Signpost Recovery are currently recruiting for 3 new positions, as part of their Tackling Inequalities and Improving Outcomes Project, which aims to reduce health inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of people in the criminal justice system by identifying and addressing the health-related factors that impede their access to, and ability to engage in, volunteering, training, courses, further learning and employment.
- Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator
The position is 37.5 hours per week, with a salary of £24,944 – £28,036 per annum (including 7.5% unsocial hour’s payment) and an initial 15 months fixed term contract, based in Falkirk.
The Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator will develop, supervise and deliver a range of innovative and effective interventions and case management outcomes focused solutions.
The successful candidate will supervise and lead a team consisting of Health and Wellbeing Nurses, a Project Assistant and Healthcare Assistants. The Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of the Tackling Inequalities and Improving Outcomes Project, whereby they will:
- develop and co-ordinate the implementation and delivery plans for the project and the associated events and activities
- co-ordinate a programme of targeted community activities and events as identified
- oversee the delivery of community health and wellbeing interventions
- develop a diverse range of community referral pathways
- devise strategies and responses, taking cognisance of the views and life experiences of service users
- co-ordinate the supervision, training and appraisal of all staff involved in the Tackling Inequalities and Improving Outcomes Project
- identify and collaborate with current and potential stakeholders to ensure a multi-agency, whole system and asset based approach
- comply with the expectations of the funders whilst also looking to options for a sustainable future
Applicants will be required to deploy a combination of communicative, service promotion and negotiation skills in order to identify, build or enhance relationships with Scottish Government, NHS, local authority and third sector staff.
The successful candidate will work closely and co-operate with the Signpost Recovery Senior Management and Operational Management Teams to ensure the delivery of co-ordinated, efficient, high quality services that are conducive to the operational aspirations of both Signpost Recovery and their Community Justice Partnership colleagues. The Operations Manager will be the designated line manager for this post and they will monitor, support and supervise the Co-ordinator’s work, as well as being their direct point of contact with regard to any issues arising from the role and duties.
- 2 Health and Wellbeing Nurses
These positions are 37.5 hours per week, with a salary of £22,458 – £26,302 per annum, and an initial 15 months fixed term contract.
One nurse will be based in Falkirk, with the other working across the Forth Valley area.
The nurses will be a fundamental part of the team; their roles will take direction from the Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, and they will work in partnership to ensure the delivery of health and wellbeing interventions in the project.
The successful candidates will contribute to the project to ensure that service users are in receipt of consistent, high quality and outcomes focused interventions that adhere to national guidance, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) practice guidelines and the Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Specifically, they will undertake comprehensive health and wellbeing assessments for service users. They will also engage in health promotion and appropriate prevention and harm minimisation strategies and interventions. These strategies and interventions will work to address and reduce physical, mental and emotional health related harms associated with clients in the criminal justice system.
Furthermore, the will be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the project to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved.
The successful candidates will be required to work from a number of operational sites across the Falkirk local authority area as required, and work flexibly within an agreed number of hours to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This may include evening and weekend working.
- Project Assistant
The position is 37.5 hours per week, with a salary of £22,000 – £22,975 (including 7.5% unsocial hour’s payment) and an initial 15 months fixed term contract, working across Forth Valley.
The Project Assistant will be a fundamental part of the team. The Project Assistant will take direction from the Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, and will assist the remainder of the team to ensure the delivery of health and wellbeing interventions in the project.
The successful candidate will contribute to the project to ensure that service users are in receipt of consistent and high quality support that enables them to live positively in the community, address their offending behaviour, avoid harmful activities, develop and maintain their daily living skills, increase their employability and promote their health and wellbeing.
Furthermore, the Project Assistant will be responsible for assisting the overall performance of the project to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved. They will be required to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvements in service delivery for the benefit of the service user, project and the partnership.
The successful candidate will be required to work from a number of operational sites across the Falkirk local authority area as required, and work flexibly within an agreed number of hours to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This may include evening and weekend working.
The deadline for applications to all posts is 11:59pm on Wednesday 29th November.
To apply, or for further information (including full job descriptions and person specifications for each role), please visit the Signpost Recovery website.
If you are interested in these positions and wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Norrie Moane, General Manager, by phone: 01259 272112.