As already announced, current Chief Officer Clare de Bolle will be stepping down in March next year (2019) and the search is now on for someone to lead the organisation and sector into its next exciting phase with passion and vigour. Based in the Scottish Borders, YouthBorders is the membership organisation for third sector youth work and the voice of the sector and young people at a strategic level locally and regionally. It is a vibrant and innovative small organisation with a big voice and a dedicated team, and the new Chief Officer will have a unique opportunity to build further its reputation, capacity and sustainable funding plan to ensure that the impact of the organisation, its members and youth work sector going forward is not only effective but recognised at all levels.
This is a full time 35 hour post based at Langlee Complex, Galashiels, representing the whole of the Scottish Borders.
We are looking for a new team member within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Support Service, which offers support to children, young people, families and adults who have experienced domestic abuse. This presents an exciting opportunity to join our busy, friendly team, delivering support across the Scottish Borders, working from our base in Selkirk. Children 1st offer relational based support - you will take a restorative, strengths based and trauma sensitive approach and work in partnership with individuals and families to help them achieve their desired outcomes.
Support for Adults
Working within a strong knowledge and awareness of gender based violence; you will support adults who are no longer at high risk of abuse. You will offer support on a medium to long term basis to help them to maintain their safety, aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse on their lives and achieve an improved sense of self worth and emotional wellbeing. In partnership with other agencies you will ensure that adults and their families are supported by a range of services in their recovery. Whilst this post is to support adults, Children 1st take a family minded approach and recognise that the needs of any children in the family are of paramount importance. It is expected that you will have the skills and experience to support families and protect children who are impacted by domestic violence, as well as adults in their own right.
If you have experience, skills and knowledge of trauma recovery, the impact of domestic abuse within the understanding of gender based violence and experience of assessments, including risk assessment within domestic abuse we would like to hear from you. You should have a relevant higher qualification such as at SVQ level 4 or above, SCQF level 9 or above, degree or post-graduate level.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Axford Services Manager, OR Silke Erkes, Team Leader. Tel: 01750-22892E-mail: Ettrick@children1st.org.uk
Scottish Borders Rape Crisis are looking to recruit a Support Worker to join our Team. To engage and provide emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to self-identifying female survivors of sexual violence aged 12+. A commitment to addressing violence against women and girls alongside experience of delivering one to one support is essential. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants subject to enhanced disclosure checks.
DBI is a two tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership agencies (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) and a 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.
Due to the expansion of the service we are looking for a part time DBI Practitioner in our Borders Service. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. The requirement for this post is a minimum of 2 years of experience working or volunteering in the field of mental health.
As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will include travel across the Scottish Borders, access to your own transport is essential.
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.
An excellent opportunity has arisen for someone with the right values to support our vision at Streets Ahead. A relocation package will be available for successful candidates who move to the area. We have been supporting people in the Scottish Borders to lead great lives for over 30 years; traditionally, people with learning disabilities, but now we support a wider range of people.
Our East Service is popular and expanding and this post holder will ensure that our services are safe, person-centred and outcomes-focused. Key to this will be supporting our fantastic staff team and ensuring that they are able to provide the best service possible. The post is largely based at Duns, but will require some travel across the Scottish Borders. If you think you have the right values, skills and knowledge, we welcome your application.