CARF are excited to announce we are recruiting for the position of a Financial Inclusion Caseworker to work as part of the Making it Work for Families project, alongside project partners Fife Gingerbread, Clued-Up and Fife Intensive Rehabilitation and Substance Misuse Team.
The successful applicantwill work as part of a newly formed team to deliver intensive family centred support that enables families to have the skills that allow them to cope better financially, including assessing welfare benefit entitlement, providing budgeting assistance, improving financial management and educating on banking and affordable credit.
The successful candidate will have experience and good knowledge of existing welfare benefits and on the debt relief mechanisms available in Scotland. Previous experience of dealing with vulnerable families and/or children would be advantageous. A clear understanding of the importance of excellence in service delivery is paramount to success in this role, including, but not limited to, adhering to CARF’s internal quality assurance procedures.
Membership of the PVG scheme will be a requirement for this post.
Ideal candidates will have excellent written, oral and IT skills with experience in a general or specialist advice giving customer facing role. The successful candidate will be committed to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice Bureau and CARF. With the ability to identify personal development opportunities, the successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as develop effective relationships in a newly formed team to deliver CARF’s vision and values.
Fife Women’s Aid are looking for a counsellor for our Children and Young People’s counselling service. The counsellor will provide direct counselling to children and young people who have experience of domestic abuse.
The post is currently funded until August 2021.
The successful applicant will be qualified to Counselling Diploma level or above and will have excellent counselling skills, having had 2 years’ experience of working in a similar environment.
If you would like further information about the post, please contact Gill Birtley on 07714 609365.
Fife Women’s Aid are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator for their Befriending Service. The service recruits, trains and supports volunteer befrienders to work with women experiencing domestic abuse to reduce social isolation.
Applicants will have at least 2 years’ experience of working in a similar environment, preferably with experience of training and supporting volunteers. A good understanding of domestic abuse and its effects is important.
This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund until December 2023.
Excellent communication skills and an ability to work effectively with a range of multi-agency partners is essential for both posts.
The successful applicants will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in housing support or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience and willingness to work towards a qualification.
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement of these posts.
Fife Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions.
If you would like further information about the post(s), please contact Keri Duffy on 07714609374.
FEAT is seeking a full-time Team Supervisor to oversee and manage the Employ Your Mind (EYM) project - an innovative vocational rehabilitation project aimed at developing the employability skills of inpatients and outpatients of Fife mental health services. The aim of EYM is to move students closer towards accessing more mainstream job-seeking services.
The successful candidate will be part of an internationally recognised, world-leading project delivering cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) and employability skills to students and clients with complex mental health problems, at different stages on their journey towards employment. The role involves delivery of group-based and individual employability and personal development interventions, work placement sourcing/support and delivery and design of CRT to a wide range of participants who study over a 6-month period. The role also involves delivering training to other professional teams.
The Team Supervisor will oversee and manage the key objectives of the EYM team as well as the day-to-day performance of EYM employees. As a successful supervisor you will have excellent organisational and communication skills. These skills will help you transfer information from senior management to employees and communicate EYM teams’ performance or needs to senior managers. This role is fully supported by FEAT management of which this role forms part.
The role will be based in our offices in Glenrothes, though you are also expected to carry out a proportion of work in NHS inpatient/outpatient settings and in the community around Fife, with patients with complex mental health conditions, on a one-to-one basis. This innovative project has secured substantial further funding from Opportunities Fife and the European Social Investment Fund and we expect to continue beyond March 2021. You will be part of an enthusiastic dynamic team offering an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to support and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life.
FEAT are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group, but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in our organisation we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone. FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental well-being in a culture where there is no stigma.
Hours: Fife: 2 x 21 hr post 1 x 16 hr post.
Tayside: 1 x 21 hr post
About the Role:
Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Support in Mind Scotland have a number of exciting opportunities in Tayside and Fife for empathic people with a passion for supporting peoples mental health and would love to use their skills and/or lived experience to make a positive impact on their lives.
These exciting opportunities include roles (2x 21hr & 1 x 16hr posts) to expand the Fife Hearing Voices Network within Fife as well as extend it into Perth & Kinross and Angus. You will work alongside statutory and third sector partners in these areas to identify person centred plans that meet the needs of people experiencing psychosis and if applicable, their carers.
We also have 1 x 21hr post which will join our Fife services to help build resilience for people and their carers with a range of mental health needs. All posts will work with people on a 1:1, Group work and remote support bases in line with SiMS Covid-19 recovery planning.
Who are we looking for?
You should be educated to SVQ 3 level or have experience working in mental health. Application from people with lived experience of mental health, including carers and people with experience of psychosis would be welcome.
We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. The specific working arrangements for all posts will be adjusted for the suitable candidates but will likely include both office base and homeworking.
For an informal discussion please phone Lynda Sloan, Service Manager on 07793 838202 or Steve Urquhart, Area Manager on 07894 395504 from 14th August or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community, and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!
Why join us?
This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media
Fife Women’s Aid are looking for two part-time Children and Young People’s Support Workers. The role provides practical and emotional support to children and young people with experience of domestic abuse. Candidates should have a good understanding of domestic abuse, have experience in providing direct support and have excellent communication skills.
The successful applicant will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in childcare or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience and willingness to work towards a qualification.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and have the ability to work as part of a team. They will also have a passion for improving the lives of women and children who have experienced abuse.
Fife Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions.
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.
If you would like further information about the post, please contact Keri Duffy, Team Senior on 07714609374.
We have successfully secured funding from Capital City Partnership through East & South East City Region Deal for a dynamic, adaptable and innovative individual to join our team.
Making it Work for Families is a unique partnership project offering whole family support as part of a multi-agency third sector team. We are looking for someone with experience supporting families in need, with a collaborative approach to support and an understanding of the complex barriers vulnerable families face.
This post is subject to a PVG check.
LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.
Link is looking for Support Workers to join the Fife Support Service Team in LinkLiving to provide care at home and/or housing support service to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes. Link is looking for individuals to provide support to individuals who may normally feel isolated and look at ways they can help integrate these individuals feel part of their community and help engage them into utilising services available to them.
What we need from you:
The postholder will be expected to demonstrate LinkLiving’s core values of:
• Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
• Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
• Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
• Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
We also need you to be able to establish supportive relationships with people we help. The successful candidate will need to be willing to support individuals in their homes and assist individuals with daily tasks and support them with applying for benefits and services.
In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Responsibility, Empathy, Social Impact, Participate, Equality, Challenge and Transparency.
For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.
What’s in it for you?
Link offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.
You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers' expectations are met. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.
As a Link employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Successful applicants are required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people. Our organisation continues to grow and expand, and we are now excited to recruit a Business Development Manager to lead the shaping of a sustainable future for CARF as the preferred advice provider in Fife.
Working closely with the CEO, the Business Development Manager will manage all business development activities and act as the driving force behind the generation of new funding agreements whilst maintaining the investment loyalty of existing funders. As a key contributor to the success of CARF’s strategic management, the post holder will take responsibility for negotiation and implementation of service level agreements and contracts in line with the revision and delivery of CARF’s Business Plan. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for internal and external marketing of the organisation, acting as brand champion at all times.
The successful candidate will be a highly credible and experienced manager with exceptional communication and relationship building skills. Agile decision making is key to this post, as is the ability to think quickly and creatively, and act with diplomacy. You will have the skills and knowledge to develop and implement organisation-wide strategy, balanced with an understanding of the financial pressures facing Third Sector agencies. You will also have demonstrable experience of delivering successful funding applications in a similar Third Sector environment, in line with the standards of excellence expected at CARF.
You’ll have excellent presentation, promotional and written skills as well as a strong understanding of organisational financial management. Versatile, resilient and engaging, the successful candidate will demonstrate a transformative approach to business development and a commitment to CARF’s vision and values.
In partnership with Fife Council Social Work’s leaving care team we are delivering services designed to support young people who are in transition from leaving the looked after system and moving to independent living. Our role within the partnership is to provide advice and guidance to clients on employment, training or further education opportunities and the wider employability agenda.
If you would like to play a part in this exciting initiative, we now require a Personal Development Mentor to join our team based in Fife.
This post is based within the Social Work offices in Glenrothes and works in close partnership with Social Work staff and other agencies. Experience of working with young people and an understanding of issues affecting young people are desirable, caseload responsibilities and a commitment to providing a professional service are essential. A driving license or access to a means of transport is essential due to the area covered.
Knowledge of the Scottish Criminal Justice System and of working with care leavers is desirable. We have secured funding for this service to 31 March 2021 and we are hopeful of extension.
In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme.
Please note: due to current lockdown restrictions, successful applicants may begin employment on a remote working basis with full online training provided until Government guidance allows office working conditions.