Drumduan School (Steiner/Waldorf school) is situated on the edge of the small town of Forres in Moray in the north of Scotland. The school has wonderful views of the nearby sea and is only a short distance from the majestic Cairngorm mountains, dense forests and the rivers Spey and Findhorn.
We are a small school taking in pupils between the ages of 3 and 18. We do not test our students, nor teach the National exams, in order to fully cover the Steiner/Waldorf curriculum in all its richness throughout the school. However we do offer an officially recognised accreditation assessment system in the 4 upper school years by means of which our students can access further education on leaving the school.
Our growing school is looking to appoint the following part time teaching staff to start in August 2022. Our ideal candidate would have Steiner Waldorf experience; cover 1 or more of the vacant areas; live in the locality or be happy to relocate and must be eligible for GTCS (General Teaching Council of Scotland) registration, ideally for secondary education.
All age groups and teaching sessions can only be approximate depending on the applicant's experience, ability, qualifications, personal interest and availability to slot into the new school year timetables.
MATHS- ages 12-18 - small mixed ability groups
- maths levels from approx Scottish National 3- Higher level
- 8x 45min sessions weekly
FRENCH- ages 14-18 -small mixed ability groups.
- 4-6x 45min sessions weekly
WOODWORK- ages 11-14.
-small groups (10-12 max)
- 8x 45 min sessions weekly
- new teacher Steiner/Waldorf (S/W) curriculum support could be
GAMES - ages 8-15
- non competitive games to team games depending on pupil age (not
- 6x45 min sessions with some summer winter changes
- new teacher S/W curriculum support could be available
-outdoor pursuits support of 5 sessions an extra addition depending on
We’re looking for a Specialist Social Worker with a passion for diversity and inclusion to join our team. Could that be you?
Who are we?
Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity, supporting and celebrating deaf people. We were established in 1835 and work with deaf people across Scotland and the South of England. Our work is geared towards empowering all deaf people to achieve their potential and fully participate in society, with equality of rights, access and opportunity.
You can find out more about us at deafaction.org.
You will have excellent communication skills, able to prioritise your own workload and the ability to motivate and manage a small team. A means of communication will be through British Sign Language (BSL) therefore competency in BSL is desirable, for example, BSL level 3 (or working towards) however we will offer BSL training. You will have a strong grasp of current social work practice and issues with three years’ post qualifying social work practice within a local authority, third sector or Charity setting in adult or children’s services with knowledge of the deaf community and its culture.
The ideal candidates will be fully committed to our values, which can be found on our website.
The Specialist Social Worker heads up the Social Care team which consists of a Social Worker and Community Care Assistants. The aim of the role is to build and maintain relationships within the deaf community while providing a high-quality social work service to deaf people, their families and carers within Edinburgh and the Lothians. This opportunity comes at an exciting time as currently we are developing a service for children under 10.
Key responsibilities of the role include:
• Undertake holistic assessments of deaf clients
• Maintain a schedule of initial/6 month/ annual reviews for all deaf clients
• Support clients from referral onwards supporting them through an appropriate pathway to support
• Manage the duty service offering support, information and advice within 48 hours of contact
• Provide long term support to clients as required
• Maintain case notes within Deaf Action and other local authority databases
• Maintain log of duty contacts, assessment, reviews and ongoing support for quarterly returns in line with Local Authority service level agreements
• Manage quarterly feedback for the service
• Undertake adult support and protection procedures and other statutory procedures alongside mainstream social work support
• Provide safeguarding advice to the agency
• To provide some advice and support to other agencies working with deaf people using or wanting to use services
• Engage with other services and forums to ensure Deaf Action services are linked into and support complementary services
• To help identify gaps in service provision and to identify ways in which these could be filled
What’s on offer?
• Occupational pension scheme with employer contributions of 6%.
• 32 days leave (inc bank holidays) pro rata for part time
• 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured.
• In-house Mental Health First Aiders.
• Access to the Cycle to Work Scheme and IT Voucher Scheme.
• Ongoing support
Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in Scotland dedicated exclusively to the care and support of individuals and families whose lives are impacted by Huntington’s disease, an incurable neurological condition with severe and complex physical, mental and cognitive symptoms.
In line with our commitment to ensuring all families have access to the specialist services they need, we are expanding our services in Dumfries and Galloway and are now seeking a part-time Huntington’s Disease Specialist.
The successful applicant will work alongside families impacted by Huntington’s disease to provide a bespoke Specialist Huntington’s disease service which includes specialist assessment, one to one emotional support, facilitation of Huntington’s disease care management, and providing advice and information.
Working in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway NHS Health and Social Care teams, the service will also provide advice, training and education to professionals and voluntary agencies involved in all aspects of Huntington’s disease care.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and motivated to have a positive influence on the quality of life for individuals and their families who are impacted by Huntington’s disease. Applicants should have the ability to work autonomously using their own initiative in this challenging and innovative post. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent timekeeping and caseload management skills. Previous experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred but not essential. Our staff have been recruited from a variety of backgrounds in mental health, physical disability, social work, neurology and palliative care. Scottish Huntington’s Association will provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to acquire all the specialist knowledge required.
We invite applications from professionals who have a background in allied health, nursing or social work, and who have a valid, current professional qualification and membership with their professional body.
A substantial level of post-basic experience is desirable. Community-based practice knowledge and a clean current driving licence and use of a car is essential.
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
If you’re looking for the next step on your career in healthcare, you’ve just discovered it.
At Upper Springland we provide long-term and permanent residential care and support for people with a range of disabilities. We help people lead their lives to the full, providing for any needs they may have and to provide meaningful and exciting community interaction within Perth and the surrounding areas.
About the Role
We are looking to recruit a Speech & Language Therapist to work as part of Allied Health service within Upper Springland. You will be required to provide an effective speech and language therapy service to enable and support adults who have complex needs. You will support and enable them to have control, choice and equality in daily life to the benefit of their health and wellbeing.
You will provide specialist advice, supervision and clinical support to more junior therapists, and care staff.
You will ideally have a degree/diploma in Speech & Language Therapy and be HCPC registered. You will have clinical expertise which reflects evidence based practice in the specialist field of multiple and complex needs. The ability to manage and prioritise your own work load is essential as are well developed organisational and communication skills. You will have experience of good interdisciplinary working with a holistic outlook and delivering an effective customer focused service. Dysphagia and Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) experience is essential.
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