the Operations Manager, supporting the Team Leader to ensure high quality procedures, processes and operational functions are embedded to maximise the success of the programme.
A skilled project manager, you will also have experience of working with children/young people and volunteers, and will have a passion for music, along with the belief in the impact and transformative power it has for children and the wider community.
As Chair of the Board of Directors, you’ll lead the Board and the Senior Management team to set, evolve and communicate the future company strategy, at all times, acting on behalf of the Shareholder. You’ll provide leadership and support to the Managing Director and chair the management board in their role to build and maintain core Service Delivery, establish a post Covid-19 service delivery model as well as balancing the delivery of superior cost savings through operational excellence whilst continuing to develop a five-star service for service users.
You’ll have a strong track record and demonstrable experience at a senior leadership level within a customer facing commercial, public sector and / or social care sector, and preferably have previous Chair and NED experience. You’ll also have a track record of leading a growth / improvement agenda and experience of working within a complex governance and audit environment. In addition, you will have the ability to constructively challenge decisions, be innovative and drive change.
This post attracts an allowance of £500 per day (plus reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed in line with Bon Accord Care Ltd’s expenses policy).
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact: Gail Woodcock, Interim Managing Director, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
An opportunity has arisen to join VSA as a Trust and Foundation Co-ordinator.
This is an interesting time to be joining the organisation as we are in the planning stages of shaping the provision of our future services, which includes re-designing, expanding, and opening new services to enable us to support more vulnerable children and adults living across the North East of Scotland. Models of social care are rapidly evolving, and we aim to be at the forefront of transforming services to deliver better outcomes for the people who need and use our services.
VSA operate across the full spectrum of social care and support children, young people, adults and older adults. We support people from birth to end of life across a range of residential and community-based outreach support services. Now more than ever, more people need our help and support.
This role is pivotal to our ambitions' of driving forward our position as a leading provider of social care services. We seek a highly skilled and creative storyteller who can write compelling grant funding bids. The role is responsible for securing funding from a wide range of sources and will involve taking ownership of securing funding to support a wide range of projects across the organisation.
You will be building relationships with funders, writing applications, networking and providing first-class stewardship to a range of stakeholders. You will need a track record of raising significant funds from trusts and experience of multi-million-pound bids.
You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to assess impact, costs, and added value.
Our latest annual report can be viewed here:https://issuu.com/vsa1870/docs/421707_vsa__annual_review_2020_draft_071020_issuu
A Job Description is available for download below.
Aberlour Options Aberdeen provides a variety of services throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire supporting people with a range of complex and profound disabilities including learning, physical and life limiting conditions and complex communication difficulties. Working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society, we are developing a new service to expand our existing provision to provide a Hub which offers care at home, community and residential short breaks and an exciting, tailored programme of activities and support for children with disabilities and their families.
Our new centre, due to open in January 2021, will be a hub for supporting children with disabilities and their families from across the city; giving children the chance to have new experiences and make new friends while giving their parents the vital opportunity to recharge their batteries. Our new Hub based provision will be across our bases in Bucksburn and Garthdee, offering community-based outreach services, residential short breaks and care at home services. In addition to this, the Hub will provide holistic family support to offer a menu of services that support and complement direct support offered to children and young people.
“Aberlour Options Aberdeen for us has been a godsend. Our lives have changed at home. They listen to your views and try and help with whatever is the problem.” Parent
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and caring individuals to join our short breaks and care at home team, working directly with children and young people with complex, multiple and profound disabilities and their families within their own homes, the community and service premises. You will contribute to the development of care and support plans, working in an outcomes focused manner to ensure that children, young people and their families get the most out of their service. You will work closely with internal and external colleagues in a multi-agency approach to ensure that the holistic needs of children, young people and families are central to service provision.
You will have experience of working with young people in a care at home, community or residential setting. It is desirable that you will also have experience of supporting children and young people with complex disabilities and associated health needs in a range of settings. You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council. To register you must hold or be willing to work towards a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (eg SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).
You will demonstrate confidence in your approach and have a good understanding of the complex and challenging circumstances that may arise for vulnerable children. You will display patience and empathy in your daily interactions and be reflective in your practice.
What we will offer you:
Excellent development and training opportunities to enable you to grow and develop your skills.
A fantastic opportunity to develop and plan fun and positive activities for children and young people.
Continual support working as part of a small highly motivated team.
Access to Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme.