The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £9.00 - £9.47 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.
Driving license and access to a vehicle essential.
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual with an understanding of the needs of unpaid carers to join our team to provide support to carers living in the Peebleshire area and within local Community Hospitals.
Knowledge of Community Care and Carer Legislation is desirable.
Borders Forest Trust (BFT) is a charity organisation established in 1996 that focusses on restoring native woodlands and woodland culture primarily in the south of Scotland. Its work includes a landscape scale ‘Wild Heart’ ecological restoration initiative in the Southern Uplands, supporting community woodland groups through the region and promoting sustainable woodland management, education and wellbeing.
A key part of BFT’s mission is to engage the wider community in woodland restoration and management, promote better access to it, and encourage the development of woodland culture.
BFT does not only engage the broader community to promote woodland culture but also relies on engagement to achieve its native woodland restoration aims. It has a growing and enthusiastic volunteer base that meaningfully contributes to BFT activities including tree planting, woodland management and biodiversity monitoring. There is also a strong interest from various institutions to visit and jointly collaborate on our sites, with a range of mutually beneficial purposes from education and research, skills development and wellbeing improvement. In addition we engage local communities, land owners, managers, users and various interested parties through our work.
The post of Engagement Officer will provide a rewarding and varied set of tasks. You will be part of a small and enthusiastic team and have the opportunity to contribute to restoring native woodlands and reviving woodland culture in some of the most beautiful ‘wilderness’ and woodland sites in the south of Scotland working with a broad range of people and organisations. The work will involve a balance between office and outdoor work, requiring someone with a mix of skills, on one hand exceptional communication (including IT and social media skills), coordination and interpersonal skills and on the other hand an aptitude and passion for ‘hands on’ outdoor conservation and woodland development work.
A full Job Description is available for download below.