This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time Dementia Advisor position within our Scottish Borders Services.
The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required.
The Dementia Advisor will also provide support to local communities within the respective localities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work alongside the respective teams to deliver a blended approach of support, will develop and facilitate new activities for people living with dementia and carers whilst working alongside the Scottish Borders team to deliver and facilitate already established online virtual group work activities. The postholder will be based within Kelso Dementia Resource Centre. The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.
This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.
Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Borders Pet Rescue is a small but vital animal welfare charity in the Scottish Borders. Our Rescue Centre at Craigsford, Earlston is run by staff and 50 volunteers. The charity also has 4 shops in Galashiels, Kelso, Hawick and Duns, which are run by dedicated teams of staff and volunteers. These shops are the main source of regular income for the charity. Demand for our services has never been higher with an increasing number of animals coming into our care. Our charity has, therefore, embarked upon a period of growth and development and this new post has been created to support the development of our charity.
An experienced, well-motivated and organised Business Administration Manager is now sought to provide effective and efficient business support for a range of BPR activities covering administration, finance systems, governance, HR and, on occasion, reception duties.
Main purpose: To provide business support to the charity and our animal welfare and retail Teams through developing systems, administering, organising, processing information, and supporting colleagues to use systems, as appropriate.
This is a new role which is likely to evolve and may include other duties as required by the Board of Trustees.
The overall aim of this post is to provide support and advocacy to survivors who are engaged, or considering engaging, with the criminal justice system following an experience of sexual violence.
A full recruitment pack is available below.
Reporting to the CEO, the Service Coordinator is required to ensure that SBRCC meets its objectives through the provision of a professional and consistent service to self-identifying female survivors aged 18+ and to young people of any gender/gender identity between the age 12-18 accessing our services. The Service Coordinator is responsible for managing centre based and outreach services for survivors of sexual violence provided by SBRCC. Responsibilities of the post include management of: day-to-day operations; staff and volunteers, including support and supervision; developing and sustaining external relationships with partners; monitoring and reporting on service delivery; and active participation in the leadership of SBRCC.
A full recruitment pack is attached below.
This is a new post within Outside the Box, as part of developing the organisation and strengthening our overall capacity to achieve our charitable and strategic objective and continue to adapt in the future.
The post is for 2 years. We expect that by the end of that time we will have a clearer understanding of what we need for the future and any future post may have a different focus and remit.
We aim to support and promote equality and diversity and respect each employee as an individual person within our workplace.
We are happy to discuss how people from diverse backgrounds and situations can apply for the post and work with us.
It is important that the person is a member of our staff team, and we are not considering a contract with a fundraiser or similar external arrangement.
About Outside the Box
Outside the Box was established in 2004. We provide development support, shared learning and capacity building for people who want to make changes in their communities.
There is more about what we do on our website: otbds.org
The people, groups and communities with whom we work are mostly those affected by disadvantage or who feel that they do not have a voice. The work we do alongside them focuses on the contributions people make and what can change their situation and/or the consequences of it. We do not get involved in activities that reinforce messages of dependency and we aim to reduce stigma and raise awareness among wider communities.
We have a strong focus on equalities, diversity and human rights and aim to promote these throughout the work we do and in how we work. We work as a team and support colleagues to develop what they do.
We are a learning organisation where we listen, use our experience to adapt and refine what we do, try new approaches and follow up opportunities, and do not expect to get everything right first time.
Our income sources need to reflect and support the way we work, including supporting innovation and impacts for communities rather only on individual people.
About this post
The focus of this post is to get Outside the Box in a stronger position on our income levels and sources.
We have been relatively successful in securing income for our work and we use grant funding to make an impact for people and communities. We want to build a better balance with income from other sources, including earned income and donations or other support through corporate and other sources that gives us even more flexibility in how we work with communities.
We are looking for someone who is part of our team’s work in building on current and previous achievements and relationships to create innovative approaches that benefit people in many more situations and places.
The Business Development Manager Job Description which can be downloaded below (or emailed on request) provide more detailed information on the post and cover points related to:
Our website is a good source of information about what we do and about specific projects and areas of work: otbds.org
We will try to answer questions people have about the post. The first contact is Angela Ross, who is the Finance Co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Workers:£9.50 per hour F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual.
Advanced Support Workers:£11.29 per hour- F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual
Locations:Aberchirder, Aberdeen, Alloa, Alva, Banff, Bridge of Earn, Buckie, Denny, Dumfries, Duns, Edinburgh, Fairlie, Falkirk, Fochabers, Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh, Glasgow, Huntly, Inverness, Invergordon, Jedburgh, Langholm, New Deer, Perth, Peterhead, Pitlochry,Portlethen, Portsoy, Thurso, Tullibody, Westhill, West Lothian and Wick.
As a Support Worker with Community Integrated Care you will experience an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling role.
Our Support Workers empower people with support needs to live the lives they want to lead.
We’re looking for candidates who are kind, dedicated and have a passion for people.
As a Support Worker, you will support people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns or dementia with their daily routines.
Prior experience of working in care isn’t always necessary. If you have other skills and experiences that you can bring to this role, we will give you all the support that you need.
You will use the best of your personality and skills every day. From supporting people to enjoy their favourite activities to enabling people to live independently, you will make a real difference.
Are you a Support Worker that is looking to progress in your career? Would you like to gain qualifications, enjoy specialist training, have more responsibility and earn more money? We also recruit for Advanced Support Workers within some complex care services.
You will be joining an award-winning charity. This is an exciting role, where you can change lives for the better and enjoy brilliant experiences.
We’re passionate about developing our own people and this role can lead to other exciting opportunities.
We also offer:
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.
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.