Vacancies at Space and Broomhouse Hub

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Space and Broomhouse Hub are looking to fill a number of positions to help deliver their important mental health, training and employability services.

The posts are:

Thrive peer Worker Permanent, working 24hrs per week with salary £20,250 pro-rata (actual salary £13,500

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services across Edinburgh.  The South West Thrive Welcome Team brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people in South West Edinburgh, to enable them to live well and fulfill their potential. This partnership is between Space, SAMH, and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership working under NHS governance.

The main role of the Thrive Peer Worker is to use your own lived experience of mental health and recovery solutions to reduce the toll of poor mental health, and to promote good mental health practices, with citizens and within our communities. It is also about promoting the understanding and values of peer work.

This is achieved by providing short term, one-to-one, emotional and practical mental health support to citizens across South West Edinburgh, providing a space to discuss issues at their own pace, explore skill development and tools to support citizens to manage their mental health challenges

Closing date for applications: 5pm 14th July 2022

Training & Employability Project Worker   25hrs per week, flexible working options with salary £27,442 per annum pro-rata (actual salary £19,057)

We are looking for an experienced Training and Employability worker to join our team.

The project worker will work with young people and others who are experiencing barriers to employment such as people with learning difficulties, mental health challenges, and those who have experience of the criminal justice system. The project worker will support these people through 1:1 support and group training, helping them to access opportunities to move them along the employability pipeline.

Key duties

  • Deliver & develop a program of engaging and inspiring employability group training & 1:1 support
  • Support people to apply for suitable paid employment or other opportunities that help them progress through the employability pipeline
  • Stay abreast of job, work placement, volunteering, and training opportunities in sectors of interest to support people into new opportunities
  • On occasions work with external training suppliers to provide relevant training courses and/or specialised sessions
  • Promote Space projects through a range of means in order to recruit people looking for training and support with a view to ultimately finding paid employment
  • Provide 1:1 employability support to people to monitor progress and address issues
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation systems to track work against targets and produce quarterly reports
  • Recruit, train and support volunteers

Closing Date: Tuesday 12th July 2022

Training & Employability Project Worker (BAME parents)Funded to March 2023 with potential 2 year extension, working 22hrs per week, flexible working options with a salary of £27,442 per annum pro-rata (actual salary £16,770).

We are looking for an experienced Training and Employability worker to join our team, working with our established group of BAME parents.

The project worker will work with unemployed parents to find paid employment and employed parents to find better employment. They will deliver and develop a Work Club & 1:1 employability support.

The project worker will support these people through 1:1 support and group training, helping them to access opportunities to move them along the employability pipeline.

The parents’ group currently consists of BAME female members, a sound understanding of the cultural sensitivities of women from ethnic minorities is essential.

Key duties

  • Contribute to the delivery & development of our parents’ work, Planning Futures for Parents, which provides inspiring training & support for unemployed parents looking for work and employed parents looking for better employment
  • Support BAME parents to apply for suitable paid employment or opportunities that progress them through the employability pipeline
  • Deliver and develop a work club for BAME parents who are looking to access specific sectors of work or job roles
  • Consult BAME parents to gain feedback and co-design program content to ensure it is meeting their needs
  • Stay abreast of job, work placement, and training opportunities in sectors of interest to support parents into new opportunities
  • Work with external training suppliers to provide relevant training courses and/or specialised sessions
  • Promote projects through a range of means in order to recruit BAME parents who are looking for work
  • Provide 1:1 employability support to BAME parents to monitor progress and create a personalised action plan
  • Signpost to partners who offer specialised support where needed
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation systems to track work against targets and produce quarterly reports to the Learning & Wellbeing Manager
  • Maintain accurate detailed records for each trainee, ensuring funder database is updated
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteers

Closing Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

Click the links above or visit their Vacancies page here to read the full job descriptions and find out how to apply.

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