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.
Main duties and responsibilities
Support to people who use services - To:
Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at the Leith Hub 5 Links Place Edinburgh EH6 7EZ. You will be providing the high-quality delivery of 1:1 and group recovery focused interventions to those we support. The services are delivered from our main offices and on an outreach basis in pharmacies GP surgery and at client's home where required.
Please note all staff are expected to be able to work across both Leith and Craigmillar sites when required.
As a busy established recovery hub we are seeking candidates who already have some knowledge of drug and alcohol harm reduction and treatment options and can demonstrate experience working with this client group. We welcome applications from those with lived experience who meet essential criteria for the post.
This is an established lead practitioner role with primary focus on recruitment, training, support and development of peer volunteers within the hub . You will be responsible for integrating peers within the hub to ensure recovery is visible through facilitating peer involvement in all aspects of service first point of contact, café clinics, assertive outreach to those who have dropped out of the service and promotion of hubs within local community. You must be open to all models of treatment harm reduction , stabilisation and abstinence based without prejudice. A primary part of the role is to work within an asset based community model to actively challenge stigma and mobilise community assets bridging the gap between treatment services, mutual aid and wider local community to support longer term sustainable recovery.
This is not a normal 9 to 5 job you should like to on the move and flexibility will be required around working hours, some evening and occasional weekend working will be required. In order to provide flexible support individual will be required to hot desk from a wide range of primary care settings, including TPS premises Leith and Craigmillar.
A peer is in a unique position to offer support by virtue of relevant experience: he or she has ‘been there, done that’ and can relate to others who are now in a similar situation. Because of their personal experience, peer workers and / or peer supporters have expertise and real world knowledge that professional training cannot replicate.’ (FEANTSA, 2015).
We are seeking individuals who have lived experience and a track record of effective community engagement, assertive outreach and knowledge of national standards for community engagement.
Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project are seeking a Befriending Coordinator to assist in developing and co-ordinating all elements of volunteering including: advertising, recruitment, training, development and support of befriending volunteers within the organisation.
Applicants will have at least 3 years’ experience of providing services to vulnerable client groups and have proven experience of all aspects of managing and retaining volunteers.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and have the ability to motivate others. They will also have a passion for improving the lives of women and men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
Post will be based in Kirkcaldy and will involve travel across all areas of Fife.
Subject to PVG check.
Due to internal promotion we are recruiting a suitably experienced candidate to manage the expansion of an existing, innovative, community led project designed to provide a range of services to improve wellbeing in five Orkney islands.
You will work collaboratively with Island Development Trusts to extend the remit of the current project to include all age groups with a focus on social inclusion, reducing inequalities, developing community and individual resilience and improving access to services within island localities.
You will have experience of managing projects or services, an understanding of health and wellbeing issues in remote rural, island areas, have excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
The Junction – Young People, Health & Wellbeing is a multi award-winning organisation established in 2005 that provides a range of health and wellbeing services for young people. You can find out more about our services at the-junction.org.
We are looking for an experienced young person’s Counsellor for a maternity cover role. The role will provide trauma informed counselling with young people aged 12-21 accessing The Junctions nested provision model. A key focus of this role will be supporting young people in response to the trauma and impact of Coronavirus.
HIV Scotland is excited to advertise this new role to help lead a new programmes strand of our work. In the main, these programmes have been started in response to COVID-19, but we hope they will become a permanent part of our work supporting people living with and affected by HIV. It is an exciting and unique opportunity to lead on programmes such as HIV Self Test Scotland, Life Coaching and a whole suite of new initiatives focused at improving wellbeing and reducing social isolation among people that we service. We want to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people living with and affected by HIV.
You will work closely with the rest of our small team – feeding in to fundraising, policy, research, events, community engagement, volunteering and communications to help grow our programmes, shout about our success and share learning and best practice. You will be a good team player with a flexible approach and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
We are offering extremely flexible conditions for this role – you will be working from home for the foreseeable future and you can choose the hours that suit you. We can offer full-time, part-time or job-share opportunities for this role. You will receive 25-day annual leave entitlement, with up to 10 public holidays (depending on when they fall). Our workplace focuses on performance, not hours at the desk – making HIV Scotland a truly flexible work environment. We offer a full employment benefit programme, which can include discounted gym and spa membership at our partner – the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. HIV Scotland also offers an Employer Pension Scheme with 6% employer contributions.
HIV Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. Access to the office is only via a staircase. We apologise for this barrier but if it does causes any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss options.
We are looking for a Depute Service Manager for our service in Govan, where we are supporting four individuals over three inter-connected flats. Ideally, you will have at least two years’ experience in a management role working within the learning disability field and a relevant qualification (e.g SVQ 4 in social care and in management), although we would be prepared to consider candidates without this. Experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential.
Share Scotland is the Care Sector’s best kept secret. This is your opportunity to join an innovative, family-led organisation. Working as part of a dynamic and supportive team, you will be an enthusiastic person who can bring their own unique skills, interests and ideas to the role of Depute Service Manager.
For almost 30 years, Share Scotland has worked with adults with complex disabilities to provide individually tailored care, supporting our service users to actively pursue their chosen lifestyle within their own home and local community.
Our vocational training, continuous development and excellent induction package will ensure you have outstanding support throughout the progression of your career with us
Company Benefits -
• Access to fully funded SVQ training after initial assessment period
• Generous 32 days annual leave, rising incrementally after 5 years to a limit of 42 days
• 4% employer contributory pension (above minimum legally required
• Parent led organisation
• Supportive and Friendly Teams
• Investors in people (Silver) employer
• Regularly awarded 6 stars from the Care Inspectorate
• Death in service insurance (2 x annual salary)
• Critical illness insurance (lump sum payment if diagnosed with certain critical illnesses)
• Opportunities for progression with our active succession policy
*This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.
The successful candidate will be subject to a PVG check
ELCAP is a Scottish charity which provides care and support for individuals who are affected by learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health problems.
Our services are managed at locality level by seven Operational Leads.
A vacancy has created a rare opportunity to join our leadership team at an exciting time in our organisation’s development.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a real difference to the individuals we support, by enabling them to live better, more independent lives within our community.
The purpose of the post is to ensure that ELCAP delivers high quality care and support services which are safe, sustainable and valued.
The post has four areas of responsibility:
• Managing the delivery of ELCAP’s care and support services in a specific locality.
• Ensuring the safety and improving the quality of ELCAP’s care and support services.
• Increasing the independence and improving the wellbeing of the individuals ELCAP supports.
• Coaching, leading and motivating Support Practitioners, ensuring they perform to a high standard
This is a permanent, part-time post of 30 hours per week.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme
The post requires a high degree of contact with children and vulnerable adults. The successful candidate will be required to join the Protecting of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. The PVG Scheme is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland.
Care and Share Companionship is a relatively new Scottish Registered Charity. We recently celebrated our first year of being an active service. We support people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area of Fife. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and wellbeing. Our mission is to provide 1-1 personalised flexible companionship and make people feel valued and part of their community.
This is an exciting and challenging year to establish our presence, with ambition, empathy, passion and energy to support those people who sometimes feel invisible.
We are looking for a Chairperson and a Treasurer to help us in achieving our potential with knowledge, skills and experience in these roles who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance.
We have the following vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who welcomes the challenge of being part of an organisation committed to working alongside families and communities to tackle the effects of poverty and disadvantage.
The Finance Manager will manage the finance function of the organisation and provide an accurate and efficient service to all stakeholders, taking an active role in forward planning and decision making within the organisation.
The successful candidate will have experience of producing management accounts, budgets and finance reports using a SAGE accounts system and an understanding of the audit requirements for charities and companies limited by guarantee.
The post requires a commitment to equality of opportunity and human rights.
Stepping Stones for Families strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes candidates from all sections of the community.
How Action for Children works
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.
Edinburgh EH1 is a commissioned service that work with young people and their families providing additional support alongside Edinburgh Young Peoples Service (Youth Justice Social Work Team) and the locality teams. Youth Justice. The post holder will be part of team of Practitioners and Service Co-ordinator providing 1:1 contact with young people aged 12-17yrs to avoid family breakdown, reduce escalation into the care system, and to address the risk and highlight consequences for a range of behaviours including offending, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and promote personal safety. We are looking for a Young Person Practitioner to work 4 days in Edinburgh and Lothian.
You'll significantly improve young people's lives:
· By managing a full caseload, planning contacts / direct work and attending professional meetings as required.
· By working to support young people to engage with other activities, support / specialist services which enables them to reach their full potential and which enables them to sustain their home or other care placement.
· By building strong working relationships with multi-agency partners from the statutory and voluntary sectors to deliver the best outcomes for young people and their families.
· By ensuring that the Service complies with all Action for Children and Edinburgh City Standards and Procedures and with regard to case file recording / paperwork, incident and accident reporting, safeguarding and health and safety Practitioners will use Action for Children E-Systems to identify needs, interventions and outcomes and with use Edinburgh SWIFT to record case notes etc.
· By attending regular team meetings and participating in training and learning.
· SVQ 3 Health and Social Care or equivalent.
· Relevant and recent practitioner experience working with young people and families and with a working knowledge of safeguarding practice and social care standards.
· Sound understanding of issues affecting young people and families.
· Experience of working with creative approaches and methods to engage with hard to reach young people and families.
· Proven assessment skills and experience of working towards outcome focused care / service plans.
· Excellent communication skills - verbal and written and IT.
· Willingness to work flexibly with young people and families; which will include some evening and weekend working.
· Car driver with access to a vehicle and business insurance
How we reward you:
We have a first-rate employee benefit package including but not restricted to;
· Competitive salary – based on defined job roles and grades.
· Excellent paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days (pro-rata) plus additional public/bank holidays
· We support you and welcoming new additions to your family – flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages
· We have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit.