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Senior Practitioner Money Guidance Service
Salary: £29,557- £33,779 per annum
Work from home with flexible working options
Two-year fixed term contact - 35 hours per week
Closing date for applications: 9am 17th August
Interviews will take place online via video conference - on 25th August 2022
Founded in 1997, GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. We operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide treatment for anyone who is harmed by gambling, create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling industry.
The Money Guidance Service is a new GamCare initiative, providing tailored guidance and advice on budgeting and other money matters for those impacted by problem gambling, who are accessing existing National Gambling Helpline and structured treatment interventions. As well as enhancing client support services, a key aim of the project is to understand the needs of those experiencing financial harm, and develop and test new approaches, through a continuous learning approach.
The Senior Practitioner will deliver money guidance and financial wellbeing information in remote sessions over the phone or via video call to GamCare service users. This is primarily a frontline role, and the Senior Practitioner will manage a caseload of service users; specifically delivering impartial guidance on money management and financial wellbeing in the non-regulated space, and making referrals to external debt/money specialists. There will also be a requirement to support ongoing development of the Service, including informing ongoing staff training needs, and service user tools and resources.
As the successful candidate you’ll have a relevant Money Guidance or Advice qualification or training Qualification and/or (NVQ Level 3/Diploma or above) related to Psychology, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Addictions, Social Work, Nursing, Health & Social Care, Public Health or Demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable cohorts with addictions and/or other complex needs. You will also have a commitment to professional development and willingness to undertake money guidance training relevant to the role, as required.
Your strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills will put you in good stead to deliver high quality money guidance to gamblers facing financial difficulties. Crucially, you’ll want to work in an environment where your work truly makes a difference to our staff and service users.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Working in a way that recognises and values diversity and with an understanding of the functional model of problem gambling and gambling-related harm, the Senior Money Guidance Practitioner will:
- Provide a tailored guidance and support service to service users who require money guidance as a result of their, or someone else’s, gambling, via telephone and web-based interventions, using money management tools and resources, and practical support.
- Effectively manage a time-bound caseload of money guidance for service users, along with managing a schedule of call-backs and appointments, and recording key information accurately and in a timely manner.
- Recognise the parameters of what this non-regulated Service offers and, as necessary, make timely referrals to debt/other regulated money advice organisations.
- Support effective transition to debt/other services.
- Implement risk/safeguarding management and supportive strategies as required
- Remain up to date with the nature of problem gambling.
- Support the Money Guidance Team in ensuring the guidance models and interventions delivered, are up to date, appropriate, and effective
Benefits You Can Enjoy
- 33 days basic annual leave entitlement per annum (pro-rated for part-time colleagues) including bank holidays which increases with service
- A generous Pension Scheme - we contribute 6% and you contribute 2%.
- Discretionary company sick pay from day one of service.
- Employee Assistance Programme – 24-hour support
- Cycle to Work Scheme
Appointment is subject to a DBS check
GamCare are committed to offering the best support to people affected by gambling harms, as such we welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.
You will need to ensure that you have a confidential space within your home to work from. With this role there will be a requirement to attend the head office in London periodically for colleague and team liaison.
To apply, please go onto the GamCare website and complete an application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey.
For any further information on the role or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application or recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Inbox and the team will be happy to help.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Please do not apply if you have submitted an application in the past 12 months
Could you be a Link Worker supporting people from within the NHS?
Hertfordshire's NHS has commissioned "Link Workers" throughout the county to work closely with GP surgeries supporting patients to find non-clinical solutions to improve their wellbeing. Link Workers will work intensively with a small number of individuals, enabling them to access support within their local community.
You will be responsible for linking patients to services across the Health, Statutory and Voluntary sectors. You will work alongside patients to help them achieve their goals, undertaking assessments and building relationships to agree personalised plans to help the patient make the necessary changes to live the life they choose. You will work closely with GPs, other health and social care professionals, and local voluntary organisations.
You may have worked in a similar role previously - but equally this role will be suited to someone with good local knowledge, appropriate experience and a passion for personalised care. Are you a people person? Can you earn trust and help people identify goals and access the support they need to achieve those goals? Are you fully committed to person-centred services and to helping inviduals find solutions to their needs? Can you work as part of a GP surgery team, maintaining the highest professional standards, sharing systems, communicating clearly and contributing to case management? If you are proactive, enthusiastic and person-centred, then we would love to hear from you.
We already employ a team of Link Workers in Hertfordshire and we are looking for new Link Workers to fill roles throughout the county. HCNS's wider activities are also supported by HCC and by local CCGs. The roles are offered as permanent contracts (subject to future funding). The roles are full-time but we will accept part-time applications and will try to find job-share partners.
The roles will be based at one or more local GP surgeries and we will pay travel expenses within the geographical area covered. Applicants must be licenced drivers with access to a vehicle. An enhanced DBS check will be required.
We are recruiting Link Workers to work with people who are frail or vulnerable or unwell, or people who are in danger of losing their independence. Link Workers will receive referrals from GP surgeries. They must take time to understand people’s needs, and they work with professionals, volunteers, families, carers and individuals to develop appropraite solutions.
You will work to understand your local community, link people together, and help develop more effective services. When solutions are needed, you will find them.
You will be employed by one of the voluntary organisations involved in the delivery of Link Worker services: Age UK Hertfordshire, British Red Cross, Carers in Herts, Dacortium, Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers, POhWER, Watford & Three Rivers Trust and Watford Community Housing. Other partners may join.
You will be assigned to work with one or more GP surgeries and play a key role within their team. You will also be part of a locality team comprising other social prescribers led by a Senior Navigator.
You will need to operate independently and as part of several different teams, each providing support and supervision. You will use case management databases and communications systems, understand safeguarding and privacy rules, and provide high quality information, input and feedback.
Please apply online stating how you meet the above requirements for this post. Shortlisted candidates will receive full details before interview. If you are currently based beyond reasonable commuting distance of Hertfordshire, please explain how you will commute or relocate or your application will be disregarded.
Please apply soonest: we will interview candidates as appropriate applications are received. Please apply online stating how you meet the requirements for this post. If you are currently based outside Hertfordshire, please explain how you will relocated or commute if appointed. Shortlisted candidates will receive full details before interview.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you passionate about supporting and empowering children and young people to thrive? Would you like to work for an independent organisation that fosters creativity, encourages everyone to contribute to organisational growth and makes sure staff feel supported and valued?
SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime is an independent charity working across the Thames Valley. We are looking to recruit experienced practitioners to work with children and young people who have experienced victimisation, crime and abuse.
Role: SAFE! Project Worker
Location and hours: Opportunities in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and MK
Requests for full and part-time roles considered
Are you the right candidate?
We are looking for people who can quickly engage and build trust with young people. You should have a track-record of working with children and young people in a supportive role. An enthusiastic self-starter with excellent communication skills, you will have experience of multi-agency working and a commitment to high-standards of professionalism. You will be responsible for: providing appropriate support to children, young people and parents, conducting assessments and designing individual intervention plans based on the young person’s needs and providing support to parents/carers.
Applicants will have a good understanding of confidentiality and safe working practices and maintenance of records in accordance with the Data Protection (GDPR) Act. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate your active commitment to promoting equal opportunities and diversity.
This role will include face to face casework across a set geographical patch. We are particularly looking for a Project Workers in North Oxfordshire, Reading and West Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire. We are hoping to find practitioners with expertise in support children affected by domestic and sexual abuse. The role will require travel around the region visiting children and families in schools, homes and community settings, and occasional unsociable working hours. You will also be required to travel to our Oxfordshire office on occasion. You will be based either from the Oxford office or primarily from home, and you will be expected to usually cover a 30 mile radius for casework.
The welfare of children is paramount to all that we do in SAFE! and we would expect all successful candidates to demonstrate that they are equally committed to these values. We follow safer recruitment processes to ensure that we adhere to these standards. Appointments will be subject to references and checks made by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) satisfactory to SAFE!
Why work for us?
SAFE! offers competitive rewards and benefits including a 5% pension contribution, flexible working and 28 days annual leave (pro rata). We place great importance on staff wellbeing – we offer regular clinical and management supervision, we encourage and enable staff to prioritise healthy work-life balance through flexible working. We are committed to professional development through regular training and we encourage all staff to take a lead role in a particular area of interest. We are a creative and responsive organisation and we seek the input of staff and service users to ensure that we can meet their changing needs.
This role is currently funded until end of March 2024.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Soundabout is a charity that uses music to empower and unlock the potential of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The charity leads the provision of training and delivery of music-centred approaches to working with people with severe, or profound and multiple learning difficulties. We work across the UK in a variety of settings such as special schools, early years’ environments and care services.
At Soundabout, we believe that everybody deserves to have a voice. Rather than focusing on what people can’t do, we want to emphasize what they can do. We believe that people with severe and profound learning difficulties including autism should have a life full of expression, passion, and enjoyment. To enable this to happen we aim to educate, support, and empower through both empowering training and supporting those in our community. That’s why we use music to enable people with learning difficulties to express themselves, connect with others, and feel the warmth of music.
We have a small core office team and a growing body of freelance practitioners who are the creative, delivery force of our work.
Diversity and equal opportunities
Soundabout is an equal opportunity and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining diverse candidates, as it’s important that our team reflect the communities we serve at every level within the charity. We especially welcome applications from people from under-represented groups and are committed to making adjustments that would support you in applying for or carrying out the role. We are currently under-represented by disabled and neurodivergent people, people from under-represented minorities, and from the LGBTQ community.
The role of the Family Support Co-ordinator is to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of families with profoundly disabled children to interact musically with their child to benefit their development, personal and social interactions and build family resilience, enhancing wellbeing and reducing isolation for parents/carers. A key part of the role will be to measure the longitudinal progress and development of children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities supported by Soundabout, to help the charity develop and improve our practice to ensure the best outcomes.
The role is also the first point of contact for families when enquiring about Soundabout, sharing ideas for opportunities to engage with our services and offering additional support to our families as and when needed, trouble-shooting any access or other issues or concerns.
The post holder must be willing to lead on our Safeguarding agenda (either through pre-existing experience or by attending appropriate training).
You will be a warm, flexible, and energetic team player with significant experience of working with families of profoundly disabled children and a commitment to reducing isolation for families and building support networks and connections. You may have an understanding of how music and sound can be used as a developmental tool and to build family cohesion and resilience. You are motivated by the opportunity to improve the lives of people with severe and profound learning disabilities and their families.
To be the primary point of support for all families with children who have profound and severe learning difficulties and are part of Soundabout’s community; whether attending music-making sessions, participating in 1:1 support sessions with our music practitioners or as part of Soundabout’s Inclusive Choir and associated groups.
To induct new families into the organisation, exploring with them the opportunities available and best suited to each child and family’s needs. Introduce families to our evaluative processes to be undertaken by Soundabout practitioners and track progress, providing bi-annual updates to families via progress reports. Signpost families to other opportunities and forms of support as appropriate.
To maintain regular contact with the families through ‘light touch’ support via telephone, email and zoom, as and when appropriate, and undertake annual re-assessments.
Designated Safeguarding Lead for Soundabout
Leading Soundabout’s participation agenda, so the voice of participants and their families are heard and taken into account across our organisation.
To update and distribute a welcome pack for all current and new families, highlighting the charity’s safeguarding and privacy policies, the charity’s broader services and signposting to other opportunities and supportive organisations.
To measure the longitudinal progress and development of children and young people with severe learning difficulty (SLD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) supported by Soundabout and use the evaluation information to develop and improve Soundabout’s services.
Maintain contact as required and agreed with each family through telephone/email/zoom/social media.
Assess the needs, strengths and challenges of the child and family.
Identify and agree with the child and family, the support and services they would like to access.
Highlight the support available for siblings of disabled children and encourage their involvement in Soundabout’s community.
Provide ongoing support and resources developed by Soundabout and relevant organisations.
Developing a strong participant-led voice for Soundabout.
Collecting information and maintaining database for our families.
Planning and organising appropriate family-focused events and finding appropriate partnerships.
Play a central role in the Soundabout team and represent the voice of people with a learning disability and their family members within and outside of the organisation
Please submit the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (the link is on the full job description).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: RAF High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire with flexibility to work remotely
About the role
Providing direct and impactful welfare support to our service users including RAF personnel and their immediate families.
Opportunities to develop and add to existing skills and knowledge base in the Social Care field.
Conducting need assessments for our service users to plan and create the appropriate intervention.
Working closely with Station Commanding Officers, as well as with relevant Local Authorities, Health, and other civilian agencies as well as other military organisations and charities.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of practical, emotional, and financial support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. In 2021 our trained teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 66,000 people, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts, or currently serving (both regulars and reserves), and their families.
SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person and their family, any time they need us and in any way they need us.
About the Team
The Personal Support & Social Work Service is made up of 60 social workers and administrative support. We are a hard-working team, from diverse professional backgrounds, dispersed across the South of England. Although we all have our own area of responsibility, we support each other in delivering the best possible service to the military community.
To carry out this role successfully you will have:
- Demonstrable experience of working in the field of Health and Social care.
- Experience of carrying out assessments, preparing plans and monitoring and reviewing outcomes.
- Excellent prioritisation and organisation of caseload.
- Comprehensive IT skills including MS Office and case management systems.
- The willingness and ability to travel for work including a car and full driving licence.
- A company pension scheme (subject to eligibility)
- Company maternity adoption & shared parental leave policy subject to eligibility
- BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, GP Anytime Health Line and Physio Line.
- YuLife wellbeing app including monetary vouchers for practicing physical and mental wellbeing
- Internal opportunities including training, qualifications, internal vacancies, and project work
- SSAFA ceremonies and events
- Your voice will be heard through regular meetings with management, staff surveys and we are developing an anonymous feedback platform
- An interactive and social intranet
- To work with a diverse, agile, and creative workforce with a passion for supporting others
- Flexible working from day one
Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA
SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
How to apply
You can apply via SSAFA’s website where you’ll also find more information about the charity, as well as our application process.
No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.
Further information about the role
SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.
Closing date: Midnight on 29 August 2022
Interviews: Week commencing 5th September 2022
Location: Home based (UK-Wide)
Salary: £33,438 - £36,515 per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 29 August 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 17:00pm on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
About Alzheimer\'s Society
Who we are
Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.
What we want
We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.
What we do
We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future.
How we do it
We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.
About the role
The Information Governance team are the champions of Data Protection and Information Governance within Alzheimer's Society. The team’s overriding objective is to enable all areas of the Society to use information appropriately whilst achieving the Society’s overall aim of creating a world without dementia. The Senior Information Governance Officer will support the wider Information Governance team in achieving this objective.
They will be the first point of contact in the Society for data protection and information governance questions, providing advice and guidance as appropriate to ensure the safe and legal processing of information. These queries will be from across the Society and could be in relation to service delivery, fundraising, campaigns, IT, volunteering or employment matters.
The Senior IG Officer will also handle personal data breaches and identify and create reports on trends and recommended remedial actions, compile relevant management information and reports on Information Governance matters for senior management audiences.
You'll manage rights requests, review data protection elements in contracts and support the Information Governance Manager to develop, deliver and maintain learning resources and opportunities for Society colleagues to help ensure information is processed safely and legally whilst enabling the Society to operate effectively.
- Highly skilled and motivated individual looking for a fresh challenge and wishing to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by dementia.
- Must have expert knowledge and experience of managing information in line with Data Protection legislation and regulations (including the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA))
- Experience of applying expert knowledge to be able to advise colleagues on how to comply with privacy requirements across a range of situations. This includes managing incidents, handling rights requests, conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments and reviewing Data Protection elements of contracts and Data Sharing Agreements.
- An industry recognised Privacy qualification such as an IAPP certification or BCS Practitioner’s Certificate in Data Protection, is preferable but not essential.
- Ability to work in a fast paced and responsive environment,
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written [essential]
- Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Be a team player, supporting colleagues when there are deadlines, and who knows when to ask for help themselves.
- Be a self-starter and incredibly motivated.
You may have experience of the following: Senior Information Governance Officer, Information Governance Manager, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Legislation, Information Governance, Compliance, Standards, Records Manager, Information Governance Officer, etc.
Ref: 135 692
Self-employed Sessional Assessing Social Worker
TACT is the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering. Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering families for children and young people in the care of local authorities. Working in partnership with local authorities across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing creative, effective and outcome-focused services. We also campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers and adoptive families and are a leading voice in the sector.
Our vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people.
We are recruiting sessional assessing social workers to undertake Form F assessments in the East Midlands area. Our assessments are undertaken virtually using video calling and a minimum of one face to face visit to meet the applicants and undertake health & safety assessments.
- To undertake and complete Form F assessments in the timescale set out in TACT’s policy and guidance.
- To visit personal referees as identified on application form for prospective foster carers (virtual visits).
- To ensure that all checks and references are undertaken and completed.
- To provide to the supervisor, regular written updates of the draft assessment.
- To liaise with the TACT administrative team concerning the progress of administrative checks and completion of the Form F.
- To be available for supervision, consultation or liaison as required.
- To be available to present completed Form F’s to TACT's fostering panel and provide support to the applicants through this process.
- To be aware of TACT’s child protection procedures and immediately report any child protection matter or concerns to a TACT manager and any relevant placing authority and the area authority.
- To carry out the duties in line with TACT’s Foster Carer and Supervising Social Worker Standards and Practice Guidance.
- The support and supervision of foster carers and placements (including but not exhaustively: carer supervision visits, visits to the YP in placement, attending LAC reviews, PEP meetings, other relevant professional meetings, writing supervision notes and carer reviews, carrying out H&S checks, keeping files up to date etc.)
Rates of Pay (depending on type of work offered)
- TACT will pay £2000(inclusive of VAT) upon successful completion of a Form F Assessment.
- £33 per hour for initial visits, assessments which are not completed, and any other piece of work.
Please see the Self-Employed Sessional Assessing Social Worker Job Information Pack for a full breakdown of the role and rates.
- You will be DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with Social Work England.
- An Enhanced DBS check will be required for this role and will be requested on your behalf by TACT
Closing Date : Midnight on Thursday 8th September 2022
Interview Date: Friday 16th September 2022
TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work. As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children. We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young people. All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.
TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.