Due to additional Investment provided to our team we are now recruiting a Family Support Practitioner.
We Are With you Borders offer a confidential service for people experiencing issues with drugs or alcohol. We work with people on their own goals, whether that is staying safe and healthy, making a small change or stopping an unwanted habit. We support people in all stages of recovery and also offer services to family and friends. Our interventions range from harm reduction and Injecting equipment provision to psychosocial interventions on a 1:1 and group work setting to recovery focused interventions to support people to have a healthy lifestyle balance.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for an experienced family worker who will provide additional support to individuals and families. You will need experience and working knowledge of the challenges that families may face in relation to the impact of drug and / or alcohol. You will require experience and knowledge in assessment and care planning and the delivery of family interventions.
This job is subject to a PVG check.
We Are With you Borders offer a confidential service for people experiencing issues with drugs or alcohol. We work with people on their own goals, whether that is staying safe and healthy, making a small change or stopping an unwanted habit. We support people in all stages of recovery and also offer services to family and friends. Our
interventions range from harm reduction and Injecting equipment provision to psychosocial interventions on a 1:1 and group work setting to recovery focused interventions to support people to have a healthy lifestyle balance.
Due to additional Investment provided to our team we are now recruiting 2 additional Recovery Worker posts to join our Borders Alcohol & Drug Service.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for an experienced recovery worker to join our team in the Scottish Borders. You will need experience of working in substance misuse offering one-one and group work facilitation first class assessment and support planning skills, risk management and safeguarding. A good working knowledge of local services and appropriate referral pathways, and support agencies.
Ideally the successful candidates will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. You will be someone who thrives under pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills and can work well with others.
In addition you will need to be positive, confident and well organised with experience of working with people in a recovery, health, social care or criminal justice setting.
An SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care is required as a minimum qualification and registration with the SSC will be essential.
The successful candidate will be required to deliver services within the community so a driving license is essential.
This job is subject to a PVG check.
Role:Border Women’s Aid provides specialist support, advice and information along with access to safe accommodation (if required) to women age 16+ (including trans-women) who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
• Do you understand the feminist analysis of domestic abuse and are passionate about gender inequalities with the energy and commitment to provide high quality support for women affected by domestic abuse?
• Do you have knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and a reflective, sensitive, non-judgemental approach?
• Do you have experience of providing one to one person-centred support?
• Can you keep the needs of the women who use our service at the centre of everything you do?
• Can you work in a way that promotes safety and empowerment, irrespective of creed, class, ethnicity or sexual orientation?
If so, we would like to hear from you!
We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic, inspiring women to empower women who access our service; to provide 1-1 support; to facilitate group work and support women practically and emotionally who choose to use our refuge. We are a developing service and constantly adapting to the complex nature of intimate partner abuse experienced by women over the age of 16. You will also work closely with partner organisations, promoting the service and raising awareness.
The successful applicant(s) will have HNC in Social Care or other relevant qualification to register as a housing support worker with the SSSC or relevant experience and willingness to train to meet the SSSC registration.
The main office base is in Hawick but the post holder will be required to travel extensively throughout the Borders area therefore a full, current driving licence and constant access to a car is essential.
Posts are subject to a successful PVG scheme check, suitable references and completion of a satisfactory probation period.
Hours: 35 hours per week with occasional evening work and an additional 2 hours on a weekend rota. Funding is expected until September 2023 so the posts will be on a fixed term contract. There may be part time or job share opportunities.
Salary: £21,497.11 pro-rata
In return we will offer you:
Support & Supervision
We will provide monthly support and supervision to ensure you are given the support you need to do your role effectively. It is also an opportunity to explore your training and development needs.
We will provide access to a range of internal and partnership training courses and also access to training courses provided by Scottish Women's Aid, including a new, intensive Induction Training Programme. We have staff development days that provide opportunities for workers and Trustees to learn and develop the service together as a group. We are committed to your ongoing professional development.
We offer a 3% employer contribution towards a defined contribution workplace pension with The People’s Pension.
You will be entitled to 28 days AL per year pro rata.
Employee Counselling Helpline
We provide you with an Employees Counselling Helpline that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is confidential and can provide support and advice with day to day issues such as family problems and money worries.
This is an opportunity to become part of an organisation that is noted for engaging people in a positive manner. The use of crafts, nature, music, art and general creative activities is well established and has been part of the culture of the organisation for many years.
Main Purpose of Role
The Residential Manager carries responsibility for the delivery and management of the Garvald West Linton Residential Service ensuring that all the residential facilities are functioning at the highest standard in line with current regulations and delivering appropriate levels of support to all residents. The Residential Manager will be registered with the Care Inspectorate as the Registered Manager of the Residential Service.
The Residential service has 5 Community houses, each of which has its own House Manager.
The Residential Manger will gain support from being part of a Management Team together with the CEO, Finance Manager and Day Service Manager.
• To provide leadership and support for the House Managers ensuring that GWL meets relevant service standards in the delivery of care to residents.
• To have an overview of GWL’s residential provision and ensuring that it meets the needs of the residents and provides developmental opportunities for each individual.
• To interface and work constructively with the Care Inspectorate, Health Professionals and other external bodies ensuring that GWL’s relationships continue to benefit the organisation.
• To understand and work with practice and theory based on a model of Social Pedagogy.
• To support the cultural life of GWL in the celebration of cultural events.
Support Workers:£10.20/hour F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual.
Advanced Support Workers:£12/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.