Rowan Alba
Rowan Alba

Charity registered in Scotland SC036775

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life. Rowan Alba seeks to empower vulnerable and marginalized individuals in securing and developing a fruitful and productive homelife and future.


Current vacancies

Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager

  • Part time
  • £36,500 pro-rata
  • Working from home with occasional meetings in Edinburgh (Remote)
  • Closing 2nd May 2024

Rowan Alba works to end homelessness in Edinburgh by providing permanent supported homes and building relationships with individuals in crisis. We also work in our communities with volunteers who provide vital support to the most vulnerable in an attempt to prevent homelessness. Our experience lends itself to exemplar training programmes aimed at helping employers understand conditions around addictions.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and confident communicator for the new role of Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager to increase awareness of our work and develop new funding streams from individual, community and corporate partnerships.

You will be a creative, organised and motivated individual with a positive track record in working independently to develop corporate and community funder relationships.

Working alongside our Communications Manager, Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager and Leadership Team you will develop an engagement strategy to help increase awareness of our work and raise vital funds to support our organisational development including the creation of new permanent homes for individuals with long-term experience of homelessness.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing corporate partners
  • Developing opportunities to deliver training to corporate staff and organising volunteering activities
  • Working with staff and volunteers to develop and implement community fundraising opportunities including sponsorship activities and local events
  • Organising events for key stakeholders to increase Rowan Alba profile
  • Managing relevant KPIs and appropriate CRM system for all individual and corporate funder communication and outcomes
  • Ensuring the organisation adheres to the codes of fundraising practice set by the Fundraising Regulator

Core competencies

  • Experience in relationship building and delivering long term funding support from a variety of sources
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Ability to manage a varied workload and work independently, and with a small core team
  • Experience of event organisation and management including working with volunteers
  • Administrative skills and experience in use of appropriate CRM solutions, cloud-based platforms such as SharePoint, Zoom, Teams
  • Demonstrate respect and compassion to the people we work with and represent Rowan Alba positively and professionally at all times
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Stramullion – Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,064.04
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 24th April 2024

Are you passionate about supporting homeless women in their journey towards stability and independence? If so, we would be delighted to hear more about you!

At Rowan Alba we specialise in supporting people who have lived on the streets, sometimes for many years. At our Stramullion development we create a supportive community where each client is able to live with dignity.

We believe in empowering our clients to make their own choices and encourage them to live as independently as they can. If you share our values and want to make a positive impact, then we warmly invite you to apply for the position of Support Worker at Stramullion in Edinburgh.

We are now actively searching for a Support Worker to join our team at Stramullion in Edinburgh. We have a full-time, permanent position available at a charitable organisation that is committed to helping those in Scotland experiencing, or at risk of homelessness.

As a Support Worker, you will be working with women who may have complex health needs, including those related to homelessness, as well as individuals struggling with addiction and challenging behaviours.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification below to learn more about the role.

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Night Worker - Thorntree Mill

  • Full time
  • £21,849
  • Edinburgh (Peffermill)
  • Closing 18th March 2024

A unique employment opportunity (challenging, entertaining, rewarding, inspiring) in our Thorntree Mill Service, helping homeless men settle into and sustain their new homes in a supported accommodation service.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the Scottish Social Services Council Regulatory Requirements.

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Thorntree Mill - Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,844
  • Edinburgh (Peffermill)
  • Closing 18th March 2024

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker who is passionate about supporting individuals. We are looking for a dedicated and committed individual, who has gained experience within a social care setting. worked with people who are alcohol dependent, have complex (often homelessness related) health needs and are prone to challenging behaviour and episodic poor physical and mental health.

As a Support Worker you will be responsible for ensuring that a high-quality person-centered support service is delivered. provide positive, practical, and emotional support to the residents that promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility. To be an effective Team Player in a challenging environment and establish and maintain efficient professional relationships with a range of external services.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

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(CARDS) Administration and Communication Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st March 2024

Are you passionate about supporting individuals facing alcohol-related challenges? Do you believe in fostering inclusive communities and empowering vulnerable individuals to live with dignity? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you!

Rowan Alba’s CARDS (Community Alcohol Related Damages Service) isn't just a service; it's a lifeline for individuals impacted by alcohol-related issues. Since its establishment in 2010, CARDS has been instrumental in preventing homelessness and enriching lives through the power of one-to-one befriending relationships. With over 70 devoted volunteers, we've built a strong community where everyone's unique experiences and perspectives are valued.

As a CARDS Administration and Communication Assistant, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of our program. Working closely with our dedicated team, you'll handle vital administrative tasks to support our mission of providing compassionate assistance to individuals navigating alcohol-related challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate records and communications in collaboration with the CARDS team.
  • Reach out to volunteers and service users with empathy to gather necessary information.
  • Update spreadsheets and documents to track progress and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Uphold our commitment to privacy and GDPR compliance.
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Support Worker (Thorntree Mill)

  • Full time
  • £22,495
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2023

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of homeless men as they settle into their new life with Rowan Alba?

If so, we would be delighted to hear more about you!

At Rowan Alba we specialise in creating homes for life for men who have lived on the streets, sometimes for many years. At our Thorntree Mill development we create a supportive community where each tenant is able to live with dignity.

We firmly believe that homeless people should be free to make their own decisions and be encouraged to live as independently as they possibly can. If you share our outlook, then we would be absolutely thrilled to read your application.

We are now actively searching for a Support Worker to join our team at Thorntree Mill in Edinburgh. We have a full-time, permanent position available at a charitable organisation that is committed to helping those in Scotland experiencing, or at risk of homelessness.

As a Support Worker you will be working with people who are alcohol dependent, have complex (often homelessness related) health needs and are prone to challenging behaviour and episodic poor physical and mental health.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification below to learn more about the role.

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Stramullion - Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,620.6
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th October 2023

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

Overall purposes of the Support Worker job:

  • To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients;
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group;
  • To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities framework;
  • To achieve key outcomes of the service;
  • To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations.

Please note:Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010). You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

For more information, please download the job description & person specification.

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Night Worker - Thorntree Mill service

  • Full time
  • £20,045.3
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd September 2023

A unique employment opportunity (challenging, entertaining, rewarding, inspiring) in our Thorntree Mill Service, helping homeless men settle into and sustain their new homes in a supported accommodation service.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the Scottish Social Services Council Regulatory Requirements.

For more information, please download the Job Description and Person Specification, please download below.

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The Support Worker will provide positive, practical, and emotional support to the residents of our service that promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility. To be an effective Team Player in a challenging environment and establish and maintain efficient professional relationships with a range of external services.

Reporting directly to the Senior Support Worker (Line Manager), a member of the Management Team, and as such sharing responsibility for the leadership of the organisation and the management of staff.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £70,000 – £75,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th November 2022

In Celtic mythology, the Rowan tree was known as the Travellers’ Tree because it prevented people on a journey from getting lost. Rowan Alba aims to do just that.

Rowan Alba cares passionately about the services it delivers providing marginalised and sometimes misunderstood individuals in Scotland with a home for life. Rowan Alba offers a broad range of services including its highly respected Community Alcohol Awareness Service (CARDS), Supported Accommodation, One to One Support and the Rowan Alba Learning Centre. A new Chief Executive Officer is sought to lead the passionate and empathetic Rowan Alba team comprising support workers, leaders, coordinators, peers and volunteers all of whom are committed to ending homelessness.

All of Rowan Alba’s services are framed around addressing the issue of social isolation by offering tailored one to one support and by accepting people as they are. This is supported by the organisation’s values of acceptance, support and inclusion.

The founding CEO of the organisation is planning to step down in 2023 following 25 years of commitment to the growth of the charity and its services. Rowan Alba therefore seek a new CEO who will bring experience and knowledge, a deep commitment to the strategy and values of the organisation and a proven ability to work independently at a senior level.

Candidates should be experienced in working in a muti-disciplinary and complex stakeholder landscape and will have a record of achievement at a senior level in a high-profile voluntary, commercial or public organisation. Candidates will also be confident in being an ambassador for the organisation seeking to persuade and influence in public spheres. Experience in the social housing sector while of significant interest, is not essential.

You will be working with a focussed and experienced team who are passionate about tackling homelessness and the work that Rowan Alba delivers. Rowan Alba’s desire is for the incoming CEO to be a ‘brand builder’ and a driven individual who wants to make their mark in the sector, acting as a representative for the organisation and driving its growth.

You can download a full candidate brochure here.

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Support Worker (Part time, weekend shift) – Stramullion

  • Part time
  • £20,620 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th October 2022

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

Overall purposes of the job:

  • To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients;
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group;
  • To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities framework;
  • To achieve key outcomes of the service;
  • To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations.

Please note: Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

For more information, please download the job description & person specification.

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Senior Support Worker - Stramullion

  • Full time
  • £24,864
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th October 2022

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

  1. to oversee a team of staff providing holistic support to residents.
  2. Provide a person-centred service which responds flexibly and quickly to the needs of adults who are alcohol dependent with complex needs.
  3. Ensuring reporting requirements of the services are achieved as per service level agreements.
  4. To provide support and supervision to relevant staff members.
  5. Ensure staff teams are adequately trained and qualified to meet regulatory requirements.
  6. On Call responsibilities.
  7. Oversee a small team of support staff providing a holistic support service to residents.
  8. Build and maintain an effective team and establish good channels of communication.

Please note: Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

For more information, please download the job description & person specification.

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This vacancy has now closed

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

Overall purposes of the job:

  • To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients;
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group;
  • To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities framework;
  • To achieve key outcomes of the service;
  • To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations.

Please note: Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

For more information, please download the job description & person specification.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker (Full time 4 on/4 off) - Stramullion

  • Full time
  • £20,620
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th October 2022

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

Overall purposes of the job:

  • To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients;
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group;
  • To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities framework;
  • To achieve key outcomes of the service;
  • To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations

.Please note: Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

For more information, please download the job description & person specification.

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CARDS Community Volunteer Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,864
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2022

OVERALL AIM OF THE ORGANISATION / SERVICE

Rowan Alba Community Alcohol Related Damage Service supports volunteers to create positive relationships with isolated people that are rewarding for them both. The client chooses what to do during each visit. Common activities include going for a walk, playing music or chess or just having a chat.

This relationship provides isolated people with the opportunity to build self-confidence and re-engage with their community.

This simple approach builds self-belief and can encourage positive change in our client’s mental and physical health and improve their ability to build better relationships with others.

OVERALL PURPOSES OF JOB

The Community Volunteer Co-ordinator main objectives will be to;

  • Recruit more volunteers with an emphasis on those with lived experience.
  • Work with clients to make our training more collaborative with real-life scenarios.
  • Provide training/support to allow volunteers and clients to take up specific roles in the service.
  • Be the key person for communication to and from all our volunteers.
  • Grow the volunteer pool into a volunteer community by increasing engagement in our events, activities and via social media platforms.

For more information, please download the job description and person specification.

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CARDS NHS Hospital Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,000 – £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2022

Community Alcohol Related Damage service (CARDS)

CARDS NHS Hospital Link Worker

OVERALL AIM OF THE ORGANISATION / SERVICE

A new collaborative approach between Rowan Alba and NHS Lothian to provide support to the NHS Lothian Alcohol Related Brain Damage Care Pathway. This focuses on care for individuals with Alcohol Related Brain Damage who frequently present in crisis at hospital and are not accessing community support. This post of Hospital Link Worker with lived experience of Alcohol Harm or ARBD will work with the Alcohol Nurses at the New Royal Infirmary to deliver information to provide immediate emotional and practical support to a caseload of individuals and increase engagement with community support via our volunteer befrienders on discharge from hospital. The main client outcomes being around health and social wellbeing, preventing future crisis and most importantly through developing healthy supportive relationships that act as a vehicle for positive self-identified outcomes.

This project will help share knowledge to better empower individuals with ARBD to be in control of their diagnosis and understand their condition to manage their everyday lives and alcohol use.

OVERALL PURPOSES OF JOB

The link worker will:

  • Work with individuals to input into an NHS personalised support plan in collaboration with Alcohol Liaison Nurses and in response to specific neurological information from their ARBD assessment
  • Input into the design of a practical support package to improve neurological outcomes for individuals on discharge. This may include clocks, calendars, memory boards and letters for GPs asking for thiamine.
  • Explain CARDS support available including befriending, self-management café groups and remote art group. Work in a person-centered way to ensure clients get support that is right for them.
  • Match individuals with volunteers and arrange pre-discharge introduction in hospital to create easy transition to support at home.
  • Advocate on behalf of individuals with other services including Housing, Benefits, GP services when necessary to help ensure their ARBD condition is understood and supported.
  • Support individuals to share ARBD information with carers or family to improve relationships.
  • Co-ordinate work placements of frontline NHS staff to improve understanding of ARBD (We currently do this for paramedic trainees, but wish to open this up to more NHS staff)
  • Input into redesign of our website to provide non-clinical information on living with ARBD.
  • Liaise effectively with all partners to strengthen our position on Edinburgh’s ARBD care pathway and raise awareness of our service, through the work we are doing in the community to support hidden clients.
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Thorntree Street – Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,495
  • Edinburgh (Thorntree Street)
  • Closing 9th October 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker who is passionate about supporting individuals. We are looking for a dedicated and committed individual, who has gained experience within a social care setting. worked with people who are alcohol dependent, have complex (often homelessness related) health needs and are prone to challenging behaviour and episodic poor physical and mental health.

As a Support Worker you will be responsible for ensuring that a high-quality person-centered support service is delivered. provide positive, practical, and emotional support to the residents that promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility. To be an effective Team Player in a challenging environment and establish and maintain efficient professional relationships with a range of external services.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

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NHS Lothian ARBD After Care Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,621 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th September 2022

OVERALL AIM OF THE SERVICE

Rowan Alba CARDS work in collaboration with NHS Lothian and Penumbra to provide support for individuals with a diagnosis of ARBD who are returning home after a stay in hospital followed by a prolonged period of re-enablement at the ARBD Unit in Oxgangs. CARDS provide them with a service for life in the way of a volunteer befriender.

The main client outcomes being around health and social wellbeing, preventing future crisis and developing health relationships with their CARDS volunteer befriender. The CARDS service will provide a specialist relapse prevention support service to residents moving on from the ARBD Unit. CARDS will engage with residents whilst they are in the unit and then continue to support them once they are discharged and return to accommodation in the community. The service will be delivered by the Sessional Worker based at The ARBD Unit and Rowan Alba Head Quarters with CARDS volunteers following the Cards service ethos.

This project will help share knowledge to better empower individuals with ARBD to be in control of their diagnosis and understand their condition to manage their everyday lives and alcohol use.

OVERALL PURPOSES OF JOB

Key objectives of the service are:

  • To engage with residents at the ARBD Unit and build a relationship with them where they will engage with CARDS after discharge.
  • Assist clients once home to remain abstinent and link with mainstream services that can support them to remain well.
  • Provide focussed crisis intervention support to clients in the community at the point of relapse and support clients to avoid reverting to older behaviours.
  • Provide regular visiting support for several weeks after discharge hence bridging the gap from 24/7 care to managing on their own at home.
  • Overall prevent this client group returning to a frequent pattern of presentations to A&E and acute hospital admissions.

What are some of the benefits we can offer you?

  • 28 days annual leave + 4 bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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Wellbeing & Activities Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,372
  • Thorntree Mill, Craigmillar Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2022

Rowan Alba is currently recruiting for a Wellbeing & Activities Coordinator for our new Thorntree Mill Service located in Craigmillar Edinburgh. Thorntree Mill is designed around the needs of its tenants and provides the highest level of care at home and housing support.

This is an exciting role to work as a dynamic and motivated Wellbeing & Activities Coordinator where you will help promote independence, dignity, and quality of life, always in a person centred caring and supportive environment. Understanding individual personalities, feelings, and lifestyle to enable us to provide each resident with personalised activities relating to their unique interests, making meaningful activity an essential part of care, so our tenants can live each day in the way they want.

You will be passionate about providing a varied 5-day programme of activities to stimulate and keep our tenants engaged, you will work in close conjunction with the support team, where you will build good relationships with the tenants and relatives.

The ideal candidate will have a creative flair, strong organisational skills, and the ability to relate well to people from all types of backgrounds. You will need to be sociable and able to communicate well with our residents and external activity providers. Previous experience in a similar role or environment would be beneficial and a robust induction will be given.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing stimulation and encouragement to tenants through entertainment, activities, and community links.
  • You will help our tenants maintain active and independent lives through the creation and delivery of individualised activity plans based on their interests, abilities, and life experience.
  • Coordinating a calendar of entertainment within Thorntree Mill for both indoor and outdoor activities.
  • To ensure a variety of daily activities suited to tenants’ lifestyles are taking place in-house throughout the day.
  • To formulate an activity profile for each individual tenant through liaison with support staff.
  • Build relationships with tenants, their friends and family members tailoring individual lifestyles.
  • Liaise with senior staff in respect of relative medical or care information regarding tenants.
  • Recruit and maintain volunteers.
  • Coordinate volunteers to deliver activities.
  • Guide and lead the volunteers and provide regular support and supervision.

Skills:

  • Previous experience of creating a 5-day programme from scratch and organising activities within a residential would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of the different types of activities tenants will enjoy.
  • Creative flair with a range of practical skills e.g., arts & crafts.
  • Ability to motivate and engage people with good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to plan a calendar of activities.
  • Able to create an environment where residents feel able to participate and contribute ideas.
  • Experience on leadership

What are some of the benefits we can offer you?

  • 28 days annual leave + 4 bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Flexible working in discussion with Team Leader

If you want be part of this exciting journey and join our new residential service, we would love to hear from you to discuss this fantastic opportunity further.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

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Night Worker - Housing Support and Care at Home services

  • Full time
  • £19,683
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2022

A unique employment opportunity (challenging, entertaining, rewarding, inspiring) in our upcoming Peffermill Service, helping homeless men settle into and sustain their new homes in a supported accommodation service.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the Scottish Social Services Council Regulatory Requirements.

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Support Worker at Stramullion

  • Full time
  • £20,620
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2022

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

Overall purposes of the job:

• To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients;

• To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group;

• To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities’ framework;

• To achieve key outcomes of the service;

• To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations.

Please note: Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

This post is funded by Scottish Government.

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Senior Support Worker at Stramullion

  • Full time
  • £24,462
  • Stramullion
  • Closing 25th September 2022

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

Overall purposes of the job:

• To oversee a team of staff providing holistic support to residents.

• Provide a person-centred service which responds flexibly and quickly to the needs of adults who are alcohol dependent with complex needs.

• Ensuring reporting requirements of the services are achieved as per service level agreements.

• To provide support and supervision to relevant staff members.

• Ensure staff teams are adequately trained and qualified to meet regulatory requirements.

• On Call responsibilities.

• Oversee a small team of support staff providing a holistic support service to residents.

• Build and maintain an effective team and establish good channels of communication.

Please note: Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

This post is funded by Scottish Government

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Support Worker – Stramullion x2

  • Part time
  • £20,020 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th May 2022

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

OVERALL PURPOSES OF THE JOB:

  • To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group
  • To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities’ framework
  • To achieve key outcomes of the service
  • To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations

Please note: only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Organisation Profile:

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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Woman Against Violence Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,020
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th May 2022

Rowan Alba is looking for an enthusiastic caring support worker to provide support to people who are or have been homeless, (Domestic Abuse) with multiple complex needs. The successful candidate will be providing one to one support to people aged 16 and over who have multiple support needs. Your main role will be to offer practical, emotional and social support to people when they are in temporary accommodation and when they move on to their own tenancy. You will need to develop effective relationships with people supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions. Ideally the post holder will be qualified to SVQ level 3 Health & Social Care or be willing to work towards this.

This post is funded by Scottish Government

Please note only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Organisation Profile:

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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Support Worker – Stramullion

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,020
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th January 2022

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

OVERALL PUROPSES OF THE JOB:

  • To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group
  • To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities’ framework
  • To achieve key outcomes of the service
  • To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations

Please note: only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Organisation Profile:

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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Thorntree – Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,840
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th December 2021

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker who is passionate about supporting individuals. We are looking for a dedicated and committed individual, who has gained experience within a social care setting. worked with people who are alcohol dependent, have complex (often homelessness related) health needs and are prone to challenging behaviour and episodic poor physical and mental health.

As a Support Worker you will be responsible for ensuring that a high-quality person-centred support service is delivered. provide positive, practical, and emotional support to the residents that promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility. To be an effective Team Player in a challenging environment and establish and maintain efficient professional relationships with a range of external services.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

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Wellbeing / Activities Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £19,565 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (Stramullion)
  • Closing 10th December 2021

Rowan Alba is currently recruiting for a Wellbeing/Activities Coordinator for our Stramullion Service located in North Edinburgh. Stramullion is designed around the needs of its residents and will provide the highest level of care at home and housing support.

This is an exciting new role to work as a dynamic and motivated Wellbeing Coordinator where you will help promote independence, dignity, and quality of life always in a person centred caring and supportive environment. Understanding individual personalities, feelings, and lifestyle to enable us to provide each resident with personalised activities relating to their unique interests, making meaningful activity an essential part of care, so our residents can live each day in the way they want.

You will be passionate about providing a varied programme of activities to stimulate and keep our residents engaged, you will work in close conjunction with the support team, where you will build good relationships with the residents and relatives.

The ideal candidate will have a creative flair, strong organisational skills, and the ability to relate well to people from all types of backgrounds. You will need to be sociable and able to communicate well with our residents and external activity providers. Previous experience in a similar role or environment would be beneficial.

Organisation Profile:

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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Move On Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,020 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh- West Pilton Park
  • Closing 10th December 2021

Rowan Alba is looking for an experienced worker to provide support to people who are or have been homeless, with multiple complex needs. The successful candidate will be providing one to one support to people aged 16 and over who have multiple support needs. Your main role will be to offer practical, emotional and social support to people when they are in temporary accommodation and when they move on to their own tenancy. You will need to develop effective relationships with people supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions. Ideally the post holder will be qualified to SVQ level 3 Health & Social Care or be willing to work towards this.

This post is funded by Walter Scott.

Please note: only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Organisation Profile:

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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Community Alcohol Related Damage service (CARDS) Hospital Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2021

OVERALL AIM OF THE ORGANISATION / SERVICE

A new collaborative approach between Rowan Alba and NHS Lothian to provide support to the NHS Lothian Alcohol Related Brain Damage Care Pathway. This focuses on care for individuals with Alcohol Related Brain Damage who frequently present in crisis at hospital and are not accessing community support. This post of Hospital Link Worker with lived experience of Alcohol Harm or ARBD will work with the Alcohol Nurses at the New Royal Infirmary to deliver information to provide immediate emotional and practical support to a caseload of individuals and increase engagement with community support via our volunteer befrienders on discharge from hospital. The main client outcomes being around health and social wellbeing, preventing future crisis and most importantly through developing healthy supportive relationships that act as a vehicle for positive self identified outcomes.

This project will help share knowledge to better empower individuals with ARBD to be in control of their diagnosis and understand their condition to manage their everyday lives and alcohol use.

OVERALL PURPOSES OF JOB

The link worker will;

  • Work with individuals to input in to an NHS personalised support plan in collaboration with Alcohol Liaison Nurses and in response to specific neurological information from their ARBD assessment
  • Input into the design of a practical support package to improve neurological outcomes for individuals on discharge. This may include clocks, calendars, memory boards and letters for GPs asking for thiamine.
  • Explain CARDS support available including befriending, self-management café groups and remote art group. Work in a person-centered way to ensure clients get support that is right for them.
  • Match individuals with volunteers and arrange pre-discharge introduction in hospital to create easy transition to support at home.
  • Advocate on behalf of individuals with other services including Housing, Benefits, GP services when necessary to help ensure their ARBD condition is understood and supported.
  • Support individuals to share ARBD information with carers or family to improve relationships.
  • Co-ordinate work placements of frontline NHS staff to improve understanding of ARBD (We currently do this for paramedic trainees, but wish to open this up to more NHS staff)
  • Input into redesign of our website to provide non-clinical information on living with ARBD.
  • Liaise effectively with all partners to strengthen our position on Edinburgh’s ARBD care pathway and raise awareness of our service, through the work we are doing in the community to support hidden clients.
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OVERALL AIM OF THE ORGANISATION

We deliver community befriending and supported accommodation to Edinburgh’s most marginalised homeless or isolated people with alcohol issues.

OVERALL PURPOSES OF JOB

We are looking for a confident individual with a good basic knowledge of every day digital devices and feels confident that they can use this to support people to take the next step in digital learning.

People

  • Service users - Mainly in their own homes supporting people to get online, use a phone, use mobile wifi and any other digital learning they might be interested in, their close contacts and our volunteers.
  • Volunteers - Supporting and advising volunteers how to take on roles using their digital skills. How to use mobile wifi, how to zoom with a client to support them to attend meetings or groups.
  • Staff - Communicate with staff team on the progress of your work. Reflect and report on the challenges and successes to refocus.

Activities

  • To deliver basic digital skills training sessions increase their digital skills to support the smooth running of the project to staff and volunteers via zoom
  • To meet with service users one to one in their own homes and support them to learn to use a new device
  • To keep records of their activities, sessions and design basic, short, power point or other creative presentations to deliver to staff (5 members) volunteers (groups of around 20) service users usually always just one to one.
  • To develop and sustain links with individuals, groups, agencies and be involved with the publicity and promotion of the project.
  • To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and be able and willing to receive and deliver feedback within an equal opportunities’ framework.
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Support Worker – Stramullion

  • Part time
  • £20,020 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th October 2021

Overall aim of the service:

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

Overall purpose of job

• To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients

• To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group

• To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities’ framework

• To achieve key outcomes of the service

• To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations

Please note: only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Organisation Profile:

Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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This vacancy has now closed

Move On Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,477 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh- West Pilton Park
  • Closing 19th July 2021

Rowan Alba is looking for an experienced worker to provide support to people who are or have been homeless, with multiple complex needs. The successful candidate will be providing one to one support to people aged 16 and over who have multiple support needs. Your main role will be to offer practical, emotional and social support to people when they are in temporary accommodation and when they move on to their own tenancy. You will need to develop effective relationships with people supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions. Ideally the post holder will be qualified to SVQ level 3 Health & Social Care or be willing to work towards this.

Please note: only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

This post is funded by The Volant Charitable Trust

Organisation Profile: Rowan Alba Ltd is a Scottish Charity supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals towards a more stable life.

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