The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager within the Trust’s Care Experienced Young People Programme. For more information about the Programme please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. Reporting to the Programme Director you will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
Although working with the Care Experienced Young People programme in the first instance, you may be required to work across both programmes (Care Experienced Young People and Dementia) at a later stage in the Trust’s life. The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation working until March 2023.
The ideal candidate will be reflective with excellent analytical skills, be beneficiary/customer focused with a willingness to acquire knowledge of the issues facing care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.
GNWCAB is seeking a Chief Executive with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly-motivated and able to meet competing challenges including performance management. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
Here at The Mallard & The Garratt in Glasgow we provide a friendly, welcoming and safe environment for children and young people who need support. Our focus is on building their self-esteem and confidence, and in doing so we can be rewarded with something special – a smile that says it all.
Surrounding this child-focused approach are the ideas, nurture and commitment of our team. Now’s your opportunity to join us providing support in the community for a young person. As you’ll work with parents and guardians too, strong communication skills are really important, along with an understanding of some of the issues they may be facing.
Our team is close-knit and supportive. That support is also there from senior management. Quite simply, nothing gets in the way of us making sure that every child enjoys the best possible care and reaches their full potential. Ideally you have experience of working with children, particularly those with a learning disability, and you will be qualified to HNC level and SVQ3 in Health & Social Care (or willing to work towards these qualifications). In return, there’s an excellent benefits package that includes an employer contributory pension and generous holiday allowance.
What’s more, you will be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social care providers. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.
As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. You do not need to share our faith. This post is subject to PVG Membership.
DBI is a two tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership agencies (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) and a Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.
Due to the expansion of the service we are looking for a part time DBI Practitioner in our Borders Service. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. The requirement for this post is a minimum of 2 years of experience working or volunteering in the field of mental health.
As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will include travel across the Scottish Borders, access to your own transport is essential.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties . A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.
Our Midlothian service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our busy, friendly team, which delivers support across Midlothian. Working from our base in Dalkeith, you will join an established team of Family Support Workers and a Parental Peer Support Worker, to offer a range of supports to children, young people, and their families, with specific remit to support Young Carers and children affected by parental alcohol and substance use by working directly with their whole family.
Children 1st offer relational support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve their outcomes. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of substance use on parenting and children.
You will have a lead role within the team in co-ordinating and undertaking assessments of families and in creating outcome focused work plans, which ensure that the safety and wellbeing of children is enhanced. You will have the opportunity to work independently with children and their families as well as co-work with colleagues as required. You will be experienced in working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals.
We can offer you quality support and supervision; workload management; access to a range of opportunities for professional development and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and families. The team will at times support families who may require support in the early mornings and evenings, and this would be planned in advance.
If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification, as well as experience of delivering family group conferences, we want to hear from you.
For an informal discussion, please contact Johnny Costello Services Manager, Tel: 0131 654 9540.
We are looking for a new team member within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Support Service, which offers support to children, young people, families and adults who have experienced domestic abuse. This presents an exciting opportunity to join our busy, friendly team, delivering support across the Scottish Borders, working from our base in Selkirk. Children 1st offer relational based support - you will take a restorative, strengths based and trauma sensitive approach and work in partnership with individuals and families to help them achieve their desired outcomes.
Support for Adults
Working within a strong knowledge and awareness of gender based violence; you will support adults who are no longer at high risk of abuse. You will offer support on a medium to long term basis to help them to maintain their safety, aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse on their lives and achieve an improved sense of self worth and emotional wellbeing. In partnership with other agencies you will ensure that adults and their families are supported by a range of services in their recovery. Whilst this post is to support adults, Children 1st take a family minded approach and recognise that the needs of any children in the family are of paramount importance. It is expected that you will have the skills and experience to support families and protect children who are impacted by domestic violence, as well as adults in their own right.
If you have experience, skills and knowledge of trauma recovery, the impact of domestic abuse within the understanding of gender based violence and experience of assessments, including risk assessment within domestic abuse we would like to hear from you. You should have a relevant higher qualification such as at SVQ level 4 or above, SCQF level 9 or above, degree or post-graduate level.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Axford Services Manager, OR Silke Erkes, Team Leader. Tel: 01750-22892E-mail: Ettrick@children1st.org.uk
Do you have what it takes to make a difference?
Would you like to do something different next Monday morning? Or maybe you are already working in employability and want to join an organisation with values at its core?
Well this may be the opportunity you have been looking for.....
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in striving to ensure they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Your role as an ENABLE Works Employment Coordinator within our Fair Start Scotland programme in Aberdeen, will support people who have learning disabilities to make progress towards and achieve employment. You will work closely with a group of people who have learning disabilities each year, profiling their skills and jointly planning activity that will enable them to achieve their work goals and become independent, active members of their community.
You will be responsible for developing positive relationships with the programme participants, their circles of support and professional support services. You will work closely with local partners, including employers, funders and other stakeholders, developing professional relationships that will offer a diverse range of experiences and opportunities.
You will be given a work plan to achieve in order that programme participants are receiving a quality service and we are achieving the expectations of funders and stakeholders, and you will be required to meet challenging but achievable programme KPIs.
You will be an important member of the wider ENABLE Works team, supporting departmental objectives through delivery of support but also through positive collaboration and innovation within your team to support our strategic, societal goals.
Remember this is #morethanajob - it's the first step to you making a difference and beginning your career with an award winning charity with its values at its core.
A Job Description is available for download below.
Through support from the Big Lottery Fund, the WEA has an exciting new opportunity for a Project Worker to join its Reach Out Project staff team in Aberdeen. This new role, while contributing directly to the project’s educational programme, also has the key focus of providing individual advocacy and support to project users, to include; identifying individual learner pathways within the project; effective signposting to external agencies for help with specific issues; providing advocacy and support to learners in range of settings – e.g. attending college for the first time, negotiating the benefits system etc..
The Workers’ Educational Association is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. We have a strong sense of social purpose, dedicated to bringing great teaching into the heart of local communities. In Aberdeen our well-established Reach Out Project offers a wide range of learning opportunities to some of the City’s most vulnerable adults – those with mental health issues, those going through the Criminal Justice System, those with substance misuse issues, the long term unemployed and those with learning disabilities/difficulties.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification when completing your application to ensure that you include all relevant information about yourself.
To apply for this role, you will need to submit a completed application form. Please ensure that you put the job code in your application.
Shelter Scotland are looking for a Support Worker with a good knowledge of homelessness and housing legislation and welfare benefits, to provide support to clients with complex needs, enabling them to resettle, prevent homelessness and to sustain accommodation.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
About the role
As a Support Worker you’ll undertake comprehensive housing needs and risk assessments so that the client’s housing-related support needs are fully identified. Providing flexible support, including support in people’s homes and a variety of settings, you’ll develop an outcome focused support plan with the client as well as developing, maintaining and coordinating effective working relationships.
We’re looking for someone with proven experience of working with vulnerable people. With some knowledge of homelessness, housing welfare benefits and safeguarding processes, and a willingness to further develop your knowledge and understanding you will be proficient using a case management system and Microsoft Office applications. You’ll also have a proactive and resilient approach, excellent relationship building skills and a flair for adapting your influencing style. A full driving licence, access to a vehicle and relevant insurance is essential.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Experienced Male Support Worker required (must be a car driver). Guaranteed payment for a minimum 16 hours per week, £10.10 per hour, sleepover rate £69 per night, includes weekend work.
This role involves sleepovers and day shifts. Typical evening shift is 6pm to 9am one night per week. Sleepover allowance is £69 between 11pm and 7am. Typical dayshifts are 9am to 6pm.
Funded via a direct payment and employed directly by the client’s guardians.
We are looking for an experienced male worker (Section 7 (1) (a) and (2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply) to provide flexible support to a young man aged 26 who has a lot of autism.
The ideal candidate will have excellent values relating to the inclusion of people with disabilities and an enthusiastic and ‘can do’ approach.
We are looking for an active person to support a fit and energetic young man. You will like the outdoors, visiting community leisure activities and thinking up and trialling new day trips and opportunities. A car driver who knows his way around the West of Scotland and a mature and confident attitude is needed to join our small staff team of four. The worker will require some flexibility to cover colleague’s holidays and occasional sickness cover. For instance, hours will increase to 40 per week during the month of February 2019 to cover planned holidays.
Living in or within easy travelling distance to Scotstoun would be an advantage. Statutory sick pay and 28 days holiday pay per annum pro rata (based on 35 hour week).