Aberdeenshire Signposting Project
Aberdeenshire Signposting Project is a free, confidential and non-judgemental service working throughout Aberdeenshire to help people find solutions to issues affecting mood and wellbeing. The Signposting Project helps people connect to services, organisations and community groups who can help address those issues. They help people overcome the barriers they face in accessing the help they need. Their new website is an excellent source of information about their services and contains everything you need to engage with the project – visit the new site at: http://www.signpostingproject.org.uk.
ABERDEENSHIRE SIGNPOSTING PROJECT
POST 1- PROJECT WORKER (NORTH) and
POST 2- PROJECT WORKER (CENTRAL/ SOUTH)
18 HOURS PER WEEK FIXED TERM UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2017
(with the possibility of extension dependent on funding)
Salary £ 23,742.04 (pro-rata based upon a 36 hour week)
Closing Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016 at 12 noon
Interviews will be during the week beginning Monday 26th September 2016
The Aberdeenshire Signposting Project is a client support project operating throughout Aberdeenshire.
The project provides support to clients suffering from (or at risk of developing) mild to moderate mental health problems as well as working with older, isolated people.
The Project works throughout Aberdeenshire to provide a responsive service working to ensure that clients are directed to and assisted in making contact with relevant organisations, agencies and services. The ability to work effectively with clients experiencing distress and difficulty is key to the role.
The successful candidates will primarily work throughout North Aberdeenshire (Post 1) and Central and South Aberdeenshire (Post 2), but will work elsewhere in Aberdeenshire as required according to the needs of the Project.
Candidates must display a proven track record of working with vulnerable clients, managing caseloads and will particularly demonstrate a good understanding of the issues faced by older people in identifying and accessing support and services as well as an understanding of the causes and impacts of social isolation.
Good case management, communication, organisational and IT skills are essential as is the ability to work as part of a team and to work to deadlines, often under pressure.
The North post will be primarily home based, the Central/ South post office based, both with travel throughout Aberdeenshire and regular meetings in the Project offices.
Applications for both posts from applicants seeking 36 hours per week will be considered
To meet operational requirements core hours will be set to be worked Tuesday – Friday
For an application pack please contact:
Heather Nangle, Administrator at Office 10/11, Craigearn Business Park, Morrison Way, Kintore.
Tel: 01467 628713 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For informal enquiries or further information on the post as advertised please contact:
Karen Nicoll, Chief Officer on: 01467 647138/ 07484 060 430/ email@example.com
Please Note: CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form
Funded by Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian.
Aberdeenshire Signposting Project is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in Scotland Charity Number: SC044694
The Aberdeenshire Signposting Project is a client support service covering the Aberdeenshire area. The project works with clients to find sources of help and support with the issues in their lives causing them concern.
Victoria Lake, Deputy Manager for the Signposting Project said: “Our service is growing with new and exciting developments and we are looking for volunteers who can support us in the work that we do”. Read the rest of this entry »