Carr Gomm
Carr Gomm

Charity registered in Scotland SC033491

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations. Everything we do is shaped by our core values of choice, control, interdependence, openness & honesty, and respect. We are a registered charity and not-for-profit company: we put people first.


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Specialist Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,999 pro-rata
  • Based in Mid Argyll or Kintyre
  • Closing 18th July 2019

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides an independent advice and support service to people who are interested in Self-Directed Support (SDS), to enable them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well and think of ways to address these. Taking a person-centred approach, Community Contacts supports individuals to understand the values and principles of SDS and helps them identify personal outcomes and priorities as well as any challenges that need to be factored in.

Community Contacts has five and half years’ experience offering a helping hand with SDS in Argyll and Bute. We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team of 4 Argyll and Bute home based workers to cover Mid Argyll, Jura, Islay and Kintyre, with the other post holders covering other Argyll and Bute localities.

The role:

As our Specialist Project Worker for Community Contacts, you will ensure that a person-centred service is available to people in your locality, who wish to explore what SDS means to them.

Your core responsibilities will be as the contact point and development worker for Community Contacts in your area of operation. This will include ensuring ensure that people are aware of their choices and rights around making social care decisions and in the delivery and management of their SDS option, as well as promoting the service and networking across your area.. Great communication skills are essential, as you will work with partners including other third sector and Health and Social Care colleagues. In recognition of the considerable geography each team member is responsible for, you and the other team members will typically offer the service remotely, using mechanisms such as phone, e mail, post and Skype.

You will hold excellent reporting and monitoring skills with a working knowledge of using IT systems and tools. You will proactively use your problem-solving and creative thinking skills to ensure the opportunities SDS brings are maximised for individuals and families.

The candidate:

Successful Specialist Project Workers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, an eagerness to support people to realise their rights and responsibilities with SDS and to navigate any barriers they may encounter along the way.

In our eyes, the best Specialist Project Workers are self-motivated people who embrace the challenge of developing the service across their locality, whose people skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, with individuals and their families. We are looking for a diplomat who understands and appreciates the complexities of using rights based processes with a range of stakeholders.

Car driver essential!

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Specialist Project Worker - Highland (2 posts)

  • Part time
  • £26,999 pro-rata
  • based in Mid and South Highland respectively
  • Closing 18th July 2019

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides an independent advice and support service to people who are interested in Self-Directed Support (SDS), to enable them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well and think of ways to address these. Taking a person-centred approach, Community Contacts supports individuals to understand the values and principles of SDS and helps them identify personal outcomes and priorities as well as any challenges that need to be factored in.

Community Contacts originally operated across Argyll and Bute; we have now secured Scottish Government funding to extend into Highland. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team of 5 home based workers – the other post holders cover the other Highland planning districts.

The role:

As our Specialist Project Worker for Community Contacts, you will ensure that a person-centred service is available to people in your locality, who wish to explore what SDS means to them.

Your core responsibilities will be as the contact point and development worker for Community Contacts in your area of operation. This will include ensuring ensure that people are aware of their choices and rights around making social care decisions and in the delivery and management of their SDS option, as well as promoting the service and networking across your area.. Great communication skills are essential, as you will work with partners including other third sector and Health and Social Care colleagues. In recognition of the considerable geography each team member is responsible for, you and the other team members will typically offer the service remotely, using mechanisms such as phone, e mail, post and Skype.

You will hold excellent reporting and monitoring skills with a working knowledge of using IT systems and tools. You will proactively use your problem-solving and creative thinking skills to ensure the opportunities SDS brings are maximised for individuals and families.

The candidate:

Successful Specialist Project Workers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, an eagerness to support people to realise their rights and responsibilities with SDS and to navigate any barriers they may encounter along the way.

In our eyes, the best Specialist Project Workers are self-motivated people who embrace the challenge of developing the service across their locality, whose people skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, with individuals and their families. We are looking for a diplomat who understands and appreciates the complexities of using rights based processes with a range of stakeholders.

Car Driver Essential!

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Operations Manager – Involvement, Quality & Innovation

  • Full time
  • £34,273 – £40,904
  • Flexible – role can be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands, Argyll & Bute or Forth Valley
  • Closing 6th August 2019

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

As a charity, Carr Gomm has a wider social purpose; our particular interests are in practice innovation and the development of understanding about what constitutes best practice for people who need support. Within our Community Development practice, we therefore focus on finding ways for individuals to connect, to build networks and forms their own community as well as developing community projects.

As our Operations Manager in Involvement, Quality & Innovation, you will act as a proactive conduit between people we support, individual services and the national service, to ensure that the voices of people we support are heard and that these shape each individual’s support as well as influencing the organisation.

The role is primarily positioned around management responsibilities for the Community Development and Innovation functions across Carr Gomm with a focus on ongoing development, monitoring and promotion of Involvement. This outline below is by no means exhaustive; rather it gives a flavour of the responsibilities undertaken by an Operations Manager in Involvement, Quality & Innovation:

· As a key member of our Community Development Team, you will be responsible for developing and leading areas of work across Scotland in line with our Strategic Plan and organisational objectives

· As the lead for Involvement, devise, implement and monitor standards and procedures particularly related to the experience of people we support to ensure these influence our approach whilst continuously improving ways of capturing this impact

· Develop and enhance the role of the National Involvement Group and other mechanisms for involvement across the country including representation, that is, people we support representing the organisation

· Participate in the strategic management of the organisation through formal groups (e.g. NMT) and the Board of Directors; taking a lead on specific issues

· Overall responsibility for the development and integration of the Carr Gomm Futures approach across the organisation whilst ensuring that selected innovative ideas are developed and implemented across the organisation

· Work with the Carr Gomm Futures Manager to co-ordinate the ideas that come through Carr Gomm Futures, which includes exploring innovative mechanisms to bring the ideas to fruition, including developing funding applications and social enterprise models

· Working with the Business Development Team to ensure our fundraising is focused on helping us achieve our community development strategy

· Explore and develop the potential of partnerships to promote innovation across the voluntary sector

· Line managing the managers responsible for Carr Gomm Futures and Involvement & Quality, as well operational Community Development managers and staff

Are you who we are looking for?

In our eyes, the best Operations Managers are self-motivated people who embrace the challenge of developing projects, whose people skills enable them to see the bigger picture and motivate staff whilst fostering a learning culture. You will understand of the theory, principles and practice of involving supported people to improve their services. You will have experience of successfully implementing system change and working within a person centred social care setting. You will understand the importance of working with supported people and others they identify as important to improve organisational and service systems, processes and procedures.

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