We are looking for an experienced and passionate Head of Counselling to lead and develop this highly-regarded Service. Come and be part of the team!
Ps & Gs Counselling Service has been established for 30 years and is a generic service with specific expertise in individual and couples counselling.
It is a small team of four part time employees: Head of Counselling (this vacancy), Counsellor and two part time administrators together with a team of around 20 volunteer counsellors and trainees.
It exists to:
The Counselling Service is a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors and adheres to their statement of faith and code of conduct.
Main duties and responsibilities
The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (the Students’ Association) is a representative body for students at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), one of the most exciting education providers in the country with a focus on tertiary education.
It's an exciting time to join the Association: we have just recruited a new CEO, due to start in December, and following a restructure, this role (Director of Student Engagement and Representation) and the role of Director of Operations were created with staffing changes to other roles within the Student Engagement department too.
If you are passionate about changing the lives of students and ensuring they are integral to enhancing the student experience, this could be the role for you… The role will provide strategic leadership, direction and drive in relation to the Students’ Association’s services, representation and opportunities for members. The successful candidate will be responsible for student representation – both in terms of democratically elected Representatives and Class Reps, democracy and governance. You would be responsible for supporting and coaching the staff as well as empowering student leaders to achieve excellence, fostering a culture where staff and students can create positive change.
UHI is unique in its geography; this role will have oversight of the development of each of the regions whilst developing and maintaining positive relationships with each of the Academic Partners.
Are you passionate about supporting young people and searching for a role where you can make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational? Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. We are looking for a Regional Pathways Coordinator to support our secondary school teams based across the West of Scotland.
This is a key role working in schools with the young people, mentors and school staff involved in our programme. The successful candidate will divide their time working across schools in Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, East and West Dunbartonshire and South Lanarkshire to provide additional cover (when needed), support, training and encouragement. The role requires flexibility, enthusiasm and the willingness to travel between locations (travel expenses will be reimbursed).
Responsibilities will include delivering group work, coordinating and supporting mentor meetings with their young people and being a go to person in school for the MCR programme. In times where school cover is less intensive you will form part of the regional team supporting local mentor recruitment, training and events depending on local circumstances. You will be an integral part of the schools community and wider MCR team, liaising with education colleagues and external stakeholders but the most important part of this role is delivering the MCR programme to young people.
Please note: A driving licence is essential for this role.
Do you want to work with a values-driven organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives? Come and join Wheatley Homes East as a Project Worker.
About the role
Dunedin Harbour provides temporary accommodation to individuals who are homeless. Staff provide 24-hour support with a range of needs and to develop independent living skills to enable service users to sustain future accommodation. The service is managed by Wheatley Homes East in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.
We now have a great opportunity for a project worker to join our team at Dunedin Harbour.
As a project worker you will work as part of a team to provide high quality support to ensure there is a supportive and safe living environment for all service users.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in similar roles and a sound knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting individuals who are homeless: including trauma, mental health and addiction.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer service skills, IT literacy are essential. A professional qualification in housing/care support or allied discipline is desirable, experience of paid or voluntary work at a similar level is essential.
The benefits we offer:
As part of Wheatley Group, we offer a sector-leading benefits package.
The successful candidate will receive:
Committed to inclusion
At Wheatley, we are always looking to improve diversity within our teams. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and achieve their full potential.
We actively celebrate our individual differences and recognise the collective strength this brings our organisation. It’s important our teams represent the communities we serve, and we welcome applications from under-represented groups.
Do you have a passion for helping people?
Do you have excellent communication and customer service skills?
Do you want to work for one of the best employability providers in Scotland?
Then come and work for Enable Works
Your role, as an Employment Coordinator is to provide support to people who have barriers to work to make progress towards and achieve well paid, sustainable employment.
Enable Works are the leading specialist provider of employability services for people who have barriers to work. We believe that every person in Scotland has the right to work in a job that is high quality and well paid.
Enable Works supports over 5500 people every year across 28 local authorities to learn skills for work.
We partner with thousands of employers to create inclusive cultures and improve the diversity of Scotland's workforce.
We are incredibly proud of our smart, capable, and motivated colleagues across Scotland and following a period of significant growth we are looking to grow our team.
We offer a generous salary, excellent benefits, and opportunities to develop and grow in your role.
We offer flexible working practices that promote a strong work/life balance so that when you are at work you can be the best version of you.
Values are more important to us than qualifications or experience, so if you don’t think you meet every requirement that’s ok, we still want to hear from you.
For further information please see our full job pack.
We really need you to have these
Our vision is that every person in Scotland is able to access the support they need to find a high quality job that pays them well and your drive and commitment to this job will help them get there. You will recognise each clients individual skills and aspirations and work with them to find a job that they love.
Our culture is autonomous so that means we trust you to make the right decisions for your clients, therefore you need to manage your work load well and be accountable for your time. Attention to detail is important as it means you can work accurately and follow instructions.
At Enable we believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities.
We also have an excellent range of staff benefits on offer including but not limited to:
Starting a career with Enable is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
Enable is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.
New Start Highland is looking for a technology graduate with an excellent understanding of digital solutions to take on the exciting and rewarding role of Graduate Business and Digital Efficiency Co-ordinator.
This post is under HIE’s Graduate Technology Placement Programme.
New Start Highland is an innovative organisation which creates opportunities for transformation in people’s lives. We offer a range of services and several commercial enterprises ranging from Removals to Furniture Retail. We are looking to maximise the benefits of digital technology. We want to enhance our operational performance and optimise our business processes.
This is an exciting opportunity for a self-driven, enthusiastic person who wants to grow, learn and be part of a positive work environment. You will be an excellent communicator, create great working relationships and be adaptable. Eligibility for the Graduate Technology Placement Programme is essential.
New Start Highland is looking for a technology graduate with an excellent understanding of digital solutions to take on the exciting and rewarding role of Graduate Business Information Co-ordinator. This post is under HIE’s Graduate Technology Placement Programme.
New Start Highland is an innovative organisation which creates opportunities for transformation in people’s lives. We offer a range of services and several commercial enterprises ranging from Removals to Furniture Retail. We are looking to maximise the benefits of digital technology. We want to develop a CRM spanning the full range of our activities.
This is an exciting opportunity for a self-driven, enthusiastic person who wants to grow, learn and be part of a positive work environment. You will become part of a forward thinking team. Eligibility for the Graduate Technology Placement Programme is essential.
The Citadel has a long history of strong relationships with families in the Leith community. This includes our Families Project, which provides a range of services to parents/carers of children attending the Citadel, including a weekly Parents Drop In and regular Family Days. In the past five years, the Scottish Government’s Pupil Equity Fund has enabled us to extend our positive relationships with families into local primary schools.
The post holder will be based two days per week in Leith Primary School, where they will be responsible for providing a range of services to parents/carers, including 1:1 support, themed workshops or courses and family learning. They will be based one and a half days per week at the Citadel, where they will work alongside Families Project colleagues, including co-facilitating the Parents Drop In. This post has been continuously funded through the Pupil Equity Fund since 2018 and the renewal of funding for the next school year is generally confirmed in April.
We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Trauma Support Team with Health in Mind. Health in Mind is a leader within Scotland offering support and counselling for survivors of childhood trauma. Our Trauma Support Services support survivors of abuse in a variety of ways to support people to live the life they want to live. Our approach is values based and works alongside people, drawing on their personal strengths.
We are seeking an experienced support and development worker to provide emotional and practical support to people who are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, or as adults have experienced sexual assault, rape or domestic violence.
The successful applicant will work with people on an individual basis with both practical and emotional support, within our Short-Term Trauma Support Service. You will support people with the impact of their trauma, to improve their mental health and wellbeing, and to develop coping strategies.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you!
Safe Space is a specialist trauma agency working with adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, providing one to one counselling and a range of therapeutic groups. We are seeking a groupworker with extensive experience of groupwork and working with the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. The post involves working within a small team and working alongside an established groupworker and volunteer groupworkers.
The post requires some evenings and occasional weekend working.
We are particularly interested in people who have experience of running groups with parents of children who have experienced child sexual abuse.
The Group Support worker supports adults who have been sexually abused in childhood through therapeutic groupwork and supports volunteer groupworkers to work within groups.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
To deliver a range of therapeutic groups alongside volunteer groupworkers at Safe Space.
To provide Initial Assessments for clients before groups begin.
Contribute to training workshops as required for volunteer groupworkers.
To maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
To provide monthly stats, records and documents in conjunction with the administrator.
To attend group supervision once a month and any other supervision as requested.
To undertake any other duties as is reasonable for the post.
A Certificate in Counselling or Groupwork, is the minimum qualification, although substantial experience in this area will be considered.
Experience of working in the field of trauma and childhood sexual abuse.
Experience of working with parents in need of support.
Experience of delivering therapeutic groups
Experience of supporting volunteers.