In January 2017, SAMH introduced a suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with Autism on their recovery journey. These new and exciting services look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and will be based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.
SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is Scotland’s largest mental health charity. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.
We are seeking outstanding people to deliver and continue to develop these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.
Using your practical knowledge and experience of horticulture, conservation and gardening and your understanding of mental health issues you will support people to achieve their goals and outcomes in a therapeutic horticulture setting.
You will be based primarily in south Aberdeenshire but working throughout Aberdeenshire delivering the Cultivate programme working with groups of people and individuals. Cultivate delivers a blended service and you will be required to facilitate and support online group sessions.
In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to help people with mental health problems and autism strengthen their self-resilience.
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.
As SAMH continue on this exciting pathway, we are seeking a flexible, enthusiastic and qualified Counsellor to work with individuals and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.
As a key member of The Listening Project service in Aberdeenshire you will recruit, train, develop and support a team of Listening Volunteers to deliver a confidential listening service.
As an experienced Counsellor in time limited, confidential counselling you will ensure that we utilise solutions focussed counselling to directly support people accessing the service with complex needs.
Although this role may include working across the whole of Aberdeenshire, the post holder’s main focus of work will be concentrated within the south of the area. Ability to work evenings and weekends in a requirement of this post. A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle are also a requirement for the post.
Your role, as an ENABLE Works Team Facilitator, is to line manage a small team of Employment Coordinators delivering support to unemployed individuals, facing barriers to their journey into work. Your role is to support your team to secure sustainable job opportunities, and deliver qualitative, holistic client support.
Working on the Fair Start Scotland service, in partnership with other organisations, you will be responsible for programme compliance and monitoring, and reporting to the service Delivery Manager, in line with the guidance and rules of this Scottish Government funded service. You will have a strong understanding of the Fair Start Scotland service, or other similar employability / welfare-to-work provision. You will have a strong knowledge and understanding of the Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire area, with an understanding of the local employability landscape, and possible referral routes.
You will motivate and monitor performance and ensure we deliver a quality service across the programme whilst meeting challenging compliance and performance expectations. You will have line management responsibilities and will be responsible for the development and supportfor both Employment Coordinators and Administrative staff.
You will work with teams to accurately forecast delivery outcomes, drive performance within teams, and identify and effectively manage any risks to performance to ensure targets are achieved.
The Best in You Brings Out the Best in Me
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Are you a driven and motivated individual who enjoys new and unique challenges daily? Do you have the passion and drive to lead a team of frontline staff to support individuals to achieve their personal outcomes, live the life they choose and become an inclusive member within their own community? If so, there has never been a better time to apply!
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Experience working with adults and children with learning disabilities, epilepsy, autism and physical support needs.
• Experience in using person centred planning techniques in addition to delivering and leading excellent support practices.
• Strong facilitation skills to encourage staff teams to take ownership and responsibility for the quality of support they deliver.
• The ability to effectively communicate with the people we support, staff teams, families and external care professionals.
• Creating and delivering robust service designs, support strategies and risk assessments whilst managing individual budgets.
• Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload whilst working under pressure.
• SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent.
• Full driving licence with access to your own vehicle for business use.
At ENABLE Scotland we believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:
Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.
Note: The successful applicant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of their start date.
An exciting opportunity for an experienced Volunteer Coordinator to join Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance is now open!
Based at Perth or Aberdeen Airport, the successful candidate will lead on overseeing the day to day support of our volunteers, deliver training & drive a significant volunteer recruitment program. SCAA currently enjoys support from over 120 dedicated volunteers, and in line with the planned expansion of our volunteering services in 2021, SCAA needs to recruit a dynamic and experienced team member to help us realise these goals.
If this sounds like the kind of challenge that you are looking for and you have the experience, passion and drive to help achieve this challenge we’d love to hear from you!
Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a Just Transition Organiser based in Aberdeen, to build momentum for a worker and community led, socially just transition for the North East of Scotland. With the concept of just transition now high on the political agenda, this exciting new role will support workers and communities in ensuring their interests are at the heart of decarbonisation plans.
The ideal candidate will have a commitment to social justice, excellent communication and organising skills, and a good understanding of the social, political, economic and historical context of the North East.
Aberlour Options Moray is a community-based service for children/young people with learning disabilities offering residential, respite short breaks, family-based care and community support matched with the individual needs of every young person.
Are you interested in a challenging and fulfilling career in childcare?
Are you looking to develop your skills in a busy and ambitious environment?
Do you want to be part of a team that brings security and love to vulnerable young people?
Can you bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to your role?
If so ……we want to hear from you.
We are looking to fill a part-time post 25 hours per week, working across a residential shift pattern. Individuals need to bring a range of qualities to the role including being playful, warm and accepting and must be able to adapt their practice to appropriately meet the varying individual needs of each young person. This role can be challenging but is also immensely rewarding and provides postholders with rich opportunities to develop their own practice and understanding of the needs of children and young people with disabilities.
You must be comfortable working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge – both yourself and other people. We support our staff to be as effective as they can be through dedicated training and supervision. In return our staff act as exceptional role models supporting the children and young people, as well as sharing knowledge and learning with colleagues.
Please see the ‘Person Specification’ document included with this advert on our website for further details on preferred qualifications and experience.
Ideally, you will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, or be willing to work to this requirement as per SSSC registration.
Aberdeen Foyer is looking for an innovative and perceptive individual to join our team as Impact and Evaluation Manager. Initially, this role will be home-based however it is envisaged you will work from our Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire offices when able.
As the Impact and Evaluation Manager, you will be tasked with ensuring that we can articulate and evaluate our impact, demonstrating the social value of our work. This role is key to shaping the future of The Foyer and will see you working with colleagues across the organisation to roll out the Foyer’s impact recording system making sure the impact and evaluation insight is used to drive service improvement and innovation.
You will help to create an evidence-based culture, embedding evaluation into service development and delivery. Combining social impact measurements, you will help us to balance strategic needs with real-world frontline work and will ensure that we have robust data to support our message and drive data-driven decision making.
If you have impact and evaluation experience and a range of skills to ensure you can hit the ground running and make a real difference to our organisation, this is the ideal role in which to advance your career and we would love to hear from you.