Health Outreach Worker

30 hours per week 
Permanent
Band 6 (£33,072 – £40,736)
Employer: NHS Tayside
Closing date: Friday 3 June 2022

You will deliver a holistic Health and Wellbeing Programme to meet the needs of Young People whose lives are affected by their own, or a family member’s, substance use. You will support Young People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, or having difficulties living with family members.  You will work in partnership with Hillcrest Futures to co-ordinate, plan, develop and deliver this programme.

You must demonstrate an understanding of the issues faced by Young People affected by substance use, and have experience of working with young people in a range of settings.

You should have a degree or equivalent in Nursing, Community Learning and Development or other related discipline. 

Informal enquiries to: Deborah Syme, Team Leader, The Corner, 01382 206060

*EDIT: Please Note This Job Vacancy Has Now Closed.

Health Outreach Worker

37.5 hours per week 
Fixed-term/Secondment until 31/03/2023
Band 6 (£33,072 – £40,736)
Employer: NHS Tayside
Closing date: Monday 11 April 2022

You will deliver Young Carer Health Checks to meet the needs of Young Carers in school, school leavers and College.  You will co-ordinate, plan, develop and deliver evidence based Health Check’s to Young Carers, and work in partnership to address identified unmet need, in a manner that promotes their autonomy and independence.

You must demonstrate an understanding of the issues faced by Young Carers and have experience of working with young people in a range of settings. You should have a degree or equivalent in Nursing, Community Learning and Development or other related discipline. 

Informal enquiries to: Deborah Syme, Team Leader, The Corner, 01382 206060

After a successful run in 2021, we are pleased to continue offering our online information sessions for professionals!

These sessions are targeted at anyone who works with, or has an interest of working with young people.

At each session, we will discuss the services that we currently offer, as well as providing an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. You only need to book on to one session. These are repeats of our online information sessions that took place in 2021, however if you have any specific questions or would like to attend again, you are more than welcome to book a place. Alternatively you can contact us to arrange a one-to-one chat.

Don’t worry if you can’t attend our next session, we will be releasing further dates! Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further info or email us at tay.office.corner@nhs.scot to enquire. 

Our next sessions are on Microsoft Teams on:

Friday 29th April from 10.30-11.30am

Friday 24th June from 10.30-11.30am

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from us all at The Corner!

We are just letting you know that we will be closed for four days across the festive period. If you need to contact us for support when we re-open you can do so here

We know that Christmas can be a really difficult and upsetting time, this year more than ever, but please remember there are services out there that can help.

If you need help and advice on the days that we are closed, please don’t be afraid to reach out via any of the following:

  • Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87
  • Samaritans on 116 123
  • NHS 24 on 111
  • In an Emergency call 999
  • Childline on 0800 1111 or visit https://www.childline.org.uk/
  • Shout text crisis service by texting SHOUT to 85258

 

Whatever you get up to over the festive period and until the rest of 2021, please be kind to yourselves!

From us all at The Corner.

#Staysafe
#DontSufferInSilence
#Christmas2021

*EDIT: Please note these jobs have now closed.

We are currently looking for a new Band 5 Health Improvement Officer and a Band 6 Health Outreach Worker!

Health Improvement Officer

37.5 hours per week 
Fixed-term- 14 months or secondment
Band 5 (£26,104 – £32,915)
Closing date: Thursday 9th December 2021

This post holder of Health Improvement Officer will deliver Young Carer Health Checks to meet the needs of Young Carers in school, college and school leavers.  This role will include working to develop and deliver evidence based Health Checks to Young Carers and working in partnership to address identified unmet need, in a manner that promotes their autonomy and independence.

You must demonstrate an understanding of the issues faced by Young Carers and have experience of working with young people in a range of settings. You should have a degree or equivalent in Nursing, Community Learning and Development or other related discipline. 

Health Outreach Worker

37.5 hours per week 
Fixed-term – 14 months or secondment
Band 6 (£33,072 – £40,736)
Closing date: Wednesday 8th December 2021

You will deliver Young Carer Health Checks to meet the needs of Young Carers in school, school leavers and College.  You will co-ordinate, plan, develop and deliver evidence based Health Check’s to Young Carers, and work in partnership to address identified unmet need, in a manner that promotes their autonomy and independence.

You must demonstrate an understanding of the issues faced by Young Carers and have experience of working with young people in a range of settings. You should have a degree or equivalent in Nursing, Community Learning and Development or other related discipline. 

Informal enquiries to: Deborah Syme, Team Leader, The Corner, 01382 206060

To coincide with this year’s World Mental Health Day, Student Nurse Ian Black, who is on placement with us at The Corner, has designed a brand new window display: Your Voice Heard.

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is “Mental health in an unequal world”, highlighting the issues that perpetuate Mental Health inequity both locally and globally. Taking this stance, we at The Corner decided to create a health promotion window that places an emphasis on having “your voice” heard in an unequal world.

With ever increasing evidence, the correlations between good physical health and good mental health are becoming apparent. As we celebrate 25 years of delivering a young people’s health and well being service in the heart of Dundee, we continue to provide a service which combines both physical and mental health services at a local level for young people aged between 11 and 19.

We offer services in, but not limited to; sexual health, including STI Screening, wellbeing advice and support, crisis support and 1:1 counselling. We pride ourselves on delivering this in a person centred, holistic, non judgmental and strictly confidential manner.

To access our services, you can call 01382 206060, email tay.office.corner@nhs.scot, use our live chat at the bottom right hand corner of this page between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday or book a telephone appointment here.

In the lead up to World Mental Health Day this year, we also had a cuppa and a chat after one of our weekly’s team meetings. We talked about how the last 18 months has affected our mental health and that it’s important to keeping checking in with friends, family or colleagues.

We would encourage you all to grab a cuppa, have a chat with someone you trust, or give us a call!

#WORLDMENTALHEALTHDAY2021

We are excited to launch our brand new, free information sessions for professionals who work with, or have an interest in working with young people.

These sessions will look at the services currently on offer at The Corner, as well as giving you an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have.

The next available session will be taking place online, via Microsoft Teams on:

Friday 17th December 2021 from 10.30am-11.30am
 

 

To book your place, please email tay.office.corner@nhs.scot with your preferred date and the names of the participants from your organisation who are interested in attending. We will send you out a Microsoft Teams link ahead of time, to the email address that you contacted us on.

You can discover further resources on our Professionals page and contact us here if you have any questions or will require support during this online session.

*EDIT: Please note this job post has now been filled.

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Counsellor to join our team at the corner.

 
22.5 Hours per week 
Permanent
Band 6 Salary Scale: £32,118 rising to £39,560 per annum (pro rata)

Apply here by Monday 7th June 2021. 

Informal enquiries to: Deborah Syme, Team Leader, The Corner 01382 206060

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and engaging individual to work with us at The Corner in Dundee. 

We work to improve the Health and Wellbeing outcomes of young people aged 11-19 year (and up to 26th birthday if vulnerable) in Dundee through our drop in and outreach services. The Corner offers services on a wide range of health and wellbeing issues in particular sexual and emotional health.  

You will have a key role in providing high quality Counselling services within a supported environment.  This will involve offering Counselling services and advice to a range of young people accessing services at The Corner.

Counselling experience and an interest in working with young people is essential.  You should demonstrate a willingness to learn.

You will also have the opportunity to work as part of the multi-disciplinary staff team of Nurses, Health Care Assistant, Health Promotion, Health Outreach, Admin/Receptionist and Digital Content Officer.

NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

For full details including job description and person specification, please visit:

https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=54666

 

Purple Friday is LGBT Youth Scotland’s annual fundraising day.

This takes place on the last Friday of each month of February to mark the end of LGBT History Month. Their annual fundraising day is an integral part to keeping their youth work services running across Scotland, including Dundee.

Here at The Corner, we stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and fully support our colleagues at LGBT Youth Scotland to help make Scotland the best place for LGBTI young people to grow up. During our staff training day on Wednesday 24 March 2021, we took part in LGBT Youth Scotland’s Pass The Torch Relay challenge where our Health Outreach Worker, Caroline reminded us all about the importance of Purple Friday and LGBT History Month.

To support the work that our colleagues at LGBT Youth Scotland do, you can visit their website here.

Here at The Corner, we are always coming up with new ideas for our window displays.

Our most recent display in our window dedicated to Dundee’s Young Carers was created by Megan Hunter.

Megan is a paediatric nursing student who was on placement with us early 2020 and we loved working with her! During her time with us, Megan completed the ‘Everyone Cares’ and the ‘Young Carers in Schools’ courses on Carers of Dundee’s Website.

Megan said: “I took it upon myself to re-design The Corner’s Young Carers Window after realising just how important it is for these young people to feel supported and to know they have rights. I hope Carers of Dundee and the young carers like my window.”

You can find further information on support available for Young Carers here.

 

If you are a student and starting a placement is something you would like to speak to us about, please contact us. 💻

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