This post is open to Care Experienced Young People between the age of 18yrs – 26yrs only.
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. We want to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people by 2022 in Scotland.
Who Cares? Scotland and East Lothian Council welcomes applications from individuals who wish to work with Care Experienced young people and also develop their own research and evaluation skills. East Lothian Council is committed to helping Care Experienced Young People develop skills that will support them in future employment. The applicant does not require to have experience in research and evaluation but must show a willingness and a desire to gain these skills.
The post is focused on the engagement of Care Experienced young people in Peer Flatmate Scheme. The post holder will work with a dedicated Housing Support Agency and the Council to ensure Care Experienced young people live in an environment where their voices and views are heard and they are enabled to bring about positive change. With support from East Lothian Council Strategy Team, the post holder will be guided to carry out research and evaluation, providing recommendations for strategic, policy and protocol change within East Lothian Council. The post holder will enable care leavers in the Peer Flatmate model, and those in other housing situations, to engage and participate in the research.
The right candidate will bring excellent collaborative skills, be a competent independent worker and have good time and work-load management abilities. They will have the ability to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders and to form positive relationships with children and young people. They will bring an understanding of the care system in Scotland, children’s rights, and an understanding of the challenges young people might face managing a tenancy. A full driving license is not essential but is desirable.
A rare opportunity has arisen to become the new Dementia Advisor for the West Dunbartonshire locality. This is an exciting role in which the successful applicant will be able to play a key part in making West Dunbartonshire a truly dementia-friendly community. You will provide a range of resources, activities, information and advice to people who are living with dementia, their families and carers and to the wider community. Your support will help people to live well with dementia. You will assist people with dementia to exercise their rights, to have their voices heard and help facilitate meaningful engagement with local policy makers. You will work in close collaboration with your Alzheimer Scotland staff colleagues and volunteers as well as developing constructive partnerships with other local professionals and organisations.
The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, creative and innovative in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
SU Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
We currently have a vacancy for a Centre Support Worker – Schools, based at Lendrick Muir near Kinross, our largest residential centre. Lendrick Muir is a stunning mansion house set in 120 acres of land, offering accommodation for groups of up 165 and a broad range of outdoor activities. During term time we run school residentials, offering outdoor learning experiences to school pupils from all over Scotland. At weekends and during school holidays we host SU groups, youth groups, church groups and SU Holidays.
School residential programmes are designed in partnership with schools, to support their delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning. We offer a range of outdoor activities, mostly on-site, and excursions to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
This role will involve working across all teams at the centre throughout the year but with a particular focus on helping prepare and host school residentials and activity days during term time.
Applicants for this post should have some previous experience working or volunteering with young people and have a demonstrated interest in outdoor activities.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
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.
Linkliving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
LinkLiving's Comely Green Health Service is a visiting housing support service, delivered by teams which work across Edinburgh. As well as enabling people affected by mental health problems to live as independently as possible in their own homes, we engage with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure the people we work with get the support they need.
Visiting housing support
We deliver visiting housing support to around 180 people in Scotland's capital who experience a variety of mental health problems. Our support includes:
We work from a recovery-based perspective, which means we enable the people we support to live a good life - as defined by them - with or without symptoms.
We use conversations and plans to help people identify their long-term ambitions and short-terms goals and develop strategies for achieving them.
We recognise the importance of the home as the base from which people can work towards recovery. We provide support in all aspects of maintaining a home, with an emphasis on developing people's skills to look after and sustain their home independently.
The role of communities
We also recognise the role which communities can play in recovery. We connect the people we work with appropriate sources of local support and with networks and organisations which deliver social benefits, including a sense of belonging, community and purpose.
Putting people at the centre
We appreciate that the mental health problems experienced by the people we work with can sometimes have a significant adverse impact on their lives, so we take time to help them to recognise, understand and manage their symptoms.
At all times, our support is flexible, person-centred and responsive to the changing needs of the people we work with.
We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Comely Green Service.
In this role, you will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of mental health problems, supporting them to cope in difficult times and working towards recovery and a good life. You will provide emotional, practical and social support to enable people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.
Working in partnership
Multi-agency working is an important part of the job. You will develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the NHS (in the community and in hospitals), social work and voluntary organisations. By understanding the assistance, they offer and maintaining strong links with partner agencies, you will extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.
You will work as part of a team while managing your own workload and being a key worker for some of the people we support. You will take part in regular team meetings and receive regular support and supervision. You will participate in a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance your experience and skills and improve the quality of our service.
Using technology to deliver the best service
You will embrace technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will be given a laptop and smart phone to access Carista, our integrated social care management system. You will use Carista to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gather feedback from the people you work with.
Your working hours
Your core days of work will be Monday to Friday, while you will workaround one in six weekends. Occasional flexible working will be required, as and when needed, to meet the needs of the people we support and our service.
What you will need
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which are:
Successful applicants will be required to register with the SSSC within six months of their start date.
LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.
We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.
LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.
Annual leave and benefits
LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities
This post is subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership
Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS) promotes the health and wellbeing of young people across Midlothian and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith, Midlothian.
The post holder will be responsible for providing individual support, group programmes and educational inputs with young people aged 12 to 21.
There is no specific qualification required; however, the post holder will be expected to be educated to degree level. This should be in a relevant field such as Health, Community Education, Social Work or Education, but significant equivalent experience will also be considered.
The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and work effectively with other agencies in partnership settings.
This post will require regular evening and occasional weekend work.
We are looking for 2 x FTE Women’s Support Worker’s to join our dynamic team to work on a multi-agency project. This role will specifically deliver support to women with co-occurring domestic abuse and substance misuse issues.
WAEML provides information, support and accommodation to women (including trans-women), children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. If you can commit to upholding the rights of women, children and young people, this may be the job for you.
We have 2 x full time (35 hours per week) vacancies for an experienced support worker. The majority of case work will include supporting women with co-occurring domestic abuse and substance misuse. You will also be expected to work with a multi-agency approach and your case load will include individual and group work support.
Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years work experience within the violence against women or substance misuse field. Membership of the PVG scheme is an essential requirement and you should be qualified to a minimum of SVQ 3 in Health and Social Care.
This post is funded by the Big Lottery and is available on a fixed term until August 2021. Travel across East Lothian and Midlothian is required therefore a full current driving licence and constant access to a car is essential. We are happy to chat about flexible working.
WAEML positively welcomes applicants from within all sections of the community although are except under Schedule 9(Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 and therefore only women need apply. We would particularly welcome bilingual applicants.
Responsible to: This role reports to the WDCVS Chief Officer
We are looking to recruit a Community Link Worker, linking those in need of support with a range of non-clinical health and wellbeing services and provisions across West Dunbartonshire. The Community Link Worker programme is funded by the Scottish Government through the Primary Care Improvement Plan and delivered in partnership with WDHSCP, GP Practices and the local Third Sector to support people to improve their wellbeing by strengthening connections between primary care and community and third sector resources.
You will be a pro-active person who motivates others, and with a passion to develop and strengthen alliances and pathways to increase service uptake. You will provide a person-centred service, responsive to the needs and interests of practice populations and will:
Support referred clients to identify issues that affect their wellbeing
Taking a person-centred approach, support individuals to identify personal outcomes and priorities
Overcome barriers and link clients to local and national support services and activities
Ensure all activity is guided by the principles and indicators of the Health and Social Care Standards – My Support, My Life.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience in client/mentoring engagement, partnership working and facilitation skills. You will be an advocate for community empowerment, highly motivated and able to demonstrate approaches to supporting positive health outcomes. In the post, you will work closely with internal WDCVS colleagues to help design and deliver innovative ways of working and promote the impact of interventions.
Four Square manages a wide range of services throughout Edinburgh and beyond, aimed at providing assistance and opportunities that will enable homeless and other vulnerable people develop the self-confidence and skills necessary for positive and sustainable independent living.
Four Square are looking for a waking Night Project Worker to join their team at their Women’s Refuge in Edinburgh.
You will be approachable, self-motivated and preferably experienced in working with women who have experienced domestic abuse. You will be a friendly and flexible team player, committed to helping people and have a SVQ 3 or equivalent in order to register with the SSSC as a housing support worker.
The congregation of Burnside Blairbeth Church are seeking to appoint a part-time pastoral assistant to replace our pastoral associate who is retiring.
Responsible to: This is a local appointment by the Kirk Session of Burnside Blairbeth Church. Thus the pastoral assistant will be employed by the Kirk Session of Burnside Blairbeth Church.
The post is advertised for 20 hours per week although this is flexible and negotiable for the right applicant.
A full Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
Stopover is the main emergency hostel in Edinburgh for homeless young people aged 16-21 inclusive.
Four Square are looking for an experienced, confident and flexible individual, able to manage the hostel during the night, including dealing with challenging behaviour and processing emergency admissions.
For this post at Stopover you will have basic word processing skills and should have, or are able to study towards SVQ Level 3 or similar.