Salary £10.96 per hour. For, 8 - 12 hours per week.
To work under the guidance and in association with qualified and senior staff of Sight Action in enabling clients to develop and sustain social, personal, and other relevant skills to maximise their potential in accordance with agreed plans.
To undertake duties and contribute to the development and establishment of a locally based service for people with hearing and Sight loss in the Western Isles, including those who may have a dual sensory loss or other needs.
To participate in further training towards accreditation in this specialist field. Including BSL and Lip Reading. If/when available)
To attend meetings and training as required and to follow service policies and procedures.
To maintain confidentiality
To contribute and participate in relevant meetings as required.
To maintain appropriate records in accordance with policies and procedures of Sight Action.
To contribute to the planning, monitoring and delivery of the service.
Other appropriate duties as identified by the Manager or delegated staff.
Attend vision/hearing patient support services at Audiology and Eye Clinics.
For further information and to apply, please visit our website
Sight Action is a registered charity supporting visually impaired people throughout the Highlands and Western
Are you looking for a change? Why not take this exciting opportunity, join our team, and come work in the beautiful
rural regions of the Highlands?
We are currently looking to recruit a Rehabilitation Officer based in Inverness.
As a Rehabilitation Officer you will need a Foundation degree or Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies and be able to
offer professional advice and support to blind/partially sighted people, their families, carers and to other
agencies. You will have proven experience in the field of visual impairment. Ideally, you will also have some
experience of working with people with hearing loss.
You will, following consultation with the service user, be able to carry out specialist assessments, plan, prepare
and deliver individual care plans and training, towards agreed and achievable outcomes, that will enable them to
live as independently and safely as possible.. This will include mobility, independent living skills and
training in specialist equipment including low vision aids and to aid social inclusion.
Excellent communication skills and experience of working with other agencies are essential aspects of the role.
I.T skills are important as is the ability to produce accurate and timeous reports.
This is an essential drivers post.
Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be interviewed.
Garvald West Linton is the provider of Residential and Day Care services for adults with learning difficulties,
situated 20 miles south of Edinburgh in beautiful countryside surroundings. Currently we have a new vacancy for
a Deputy CEO post to start with us as soon as possible.
Main Purpose of Role
To work closely with the CEO to lead Garvald West Linton and ensure the organisation is developed and managed in
accordance with its mission, values and strategic objectives.
Primarily to take responsibility for the delivery and management of Garvald West Linton’s residential service
ensuring it functions at the highest standard in line with current regulations and delivering the expected level
of service to all residents, which is responsive to their changing needs. Currently we are in the process of
looking to develop further options within our residential services to meet higher levels of support needs for
individuals accessing our service. There is the requirement to be registered with the Care Inspectorate as the
Registered Manager of the service.
To work closely with the Day Care Manager, HR Manager and Finance Manager along with House Managers. Also with the
Board, Trustees and external Stakeholders. Overall to develop an understanding at an operational level of
Garvald to work closely with the CEO to ensure financial viability of the organisation of the organisation and
new programmes with a view of securing long-term sustainability.
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 maintains a social therapeutic setting.
to interface and work
constructively with the Care Inspectorate and other external bodies ensuring that GWL’s relationships continue
to benefit the organisation, the residents and the wider community
to understand and work within the
principles of social therapy and to support the cultural life of GWL in the celebration of cultural
Educated to degree level or equivalent together with a demonstrable commitment to anthroposophical principles and the
principles of Rudolph Steiner. Relevant management qualification (for example MBA or a minimum of Level 5 SVQ
Diploma in Management and Leadership or equivalent). Ideally, qualifications that meet the SSSC requirements for
Knowledge and Experience
Substantial experience of effective senior leadership position within a relevant social care organisation,
preferably within a like- minded organisation.
Experience of income generation and working successfully
with funding bodies.
Experience of working with and influencing key decision makers.
of the governance processes for third sector care organisations.
Skills and Abilities
Strategic thinker, planning and implementation skills
Great relationship management skills with the
ability to create and maintain positive relationships with staff and a wide range of
Effective team building and organisational development skills.
Delegation skills –
being able to use people and other resources available through effective allocation of decision-making authority
Good working knowledge of social care sector.
(verbal and written) skills including report writing and presentations delivered both internally and
Salary £38,000 – £40,000 per annum based on 40 hours per week
Holiday entitlement will be 6 working weeks in first year of employment, rising to 7 working weeks in second and subsequent years.
A non-contributory Group Life Assurance Scheme is offered to all staff on commencement of employment. The level of cover is four times annual salary.
Automatic enrolment in the Pension scheme for qualifying staff in which both parties will contribute.
We offer a comprehensive Employee Wellbeing Programme (EWP) by Health Assured. The EWP is an integrated online and offline personal support programme that gives all our contracted employees access to a range of specialist support and information.
Do you have a passion for ensuring people with learning disabilities live fulfilled lives?
Do you want to help lead a community that values people for who they are and what they can do?
L’Arche Edinburgh is a community of more than 80 people with and without learning disabilities. It is a place of
belonging where people with learning disabilities can live independent, yet connected lives. We’re looking for
someone to join us as a House Leader.
You will lead a team of 12, with the support of 2 Deputies. Together you will ensure that we provide and develop high
quality person-centred care supporting the practical, social and spiritual needs of those who call L’Arche home.
You will be joining us at an exciting time as we’re looking to increase choice for the people we support at
David House and explore ways that we can grow as a Community.
L’Arche Edinburgh is an ecumenical Christian community which welcomes people of all faiths and none. We are part of a
global network of communities where people with and without learning disabilities live and share in life
together, working for a world where we all belong.
Knowledge and experience in care or supported housing is a key requirement for this role, but we’re also looking for
someone with an enthusiasm for our values and the ability to inspire others. You might be looking to step up as
a manager or to use your current management experience in a different way. If you are interested in being part
of a mutually supportive and lively community, then we want to hear from you!