Because People Matter
Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The 218 Service provides an alternative to custody for woman in the Criminal Justice System. We provide programmes of intensive support and group work to empower the woman to address the root causes of their offending. With a view to support them to break the cycle of offending which results in the 'revolving door' syndrome of maintaining their involvement in the Criminal Justice System and Prison Service.
The Service offers a 12 bed Residential Unit and a Community Engagement service for woman who still reside in the community. As many of the woman who access our service have a wide range of mental and physical issues, we have an integrated health team and psychologies therapy team to address them.
To produce high quality food for clients, staff and visitors at the Service offering a nutritious and appetising range of food encompassing the requirements of vegetarian, vegan, and cultural cuisine for clients with special dietary needs.
Main duties and responsibilities:
The VIEW café opened in May 2012. The current manager has been in post since the commissioning phase of the café and is now seeking to retire. The View café is a Limited Company and is located within Viewpark Parish Church of Scotland buildings. The café is managed by a Board of Directors. The café is OPEN TO ALL and over the years of its existence it has evolved to become a popular community café, used by many different sectors of the community and seen as a valuable resource for the community. The café has 50 covers. The ethos of the café is based on the principles and practices of Viewpark Parish Church and it is envisaged the successful applicant will be sensitive to this, nurturing and supporting the ethos.
A Job Description is available for download below.
St John’s Hill provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week supported accommodation based in Edinburgh city centre, for men and women who are homeless.
Service users have a wide range of support needs including, but not limited to, mental health issues, substance misuse and learning disabilities. Most service users are looking to move into their own tenancies and often require support focussed on daily living skills.
You should have a positive flexible approach and attitude to the work we do. You must be confident and assertive in your approach as this post involves lone working.
Lauriston In Leith is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week supported accommodation based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. We work with women who are homeless. We are a registered Housing Support Service.
Service users have a wide variety of support needs including, but not limited to, mental health issues, substance misuse and learning disabilities. Most service users are looking to move into their own tenancies and often require a lot of support focused on daily living skills.
You should have a positive flexible attitude and be committed to the work we do. You should be confident and assertive in your approach as this post involves lone working.
*Please Note-these posts are exempt under section 7 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, therefore only female candidates will be considered.
Working at the Abbey Centre is a rewarding and creative experience, and whilst the work can, at times, be demanding many past staff and volunteers have described the experience as “life changing”, with rich encounter, deep learning, life-long friendships and new directions being formed. Our staffing model comprises a resident community of staff and volunteers, who are mutually accountable to each other, and share a common life of work and worship, both of which are valued in equal measure. Recognising the pressures this brings, we provide a range of supports including comprehensive training, a spiritual accompaniment scheme, an employee assistance programme and regular space for reflection and feedback.
This is an exciting time for the Iona Community, with a unique opportunity for the new team of Abbey staff and volunteers to re-establish the Centre as a vital place of welcome, encounter and challenge, enriching the lives of many, and bringing hope to the world.
The main purpose of the role of the Deputy Housekeeper is to support the Housekeeper in ensuring the Abbey and Welcome Centre are cleaned and maintained to a high standard, thus playing a key part in allowing all those who live, stay and visit to have a rich experience of welcome and hospitality. The post-holder will deputise as needed to ensure all housekeeping duties are completed in a timely manner, in keeping with the Iona Community’s Vision, Purpose and Values.
Who we are looking for
We’re looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who share our mission of empowering young adults with additional support needs to lead fuller lives.
You will be a strong team player with great communication skills, have the ability to work under pressure, and above all be passionate and committed to the development of the young adults within the project.
You will need to be willing to undergo training and to work under the guidance of the project leaders.
The role involves managing a kitchen session where the purpose is to enable a group of up to six young adults with additional support needs to prepare food items which will be for sale at local markets and events. In this role you will work with one other supporting member of staff and, when appropriate, volunteers, to facilitate the smooth and safe running of the session. You will provide excellent support to the young adults using agreed methods, and will ensure that other staff do likewise. Training in supporting adults with additional support needs in this setting will be given to the successful candidate. You will demonstrate high standards of food hygiene and kitchen safety at all times.
You will need
Based at Orwell Arts in Edinburgh this is an exciting opportunity for creative and motivated individuals with craft and catering skills and experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities. Applicants should bring a passion for preparing and cooking healthy vegetarian food and sharing this enthusiasm with others.