Penumbra
Penumbra

Charity registered in Scotland SC010387

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities, supporting around 1600 adults and young people every week and employing 400 staff across Scotland. Founded in 1985, 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. We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.

Current vacancies

Learning and Development Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £36,839 – £39,704
  • Home-based. Regular travel for work purposes and attendance at team meeting and supervision in office based in central Glasgow will be required. (Remote)
  • Closing 26th April 2024

Scottish Recovery Network are seeking to recruit a Learning and Development Facilitator who will work with colleagues and partners to develop, pilot and embed peer support learning opportunities across Scotland. This person will play a key role in enabling peer support groups and services to train new and existing workers and volunteers. A significant part of the role will be fostering new and existing relationships to create opportunities for practice development and progression in peer support.

You will be confident at all stages of the learning and development cycle; needs analysis, design, facilitation and evaluation.

You will be committed to values-based practice, mental health recovery, peer support and excited by the opportunity to work with others to bring about much needed change in our mental health system.

For more information around this position, please see our recruitment pack.

Scottish Recovery Network is hosted by Penumbra. We therefore comply with Penumbra's policies and financial management systems and staff are subject to Penumbra's terms and conditions of employment.

Penumbra offer a range of staff benefits including flexible working, cycle to work scheme, an Employee Discount Scheme, Confidential Employee Assistance Programme and Death in Service benefits.

You can find out more about Scottish Recovery Network at our website scottishrecovery.net.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Louise Christie, Director at louise.christie@scottishrecovery.net

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Evaluation Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £36,839 – £39,704
  • Home based - regular travel for work and meetings/supervision in Glasgow (Remote)
  • Closing 29th March 2024

We’re hiring for an Evaluation Coordinator!

We’re recruiting for an Evaluation Coordinator who will work with colleagues and partners to embed evaluation in our team and across our network.

Innovation and impact are central themes of our work as we seek to promote and support the development of recovery approaches, share learning, inform and influence. We are keenly interested in the impacts of our activities and also to better understand the wider impacts of the many recovery approaches we promote and support.

You will be committed to values-based practice, mental health recovery and excited by the opportunity to work with others to bring about much needed change in our mental health system.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (Male Only) - Intensive Housing Support

  • Full time
  • £23,436 – £24,699
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 8th November 2023

This job is restricted to male applicants only. This is an occupational requirement as permitted in accordance with Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that will help you grow and thrive, then you have come to the right place. Working within our Intensive Housing Support Service you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

In collaboration with the Integrated Drugs Team, our Intensive Housing Support Service provides recovery-focused support on an individual and family basis.

Using a strengths-based approach to addressing barriers to recovery, we work to promote self-management, resilience building and connecting positively to community resources to promote ongoing wellbeing.

We can offer you a tonne of employee benefits, and we can promise you’ll be inspired by some pretty amazing humans every single day. We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

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Service Manager - Western Isles Nova

  • Part time
  • £31,664 – £35,798 pro-rata
  • Stornoway (Hybrid Working – regular attendance at Stornoway office required)
  • Closing 10th November 2023

If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that will help you grow and thrive, then you have come to the right place. Working within our Western Isles Nova Service you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

As a Service Manager you will manage, support, and supervise a diverse staff team to ensure the needs of individuals are met and the service provided is run effectively.

The Western Isles Nova service aims to equip people who access the services with the skills needed to live independently and meaningfully within the local community, and a strengths-based coaching approach to recovery is used to build confidence, maintain motivation, and promote resilience. Promoting participation and inclusion is a core value of the Western Isles Nova Service, through working alongside people to deliver innovative, creative, and personalised interventions and opportunities.

We can offer you a tonne of employee benefits, and we can promise you’ll be inspired by some pretty amazing humans every single day. We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

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Projects Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £35,252 – £37,994
  • Home based with travel
  • Closing 20th October 2023

We’re looking for a Projects Coordinator to join our team!

Are you passionate about bringing people, services and organisations together to create a mental health system powered by lived experience?

Together we can make Scotland a place where people expect mental health recovery. A place where support is easily accessible at all stages of the recovery journey.

With a team of 10, Scottish Recovery Network delivers a number of exciting and innovative programmes to support recovery approaches in Scotland. The voice of people with lived experience of mental health problems has always been central to the development of our work. We take a collaborative approach to bringing people with lived experience and other key stakeholders together to inform policy and shape the design and delivery of support and services.

We are looking for an experienced project manager with great organisational and people skills to join our team! You will be committed to values-based practice and mental health recovery and be excited by the opportunity to work with others to bring about much needed change in our mental health system.

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Impact and Evaluation Lead - Scottish Recovery Network

  • Full time
  • £31,664 – £35,798
  • Home-based - Regular travel for work purposes and attendance at team meetings and supervision in office based in central Glasgow will be required.
  • Closing 29th September 2023

We’re recruiting for an Impact and Evaluation Lead who will work with colleagues and partners to embed evaluation across our work programme.

Innovation and impact are central themes of our work as we promote and support the development of recovery approaches, share learning and influence decision-makers at national and local level.

To inspire others and create positive change it is important that we can effectively evaluate and report on activities. Not only our own activities but the wider impacts of the many recovery approaches happening in communities (of place and interest) across Scotland.

This full time post is for someone who is passionate about mental health recovery and values-based practice. It’s an exciting opportunity to work with others to bring about much needed change in our mental health system. Could this be you?

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Assistant Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,311 – £29,490
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 28th August 2023

If you’re looking for a rewarding career and to work within inspirational teams that really does make a difference, this is your opportunity to join our Midlothian Services. You will work across two services - Mental Health & Resilience Service and Park Cottage Service in Midlothian.

Mental Health & Resilience Service (MHARS)

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, alongside Midlothian's Community Mental Health Team, providing a distress/crisis line, a single point of access to MHARS for residents of Midlothian. You will respond to calls in a manner guided by the service principles, being inclusive, sensitive, and respectful.

From the moment you answer the telephone, you will listen and ensure that you understand the issues that has led to the person’s crisis or distress and provide an immediate response along with the support of the Community Mental Health Team establishing which is the best and most appropriate support for that person. By understanding each person's unique situation, enables a fast, tailored support and assists them to identify ways to successfully resolve their crisis and or distress and assists each individual to plan for their future.

Once the initial period of crisis has been addressed, you will support connections to additional statutory or community support and/or deliver a Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) response to those in distress. This will involve community-based problem-solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supporting connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. You will be flexible and responsive, offering the mode of support that the supported person feels most comfortable with. You will assist people using this service, to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in their community.

Midlothian Park Cottage

Park Cottage is a community based mental health rehabilitation service for eight people with complex mental health needs. We offer 24 hour tailored person centred support, supported living and community rehabilitation. Support can be practical and emotional to help individuals lead an ordinary and fulfilling life in the community. The time, length and areas of activity covered are different for everyone, but structured support can include help with budgeting, life skills, confidence building and social inclusion for approximately 12-18 months. You will work alongside the Community

Mental Health Team as part of the Wayfinder Model, to work collaboratively to support each individual and their needs. You will be flexible and responsive, offering the mode of support that the supported person feels most comfortable with. You will assist people using this service, to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in their community.

As an Assistant Service Manager, you will manage, support and supervise two diverse staff teams, alongside the Service Manager to ensure the needs of individuals are met and the service provided is run effectively. You will support individuals by delivering frontline work, to support you in understanding and promoting the service delivery requirements and the quality of service provided.

With the aim of equipping people with the skills needed to live independently and meaningfully within their local community, a strengths-based coaching approach to recovery is used to build confidence, maintain motivation, and promote resilience.

Promoting participation and inclusion is a core value of the service, through working alongside people to deliver innovative, creative, and personalised interventions and opportunities.

We want you to grow and thrive! We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences, and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

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Treasurer and Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh/Hybrid
  • Closing 19th September 2023

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities who work to promote mental health and wellbeing, prevent mental ill health for people who are at risk, and support those with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life.

As advocates for change, Penumbra campaign to influence government policies at both national and local levels. They also strive to enhance public awareness and understanding surrounding mental health issues, paving the way for a more compassionate and inclusive society.

The Charity are dedicated to delivering exceptional care through high quality, personalised, and recovery focused services to adults and young people experiencing mental ill-health. Penumbra delivers a range of services including supported living and supported accommodation services; NOVA (community/social inclusion) services, Crisis and Distress Brief Intervention Services; self-harm projects, including Self-harm Network Scotland; support for Survivors of In-Care Abuse; suicide bereavement support.

Penumbra have experienced a substantial increase in both the demand for their services and ability to grow and develop to support the mental health needs of modern-day Scotland. Empowered by their 2021-25 strategic plan, Penumbra are committed to expanding their reach and providing help to more people. Throughout 2022, the charity delivered 77 individual services, supporting an astounding 12,649 people.

The opportunity has arisen for a new Treasurer and 2 Board Members to join the Penumbra team.

The Role of Treasurer:

As the Treasurer, you will provide support and advice in relation to board and financial matters. You will oversee Penumbra’s finances working alongside the director of finance, you’ll ensure that proper accounts are kept, and financial resources are spent and invested in line with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements.

We are seeking a highly experienced individual with a strong background in either financial governance, auditing, or accounts. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of financial management, with the ability to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

The Role of Board Member:

As a Board Member of Penumbra, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the organisation’s operations and ensuring that its activities are in the interests of beneficiaries. Responsibilities include active participation in Board meetings and subcommittees to determine strategies, approving policy, and overseeing organisational performance, as well as fostering effective relationships.

The ideal candidate should be committed to Penumbra’s vision and have a background/experience in one of the following areas: commercial and business management, finance, marketing and public relations, law, social and mental health policy or care provision, and HR. Penumbra welcome applications from those with lived, living, or family experience of mental ill health.

Previous board experience would be advantageous, while good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,664 – £35,798
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 25th July 2023

If you’re looking for a rewarding career and to work within an inspirational team that really does make a difference, this is your opportunity to play a key role in our Midlothian Services.

We’re looking for a Service Manager to join our amazing Midlothian Service. As the Care Inspectorate Registered Manager, you will have a lead role and the overall responsibility for the day to day running of the services. This is an exciting new post which means the right person will have the opportunity to play a key role in leading our pioneering approach to support in Midlothian.

The Service Manager will work across two services - Mental Health & Resilience Service and Park Cottage Service in Midlothian.

Mental Health & Resilience Service (MHARS)

You and the team will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, alongside Midlothian's Community Mental Health Team, providing a distress/crisis line, a single point of access to MHARS for residents of Midlothian. The Penumbra team at MHARS will respond to calls in a manner guided by the service principles, being inclusive, sensitive, and respectful.

From the moment Penumbra answer the telephone, we will listen and ensure that we understand the issues that has led to the person’s crisis or distress and provide an immediate response along with the support of the Community Mental Health Team establishing which is the best and most appropriate support for that person. By understanding each person's unique situation, enables a fast, tailored support and assists them to identify ways to successfully resolve their crisis and or distress and assists everyone to plan for their future.

Once the initial period of crisis has been addressed, individuals accessing the service will be supported to make connections to additional statutory or community support and/or deliver a Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) response to those in distress. This will involve community-based problem-solving support, wellness, and distress management planning, supporting connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. The service will be flexible and responsive, offering the mode of support that the supported person feels most comfortable with. People accessing this service will be supported by the team to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in their community.

Midlothian Park Cottage

Park Cottage is a community based mental health rehabilitation service for up to eight people with complex mental health needs. Penumbra offer 24 hour tailored person centred support, supported living and community rehabilitation. Support delivered at Park Cottage may be practical and emotional to help individuals lead an ordinary and fulfilling life in the community. The time, length and areas of activity covered are different for everyone, but structured support can include help with budgeting, life skills, confidence building and social inclusion for approximately 12-18 months. You will support and lead the team at Park Cottage to work alongside the Community Mental Health Team as part of the Wayfinder Model, to work collaboratively to support each individual and their needs. The team at Park Cottage are flexible and responsive, offering the mode of support that the supported person feels most comfortable with. Penumbra will assist people using this service, to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in their community.

As a Service Manager you will manage, support, and supervise a diverse staff team of Mental Health Workers and Practitioners to ensure the needs of people accessing support are met and the service provided is run effectively. You will provide leadership and management that supports the Midlothian Team’s understanding and promotes the service delivery requirements and the quality of service provided.

We want you to grow and thrive! We can offer you a tonne of employee benefits, and we can promise you’ll be inspired by some pretty amazing humans every single day. We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

If you want to inspire and be inspired every day. If you share our passion for exceptional support through creativity and collaboration. If you want to build your working life around meaningful connections with a pioneering charity who will value your contribution to our unique approach, then we want to hear from you.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for full job description and person specification.

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Recruitment Resourcer

  • Full time
  • £24,221 – £28,220
  • Edinburgh/hybrid
  • Closing 25th May 2023

If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that really do make a difference, then you have come to the right place. Here you can start your day knowing that what you do will make a difference!

Our People Team is looking for a Recruitment Resourcer to enable us to attract and recruit the most amazing people possible for the vacancies that we have. So, if you are an agency resourcer looking for a change, maybe you are already an in-house recruiter looking for a new challenge or thinking recruitment is the job for you then Penumbra may be for you.

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s leading mental health charities, providing a wide range of community based, recovery focussed mental health services. We’re proud pioneers in the peer movement. Our creative and forward-thinking approach to mental health recovery has earned us the reputation as a key influencer in public campaigning, policy and practice, and a highly respected provider of high quality and innovative mental health recovery services.

In this post you will work in partnership with managers across the organisation to ensure successful recruitment of staff. You truly will have the ability to influence what we do, developing and implementing your ideas to demonstrate what you can achieve, which will make a difference to the people we support.

This will be met by maintaining an ongoing database of candidates through various sourcing techniques and working with the Head of People and managers on local and organisation wide recruitment and retention strategy activities.

For this role it would be great if you had experience as a resourcer, preferably within social care, however this is not essential. You will also have excellent analytical skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple vacancies whilst ensuring deadlines are met.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for full job description and person specification.

Benefits

  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discount Scheme with Vivup
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development

And so much more!

Get in touch

If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for Penumbra Mental Health, please contact: Walter Kane (Head of People) at walter.kane@penumbra.org.uk

For more on our who we are visit: penumbra.org.uk

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Assistant Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,220 – £28,221
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 6th April 2023

If you’re looking for a rewarding career and to work within inspirational teams that really does make a difference, this is your opportunity to join our Midlothian Services. You will work across two services - Mental Health & Resilience Service and Park Cottage Service in Midlothian.

Mental Health & Resilience Service (MHARS)

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, alongside Midlothian's Community Mental Health Team, providing a distress/crisis line, a single point of access to MHARS for residents of Midlothian. You will respond to calls in a manner guided by the service principles, being inclusive, sensitive and respectful.

From the moment you answer the telephone, you will listen and ensure that you understand the issues that has led to the person’s crisis or distress and provide an immediate response along with the support of the Community Mental Health Team establishing which is the best and most appropriate support for that person. By understanding each person's unique situation, enables a fast, tailored support and assists them to identify ways to successfully resolve their crisis and or distress and assists each individual to plan for their future.

Once the initial period of crisis has been addressed, you will support connections to additional statutory or community support and/or deliver a Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) response to those in distress. This will involve community-based problem-solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supporting connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. You will be flexible and responsive, offering the mode of support that the supported person feels most comfortable with. You will assist people using this service, to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in their community.

Midlothian Park Cottage

Park Cottage is a community based mental health rehabilitation service for eight people with complex mental health needs. We offer 24 hour tailored person centred support, supported living and community rehabilitation. Support can be practical and emotional to help individuals lead an ordinary and fulfilling life in the community. The time, length and areas of activity covered are different for everyone, but structured support can include help with budgeting, life skills, confidence building and social inclusion for approximately 12-18 months. You will work alongside the Community Mental Health Team as part of the Wayfinder Model, to work collaboratively to support each individual and their needs. You will be flexible and responsive, offering the mode of support that the supported person feels most comfortable with. You will assist people using this service, to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in their community

As an Assistant Service Manager, you will manage, support and supervise two diverse staff teams, alongside the Service Manager to ensure the needs of individuals are met and the service provided is run effectively. You will support individuals by delivering frontline work, to support you in understanding and promoting the service delivery requirements and the quality of service provided.

With the aim of equipping people with the skills needed to live independently and meaningfully within their local community, a strengths-based coaching approach to recovery is used to build confidence, maintain motivation and promote resilience.

Promoting participation and inclusion is a core value of the service, through working alongside people to deliver innovative, creative and personalised interventions and opportunities.

We want you to grow and thrive! We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

Benefits

  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discount Scheme with Vivup
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development

And so much more!

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Senior Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner (Peer) (Bipolar)

  • Full time
  • £24,220 – £28,221
  • Edinburgh & the Lothians
  • Closing 22nd March 2023

If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that will help you grow and thrive, then you have come to the right place. Here you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

Our MH&WB Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of support that is embedded with a trauma informed, and recovery focused therapeutic approach. You will work alongside people to reduce isolation, build resilience and develop community engagement.

Peer work roles have been developed specifically for people who have lived experience around mental health and wellbeing. Through appropriate and intentional sharing of their own experience, peer workers will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, peer workers will promote self-management and opportunities for improved health and wellbeing.

This is a new and exciting opportunity to be part of a partnership approach, working alongside Bipolar Edinburgh offering support specifically to people with a diagnosis of Bipolar. In this role, you will work collaboratively with both organisations at various locations, across Edinburgh and the Lothians, providing 1 to 1 support for those affected by Bipolar. Support is to be provided in an appropriate environment where supported people can expect to be treated with respect, be given the time and space to discuss issues at their own pace, to explore skill development and tools to support them to self-manage.

As practitioner you will support through three stages:

  • At times of distress/ when seeking help to improve their mental wellbeing
  • Ongoing support for approximately 6 to 12 individual sessions
  • Providing a clear and structured ending to support

You will also support Bipolar Edinburgh’s facilitators to deliver group work periodically, and be required to develop, build and maintain professional links in order to deliver outcome focussed support.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for full job description and person specification.

Benefits

  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance programme
  • Employee Discount Scheme with Vivup
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development

And so much more!

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,300 – £34,256
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 17th March 2023

If you’re looking for a rewarding career and to lead an inspirational team that really does make a difference, this is your opportunity to join us in a brand-new position in Aberdeen City.

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Service Manager who is experienced in high quality service management and ambitious for a new challenge to shape and implement services.

In collaboration with the Integrated Drugs Team, our Intensive Housing Support Service provides recovery-focused support on an individual and family basis. Using a strengths-based approach to addressing barriers to recovery, we work to promote self-management, resilience building and connecting positively to community resources to promote ongoing wellbeing.

Funding for the Intensive Housing Support Service is contributed to by the Corra Foundation.

We want you to grow and thrive! We can offer you a tonne of employee benefits, and we can promise you’ll be inspired by some pretty amazing humans every single day. We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for full job description and person specification.

Benefits

  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discount Scheme with Vivup
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development

And so much more!

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Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,314 – £35,252
  • Home based. Regular travel for work purposes and attendance at team meetings and supervision in office based in central Glasgow will be required.
  • Closing 10th March 2023

Scottish Recovery Network are seeking an experienced projects officer who will work with colleagues and external partners to contribute to the delivery of successful collaborative projects which meet our strategic aims.

You will have a passion for bringing people, services and organisations across sectors together to create a mental health system powered by lived experience which supports everyone’s recovery journey.

You will be committed to values-based practice, mental health recovery and excited by the opportunity to work with others to bring about much needed change in our mental health system.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for full job description and person specification.

Scottish Recovery Network is hosted by Penumbra. We therefore comply with Penumbra’s policies and financial management systems and staff are subject to penumbra’s terms and conditions of employment.

Penumbra offer a range of staff benefits including flexible working, cycle to work scheme, an Employee Discount Scheme, Confidential Employee Assistance Programme and Death in Service benefits.

You can find out more about Scottish Recovery Network at our website www.scottishrecovery.net.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Mark Soanes, Operations Manager at mark.soanes@scottishrecovery.net

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Projects Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £35,252 – £37,994
  • Home based. Regular travel for work purposes and attendance at team meetings and supervision in office based in central Glasgow will be required.
  • Closing 10th March 2023

Scottish Recovery Network are seeking an experienced project manager with great organisational and people skills. You will have a passion for delivering work programmes which bring people, services and organisations across sectors together to create a mental health system powered by lived experience which supports everyone’s recovery journey.

You will be committed to values-based practice, mental health recovery and excited by the opportunity to work with others to bring about much needed change in our mental health system.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for full job description and person specification.

Scottish Recovery Network is hosted by Penumbra. We therefore comply with Penumbra’s policies and financial management systems and staff are subject to penumbra’s terms and conditions of employment.

Penumbra offer a range of staff benefits including flexible working, cycle to work scheme, an Employee Discount Scheme, Confidential Employee Assistance Programme and Death in Service benefits.

You can find out more about Scottish Recovery Network at our website www.scottishrecovery.net.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Mark Soanes, Operations Manager at mark.soanes@scottishrecovery.net

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Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,608 – £21,335
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 5th January 2023

If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that will help you grow and thrive, then you have come to the right place. Here you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

The Ellon Road Service is a 6 bed residential resource for people who are recovering after a period of mental ill health. Our close-knit team use a recovery focused approach to support people on the next step of their recovery journey. As a Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker you will have the opportunity to take a creative and collaborative approach to empowering people who use the service.

You will build key relationships with supported people and work alongside them to plan support and work towards identified recovery focussed goals. You will have a role in supporting the shaping of the service to ensure we can assist in assessment and planning so that supported people are given the best chance of successful transition through their recovery. The organisation is committed to the learning and development of its workforce and you will be supported to enhance your practice.

We can offer you a tonne of employee benefits, and we can promise you’ll be inspired by some pretty amazing humans every single day. We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

Benefits

  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme, offering free counselling for you and your family
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development
  • And so much more!
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Senior Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,114 – £42,508
  • Senior Service Manager
  • Closing 14th November 2022

If you’re looking for a rewarding career and to lead an inspirational team that really does make a difference, this is your opportunity to join us in a brand-new position in Aberdeen City.

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Senior Service Manager who is experienced in high quality service management and ambitious for a new challenge to shape and implement services.

Operating as part of the Granite Care Consortium, our Aberdeen Mental Health Service delivers Housing and Care at Home support across the City. Providing person-centred interventions for people living with ongoing mental health challenges, the team support people to gain the skills to live meaningfully within their local community and make informed choices.

In collaboration with the Integrated Drugs Team, our Intensive Housing Support Service provides recovery-focused support on an individual and family basis. Using a strengths-based approach to addressing barriers to recovery, we work to promote self-management, resilience building and connecting positively to community resources to promote ongoing wellbeing.

As a Senior Service Manager, your role will be to ensure compliance with the Local Authority contract, particularly the delivery of support hours and the standard of service. You will also manage, support and supervise staff to ensure the needs of service users are met and the service provided is run effectively.

We want you to grow and thrive! We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

Benefits

  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme, offering free counselling for you and your family
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development

And so much more!

Get in touch

If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for Penumbra Mental Health, please contact: Suzanne Bain, Head of Services (North) on 07717301598

For more on our who we are visit: penumbra.org.uk

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Assistant Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,221 – £28,220
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th October 2022

If you’re looking for a rewarding career and to work within an inspirational team that really does make a difference, this is your opportunity to join us in our Edinburgh Crisis Centre service in Edinburgh.

This is an exciting opportunity to take a lead role in the delivery of the service, which has widely been recognised as innovative and pioneering across Scotland.

The Edinburgh Crisis Centre

The Edinburgh Crisis Centre provides short term, emotional and practical support at times of mental health crisis or distress for people who are aged 16 and over and a resident in the City of Edinburgh. This is provided via telephone. e-mail or in person appointments and can include extended face to face support, from its building in Leith. The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate as an ‘Adult Support Service not care at home’. The Edinburgh Crisis Centre operates 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, with the Management team working mainly office hours.

The service is part of a group of Edinburgh based crisis and distress support services that are operated by Penumbra including the Edinburgh (GP referral) Distress Brief Intervention Service. It is envisaged that integrated working between the services and management team will grow as part of each service’s development.

The Edinburgh Crisis Centre (ECC) Group

The service is developed and provided according to a philosophy that reflects Centre Users and Carers’ needs and aspirations. These arrangements enable Centre Users and Carers to contribute to decision-making and influence the service along with other partners in key decisions. The group meets regularly to review and monitor service delivery and discuss service planning and development. The partners are Penumbra (service provider), and representatives from Edinburgh Users Forum, Edinburgh Carers Council, Police Scotland and The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

As Assistant Service Manager, you will ensure that Penumbra’s core values and methodology are fully embedded within service provision, promoting a personalised and recovery focused approach that enables people to live independently and meaningfully within the local community. Using existing experience and knowledge of the social care environment, the postholder will seek to continually improve and develop the service, including finding creative solutions to operational challenges.

The current staff team consists of 11 WTE Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners and Workers. This is expected to increase to 14 WTE including 3 MHW Practitioners as part of a developing aspect of the centre providing off site support.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to play a key role in leading our pioneering approach to crisis and distress support.

We also want you to grow and thrive! We’ll support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

If you want to inspire and be inspired every day. If you share our passion for exceptional support through creativity and collaboration. If you want to build your working life around meaningful connections with a pioneering charity who will value your contribution to our unique approach, then we want to hear from you.

We can offer you:

  • A salary above the living wage
  • Up to 38 days per annum including public holidays
  • 5% employer pension contribution (salary sacrifice). Also offer auto-enrolment pension scheme.
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme, offering free counselling for you and your family
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development

And so much more!

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Area Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,608 – £22,426
  • Edinburgh - office based, may involve some travel
  • Closing 4th September 2022

If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that will help you grow and thrive, then you have come to the right place. Here you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

As an Area Administrator, you will be integral to the smooth running of the East Area Office and work within the Business Support Team to provide administrative support to the Head of Services (East). Working across Edinburgh, Mid & East Lothian, Scottish Borders and Fife your strong administrative skills, flexibility and positive approach will be called in to action every day.

We can offer you a tonne of employee benefits, and we can promise you’ll be inspired by some pretty amazing humans every single day. We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

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Service Manager - Redress Support Service

  • Full time
  • £30,300 – £34,256
  • Flexible - Remote/Hybrid Working Possible (travel to Glasgow & Edinburgh required)
  • Closing 14th June 2022

If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that will help you grow and thrive, then you have come to the right place. Here you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

We are looking for a Service Manager to join our amazing Redress Support Service team.

Established in 2016, the In-Care Survivor Alliance was formed in support of a wider strategy developed by the Scottish Government to address the legacy of historic abuse in Scotland. Fully funded by the Scottish Government, the alliance is formed of three partners, the Glasgow Psychological Trauma Service (Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership), Health in Mind and Penumbra. The Alliance’s work is supported by a further network of delivery partners.

The In Care Survivors’ Alliance hosts two initiatives that contribute to the Scottish Human Rights Commission’s Action Plan on Justice for victims of Historic Abuse of Children in Care:

  • Future Pathways, a national support fund for survivors of abuse or neglect in care in Scotland, and;
  • Redress Support, which provides assistance to survivors who apply for financial redress.

The Redress support service is a new initiative that aims to remove barriers that individuals might face in their application for financial redress. The service will deliver emotional and practical support to applicants as required during their application process.

The Service Manager will provide mentoring and guidance to a diverse team of Link Workers to ensure the needs of applicants are met and service provided is run effectively. Promoting participation and inclusion is a core value of the service, through working alongside people to deliver innovative, creative and personalised interventions and opportunities.

We can offer you a tonne of employee benefits, and we can promise you’ll be inspired by some pretty amazing humans every single day. We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

Benefits

  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme, offering free counselling for you and your family
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development
  • And so much more!
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Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,358 – £22,509
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th March 2022

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish an effective relationship with people who use the service in accordance with Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Develop outcome-based personal recovery plans for each supported person that promote self –management and social inclusion.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of recovery focused support.
  • Provide practical support and supervision to Recovery Workers and/or Peer Workers as required.
  • Develop effective relationships with other groups and agencies in your area and take opportunities to promote mental health awareness in the wider community.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.
  • Provide accurate information and reports as required.
  • Provide formal input to Care Management reviews as required
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people and the organisation, within the agreed criteria.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate (Supervisor) and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner – DBI Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £21,358 – £22,509
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th March 2022

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish an effective relationship with people who use the service in accordance with Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Develop outcome-based personal recovery plans for each supported person that promote self –management and social inclusion.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of recovery focused support.
  • Provide practical support and supervision to Recovery Workers and/or Peer Workers as required.
  • Develop effective relationships with other groups and agencies in your area and take opportunities to promote mental health awareness in the wider community.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.
  • Provide accurate information and reports as required.
  • Provide formal input to Care Management reviews as required
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people and the organisation, within the agreed criteria.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate (Supervisor) and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,626 – £20,319
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th March 2022

Mental Health & Wellbeing Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist people who use the service to work toward their identified goals, and move towards a brighter future as per the agreed personal plan.
  • Use Penumbra’s Recovery tools (e.g. I.ROC, HOPE toolkit)
  • Assist with personal care when required.
  • Update and maintain relevant recording systems, including computer-based systems.
  • Meet regularly with other team members to review progress, approach concerns and plans for moving forward
  • Assist in project work as required.
  • Work in cooperation with colleagues, and staff from other agencies.
  • Work in accordance to Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Support Manager (Grade 2) - DBI and SBS

  • Full time
  • £33,573 – £36,184
  • Ayrshire and Arran services
  • Closing 13th March 2022

Penumbra delivers a number of services in the Ayrshire and Arran area including Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) and Suicide Bereavement Support (SBS). Both services operate across Ayrshire and Arran, and deliver quick response support to people experiencing distress and/or who have lost a love one to suicide.

Distress Brief Intervention (DBI)

DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership agencies and Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by Penumbra. DBI responds to a referral made on behalf of a person experiencing distress within 24 hours, with the provision of time limited support. The Service then delivers community-based problem-solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

Suicide Bereavement Support (SBS)

The Scottish Government’s firm commitment to provide support for those people who have lost a loved one to suicide is being addressed by the piloting of a new national rapid-response service, offering support for families at this difficult time. Working in partnership with Support in Mind Scotland (SiMS) who deliver in the Highlands, this service provides 7-day a week early advice and assistance to bereaved families and individuals, practical support (e.g. help arranging a funeral, advice on financial issues, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (COPFS) process), emotional support through a listening ear, an assessment of need, a safety plan and signposting to local organisations that can further assist the family/individual.

This service is not intended to provide an alternative to specialist mental health services or as a substitute for bereavement counselling. Instead, the service is designed to be a supportive liaison service that can offer both practical assistance at a distressing time and connect bereaved families with specialist local services in their area.

The role of the Support Manager is to manage, support and supervise a diverse team across both services that include an Assistant Support Manager and Recovery Practitioners who assist people who use the services to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community; with some focus on distress management planning.

The Support Manager will work collaboratively with a range of partners including the national DBI Programme and the local SBS Oversight Group. You will have an active role within local partnerships and networks that form part of the comprehensive DBI and SBS delivery and implementation to deliver compassionate, connected support to the people of Ayrshire and Arran.

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Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,251 – £40,483
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 1st March 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual with social care managerial experience to join Penumbra as a Service Manager.

The successful candidate will have previous leadership experience and strong knowledge and experience of leading a team in a social care setting.

Job Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join Penumbra and to manage, support and supervise our current portfolio encompassing East Lothian and Midlothian Services for adults with mental ill health, operating on both community based and 24/7 support models, ensuring the needs of individuals are met and the services provided are run and developed effectively.

Our East Lothian and Midlothian Services are registered with the Care Inspectorate and include Housing Support and Care at Home. You will have a lead role and the overall responsibility of all aspects of East Lothian and Midlothian Services and oversight of the quality and all regulated areas in accordance with Penumbra’s values and strategic aims. You will have direct line management responsibility for our local Managers in both East Lothian and Midlothian.

The Service Manager will ensure that Penumbra’s core values and methodology are fully embedded within service delivery, promoting a personalised and recovery focused approach to enable people with the skills needed to live independently and meaningfully within the local community. Using existing experience and knowledge of the social care environment, the postholder will seek to continually improve and develop services through promoting innovative ways of working and finding creative solutions to operational challenges. You will also play a lead role in working in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies to co-deliver groupwork across the areas and offer mentoring support and advice to agencies not specialising in supporting people with a mental health issue or concern.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st February 2022

Penumbra one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities is looking to recruit new board members.

Penumbra Board Members are a valued and important part of the organisation. Our Board Members are committed to the aims and ethos of the organisation and to ensuring that its activities are in the interests of beneficiaries.

We would welcome applications from a range of backgrounds and experience including commercial and business management, finance, marketing and public relations, law, social and mental health policy or care provision, human resource management and also applications from people who have direct or family experience of mental health issues.

Our Board Members should have, or be prepared to gain, an understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities inherent in the role. Board members may also be subject to the Protecting Vulnerable Adults (PVG) scheme.

Essential Qualities

  • Commitment to Penumbra’s vision, objects, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities.
  • Good, independent judgement, political impartiality and the ability to think creatively in the context of the organisation and external environment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
  • Balancing tact and diplomacy with willingness to challenge and constructively criticise.

Desirable

  • Prior experience of committee/trustee work.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of a Trustee/Company Director.
  • Knowledge of the type of work undertaken by Penumbra.
  • A wider involvement with the voluntary sector.
  • Experience of being part of, or working with, less represented communities and an ability to promote equality, diversity and inclusion through the board and the work of Penumbra.
  • Experience of committee work, some experience of charity finance, charity fundraising.

Time Commitment

  • The Board meets 6 times a year in Edinburgh. In addition board members join either the People, Quality, Improvement sub-committee or the Finance, Risk and Audit sub-committee (these meet 3/4 times per year each).
  • The Board and Senior Management have a residential 24 hour event once every two years
  • In addition to Board Meetings, other contact – usually electronic or by telephone – will be necessary.
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Network Manager - Scottish Recovery Network

  • Full time
  • £39,445 – £41,528
  • Home based. Regular travel for work purposes and attendance at team meetings/supervision in office based in central Glasgow will be required.
  • Closing 25th February 2022

Scottish Recovery Network are seeking an experienced manager with great people skills. You will have a passion for delivering work programmes which bring people, services and organisations across sectors together to create a mental health system powered by lived experience which supports everyone’s recovery journey. You will be committed to values-based practice, mental health recovery and excited by the opportunity to work with others to bring about much needed change in our mental health system.

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Impact and Evaluation Lead

  • Full time
  • £28,857 – £32,624
  • Flexible location (including home working)
  • Closing 14th January 2022

About the Role

We are seeking to recruit Impact and Evaluation Leads who will work together to ensure consistency of approach to evaluation across our organisation working closely with our Innovation and Improvement team to inform service and programme development.

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Network Manager - Self Harm Support

  • Full time
  • £39,445
  • Flexible location (including home working) but occasional travel to Glasgow and Edinburgh will be required.
  • Closing 14th January 2022

Introduction

We are looking for a values-driven and committed Leader for a new programme of work – Self-Harm Support.

Self-Harm is when someone deliberately harms themselves. It is a very personal response to a complex range of different factors such as dealing with emotional pain, feeling disconnected, and/or feeling stressed. There is also increasing evidence of the link between the experience of trauma and self-harm.

Penumbra began to develop a specific support service for young people who self-harm around 25 years ago. Today, we remain one of a few organisations that has specific services for people who self-harm. Currently we provide services for people (currently 16+) who self-harm in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire (where we work with secondary schools and people 12-18 years), Fife and Dundee.

We have secured funding from the Scottish Government to further develop this work so that we can deliver a programme of support, resources and education that will inform future planning for self-harm support. This is an exciting opportunity to play a lead role in work of significance and impact, the learning from which will help shape the Scottish Government’s planned self-harm strategy, and action plan.

Self-Harm Support

We will work with people with lived experience and partner organisations to: Promote awareness of self-harm including what it is, why it happens, and how we can minimise risk of occurrence and severity; Provide information and support to families and others who connect with people who self-harm; Prevent instances of self-harm by enabling people at risk to quickly access and develop effective strategies to manage triggers for self-harm and cope with emotional distress; Provide time, space and compassionate support people who are at risk of self-harming or who are self-harming; Prevent long-term adverse outcomes for people who have self-harmed by enabling access to effective strategies and recovery-focussed approaches; Provide education and resources to those who connect with people who self-harm such as teachers; sports coaches; youth workers, primary care staff; secondary care and 3rd sector staff; Develop evidence-base for effective strategies that minimise risk of self-harm; Inform strategic objectives that will reduce the prevalence of self-harm across Scotland.

About the Role

Working across Scotland the Network Manager will lead 4 Practitioner teams that will test a variety of approaches such as 1:1, group, peer support, online delivery which can be evaluated in each setting. We will also test alternate pathways e.g. self-referral, A&E, Schools Primary Care, Secondary Care, and Education. The Network Manager will also play a key role in ensuring data and outcomes in each area are measured and reported so that learning can be shared.

The Post-Holder will also work to develop a Network of Local and National Partner Organisations who will form the network that will work collaboratively to deliver this programme of work. It will also be essential that the Network Manager ensures meaningful engagement of people with lived experience throughout the scope of this work.

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Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,067 – £26,876 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh Services
  • Closing 2nd January 2022

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide flexible, person-centred support to people who access the service.
  • Design and deliver flexible approaches that improve health and wellbeing
  • Assess community priorities and liaise with other agencies to co-produce effective responses.
  • Link with a wide range of other providers including Primary Care, specialist mental health services, social care services and the wide range of community resources.
  • Deliver community-based wellbeing workshops that promote positive mental health as required
  • Establish an effective relationship with people who use the service in accordance with Penumbra’s policies and procedures
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation and provide accurate information and reports as required
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people and the organisation, within the agreed criteria
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required
  • Provide Line Management Support and Supervision to other staff within Community Link Network as required
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice
  • Register with the SSSC if appropriate (Supervisor) and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required
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Recovery Practitioner (Peer)

  • Full time
  • £21,358 – £22,509
  • Edinburgh Services
  • Closing 3rd January 2022

The role of Recovery Practitioner (Peer) has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of mental health problems. Through sharing learning from their own experience, peer workers will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, Practitioners will promote self-management and opportunities for improved health and wellbeing.

The Recovery Practitioner (Peer) will act as a recovery champion within the team and an ambassador of recovery with external agencies and partner organisations. There is also an expectation that the Recovery Practitioner (Peer) will be involved in the ongoing development of peer roles and will make a positive contribution to the reduction in stigma associated with mental health issues.

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Peer Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,358 – £22,509
  • Edinburgh Services
  • Closing 3rd January 2022

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Peer Workers play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To establish a supportive relationship with each supported person, enabling them to maximise their own resources in order to improve their quality of life.
  • To use own lived experience to inspire hope in people who use the service.
  • To share/teach coping and self management techniques.
  • To be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people and the organisation, within the agreed criteria.
  • To work in cooperation with other members of the Support Team, and staff from other agencies.
  • To participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • To be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of paper-based and electronic documentation.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Link Worker - Redress Support Service

  • Full time
  • £23,067 – £26,876
  • Flexible location (including home working) but occasional travel to Glasgow and Edinburgh will be required.
  • Closing 16th December 2021

The Link Worker team will provide, on a rota-basis, a responsive, high quality, trauma-informed helpline for those engaged in, or registered with, the Redress Scheme. The helpline will be operational Monday – Friday, 10am -6pm.

Link Worker Coordination

Link Workers will receive requests from applicants for emotional support whilst their applications are being progressed. Link Workers will arrange the supports required by each person, based on a pre-defined menu of options, and will also signpost people to other supports, including but not limited to statutory services, delivery partners, and others. Link Workers will liaise as required to ensure the menu of options meets the needs of people who access the support service.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide empathetic emotional support to people who contact, or are referred to the service.
  • Provide short-term ongoing support to people who need an additional service.
  • Arrange supports as required by the applicant.
  • Assess priorities and provide accurate information to inform menu of available options.
  • Link with a wide range of other providers including Alliance delivery partners, Psychological Supports, Primary Care, specialist mental health services, social care services and the wider range of community resources.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation and provide accurate information and reports as required
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people and the organisation, within the agreed criteria
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required
  • Uphold Alliance values and Penumbra’s Code of Practice
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required
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Network Manager – Redress Support

  • Full time
  • £37,399 – £39,374
  • Flexible location (including home working) but frequent travel to Glasgow and Edinburgh required.
  • Closing 1st December 2021

Introduction

In 2010, the Scottish Government contracted the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to develop a Framework for Justice and Remedies for Historic Abuse of Children in Care. This work led to an Action Plan to implement the recommendations of this framework.

Established in 2016, the In-Care Survivor Alliance was formed in support of a wider strategy developed by the Scottish Government to address the legacy of historic abuse in Scotland. Fully funded by the Scottish Government, the alliance is formed of three partners, the Glasgow Psychological Trauma Service (Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership), Health in Mind and Penumbra. The Alliance’s work is supported by a further network of delivery partners.

The In Care Survivors’ Alliance hosts two initiatives that contribute to the Scottish Human Rights Commission’s Action Plan on Justice for victims of Historic Abuse of Children in Care:

Future Pathways, a national support fund for survivors of abuse or neglect in care in Scotland, and;

Redress Support, which provides assistance to survivors who apply for financial redress.

Redress Support Service

The Redress support service is a new initiative that aims to remove barriers that individuals might face in their application for financial redress. The service will deliver trauma informed, emotional and practical support to applicants as required during their application process.

About the Role

Penumbra will employ the Network Manager who will lead the delivery of trauma-informed, emotional support to applicants. Penumbra is committed to the values of the Alliance and is a leading provider of person-centred, trauma-informed services that provide compassionate responses to people in distress.

The Network Manager (Redress Support) will be supported by the Alliance Manager to lead a team of Link Workers who will provide the support to those who contact, or are referred, to the service. The aim is to provide brief interventions to people experiencing immediate distress, and arrange supports from a pre-defined menu of options where support requirements appear to require more than the initial support conversations. The Network Manager will also play a lead role in ensuring effective liaison between the wider delivery team, partner organisations, and other relevant agencies and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team who will deliver emotional and practical support to applicants to the Financial Redress Scheme.
  • Work collaboratively and flexibly with the Alliance and its partners.
  • Provide positive leadership to the delivery team and ensure activities are congruent with Alliance values.
  • Ensure all activities meet, or exceed, all legislative and contractual requirements and all applicable standards.
  • Ensure ongoing learning and continuous improvement in all activities with input from all key stakeholders, ensuring that the voices of those with lived experience are at the heart of the process.
  • Ensure the service operates within allocated budgets and work with Alliance Partners, and wider partner network, to achieve effective resource and financial management.
  • Ensure accurate data recording, gathering, and reporting of all activities and key results.
  • Take a lead role in ensuring the effective evaluation and outcome measurement of the service, providing timely reports to Partners and Funders.
  • Work collaboratively and in partnership with others to promote rights and recovery.
  • I am….Promote a culture of candour, and willingness to learn and improve. Ensure complaints are fully investigated and improvements made where required.

Person Specification

I am….

Committed to values-based practice, rights and recovery.

Knowledgeable of mental health and wellbeing with specific reference to childhood trauma and aware of evidenced-based approaches.

An experienced Manager of People and Services.

A creative thinker who works collaboratively to problem-solve.

A strategic planner who has experience of development and leading change.

Educated to degree level and/or have a relevant professional qualification.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this post then please contact

Jane Cumming, Director of Services and Innovation, jane.cumming@penumbra.org.uk

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Recovery Practitioner (Peer) - Thrive Welcome Team

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,341
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st October 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services. Thrive Edinburgh brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people of the City. The aims of Thrive Edinburgh centres around enabling people to live well and fulfil their potential.

The Connect Partnership represents a unique collaboration between leading 3rd sector providers Penumbra, Health in Mind and Support in Mind Scotland. Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust; respect; collaboration; person-centeredness; innovation; and compassion. Together we will deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response to people, so people receive the right help at the right time.

In this role, you will be working in the ‘Welcome Team’ at Thrive Centres, as a part of the multi-agency approach to support people with their mental health and wellbeing. You will assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Recovery Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused therapeutic support to people who use the service.

Peer work roles have been developed specifically for people who have lived experience around mental health and well being. Through appropriate and intentional sharing of their own experience, peer workers will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, peer workers will promote self-management and opportunities for improved health and wellbeing.

There is an additional expectation that the Recovery Practitioner (Peer) will be involved in the ongoing development of peer roles and will make a positive contribution to the reduction in stigma associated with mental health issues.

You will be based in a locality and will be required to develop, build and maintain professional links in order to deliver outcome-focused support within that area.

Support is to be provided in an appropriate environment where supported people can expect to be treated with respect, be given the time and space to discuss issues at their own pace, to explore skill development and tools to support them to self-manage.

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Assistant Support Manager - Thrive Locality Team

  • Part time
  • £21,870 – £25,482 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th November 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services. Thrive Edinburgh brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people of the City. The aims of Thrive Edinburgh centres around enabling people to live well and fulfil their potential.

The Connect Partnership represents a unique collaboration between leading 3rd sector providers Penumbra, Health in Mind and Support in Mind Scotland. Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust; respect; collaboration; person-centeredness; innovation; and compassion. Together we will deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response to people, so people receive the right help at the right time.

In this role, you will lead a team of recovery practitioners who offer trauma informed therapeutic support to people who self harm, or with suicidal ideation, to cope with crisis and trauma by exploring their emotions and concerns in a confidential setting.

You and the Recovery Practitioners will be based in a locality and will be required to develop, build and maintain professional links in order to deliver outcome focussed support within that area.

Support is to be provided in an appropriate environment where supported people can expect to be treated with respect, be given the time and space to discuss issues at their own pace, to explore skill development and tools to support them to manage their self-harm.

We welcome applications from individuals who would appropriately and intentionally use their lived experience as an integral part of the therapeutic support provided, where applicable.

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Recovery Practitioner (Peer) - Welcome Team

  • Full time or Part time or Permanent
  • £20,250 – £21,341
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th August 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services. Thrive Edinburgh brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people of the City. The aims of Thrive Edinburgh centres around enabling people to live well and fulfil their potential.

The Connect Partnership represents a unique collaboration between leading 3rd sector providers Penumbra, Health in Mind and Support in Mind Scotland. Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust; respect; collaboration; person-centeredness; innovation; and compassion. Together we will deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response to people, so people receive the right help at the right time.

In this role, you will be working in the ‘Welcome Team’ at Thrive Centres, as a part of the multi-agency approach to support people with their mental health and wellbeing. You will assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Recovery Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused therapeutic support to people who use the service.

Peer work roles have been developed specifically for people who have lived experience around mental health and well being. Through appropriate and intentional sharing of their own experience, peer workers will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, peer workers will promote self-management and opportunities for improved health and wellbeing.

There is an additional expectation that the Recovery Practitioner (Peer) will be involved in the ongoing development of peer roles and will make a positive contribution to the reduction in stigma associated with mental health issues.

You will be based in a locality and will be required to develop, build and maintain professional links in order to deliver outcome-focused support within that area.

Support is to be provided in an appropriate environment where supported people can expect to be treated with respect, be given the time and space to discuss issues at their own pace, to explore skill development and tools to support them to self-manage.

Please download the Job Description below for further details about this role.

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Recovery Practitioner (East Lothian Services)

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,341
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 9th August 2021

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Recovery Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service. You will therefore ensure that all activities are hopeful and personalised.

East Lothian Services team support individuals across East Lothian, both in a community setting and individual tenancies. Recovery Practitioners have an oversight of small Recovery Teams placed in geographical localities across the county. You will provide guidance, support and supervision to individual Recovery Workers and/or Peer Workers. You will work closely with Support Manager to ensure excellent service delivery characterised by choice, compassion and flexible support.

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Assistant Support Manager (Suicide Bereavement Support)

  • Full time
  • £21,870 – £25,482
  • Ayrshire and Arran services
  • Closing 25th July 2021

This service will provide a rapid-response for people who have been bereaved by suicide. The post-holder will work within a team of Practitioners that will provide early advice and assistance to bereaved families in Ayrshire and Arran. The Assistant Support Manager will provide direct support to people bereaved by suicide and will also contribute to the management of the service, including supporting and supervising staff, maintaining records and providing accurate information on service performance.

This is a unique role where empathy, good listening skills, the ability to gain trust quickly and build a therapeutic relationship are essential.

It is anticipated that the service will run 9am to 6pm, 7 days per week and the service will be provided by the team on a rota basis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Support Manager to ensure the service meets its objectives.
  • Provide direct support to people bereaved by Suicide
  • Work collaboratively with statutory services such as NHS specialist mental health services and GP’s, to ensure that joined-up, holistic support is offered to families.
  • Provide practical support and supervision to Practitioners and/or Recovery/Peer Workers as required.
  • Assist in the management of the support team in relation to work practice, conduct, absence, supervision, support and the identification of training needs.
  • Assist in the induction of new employees and in the recruitment process where required.
  • Assist the Support Manager to adequately deploy staff to meet the support needs of people who use the service.
  • Assist in the monitoring and administration of the project budget and accounts.
  • Ensure that all financial and other records are maintained accurately, and that all reporting requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Assist with any further tasks or projects as required.
  • Develop effective relationships with other groups and agencies in the area
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.
  • Provide accurate information and reports as required.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC if required and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required
  • Work in accordance with all Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,341
  • Midlothian Services
  • Closing 28th June 2021

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Recovery Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

This service is based in Newtongrange, Midlothian. It is a community based mental health rehabilitation service for eight people with complex mental health needs. We offer 24 hour tailored person centred support, supported living and community rehabilitation. Support can be practical and emotional to help individuals lead an ordinary and fulfilling life in the community. The time, length and areas of activity covered are different for everyone, but structured support can include help with budgeting, life skills, confidence building and social inclusion for approximately 12 months.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish an effective relationship with people who use the service in accordance with Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Develop outcome-based personal recovery plans for each supported person that promote self –management and social inclusion.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of recovery focused support.
  • Provide practical support and supervision to Recovery Workers and/or Peer Workers as required.
  • Develop effective relationships with other groups and agencies in your area and take opportunities to promote mental health awareness in the wider community.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.
  • Provide accurate information and reports as required.
  • Provide formal input to Care Management reviews as required
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people and the organisation, within the agreed criteria.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate (Supervisor) and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Recovery Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,608 – £19,265
  • Midlothian Services
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Recovery Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Recovery Workers assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist people who use the service to work toward their identified goals, and move towards a brighter future as per the agreed personal plan.
  • Use Penumbra’s Recovery tools (e.g. I.ROC, HOPE toolkit)
  • Assist with personal care when required.
  • Update and maintain relevant recording systems, including computer-based systems.
  • Meet regularly with other team members to review progress, approach concerns and plans for moving forward
  • Assist in project work as required.
  • Work in cooperation with colleagues, and staff from other agencies.
  • Work in accordance to Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Recovery Worker - Scottish Borders

  • Part time
  • £18,608 – £19,265 pro-rata
  • Galashiels
  • Closing 27th June 2021

Recovery Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Recovery Workers assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.

Within the homelessness service recovery workers also provide support and advice to adults who are at risk of becoming homeless, we also support people to set up their first home after a period of homelessness.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist people who use the service to work toward their identified goals, and move towards a brighter future as per the agreed personal plan.
  • Use Penumbra’s Recovery tools (e.g. I.ROC, HOPE toolkit).
  • Update and maintain relevant recording systems, including computer-based systems.
  • Meet regularly with other team members to review progress, approach concerns and plans for moving forward
  • Assist in project work as required.
  • Work in cooperation with colleagues, and staff from other agencies.
  • Work in accordance to Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
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Recovery Practitioner - Midlothian Mental Health and Resilience Service

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,814 – £20,881
  • Midlothian Services
  • Closing 22nd June 2021

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside Community Mental Health Team, providing a crisis line; an open access, single point of telephone access for self-referral and agency referrals. You will respond to calls in a manner guided by the service principles being inclusive, sensitive and respectful.

From the moment you answer the telephone, you will listen and ensure that you understand the issues that have led to crisis for that person, providing an immediate response to those whose life may be in immediate danger. Understanding each person’s unique situation resulting in fast, tailored support and finding ways to successfully resolve the crisis situation and assist planning for the future.

Once the initial period of crisis has been addressed you will support connections to additional, statutory or community support and/or deliver a Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) response to those in distress. This will involve community-based problem-solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supporting connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. You will be flexible and responsive, offering the medium of support that the supported person feels most comfortable with.

Working Hours: Multiple full time posts available (37.5 hours per week) & 1 Part Time post (18.75 hrs). Please state your preference in your application.

Location: Mental Health and Substance Misuse Hub, Dalkeith, Midlothian.

Leave: 33 days per annum including public holidays (pro rata if part time)

Special Conditions: Part of operational rota to include evenings, weekends and public holidays. The service will operate 7 days a week. Robust IT literacy skills advantageous

Covid 19: both office and community-based setting

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Recovery Practitioner (Peer)

  • Part time
  • £20,250 – £21,341 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th June 2021

You will be working in the ‘Welcome Team’ at Thrive Centres, as a part of the multi-agency approach to support people with their mental health and or wellbeing. You will assist people to establish and maintain meaningful and fulfilling links in the community and support them to identify their desired outcomes. You will support people to achieve these desired outcomes by being a therapeutic practitioner/facilitator, and where appropriate use own lived experience of recovery.

Peer work roles have been developed specifically for people who have lived experience around mental health and wellbeing. Through appropriate and intentional sharing of their own experience, peer workers will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, peer workers will promote self-management and opportunities for improved health and wellbeing.

There is an additional expectation that the Recovery Practitioner (Peer) will be involved in the ongoing development of peer roles and will make a positive contribution to the reduction in stigma associated with mental health issues.

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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,341
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th May 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services. Thrive Edinburgh brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people of the City. The aims of Thrive Edinburgh centres around enabling people to live well and fulfil their potential.

The Connect Partnership represents a unique collaboration between leading 3rd sector providers Penumbra, Health in Mind and Support in Mind Scotland. Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust; respect; collaboration; person-centeredness; innovation; and compassion. Together we will deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response to people, so people receive the right help at the right time.

Specific to the role within the Locality Team, you will offer trauma informed therapeutic support to people who self harm or with suicidal ideation to cope with crisis and trauma by exploring their emotions and concerns in a confidential setting.

Recovery Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

You will be based in a locality and will be required to develop, build and maintain professional links in order to deliver outcome focussed support within that area.

Support is to be provided in an appropriate environment where supported people can expect to be treated with respect, be given the time and space to discuss issues at their own pace, to explore skill development and tools to support them to manage their self-harm.

We welcome applications from individuals who would appropriately and intentionally use their lived experience as an integral part of the therapeutic support provided, where applicable.

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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,933 – £31,783
  • Aberdeen - currently working from home (subject to change)
  • Closing 11th May 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new team of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) working to improve mental health and wellbeing for the people of Aberdeen.

Working in partnership with NHS Grampian Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service, PWPs will deliver a suite of evidence-based interventions for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges. With the aim of building resilience and upskilling self-management techniques, PWPs will seek to reduce feelings of stigma and support people to achieve their own identified outcomes.

With a focus on creating a seamless experience of accessing mental health support, PWPs will work in an integrated way to ensure people receive the most appropriate and effective support options.

Important Information:

During the Covid pandemic, this post is currently located as working from home. Please note that this may be subject to change and the post-holder may be required to work in a variety of locations in Aberdeen City. Please discuss with us any specific requirements you have related to location.

Post will involve some evening and occasional weekend working.

Post will include lone working and local travel.

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Support Manager (Grade 1)

  • Full time
  • £27,360 – £30,932
  • East Lothian Services
  • Closing 19th May 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Manager to join our growing East Lothian Services team, to manage, support and supervise a diverse staff team to ensure the needs of individuals are met and the service provided is run effectively.

With the aim of equipping people with the skills needed to live independently and meaningfully within the local community, a strengths-based coaching approach to recovery is used to build confidence, maintain motivation and promote resilience.

Promoting participation and inclusion is a core value of the service, through working alongside people to deliver innovative, creative and personalised interventions and opportunities.

East Lothian Services delivers a high-quality support service for adults with mental health challenges. The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate and you will ensure that it meets all relevant standards and complies with all relevant contractual and legal requirements.

Location: East Lothian (with an office in Musselburgh)

Leave: 33 days per annum including public holidays.

Special Conditions: Local travel, paging service on rota basis, may include evening and weekends.

Covid 19: This post will involve delivering face to face support in the community as well as working from home.

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Recovery Worker (Community Link Network) - East Lothian

  • Full time
  • £18,608 – £19,265
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 20th May 2021

The key role of the Recovery Worker (Community Link Network) is to improve health and wellbeing and enable people to live well through strengthening connections to non-clinical community resources; promoting self-management and reducing attendance at Primary Care.

Working within GP Practices in East Lothian, the Recovery Worker (Community Link Network) will work alongside people to identify factors that impact on their health and wellbeing and work to develop strategies that will make a positive difference. The Recovery Worker (Community Link Network) will connect people to other services and resources through appropriate and supportive signposting.

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Network Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,666 – £31,145
  • Home Based
  • Closing 28th May 2021

An exiting opportunity has arisen for a Network Officer to support the work of the Scottish Recovery Network, both locally and nationally, and to work with colleagues towards achieving the Network’s aims and objectives.

As a self-starter the postholder will seek out and create opportunities to work with others to promote, identify and support recovery approaches and contribute to the delivery of Scottish Recovery Network’s strategic and operational plans.

The postholder will combine work at local and national levels. They will be responsible for establishing relationships and identifying opportunities to support mental health recovery approaches at a local level within in a defined geographical area. The post also requires work with colleagues and external partners to support projects at a regional and national level.

Key responsibilities of the post include:

  • Establishing relationships with local third sector, health and social care organisations and lived experience in a defined geographical area
  • Planning and delivering events and meetings to create opportunities for partnerships and collaborations which further Scottish Recovery Network’s mission
  • Developing and delivering collaborative projects which promote and support recovery approaches
  • Promoting and facilitating the use and adaptation of Scottish Recovery Network resources and materials to promote and support recovery activity and practice
  • Working with colleagues and external partners to develop new Scottish Recovery Network resources and materials
  • Regular public speaking to/with a variety of audiences including lived experience, community and professional.
  • Seeking out examples of mental health recovery practices and innovations and highlighting them through Scottish Recovery Network communications channels and other dissemination routes
  • Representing Scottish Recovery Network at all levels within the locality and occasionally at a national level
  • Supporting and sharing duties with Network Officer colleagues as required to deliver the organisations operational plan
  • Identifying opportunities for research and evaluation of local recovery innovation
  • Reporting on progress against objectives including preparation of quarterly reports on progress for review with the Assistant Director
  • Undertake such other duties as may be required by the Assistant Director

This is a home based role with a regular requirement to visit the office when necessary. Evening and weekend working may be required as will travel throughout Scotland.

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Recovery Practitioner (Peer) - Peers 4 HOPE

  • Full time
  • £19,814 – £20,881
  • North Ayrshire
  • Closing 29th April 2021

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. Through our innovative recovery focussed approach to mental health support, we offer a range of services in communities across Scotland, and our teams support around 1800 adults and young people each week.

We are a leading employer of peer colleagues and 20% of our teams are employed in peer support roles. Our Peers4Hope team in North Ayrshire draw on lived experience from their own mental health recovery to support people accessing our service through a compassionate, hopeful and non-judgemental approach.

The successful applicant for the post of Recovery Practitioner (Peer) will use insight from lived experience to assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life.

If you share our passion for mental health recovery and want a rewarding career as part of a leading third sector organisation with great employee benefits, then we want to hear from you.

Role Overview

To assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. Playing a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support.

Responsibilities

  • Establish an effective relationship with people who use the service in accordance with Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Develop outcome-based personal recovery plans for each service user, which promotes self –management and social inclusion.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of recovery focused support.
  • Deliver community-based well-being workshops that promote positive mental health.
  • Provide practical support and supervision to Recovery Workers and/or Peer Workers as required.
  • Develop effective relationships with other groups and agencies in your area and take opportunities to promote mental health awareness in the wider community.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.
  • Provide accurate information and reports as required.
  • Provide formal input to Care Management reviews as required.
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of the service users and the organisation, within the agreed criteria.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.

This Job Description is not exhaustive; the post-holder may be required to perform other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.

During the Covid-Pandemic this post is working from home. Staff will return to community support based on government guidance.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £80,000 – £90,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd April 2021

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. We support around 1800 adults and young people every week and employ 450 staff across Scotland. Founded in 1985, 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 ill health to live fulfilling lives. We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery, and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.

Due to retirement, we are searching for a new Chief Executive to lead on our vision and develop the charity. We are looking for an authentic leader who acts with integrity and resilience, focusing on achieving Penumbra’s objectives in challenging times.

Penumbra’s Mission is to deliver exceptional mental health and wellbeing support and activities, guided by people’s own lived experience, their recovery journeys and their hopes and aspirations. In the coming period the Chief Executive will be expected to deliver on the four strategic priorities which are to ensure:

  • Our services are more accessible and reach more individuals, challenging obstructions in the system with focus on distress/crisis support where we see unmet need.
  • Penumbra is a great place to work, where people achieve their full potential. Including creating clear career pathways for existing staff and taking steps to increase diversity in our recruitment
  • Peer support is critical to the success of our compassionate and person-centred support. We will cement our place as the leading peer support organisation in Scotland by embedding lived experience in our services.
  • We use our evidence-base and learning to ensure the lived experience of our supported people is at the heart of developments in mental health. We will actively engage with the Scottish Government to influence their response to Adult Social Care review, with the goal of advocating for end users and growing the role of the third sector.

The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with experience at a senior level, managing diverse teams and developing strategies. You will champion our core values and maintain and enhance Penumbra’s reputation and wider influence. You should possess strong stakeholder management skills and have an understanding of finance. We are open to individuals from a range of different backgrounds.

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Recovery Worker (Female)

  • Full time
  • £18,207 – £18,850
  • Glasgow Services
  • Closing 25th April 2021

Due to the current staffing configuration of our Carntyne service, we require a Female Recovery Worker to meet the support needs within the team.

Recovery Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Recovery Workers assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.

Special Conditions: Local travel

Hours include: Evenings, Weekends, Sleepovers (Supplement paid per sleepover worked). Female worker required

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Top job! Head of People

  • Full time
  • £40,451 – £44,386
  • Edinburgh - occasional travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

This post within Penumbra leads the effective delivery of our people strategy across the organisation, providing support to the Senior Management team and all Penumbra staff on all people related issues, including human resources and learning and development. The post-holder will lead a comprehensive HR support service by providing advice and support to all managers and staff and will ensure the effective delivery of our learning and development functions and programme.

Responsibilities

  • To be a member of the Senior Management Team contributing regular People reports and updates on specific projects
  • Maintain an up to date People Policy framework that supports our managers and staff to comply with relevant legislation and best practice.
  • Lead and manage the Learning & Development function.
  • Advise managers and staff in the application of HR policies and procedures.
  • Manage all stages of the recruitment and selection process.
  • Ensure all HR administration is complete and up to date.
  • Maintain and update the HR IT system.
  • Produce accurate information for the monthly payroll.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory body requirements.
  • Ensure staff are appropriately registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
  • Ensure staff are meeting the qualifications requirements of the appropriate SSSC registers.
  • Provide advice and support for the effective management of employee relations casework: including disciplinary, grievance, performance management and absence.
  • Provide advice and support during redundancy and TUPE processes.
  • Provide advice and support for the successful management of organisational change.
  • Ensure HR matters are handled fairly and consistently in line with legislation and organisational policy.
  • Coach and develop line managers to increase their effectiveness in managing individuals and team performance.
  • Develop and facilitate management skills training courses.
  • Work closely with HR colleagues to monitor, review, update and launch policies in line with current legislation and best practice.
  • Identify, develop and implement HR projects and initiatives.
  • Produce and analyse HR Management Information and HR Board Reports.
  • Work to continuously to improve the HR and L&D services delivered and enhance organisational performance.
  • Ensure all HR systems and processes comply with GDPR.
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