Waverley Care are looking for a new Health Improvement Coordinator to provide HIV and blood borne virus prevention and support, as well as wider sexual health promotion, across Highland and Argyll and Bute. The post holder will provide support to individuals living with HIV and deliver key prevention messages targeting those at higher risk of HIV transmission and poor sexual health outcomes – this will include providing testing services, supplying safer sex materials at public sex environments (PSE) and a range of online services. The post holder will also coordinate condom schemes across both areas.
We are looking for someone with an interest in, and passion for, improving the lives of people affected by blood borne viruses and poor sexual health. They must have demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable groups, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with a range of service users and stakeholders. This role demands a number of face-to-face activities in both Highland and Aryll & Bute, so access to a vehicle and ability to travel is essential.
tsiMORAY, ACVO and AVA, (Grampian’s three Third Sector Interfaces) are each seeking to appoint a Community Support Coordinator to deliver an exciting project that will be the first of its kind for Grampian.
This two-year project, which has been developed in partnership with NHS Grampian Endowment Fund and funded by NHS Charities Together aims to deliver a community based model for accelerated discharge of patients to their own home setting. It will create a three-way link between NHS Grampian’s acute services, the three Health & Social Care Partnerships, and a number of community-based organisations based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Moray.
One Community Support Coordinator will be employed by each of the TSIs and will be responsible for activities within the boundaries of their relevant local authority area (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, or Moray).
Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.
The expanding services Apex deliver in the highlands are diverse, comprised of a range of partnerships with organisations such as DWP, Criminal Justice Social Work, Scottish Prison Service, Skills Development Scotland, NHS Highland, and many more, supporting a range of client groups to access training, volunteer and employment opportunities.
The Apex highland Unit provides a range of services to individuals who face multiple barriers to returning to work and individuals who may be long term unemployed.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who has effective communication skills and an understanding of the nature of issues that unemployed individuals may present with. The right candidate will have the ability to engage with service users on a one to one basis to assist them to overcome barriers to progression. An understanding of local employability pipelines would be an advantage, as would knowledge of the network of support agencies in the area. We envisage this post holder getting involved in a range of activities including outdoor groupwork activities, one to one mentoring and managing a caseload of service users.
For this post you should be able to demonstrate good communications skills, be approachable and compassionate and have knowledge or experience of employability. Experience of working to deadlines and targets is desirable. A keen eye for detail and understanding of good record keeping is essential as information is recorded in paper files and on our database. You would need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to deal with targets. Some travel and work with our outdoor teams, taking part in team activities and challenges will be required therefore a driving licence or access to a means of transport would be an advantage. This service is currently funded until June 2022.
About the Role:
Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Support in Mind Scotland have a rare opening for a senior manager in the Highlands with a passion for improving the lives of people affected by mental ill-health, and their families and carers, through developing creative and person-centred services across the Highland Area.
We are seeking someone with vision and drive to work with us and people with lived experience to ensure that we continue to deliver exceptional services, drawing on our experience from across the country, and working collaboratively with partners from all sectors.
We have a strong values base; everything we do and say is based on the experience of the people we support, and we expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment to involving people in all aspects of our work.
We are also a membership organisation with over 800 members across Scotland, and we aim to uphold the rights of anyone living with poor mental health to have their voices heard nationally and locally to inform and influence policy and service development.
You will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to a large team, providing support through a range of contracts, including the Distress Brief Intervention Service in Highland, Western Isles, Argyll and Bute and Dumfries and Galloway. We run a large outreach service registered with the Care Inspectorate and so you will bring experience of registration, and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to quality and excellence in service provision.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will bring at least 3 years’ experience of managing services at senior level, including services registered with the Care Inspectorate, and will have a sound knowledge of mental health policy and practice.
Experienced in developing and sustaining partnerships with external stakeholders across all sectors you are an excellent communicator, confident in presenting the work we do to various audiences, and able to motivate staff across the area to take a leadership approach to their work; you ideally also have experience of working in or with the voluntary sector.
As the Highlands Area Manager, you will work with colleagues and partners across Scotland to raise awareness, challenge stigma and develop a solid evidence base for the work that we do.
As part of our National Management Team, you will be able to work collaboratively as part of that team to ensure that we deliver our strategy and achieve our outcomes.
If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact the CEO: email@example.com
If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!
Why join us?
Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.
We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.
This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
We are now looking for a suitable person who would like to take on the role of Finance Officer.
The success of The Trust depends, not only on its ability to negotiate Community benefit deals, provide grants and finance legacy projects etc., but also on whether or not it is able to manage its accounts efficiently and as befits the company status.
Financial accountability is of the utmost importance to the Trust and if the community or the Trust’s funders lose faith in its ability to control and account for finances, they may lose faith in the whole organization. The Trust therefore takes its financial responsibilities seriously and needs to recruit the right set of skills to ensure it performs with best practice as befits the status as a Community Trust company.
In this role you will: -
Do you believe that every child deserves the chance to flourish?
Could you bring enthusiasm and fun to a young person’s life?
Are you interested in developing your skills and experience in working therapeutically with young people?
We are looking to build our current pool of Relief Residential Workers to work in our residential service for children and young people based in Fort William. We work using a Dyadic Developmental Practice model which means that we ensure that the child/young person and their behaviour is understood and that the child or young person feels as safe as possible at home, in school and in social activities.
We are looking for individuals who will be playful, warm, accepting, curious and empathetic in their dealings with children, and to bring these qualities to help us achieve our vision, which is to:
Our aim is to create and provide our young people with opportunities to develop and grow within a safe therapeutic environment.
By giving our young people opportunities like this we help build self-esteem and self-worth, giving children and young people the belief that they can achieve and be successful in their future.
Relief Workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support the families in their daily living and within the local community.
Young people have told us that they like staff who:
“Will keep me safe at night”
“Are confident to have fun and be silly with me – who don’t sit back and just watch”
“Are honest and truthful”
“Like makeup and fashion”
“Want to spend time with me one to one”
Our residential service in Fort William is one of two houses that Aberlour runs in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals.
This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Availability should be specified on your application and will be discussed at interview.
You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people.
We are looking for an additional Cook working 12 hours per week over 3 days (Friday to Sunday 2pm – 6pm) The job requires you to undertake planning, preparation and provision of nutritious meals for the children and young people with complex disabilities and autism who visit for short breaks or who live more permanently within the service.
We pride ourselves on providing a quality environment for the children and young people we support at the Options Moray service and involving them in the things that impact on their daily lives is an important part of how we work. In consultation with the young people and your colleagues, you will plan menus which are nutritious and meet particular dietary needs, whilst providing food that the children and young people enjoy. This could include catering for children who are diabetic, from ethnic minorities, who require fat free diets etc. The team also eat on shift as they work over mealtimes so this must also be considered in menu planning ie vegetarian, vegan etc.
You will be responsible alongside the Monday to Thursday cook for purchasing food and kitchen equipment within an agreed budget.
Given the vulnerability of our children and young people, cleanliness is a high priority and you will ensure that the kitchen and kitchen equipment is maintained at a high level in accordance with current environmental health legislation.
An important part of the role is to keep up to date, accurate records regarding food storage and the temperatures of fridges, freezers and cooked foods in accordance with current Environmental Health Legislation.
You will participate in devising and planning cleaning schedules and also complete any required paperwork.
You will require to hold a Food Hygiene certificate (REHIS intermediate or equivalent) Or Equivalent knowledge acquired by other means.
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.
North Argyll Carers Centre is a value-based charity, which supports those who look after a family member or friend due to illness, disability, frailty or addiction on an unpaid basis. We are affiliated to Carers Trust.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and make a real difference to the lives of unpaid young carers across the Oban Lorn and Isles area.
• Providing person-centred emotional and practical support to young carers across the Oban, Lorn and isles area
• Assisting in the planning, provision and delivery of a programme of events, activities, outings, short breaks and training for individuals and groups of young carers
• Working with young carers to create their Young Carer Statements in line with the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
• Ensuring that accurate carer records are maintained, and activity reports produced, to provide information required by the Board of Trustees and statutory and non-statutory funders
The successful applicant will be resilient, self-motivated and confident; a team player with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; practical and methodical with a keen eye for detail. They will demonstrate the ability to empathise with children and young people in difficult circumstances and offer non-judgemental support, building strong relationships based on trust an integrity.
A full driving licence and access to own vehicle is required for this post.
Thera Group are a charity that support people with a learning disability in the community. We want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but we can’t do this without you! We need Support Workers in the Dalneigh & Kinmylies area to make our vision a reality.
What does a Support Worker do?
The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.
Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just personal care; it’s so much more. A Support Worker could be taking the people supported swimming, assisting with the weekly shop, or even helping to administer the right medication.
What experience do I need?
You don’t need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind and want to work in a job that is genuinely rewarding, this is for you.
You’ll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
What are the Benefits?
We also offer an employee benefits scheme, which includes:
This role is shift work. Driver, full UK driving licence, is desired not essential