Addictions, Support and Counselling (ASC) is currently recruiting a Recovery Worker – Education, Support & Training. The position is 14 hours per week, with a salary of £24,289 – £26,891 (pro-rata), depending on experience and qualifications. Based in Stirling and working across Forth Valley, the successful candidate will work closely with tutors from the Forth Valley College, employability training providers, housing, social services and treatment services, creating a package of support for service users to work towards positive outcomes.
Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is funded by Scottish Government to provide free practical advice and guidance to groups of social enterprises and other third sector organisations considering partnership working or collaboration.
Phase 2 of Scottish Government’s “Increasing Understanding of Autism Fund” (administered by Inspiring Scotland) will close to new applications shortly. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for innovative ways to support autistic people to access and participate in their communities, or to engage non-autistic people to increase their understanding of autism. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 13th July.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) has become vital for all organisations since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, St Andrew’s First Aid stocks a wide supply of respiratory equipment, gloves, hand and surface sanitiser (amongst others) to help ensure your staff, volunteers and members are safe and protected.
Training is available through the Mental Health Improvement and Suicide Prevention Framework, supported by NHS Forth Valley. The Framework offers knowledge and skills at different levels, from helping people to be “informed” (Stage 1) to a more in-depth programme focusing on supporting people in crisis (Stage 2: “Living Works Start”). Participants must have completed Stage 1 before accessing more the in-depth programme at Stage 2.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is involved in the Evacuation of People with Disabilities from High Rises research group, and is looking for participants who have experience of high rise living.
Two new dates are now available for Falkirk District Association for Mental Health’s (FDAMH) Essential Listening Skills course, on Tuesday 27th July and Wednesday 28th July. Both dates are fully funded and will be delivered free to community organisations and volunteers. The one day course, delivered via Zoom, aims to give volunteers working in the community a range of skills and resources to help them tackle challenging conversations.
Following on from the success of their recent “Storytelling” and “Musical Memories” Zoom sessions, Strathcarron Hospice has announced further dates for both, along with a new session on Local History. The sessions are designed to be very relaxed and informal, and are open to everyone; you do not need to have a connection to the Hospice to attend. The sessions all begin at 2pm via Zoom, with the next taking place: Local History Stories and Events: Tuesday 13th July; Storytelling: Tuesday 27th July; Musical Memories: Thursday 12th August.
Roots in Bonnybridge has launched their summer programme, and are looking for volunteers to help out. Volunteers will help set up and clean up for each day, as well as monitoring the children during activities, which take place at Duncan Stewart Park, Bonnybridge and Hollandbush Park, Banknock, on various days in July, and at Herbertshire Castle Park, Denny, in August. The summer programme will run 11am – 2pm each day, though volunteers will be needed outside those times.
Kingdom Support and Care (KSC) currently have 5 opportunities available, including Support Workers in various areas of Falkirk, Slamannan, and within their brand new service in Dunipace. The closing date for all applications is Monday 2nd August.