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

Sessional Mentors – Glasgow – Variable contracts from 5 hours up to 25 hours per week

Mon Sep 13

Supporting children, young people and families

Variable contracts from 5 hours up to 25 hours per week

Weekends and evenings

Hourly rate: £9.75 per hour

Includem are currently recruiting for Sessional Mentors to join their Glasgow team to support children, young people and their families.  Ideally the successful candidates should have a full driver’s licence and access to a car for work purposes.

What does the role involve?

  • Working independently with young people, but also as part of a team of support.
  • Providing emotional support and linking in with service delivery teams to ensure an appropriate response to our young people or their families.
  • The opportunity to work directly with our young people and their families in their communities.

The ideal candidate should be able to commit to a minimum of 5 hours per week with a view to working more hours as and when required (including evenings and weekends). As sessional 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.

All posts require individuals to:

  • Work flexibly to meet the needs of the young people and families
  • 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
  • Become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme (paid for by Includem)
  • To be registered or become registered with the Scottish Social Services Council 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)
  • Have a driver’s licence and access to a car for work purposes

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

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
  • Access to the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Credit Union
  • Discounted holidays and associated benefits
  • Access to discounts for charity workers which includes gym memberships, high street shops, online retailers, travel, insurance
  • Family friendly policies

Includem are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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 Thursday 30th September 2021 at midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted a group selection event will take place via video conferencing in October.  If you are successful following the group selection event individual interviews will take place in October.

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Volunteering Opportunity – Group Work Volunteer – ADAPT for Cashback Project – West Dunbartonshire

Thu Aug 12

We are currently looking for volunteers for approximately two hours per week to support the Cashback team at includem to effectively run group sessions for the benefit of the young people we support.

The includem team deliver an early intervention service to young people in West Dunbartonshire who are on the periphery of offending.  We deliver relationship-based support to young people and their families in the community.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the team to arrange sessions and required facilities for group work
  • To assist with H&S visits to sites if necessary
  • To attend and support the team during group sessions
  • Actively encourage participation from the young people, helping them to get the most value from the group
  • Support the team with appraising and reviewing success of group work, including lessons learned for service development
  • Being a good role model for young people
  • Family Befriending – offering therapeutic support to families, sensible help and a friendly ear.
  • Family Support   – to offer practical support to families who may need help with tasks such as shopping and transport to appointments
  • Become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme (paid for by Volunteer Scotland)

All roles at Includem demonstrate our organisational values:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Participation and Dignity
  • Empowerment

What’s in it for you?

Volunteering is a worthwhile activity that can enhance your life and aid personal development.
By volunteering for includem you can:

  • gain new experiences and learn new skills
  • build confidence and self esteem
  • make use of existing skills
  • be valued and appreciated
  • gain a sense of achievement
  • do something of special or personal interest
  • make a difference in the community
  • try something new and meet new people
  • gain access to discounts for volunteers
  • have fun

You can add value to includem

We welcome the involvement of volunteers because of the unique qualities they bring. Volunteers can add value to our work and enrich the lives of the  young people and families we support by bringing:

  • specialist skills and knowledge
  • new ideas
  • flexibility to focus intently on a particular issue or task
  • immediate access to the community

To ensure you are fully supported to undertake your volunteering role with us, we offer free training which can be as simple as an induction or it can include more details specific to the role you’ll be doing. This will give you a broader knowledge of care and support needs, active listening skills and relationship building which can be very useful in other aspects of life.

Includem are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and volunteers and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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 the manager. You can apply by clicking on and downloading the Volunteer Application Pack on this page.

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 Thursday 30th September 2021 at midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted they will be invited to have an informal discussion with the manager.

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