The Highland Engagement and Communications Worker is a new post created to support the delivery and digital promotion of the Highland Local Policy and Engagement Project, funded by the Scottish Government Equality Unit. Key duties will include communications, promotions, maintaining social media and web-site, information work, event organisation, and administration. They will also help to promote and communicate the work of Inclusion Scotland more generally across Highland.
The successful candidate will have experience in using a range of social media platforms, the provision of information, advice and/or support to others, organising events and meetings, record-keeping and database maintenance, dealing with public enquiries and an understanding of the social model of disability and disability access issues.
Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress. Working in partnership with frontline services (including Police, Ambulance, Primary Care and Emergency Departments) and with third sector support organisations, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required.
These posts offer an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated people to join our team of DBI Coordinators in Inverness. Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.
The posts are based in Inverness and are funded until March 2021. The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership records.
For an informal discussion please phone Anne Macdougall (Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager) on 01463 710963 or email AMacdougall@supportinmindscotland.org.uk
This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
The Scotland Drug and Alcohol Strategy (SDAS) works in partnership with Corps Community Programmes and The Salvation Army Homelessness Services Unit (HSU) and aims to provide an integrated mission focussed service to those with a drug and/or alcohol misuse issue. The service is delivered locally by dedicated Drug and Alcohol Support Workers (DASW’s) who must fulfil the Occupational Requirement to be a practicing Christian with a live church connection.
The role of the (SDAS) Drug and Alcohol Support Worker is specifically to provide person-centred support and appropriate interventions for individuals within a community setting who are dealing with drug and alcohol issues. The support offered is aligned to an integrated mission model that enables the Drug & Alcohol Support Worker to provide truly holistic support to all service users.
The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:
· Positive attitude and a high level of motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes
· Ability to work in busy environment, be solution focused, show good time management skills and can demonstrate ability to prioritise and make decisions under pressure
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; Childcare Voucher Scheme; an employee assistance programme
Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and PVG Scheme Membership
This role has an occupational requirement that the successful candidate must be a committed and practising Christian and will be in sympathy with the doctrines of, and supportive of, the purposes and the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army.
For further details and to apply please visit The Salvation Army’s website.
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO is looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of young carers’ issues, to fill this vacancy. You will support the development and work of Helensburgh and Lomond Young Carers, under the direction and supervision of the Carer Services Team Leader. This will include working with young carers and their families and organising, supervising and delivering services for individuals and groups of young carers at locations across Helensburgh and Lomond. You should be able to organise and prioritise your own workload and have good interpersonal/listening skills to allow you to communicate effectively.
The successful applicant will require to be registered as a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG).
Do you have a strong track record in business development?
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for Scotland’s voluntary sector. Our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident and sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland, by delivering services, giving the sector a voice at a national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.
Currently, around half of our annual income comes from grants to deliver services with and for the sector, and half from income generated by providing services for individual organisations, such as payroll, recruitment, office space and IT services.
We’ve created a new Business Development Manager role to help us maximise the potential of our income generating activities in a way that is consistent with our values and purpose. If you have experience of developing corporate partnerships, strong marketing skills and an entrepreneurial spirit, find out more and apply now!
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH provide community based residential and outreach services which are recovery focused in Moray.
As a keyworker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should also have experience of working in the field of mental health or social care. SVQ Level III in care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which includes weekends, late evenings and nights. A full driving licence and access to own transport is preferable.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this posts, 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.
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.