Our staff are the backbone of includem. We simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them.

We are proud to have such a dedicated, enthusiastic and friendly team of people working here, who are also highly skilled and qualified. Working at includem means you will be part of a dynamic and innovative organisation, where no two days are the same. It will be exciting and challenging, and you will be supported every step of the way to be the best that you can be.

Benefts of working for includem

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 28 days plus 9 public holidays increasing to 31 days afer 5 years’ service
  • Free vehicle breakdown cover for all service delivery roles
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Life Insurance up to 4 x your salary for permanent employees
  • Agile working
  • Free employee assistance programme – Confidential counselling service from an external provider
  • The opportunity to become a member of the SCVO Credit Union
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Access to discounts for charity employees

Learning & Development

At includem, we are fully committed to the growth and development of all our staff and offer a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities, including:

  • A robust induction and core training programme to ensure our staff have the right skills and knowledge to carry out their role
  • A blended approach to learning and development, including internal and external training courses and workshops, e-learning, shadowing, practice discussions and self-directed learning
  • A commitment to 5 full days (or equivalent) dedicated to training or learning activities every year
  • Opportunities to attend external seminars and events
  • Time to discuss and plan personal and professional development goals with your line manager as part of regular supervisions and annual Performance Management and Development Review
  • Support to fund and access essential qualifications required for SSSC registration and opportunities to complete continuous professional learning (CPL) hours

Vacancies

Mentors (Mental Health) – Fife and Dunfermline areas – 6 month temporary contracts

Fri Apr 16

Weekend and evening working

Minimum of 5 hours a week (depending on availability and service requirements)

£9.75 per hour

Do you have a minimum of 5 hours per week that you can commit to supporting the mental health/emotional wellbeing of children, young people and families within the localities of Dunfermline and South and West Fife? As Mentors work directly with young people and families in the community there is a requirement that you can drive and have access to a car for work purposes.

This exciting opportunity to join includem has arisen following successful award of phase 1 initial funding from Initial Phase Funding Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Supports & Services Framework. The project will deliver and evidence outcomes of reduced distress and positive Mental Health.

Ideally you will have experience of supporting children, young people and families on a 1-1 basis with knowledge around mental health / wellbeing and be trauma informed in your practice.  Experience in the delivery of groupwork would be an advantage.

We are looking for people who can work as part of a small team in these 2 localities in Fife initially for a period of 6 months to support the initial phases of this project developing.

If you have all of the below skills and attributes then we would love to hear from you:

  • A genuine passion for helping children, young people and their families
  • The ability to identify and manage emotions (your own and others)
  • An empathetic and non-judgemental outlook
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to build relationships with young people and their families
  • An awareness of issued facing vulnerable young people and their families
  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing situations led by the needs of the young person and their families
  • Good organisational skills
  • Be a team player but also be able to work on your own initiative
  • Be self-motivated and flexible
  • Ability to provide emotional, practical and social support
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal including ability to maintain accurate records
  • Reliability and commitment to deliver the relationship based model of intervention
  • Ability to drive and have access to own car for work purposes

All posts require individuals to:

  • Work flexibly to meet the demands of the service, involving regular weekend and evening work
  • Develop safe, professional and committed relationships with young people and families
  • Use their communication skills effectively to influence, record and evidence positive change and provide personalised, risk enabled, professional support
  • Be able to drive and have access to your own vehicle for work purposes
  • Become a member of the PVG scheme (paid for by Includem)
  • To be registered or become registered with SSSC and hold or be willing to work toward an SVQ2 in a relevant discipline (qualifications are fully funded by Includem)
  • Attend team meetings and any relevant training courses

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

  • A full and robust training and induction programme.
  • Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
  • Free Vehicle Breakdown Cover
  • Company Mobile Phone
  • SCVO Credit Union
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted holidays and associated benefits
  • Access to discounts for charity workers
  • Flexible and agile working

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact our HR department on 0141 212 8800 who will arrange for an informal chat with one of our managers. You can apply directly online via the Includem website (www.includem.org).  Alternatively you can request a pack by e-mailing hrassist@includem.co.uk or contact our Head Office on the number above.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 28th April 2021.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted a group selection event will take place via video-conferencing in the evening on Thursday 13th May 2021 with individual interviews on Thursday 20th May 2021.

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Temporary Assistant Project Worker – Forth Valley – 12 month temporary contract

Fri Apr 16

37 hours per week including weekend and evening working

Annual salary: £20,666 with the potential to increase to £21,861 per annum

We currently have a vacancy in our Forth Valley service for a temporary Assistant Project Worker (12 month temporary contract) who really believes in young people, is flexible regarding hours of work and can help us to deliver Includem’s innovative approach. The successful candidate should have a full driver’s licence and access to a car.

What does the role involve?

You will deliver one to one support to young people and their families in their own homes and communities.  You will assist in case management, including contributing to support planning and risk assessment and work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change.

All posts require individuals to:

  • Work flexibly to meet the demands of the service, involving regular weekend and evening work;
  • Develop safe, professional and committed relationships with young people and families
  • Use their communication skills effectively to influence, record and evidence positive change and provide personalised, risk enabled, professional support
  • Be able to drive and have access to a car for work purposes
  • Membership of PVG scheme (paid for by Includem)
  • To be registered or become registered with SSSC and hold or be willing to work toward HNC Social Care and SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent (qualifications are fully funded by Includem)

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

  • A full and robust training and induction programme.
  • Holiday entitlement of 28 days rising to 31 with length of service and 9 public holidays
  • Enhanced Employer Pension Contributions
  • Life Insurance (4 x salary)
  • Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
  • Free Vehicle Breakdown Cover
  • Company Mobile Phone and Laptop
  • SCVO Credit Union
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted holidays and associated benefits
  • Access to discounts for charity workers
  • Flexible and agile working

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact our HR department on 0141 212 8800 who will arrange for an informal chat with one of our managers. You can apply directly online via the Includem website (www.includem.org).  Alternatively you can request a pack by e-mailing hrassist@includem.co.uk or contact our Head Office on the number above.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th April 2021 at midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted a selection event will take place via video-conferencing on Wednesday 5th May 2021.   If you are successful following the selection event individual interviews will take place on Thursday 13th May 2021.

 

 

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Temporary Assistant Project Worker – Stirling – 2 year temporary contract

Fri Apr 16

37 hours per week including weekend and evening working

Annual salary: £20,666 with the potential to increase to £21,861 per annum

We currently have a vacancy in our Stirling service for a Temporary Assistant Project Worker (2 year temporary contract) who really believes in young people, is flexible regarding hours of work and can help us to deliver Includem’s innovative approach. The successful candidate should have a full driver’s licence and access to a car.

What does the role involve?

You will deliver one to one support to young people and their families in their own homes and communities.  You will assist in case management, including contributing to support planning and risk assessment and work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change.

All posts require individuals to:

  • Work flexibly to meet the demands of the service, involving regular weekend and evening work;
  • Develop safe, professional and committed relationships with young people and families
  • Use their communication skills effectively to influence, record and evidence positive change and provide personalised, risk enabled, professional support
  • Be able to drive and have access to a car for work purposes
  • Membership of PVG scheme (paid for by Includem)
  • To be registered or become registered with SSSC and hold or be willing to work toward HNC Social Care and SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent (qualifications are fully funded by Includem)

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

  • A full and robust training and induction programme.
  • Holiday entitlement of 28 days rising to 31 with length of service and 9 public holidays
  • Enhanced Employer Pension Contributions
  • Life Insurance (4 x salary)
  • Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
  • Free Vehicle Breakdown Cover
  • Company Mobile Phone and Laptop
  • SCVO Credit Union
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted holidays and associated benefits
  • Access to discounts for charity workers
  • Flexible and agile working

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact our HR department on 0141 212 8800 who will arrange for an informal chat with one of our managers. You can apply directly online via the Includem website (www.includem.org).  Alternatively you can request a pack by e-mailing hrassist@includem.co.uk or contact our Head Office on the number above.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th April 2021 at midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted a selection event will take place via video-conferencing on Wednesday 5th May 2021.   If you are successful following the selection event individual interviews will take place on Thursday 13th May 2021.

 

 

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Temporary Project Worker – Fife Justice Team – 12 month temporary contract

Thu Apr 15

37 hours per week including weekend and evening working

£25,409 per annum with potential to increase to £26,774

We currently have a vacancy in our Fife Justice Team for a Temporary Project Worker (12 month temporary contract) who really believes in young people, is flexible regarding hours of work and can help us to deliver Includem’s innovative approach.  The successful candidate should have a driver’s licence and access to a car as this is essential for the post.

What does the role involve?

You will deliver one to one support to young people and their families in their own homes and communities. You will assist in case management, including contributing to support planning and risk assessment and work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change.

All posts require individuals to:

  • Work flexibly to meet the demands of the service, involving regular weekend and evening work;
  • Develop safe, professional and committed relationships with young people and families
  • Use their communication skills effectively to influence, record and evidence positive change and provide personalised, risk enabled, professional support
  • Be able to drive and have access to your own vehicle for work purposes
  • Membership of PVG scheme (paid for by Includem)
  • To be registered or become registered with SSSC and hold or be willing to work toward HNC Social Care and SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent (qualifications are fully funded by Includem)

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

  • A full and robust training and induction programme
  • Holiday entitlement of 28 days rising to 31 with length of service and 9 public holidays
  • Enhanced Employer Pension Contributions
  • Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
  • Free Vehicle Breakdown Cover
  • Company Mobile Phone and Laptop
  • SCVO Credit Union
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted spa treatments
  • Discounted holidays and associated benefits
  • Access to discounts for charity workers
  • Flexible and agile working

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact our HR department on 0141 212 8800 who will arrange for an informal chat with one of our managers. You can apply directly online via the Includem website (www.includem.org). Alternatively you can request a pack by e-mailing hrassist@includem.co.uk or contact our Head Office on the number above.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th April 2021 at midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted a selection event will take place via video-conferencing on Tuesday 11th May 2021.  If you are successful following the selection event individual interviews will take place on Thursday 20th May 2021.

 

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Temporary Participation Officer (12 month temporary contract) Can be based in any of includem’s offices (Glasgow, Stirling, Aberdeen, Dundee or Fife)

Wed Apr 7

35 hours per week including weekend and evening working as well as travelling to all includem offices across Scotland

Annual salary: £26,692 per annum

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Participation Officer to deliver a 12 month project developing a comprehensive culture and practice of participation with the children, young people and families that includem support, in line with the aims of The Promise.  This will be achieved by reviewing current policies and practices in promoting the views, experiences and rights of the children, young people and families and the development and implementation of a participation framework.

At includem we value and celebrate peoples’ diversity and believe this strengthens our team. As an organisation serving children in care and care leavers, we are keen to receive applications from people with experience of care and recognise the importance of having care experienced staff within our team.  We are seeking an individual who is committed to promoting children’s rights, hearing the voices of those we support and ensuring that they can influence the decisions and structures that affect them.  We believe that the life experience of the Participation Officer will be key to delivering the change we need to best promote children’s rights.

What does the role involve?

  • Review relevant includem policies, processes and practices to ensure that children, young people and families are able to contribute to decision making, policy making and service planning which affects them in an informed and supported way, and in a way that support and promotes their rights.
  • Review and enhance participatory skills and confidence of staff at all levels of the organisation to ensure meaningful participation of children and families in activities, consultations and events in order to represent their views and experiences of the care and support they receive.
  • Model participation practices by working alongside support delivery staff and directly with children and young people and families, to identify appropriate and accessible ways for them to participate meaningfully in activities designed to help them share their views and experiences and influence practice across all levels of the organisation.
  • Ensure that processes are identified and agreed to ensure the views of those children and young people about includem services and issues affecting them are recorded and considered in planning and decision making at an individual and service level.
  • Develop, along with children, young people and families and support delivery staff a participation framework, with consideration to the strengths, gaps and challenges identified in the review period of the project, framework to ensure that this will represent the views, opinions and experiences of children and young people both in internal service development and improvement and to a range of external audiences, including decision makers and policy makers at a local and national level.
  • Develop an agreed method of consultation and involvement that supports the wider work of includem in supporting children and young people to contribute to includem’s campaigning and influencing work.
  • Recommend changes to policies and practices to ensure that participation of children, young people and families is embedded across all of includem’s services.
  • Work with staff across all roles of the organisation to ensure that all includem services can demonstrate the active and meaningful participation of children and young people in decision making, policy making and service planning.
  • Develop, in conjuction with relevant staff, appropriate methods of recording, monitoring and evaluating the views and opinions of children and young people to inform decision making, policy making and service development.
  • Recognise the confidential and sensitive nature of personal information relating to children, young people and families, and how this should be communicated, used, published, shared, recorded and handled appropriately.
  • Become a member of the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme (paid for by includem)

Person Specification

  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of effectively supporting and promoting children and young people’s meaningful participation
  • Knowledge and understanding of, and commitment to, equality of opportunity, anti discriminatory practices, and inclusion
  • The ability to communicate clearly and sensitively
  • Self-motivation, team working and ability to use initiative
  • Experience of working in a social care setting within one of the following areas:
  • Youth work
  • Community learning and development
  • Children and young people with disabilities services
  • Children and young people in either a residential or community setting
  • Experience of group facilitation to promote meaningful activities and events for children and young people
  • The ability to work in partnership with a wide range of agencies
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings when required and to travel to includem offices across Scotland

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

  • A full and robust induction programme
  • Holiday entitlement of 28 days rising to 31 with length of service and 9 public holidays
  • Enhanced Employer Pension Contributions
  • Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
  • Company Mobile Phone and Laptop
  • SCVO Credit Union
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted holidays and associated benefits
  • Access to discounts for charity workers

We are actively seeking to bring more diversity of perspectives and experience and especially welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact our HR department on 0141 212 8800 or Meg Thomas, Head of Policy Participation on 07870 223567.  You can apply directly online via the Includem website (www.includem.org).  Alternatively you can request a pack by e-mailing hrassist@includem.co.uk or contact our Head Office on the number above.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21st April 2021 at midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted interviews will take place on Thursday 6th May 2021.

 

 

 

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