Do you have what it takes to make a difference?
Would you like to do something different next Monday morning? To forget the never-ending 9-5 and make a real difference to someone's life? Or maybe you are already working in social care 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 have a unique opportunity for you to be part of a team who will support James in East Kilbride to move into his own home.
As an essential member of a dynamic team, you will be involved in team meetings, creating team strategies and working together to enhance James' life, whilst ensuring his wellbeing and happiness are the top priorities.
Here's a little more about James:
"People who know me would say that I am energetic and enjoy a wide range of sporting activities on a regular basis including walking, swimming and trampolining. I also like to maintain contact with my family and my team will support me with this. Members of my team will be effective communicators and I will work with my team to show them how I need them to communicate with me. My team will help me with all aspects of living in my own home and support me to achieve my goals and outcomes."
If you think you have the ability and commitment to be part of James' support team please apply now.
You don't need experience in care to start your career with ENABLE Scotland but an understanding of Autism and experience of supporting people who have learning disabilities would be advantageous. We recruit people based on their values and transferrable skills so no matter where you have worked before; be it retail, warehousing or wherever, we want to hear from you!
What's also great about ENABLE Scotland is that we believe in developing all our staff and provide an extensive training programme bespoke to every individual we support, combined with a commitment to create career development opportunities including SVQ Level 2.
Please note all new employees must register with the SSSC within 6 months of commencing employment and failure to do so can result in termination of employment.
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.
To develop, coordinate and deliver PLUS Family Support within the Forth Valley Area. This includes services for children with disabilities from birth to age 18 and their families, offering regular short breaks to parents and carers whilst increasing the opportunities available to children to develop friendships and reduce their social isolation. The post holder will be required to develop partnerships with families and local service providers, including the Local Authority, Carers Centres and other third sector agencies.
Bike for Good is seeking an experienced communication professional to join our award-winning team and help us change lives through cycling!
The successful candidate will lead the creation of a comprehensive Communications Strategy that will aid Bike for Good to achieve our vision, mission and values. The Communications Officer will focus on increasing the reach and awareness of our Community Outreach Programme which includes services for those underrepresented in cycling and/or new/returning to cycling.
We need someone with a creative approach who can promote Bike for Good, interact with the public and establish productive relationships with key stakeholders. Candidates should be passionate about increasing the number of people who choose to cycle as their main mode of travel and raising awareness of the benefits of cycling.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in the integrated digital & communications sector or related field, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
A one year contract is available with potential for extension subject to funding. The opportunity is available thanks to support from the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open fund.
Who we are:
We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.
Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.
Until everyone understands.
Who we are looking for:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to join our team in Scotland.
The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will work to influence government policy and create legislative change in the best interest of autistic people and their families. The successful candidate will represent our charity to key government departments, Ministers and Parliamentarians, and develop the strategic relationships we need to influence nationally, while also establishing local approaches. The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will also support campaigning activities in Scotland.
The successful candidate must have proven understanding of policy or parliamentary work, including knowledge of government structures and routes of influence. They must be comfortable analysing information, grasping complex policy issues and communicating these in an accessible and persuasive way to diverse audiences. They should be educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline or have a proven track record in the field. An understanding of voluntary sector and/or disability issues is desirable, as is a knowledge and understanding of campaigning methods.
The NAS offers excellent training opportunities, including job-specific training and training in autism, as well as a diverse range of employee benefits.
What we can offer you:
• Excellent induction, training and development programme
• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
• 24 hour access to online training
• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
• Pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave
• Career progression opportunities
Due to our Company steady growth, we are now looking for an experienced Quality Manager. Reporting to the Head of Operations, this is an exciting time to join our Company to design, develop and implement improvements.
Who we are
Step Up (Housing, Employability & Community Support Services) provides a ‘Housing Support’ and ‘Care at Home Service’ to people aged 16 and over who are at risk of becoming homeless, to enable them to live in their own homes. Step Up’s aim is to enhance peoples’ quality of life by providing support that will improve and enhance their life chances, their living environment and their wellbeing.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
· Leading and managing the quality management systems
· Providing organisational response to opportunities
If this role sounds what you are looking for, read on…
Your Job Purpose will be
· Responsibility for the Service’s Quality Management System and continuous improvement for the service
· Ensure Step Up has efficient and effective systems, processes, policies and procedures delivered to excellent care quality standards
· Produce, analyse and monitor performance and quality indicators to ensure the Service complies with statutory guidance and legislation
· Senior Manager On Call Responsibility - Provide essential decision-making roles in a variety of circumstances that follows the Company’s On Call Policy
· Identify, implement and evaluate opportunities for Service Development
Who we are looking for
Someone with qualifications and skills:
· SVQ 4 Social Services and Healthcare
· SVQ 4 Care Services Leadership and Management at SCQF Level 10+
· If this or equivalent is not already obtained, then the candidate must be willing to undertake within the required time period for registration with the SSSC
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Strong analytic skills
Someone with experience
· Experience working with vulnerable groups and challenging behaviours
· On Call Experience
· Experience of reviewing care service policy and procedures
What we offer
· Competitive Salary
· 30 days annual leave holiday (inclusive of public holidays)
· Company contribution Pension Scheme
· Free car parking
· Discounts for selected local businesses based in The Falkirk Business Hub
A full job description and person specification is available in the application pack.
This post is considered to be Regulated Work with adults as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly the preferred candidate will be required to become a member of the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if already a Scheme member.
Step Up is an Equal Opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.
We are expecting lots of people to want to be part of our growing Company. So unfortunately, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of submitting your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
Distress Brief intervention (DBI) is an innovative service that is being piloted in 4 areas of Scotland and aims to provide short term compassionate support to adults experiencing distress.
DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) who refer into 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.
DBI Senior Practitioners provide direction and guidance to a team of DBI practitioners delivering direct DBI support all across the Scottish Borders. The DBI Senior Practitioner will co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practitioners and liaise with our Psychologist partner to support clinical supervision. They will have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies e.g. Police Scotland, NHS Borders and Scottish Ambulance Service.
DBI Senior Practitioners will also provide direct DBI support. They will be required to assess and Co-ordinate referrals as well as, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales. As part of the role they will provide recovery based practical and emotional support to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making. They will also provide direction, development and mentorship for DBI Practitioners.
SVQ 3 level or equivalent in Social Services and Health Care; or relevant appropriate experience is desirable or a willingness to work towards it.
Regular clinical supervision is offered by a clinical psychologist, in addition to SAMH
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.
BHA BeFriend is a Big Lottery funded project set up to support older people living in Berwickshire and Kelso.
BeFriend volunteers visit older people who are lonely and isolated. They provide someone to chat to, someone to go out for a coffee with or for a walk around the park. As well as one to one befriending there are also befriending groups.
We are now seeking a Project Administrator who will provide general administration support to a small staff team and a large voluntary befriending team.
In addition you will be expected to help with volunteer recruitment; training and the support of the older people who are our service users.
You should have at least one year’s experience of general office administration, be able to work flexibly when needed, and have your own transport available when required. Preferably, you should also have experience of working with older and/or vulnerable people.
One of the UK’s most inspiring and best known faith-based organisations, the Salvation Army is looking for a passionate and dynamic Programme Coordinator to join its team and work at The Pleasance, their lifehouse in Edinburgh.
The Pleasance provides rapid access accommodation for up to 42 vulnerable rough sleepers and our aim is to ensure that the first step out of street living is positive, enabling a smooth transition into suitable temporary accommodation.
The role of Programme Coordinator is central to achieving positive outcomes for our vulnerable clients and has operational responsibility for service delivery within specific areas of responsibility. You will ensure the programme contributes to the overall service by achieving both internal and contractual Key Performance Indicators and working with the Service Manager and Support Staff to ensure services are high quality and cost effective. You will also ensure the programme you coordinate maximises client input and emphasises choice and control in all areas of service delivery.
You’ll need significant experience of leading and managing staff including recruitment, development and performance management. With proven experience of working with vulnerable adults in a supportive setting, you will have NVQ Level 4 (or equivalent) or a willingness to work towards this, and knowledge of legislation relating to homelessness, employment, health and safety and safeguarding.
Glasgow Association for Mental Health is one of the principal providers of mental health services in Greater Glasgow. It aims to provide high quality support both to those who are experiencing mental health difficulties and their carers. GAMH is committed to the principles of social inclusion and to raising awareness and understanding of mental health issues.
The GAMH Young Carers Project is a citywide service which provides support to children and young people (aged 12-21) affected by parental mental ill health.
We wish to appoint: 2 x Sessional Workers (£8.75 per hour)
We are seeking 2 highly motivated and resourceful people who will help organise and facilitate group sessions which promote; physical activity, creativity, personal development, health and wellbeing. The post holders will also assist with the projects developments as well as monitoring and evaluation processes. The work will mostly take place in the evenings.
You will be able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to working with children and young people from diverse groups and be committed to Equal Opportunities.
GAMH aims to promote equality of opportunity in service delivery as well as in employment practice. To achieve this, we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Accordingly if you have any particular requirements regarding your application please contact Laura Middell, Central Resources Manager, on 0141 552 5592.
These posts are regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of work with Glasgow Association for Mental Health will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.
My Break, My Choice- Edinburgh EH13 & EH17 area.
Various hours available to cover 24 hour service.
Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?
Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?
If so… Leonard Cheshire offers you the chance to become part of a great team!
Leonard Cheshire is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. We are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, and we support more than 20,000 disabled people across our global operations. We honour our past, drawing on our legacy to inspire us for the future. We are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant and sustainable organisation.
We offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.
About the role
Disability affects everyone differently. We need you to provide tailored day-to-day support to ensure the needs of the people who use our services are met in positive and creative ways. It’s a job that can be challenging at times, but this is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term satisfaction it also gives. It’s an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It’s a career that you can feel proud of.
You will provide assistance with care, personal support, daily living tasks or activities to customers in order to support them attain their full potential, maximise options available and encourage choice, participation and motivation.
About you (please see the job description for full details)
To be successful in this role you will need:
•To be compassionate, creative, and honest and love working with people.
•To bring great positive energy.
•To work well as part of a team.
•To be flexible as we work shifts and weekend working is often required.
•To demonstrate a commitment to Leonard Cheshire’s ethos and values.
You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience although experience of providing personal care is advantageous. You will however, need plenty of enthusiasm and passion for our work.
We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:
•Fair and competitive pay rates.
•Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit.
•Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice).
•Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates.
•Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice).
•Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.