Charity registered in Scotland SC021740
Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which supports, encourages and promotes the development and delivery of projects aimed at alleviating homelessness and its associated issues in Perth and surrounding areas. CATH is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, based in Perth City Centre.
CATH is committed to treating those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with dignity and respect. Our service users are supported in a non-judgemental, empathetic manner to make informed choices regarding their support, living arrangements and lifestyle choices. Our services are open to anyone in need of them and provided without commitment to change.
The Head of Operations and Development (HOD) role will effectively provide the overall management of the portfolio of CATH projects and will be a key contact for partners within PKC, health services and other third sector organistions. This role requires strong leadership and the will to drive CATH forward towards achieving its mission and strategic objectives and will be pivotal to the success of supporting vulnerable adults to lead the lives of their choosing that are meaningful and inclusive.
This is a senior role within CATH and offers significant opportunities for innovation, development and growth of both new and existing services. The post holder will work with the Senior Management Team to implement the strategic and overall management of CATH, ensuring the successful strategic development of the organisation, including business planning, internal policies, procedures and quality standards.
Main purpose of the job: Responsible for the delivery of Support Services offered by CATH focusing on vulnerable people throughout Perth & Kinross
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide an effective needs led service to service users throughout their engagement with CATH, in line with Cath’s policies and procedures
Deliver an effective early intervention support service to achieve the best possible results
Build and maintain relationships with complimentary agencies to secure best outcomes for service users and support agencies promoting best practice.
Create and manage effective professional relationships with local authority staff and other external agencies CATH works in partnership with.
Maintain a working knowledge of available resources for service users, signposting and referring as necessary
To work with service users ensuring provision of advice, support, motivation, crisis intervention and future planning where appropriate to the expressed needs of service users
Lead on regular reviews of service user cases – alongside partner agencies and other CATH services
Develop positive working relationships with clients in order to facilitate the best possible outcomes and to address issues of social isolation and exclusion
Work with clients seeking support to assess their needs and identify and work towards individual goals, ensuring an integrated approach towards support
Record and maintain digital records ensuring support plans are up to date and accurate
Actively participate as a team member, attend both project and whole staff team meetings
Participate in regular support and supervision
To contribute to providing cover for absent colleagues
To be aware of, understand and implement agreed policies, procedures and practice including in the area of Health and Safety at work.
Work in a way which is supportive of colleagues and ensures their safety and wellbeing
Undertake other duties as your line manager should require in keeping with the responsibility of the post
Are you passionate about supporting people with their journey to recovery?
Then join us as we start this exciting new stage in re-developing our drop-in day centre to support recovery and promote wellbeing. The successful candidate will be part of a team developing, implementing and evaluating recovery based group work programmes to support service users to thrive
As a Development Worker, there’s no such a thing as a typical day – every day is interesting and varied. Being a good communicator is essential to be able to get on with people of all ages and from all backgrounds and you will also be liaising with other professionals.
No matter how complex a person's needs, whether they've tried support services or not in the past, you can provide person-centred support that helps individuals decrease isolation, increase independence, learn new skills, integrate into the community and make the most of every new opportunity.
You will offer high quality support, to help people take control, improve the quality of their lives and face the future with confidence.
Who are you?
Cath are looking to recruit for an exciting new post of Community Fundraising and Communications Manager to work alongside the Chief Executive to establish and implement a Community and Events fundraising strategy, which will contribute to CATH’s goal of being a sustainable charity.
The Community Fundraising and Communications Manager will identify and create a range of opportunities that will enable clients, volunteers, and supporters to raise funds for CATH. It is envisaged this will be achieved through building long term relationships with volunteers, supporters, and organisations with an emphasis on DIY fundraisers, client donations, challenge events, corporates, digital giving and involving fundraising volunteers. The post holder will have a proven track record of fundraising success and will work alongside colleagues to engage with key stakeholder audiences. The post holder will also work alongside the CEO and colleagues to help develop the charity’s overall Fundraising Strategy and Communications Strategy.