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?
If so, we would like to hear from you.
We are looking to recruit a Residential Worker to join our team in Inverness, you will work 35 hours per week working in a residential house which is home for up to five young people. We have a core team of Residential Workers who support our young people, helping them to achieve and overcome the challenges they face.
At Aberlour, we believe that every child deserves the change to flourish regardless of their background and the circumstances that have brought them to live with Aberlour. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives. As a Residential Worker, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people are working towards their goals through supporting them with different daily activities. These activities can include college, different hobbies and attending fun groups. Not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role.
You will become part of a highly skilled and experienced team and will have a supported induction programme, with access to an extensive training programme which includes CALM training, Child Protection and Fire Safety.
This service operates a residential rota and, as part of this, you will be expected to work evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays. Shifts are set on a monthly basis and follow a rolling pattern, however may be altered to suit the needs of the service.
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 Inverness 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.
Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.
The AB56 Futures service supports the ELCC expansion programme and will focus on parent returners to the workforce and young people who have faced considerable disadvantage and who may face a range of issues/barriers affecting their ability to maintain and sustain employment. AB56 Futures provides a tailored family support service which includes support for parent returners to the labour market and provides participants with a comprehensive 6 week in-house training programme and the opportunity to gain SVQII in child care with a view to joining the ELCC workforce. Each person is assigned a dedicated key worker to support them through the duration of the programme.
We are looking for an Employment Facilitator to work 3 days a week (days will be discussed at interview stage) based at our Buckie service but who will cover the whole of the Moray area.
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The way we work
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.
For safe and happy childhoods
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
· To provide a reception service to all visitors to the Resource Centre.
· Taking referrals.
· To demonstrate the range of specialist aids and equipment to people who are visually impaired and hard of hearing.
· To deal with incoming phone calls.
· Mail handling.
· To undertake stock control duties, which include ordering, stock taking and relevant invoicing and receipting.
· To keep up to date with new equipment and pass the relevant information on to clients and staff.
· To maintain and update information service and ensure leaflets are available in our Inverness office.
· To ensure a professional and confidential service is offered.
· To undertake any other duties that may be required
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO is looking for a highly motivated individual with an understanding of carers’ issues to fill this vacancy. You will support the development and work of Helensburgh and Lomond Carers, under the direction and supervision of the Assessment and Support Coordinator. This will include the assessment of carers needs, creating and updating Carer case files and offering the appropriate support and services to meet carers individual needs across the Helensburgh and Lomond area of Argyll and Bute. 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, which will involve a Disclosure Scotland check.
Sight Action is a registered charity supporting visually impaired people throughout the Highlands and Western Isles.
Are you looking for a change? Why not take this exciting opportunity, join our team, and come work in the beautiful rural regions of the Highlands?
We are currently looking to recruit a Rehabilitation Officer based in Inverness.
As a Rehabilitation Officer you will need a Foundation degree or Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies and be able to offer professional advice and support to blind/partially sighted people, their families, carers and to other agencies. You will have proven experience in the field of visual impairment. Ideally, you will also have some experience of working with people with hearing loss.
You will, following consultation with the service user, be able to carry out specialist assessments, plan, prepare and deliver individual care plans and training, towards agreed and achievable outcomes, that will enable them to live as independently and safely as possible.. This will include mobility, independent living skills and training in specialist equipment including low vision aids and to aid social inclusion.
Excellent communication skills and experience of working with other agencies are essential aspects of the role.
I.T skills are important as is the ability to produce accurate and timeous reports.
This is an essential drivers post.
Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be interviewed.
TCV – The Community Volunteering Charity
Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.
We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.
For 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.
Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone. This role supports TCV in enabling people to improve their health, well-being and local community.
TCV is looking for someone who can engage with communities in Smithton and Culloden, Inverness as part of the People's Health Trust funded Local People project. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual who can engage local people in identifying what positive changes they’d like to make in their community, prioritising issues and delivering solutions. As the priorities which the project delivers are steered by the needs identified from the local community, the activities will be varied and creative.
The Project Officer will have a key role in working with the committed and enthusiastic, established local community decision-making group and will administrate the associated community grant fund. You will need to be confident in engaging and facilitating people and chairing meetings. You will also need to be capable of working independently and on your own initiative.
So, if you are passionate about empowering local people to address their local health, well-being and community issues; and you want to be part of a vibrant TCV team, then this could be the role for you? This position will be offered until the 12th January, 2021 with a strong possibility of this being extended for subsequent years. The Local People’s Programme is a multi year program, it has been running for 6 years and is reviewed and funded annually by the People’s Health Trust.
The position is for 28 hours a week, which will include working some evenings and weekends.
Please download the Job Description and Person Specification via the link below and submit application forms by the 31st August, 2020.
Interviews will take place by Zoom and the date is to be confirmed.
Criminal Record Check:
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check
As this post requires a Criminal Record Check, please view TCV's Ex-Offender Policy.
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:
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.