Are you passionate about breaking down the barriers and obstacles faced by women?
Do you have a motivation to drive change and advocate for women whose voices have been silenced through years of trauma?
Do you like a challenge and enjoy working in a fast paced environment and be part of a caring supportive team that promotes a #oneteam ethos?
Then this is the job for you!!
About Simon Community Scotland
Do you want to work for an employer who will invest in you and support you to improve your skills, who will encourage you to take calculated risks and promote your own health and well-being. As an employer we will encourage your professional development and we are looking for women with inspirational ideas, which we will nurture. Do you want to work for an organisation who will provide you with opportunities to grow and develop in your career and embrace your creativity then look no further than SIMON COMMUNITY SCOTLAND.
People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.
About the role
We are looking for women to support women and who are willing to go that extra mile to challenge and advocate through society's barriers that women experiencing homelessness face today. The women who enter our housing support services, often have multiple experiences of violence and abuse, including childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence and exploitation through prostitution including coercion and control. They may have physical and mental health problems, criminal records and experience of street homelessness, any combination of which can lead to learned survival and coping strategies that can often be a barrier to accessing and benefiting from support services.
Our aim is to provide a safe place that accepts women just as they are, whilst supporting them to identify goals and find ways of moving forward and away from the harm they live with. You will report to the Leaders of the Women Service’s who work across our 4 dedicated Women's Services which are led by our Head of Women’s Services. You will work in harmony with all other teams within the women’s service as well as the wider organisational teams, and will look outward to develop your practice area in partnership with all stakeholders.
We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness or addiction. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, harnessing self motivation, critical thinking and being completely solutions focussed, with maybe a little dash of humour thrown in!We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other.
We have full and part-time vacancies for support workers based in our women’s housing support services in Glasgow. We also have opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs as well as your own personal commitments and they offer an exciting chance to build your experience and skills in social care. These roles are ideally suited for those not in full time work and who can be flexible with their time and availability.
We also welcome applicants looking to work on a permanent night shift basis.
An application pack is available for download below.