The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity dedicated to fighting child abuse and neglect in the UK. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find new ways of preventing abuse and neglect.
We have a unique opportunity for an exceptional senior children’s services manager to be at the forefront of the development and delivery of Together for Childhood and make a real impact in working for the NSPCC in Glasgow.
Together for Childhood is a place-based, long-term project to prevent child abuse and neglect. It aims to transform how the community of Govan in Glasgow raises its children by creating a powerful partnership with local people and agencies.
The Strategic Service Manager will lead the NSPCC Govan service centre and fulfil a key role in the partnership.You will be an experienced children's services professional committed to improving the lives of children, with the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team and to work collaboratively across agency boundaries. Strategic leadership and highly developed communication skills are a must as you will seek to work with partners at a senior level as well as engage with children, families and professionals across the community.
You will lead the NSPCC’s direct work in the Glasgow Service Centre, providing line management for a group of Team Managers and a Development Manager, who manage a well-established and experienced multi- disciplinary team including mental health professionals, social workers and community development staff. We provide services to children and families focusing on early child development and the prevention of abuse and neglect in families with young children.
You will use your substantial experience of managing child protection work to ensure high standards of practice are maintained in all aspects of service delivery.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, 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 is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
SAMH provide community based 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 can work and may include some evenings and weekends pro rata. 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.
Could you inspire our youngest people to become the amazing citizens of the future?
Early Years Practitioners (EYPs) with Early Years Scotland (EYS) have a unique, exciting role within the early years sector.
Our EYPs utilise all of the excellent skills, knowledge and experience they have acquired through their studies and previous posts, to work with children and their families together, supporting family engagement, and family learning.
Would you like to work with children and families together, in group sessions within the community?
Our staff work hand-in-hand with children and families on a continual basis, across varied settings within communities and primary schools,with a focus on enrichingand enhancing parental skills,and capacity to improve, strengthen and maximise:
You will be fully involved in planning, developing and evaluating the innovative shared play and learning sessions you deliver.
Applicants should be eligible to register as a Practitioner with SSSC (e.g. HNC Early Education & Childcare or SVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development).
A full, current driving licence with own transport for business use and membership of PVG Scheme are required.
A range of staff benefits including:
The Carers Centres Project for Dumfries & Galloway Ltd provides information, advice and support to anyone who provides care for a family member or friend who is affected by long term illness, disability, age or addiction.
This is a fixed term post up until [31 December 2021] subject to continuation of funding which is currently up for review in March 2020.
The postholder will provide support to adult Carers throughout Annandale & Eskdale, including health & wellbeing opportunities and group activities.
A knowledge of issues affecting Carers is essential, as is access to own car.
An awareness of the workings of the third sector, health and social care services would be an advantage.
A transitional education extra needs support programme for young people with learning difficulties, autism and complex communication needs.
We envisage a world that realises potential through lifelong learning irrespective of ability and we offer learning tailor made for people with complex needs.
Do you want?
If you answered yes and would like to be part of the team then we would love to hear from you!
Rosemount Lifelong Learning are a looking for an enthusiastic Lead Practitioner who will work alongside our Early Years team to enhance the understanding of children’s wellbeing and nurture and help to close the attainment gap.
You will have relevant experience of practice within an early learning and childcare setting coupled with experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans and programmes for service users and family learning.
You will hold or be working towards a BA in Childhood Practice, or Graduate PDA Childhood Practice at Level 9, or Bachelor of Education.
You will also have a HNC in Childhood Practice at Level 7 (formerly Early Education and Childcare) or SVQ Level 3 Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF Level 7, or an equivalent qualification that meets SSSC requirements for registration at practitioner level.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment along with SSSC Registration.
Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness, their family members, carers and supporters. Our Glasgow Carers’ Support Service specialises in supporting carers and family members of people living with mental illness. The service is shaped by its service users, only they fully understand the complex issues of caring for someone with a serious mental illness.
“It’s wonderful to be able to talk to people who understand my problems"
Our Carers Support Service aims to empower carers to take care of their own physical and mental health and to help them sustain their caring role, by being better informed, more able to manage and by sharing and enriching their experience through peer and one-to-one support.
We are looking for a dedicated Carer Support Worker with a flexible approach to work, able to work out of office hours and across the greater Glasgow area. You will provide emotional and practical support, make carers aware of their rights and of the various support packages available to them, signpost and refer them to various agencies, charities and support services. You will also facilitate a safe and appropriate space for peer support and empower carers by giving them access to information relevant to them. The successful candidate is empathic, a good listener and possess a clear understanding of the issues faced by carers. A good working knowledge of mental ill-health is a must, as is the ability to provide one-to-one support as well as facilitate group support. Knowledge of specific legal issues faced by carers of people living with mental illness is highly desirable.
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. Further information about Support in Mind Scotland is available on our Website
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Manager in Penumbra Midlothian to work with one of the leading mental health organisations in Scotland. We support around 1600 adults and young people every week. With over 400 staff across Scotland, we work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’ and to support people with mental health problems.
Working with Penumbra offers you the opportunity to -
• work with a leading provider of mental health services
• learn new skills and work with award–winning tools and approaches
• develop personally and professionally
• develop new ideas within a culture that support innovation and continuous improvement
• coach other members of the team in recovery approaches
• access support at any time through employee assistance programme
We are looking for Relief Support Workers within our Children's Services!!
Do you want to make a real difference to people's lives?
We are currently looking to recruit a number of Support Workers on a Relief basis (various hours offered) to work as part of our team to include children with additional support needs in mainstream Holiday and Activity clubs/camps.
The role involves supporting children with additional support needs to promote their inclusion in a mainstream environment. You will work alongside mainstream staff to build their confidence and knowledge to support and include children with disabilities in the setting.
You must be able and willing to work during the day throughout the School Holidays in Edinburgh.
Why work for Capability Scotland?
Housing First is a model of helping people who are homeless and who have multiple and enduring support needs. The model operates using a number of principles, including people’s rights to a stable home that is without conditions, and flexible support that can vary in intensity and duration and is based on people’s strength, goals and aspirations. The successful post holder will work as part of a team to provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people to identify and access suitable accommodation and live independently in their chosen community.
Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a support worker to deliver Housing First Support to individuals across Edinburgh. You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.