We are looking for a new leader to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic and operational leadership for Children 1st.
We are seeking a leader who is passionate about doing the right thing for children with an in-depth understanding and experience of operational management of services in the field of child wellbeing and child protection. You will be driven by a strong value base that puts children at the centre and have personal resilience for the challenges ahead. With a proven track record as a leader you will bring, service development experience and an ability to operate at a strategic level while ensuring quality service delivery at an operational level.
The post holder will drive the development and reach of our trauma sensitive supports for children, young people and families in the Moray area. Building on our existing presence in this local authority and seeking new partnerships, the post holder will ensure that Children 1st play a key strategic role in the planning and design of service delivery ensuring a high quality and creative range of supports to achieve real change for children. The successful candidate will work alongside our senior leaders to identify new opportunities, partnerships and innovations in line with key strategic priorities and to make a lasting difference for the children and families we support.
Would you find an opportunity to contribute to Changeworks’ vision of a world where everyone is able to live, work and enjoy life with a low carbon impact, an exciting challenge? Changeworks delivers the Home Energy Scotland service in the Highlands and Islands and south east Scotland under contracts managed by Energy Saving Trust.
We are looking for an Energy Advisor with the drive and enthusiasm to provide free and impartial energy advice to householders over the telephone and at events. You will also advise householders to help them make their homes warmer and save money on their fuel bills.
You will have experience working in a customer facing organisation. Your excellent communication skills will help you engage with householders and relay some technical information to a non-technical audience. You will have good IT skills and the ability to multitask.
You will need to be self-motivated to deliver results and enjoy working as part of a team that offers strong peer support.
You will gain an SQA qualification as part of this role.
Changeworks is a leading environmental charity and social enterprise in Scotland. We give people and organisations practical support to live and work more sustainably.
We are looking for a client-focused individual with experience of providing money advice, to join us as an income maximisation officer. In this role you will deliver a holistic advice and support service and will carry out face to face sessions with clients and undertake casework including providing advice on a range of debt options. Additionally, the post involves supporting, mentoring and coaching generalist advisers to effectively and competently assist clients with money advice enquiries. The ability to travel within Ross & Cromarty is essential.
Ross-shire Women’s Aid is a sector leading service comprising Refuge Accommodation, Community Outreach Support and Prevention Services. We are looking for exceptional individuals to help support children and young persons, who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic abuse, make the transition towards a safer and happier future.
Young Person said having someone to talk to really helped. He has now left school and has started an apprenticeship. He said he couldn’t be happier.
PVG Disclosure is required for this post.
A full driving licence and access to transport is also required.
We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.
Click is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.
You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.
You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.
*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.
Join the Children 1st team and make a lasting difference to the children and families across Moray (Elgin based).
We are looking for a special Project Worker who is passionate about protecting children, with a strong value base and personal resilience. We seek a Project Worker who will put Children first but also be mindful and respectful of families.
At Children 1st we work with the whole family and we seek Project Workers who are compassionate, skilled and experienced in the whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of trauma and adversity on parenting and on children. You will have a lead role within the team in the assessment of children and families and creating meaningful plans of work that promote children’s safety and wellbeing. Your practice will be underpinned by children’s rights will offer practical and emotional supports to families, doing whatever it takes in all the complexity to engage with families to build on their strengths and capacity. You will be skilled in building strong relationships with children, families and partners and a strong ambassador for Children 1st.
In turn you will join a relational, connected organisation that prioritises quality and supports its workforce to deliver this through strong relationships, as we realise this is what makes the biggest difference to children and families.
If you have suitable experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching, Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you.
This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.
RASASH is committed to providing person centred, therapeutic emotional support and advocacy for anyone in the Highlands aged 13 or over affected by sexual violence; and to working to prevent and eliminate sexual violence in all forms.
We are currently recruiting for 2 x 28 hrs per week Support & Advocacy workers for a pilot of Visually Recorded Interview (VRI) based in Inverness but covering Highland. The VRI pilots are running in Edinburgh and Highland and are a joint project between Rape Crisis Scotland, Police Scotland, Crown office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the Scottish Government as part of the National Advocacy Project.
The pilot involves the visual recording of the police statements of rape complainers, with a view to these statements potentially being used as someone’s evidence in chief in any trial. The key aim of thee post is to provide dedicated advocacy support to complainers involved in the pilot as well as to survivors who are engaged or considering engaging with the criminal justice system following an experience of sexual violence (recent or historic).
This post is funded by the Scottish Government. Funding for the national advocacy project is confirmed up to 31 March 2020 and agreed in principle for the duration of the two-year pilot which is expected to be until August 2021.
Rural Housing Scotland works to secure more affordable housing to meet rural housing needs and tackle rural homelessness. We provide expert support to rural communities to help them take practical action to meet local housing needs and build sustainable rural communities. We have a key role in the development of rural housing policy; building on links with communities to highlight the extent and nature of rural housing issues to policy and decision makers.
We are looking for a Communications and Membership Officer to join our small team. This role will provide communications and engagement support for the organisation. We are seeking to transform our engagement with rural communities, members and stakeholders across Scotland on housing issues and this role will play a key part in delivering this ambition.
A Job Description/Person Specification and Application Form are available for download below.
For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs and believes everyone should have a choice in how they live their life. People we work with include those who have sensory impairment, deafblindness, autism, learning or physical disabilities and healthcare support needs.
Sense Scotland offer Care at Home and Housing Support to a growing number of people with disabilities in the Fort William and Skye area. We are currently seeking to recruit both contracted and sessional staff to support people with communication support needs and a physical or learning disability to live valued lives in the community.
We are looking for creative, motivated, experienced Support Workers who demonstrate impeccable standards of practice and a high value base at all times. It is desirable that you hold a valid driving license.
Previous experience is not essential as Sense Scotland provides a comprehensive induction, together with a full training programme which utilises both e-learning and face to face courses to equip staff to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing support in a safe and fun environment. You will also be able to access health training from the NHS to develop your skills in relevant areas.
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO is looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of young carers’ issues, to fill this vacancy. You will support the development and work of Helensburgh and Lomond Young Carers, under the direction and supervision of the Carer Services Team Leader. This will include working with young carers and their families and organising, supervising and delivering services for individuals and groups of young carers at locations across Helensburgh and Lomond. You should be able to organise and prioritise your own workload and have good interpersonal/listening skills to allow you to communicate effectively.
The successful applicant will require to be registered as a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG).