PARTNERS FOR INTEGRATION
Health and Social Care Integration
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in Dumfries & Galloway. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves supporting the integration portfolio and the associated delivery plans for Health & Social Care in Dumfries & Galloway and ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs.
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, provider partners, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent Sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
Dumfries & Galloway is a progressive partnership and invests heavily in this post and the Independent Sector.
The successful candidate will be required to spend a significant amount of time in the Dumfries & Galloway area.
The post is home based with travel, where necessary, and is hosted by Scottish Care.
We are looking for a unique person to join our team at our dementia specific day service in Dumfries. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence.
The post is a permanent 17.5hour contract based in Dumfries. The day service in Dumfries is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to meet the needs of the service. Days of working will be agreed on appointment alongside the needs of the service, and the successful candidate.
Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support therefore successful applicants must have a positive approach to dementia.
You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Our Smarter2gether service supports young people (aged 11-18) who need extra help with education. We support young people with behaviours that challenge because of the complicated emotions they experience, by giving our young people a trusted person they can talk to, as well as someone who can support them with their learning.
Our young people may have experienced trauma in their lives and feel that no-one understands them. Some may have a chaotic home life, and are risk of being taken into care, far away from their own community. Others are already living in care and experiencing the complicated feelings that come with it. All these factors can cause a lot of stress and worry. In turn, this can make school a difficult environment to be in.
What we are looking for...
As a Young People’s Worker Social Education, you will work in partnership with the school and other relevant agencies to provide a holistic approach to the support we offer our young people. You will work both individually and may help support group work programmes for our young people within the school setting. You will be based between Stranraer Academy and our Stranraer Communites2gether hub. You will also engage and support the young person’s family in the wider community as required.
You will work 37.5 hours per week, due to the nature of this service all annual leave must be used during the school holidays. this post is currently funded through PEF funding for a 2 year fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension.
We are looking for someone who will empower our young people and give them a voice. It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding and commitment to young people’s rights. You will have experience of working with young people either within a community or residential setting. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above.
Due to the nature of this service and the location of the families we support, it is essential that applicants have access to their own car and hold a full driving license.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here.
What we offer...
You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme, including Child Protection. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.
Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.