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

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

*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

 

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. 💻

We are thrilled to be providing wellbeing boxes to over 1000 young people struggling with the stresses of lockdown and associated mental and emotional health distress.

At The Corner, we have seen an increasing amount of young people accessing our services due to mental and emotional health concerns since lockdown began last March.  We were inspired to create The Corner Wellbeing boxes after Youth Enquiry Service Dumfries launched a similar project.

A local family made a generous donation to our service following the tragic death of their son and we felt these wellbeing boxes would be an ideal way to honour his memory while helping other young people who may find themselves in a time of darkness.

After a consultation with local young people, we were able to create the box and source items it should contain.  Furthermore, we received funding from Hillcrest Covid-19 fund which has meant we that we have been able to create more boxes; reaching more young people who have seen their mental health decline over the last year. Dundee Carers Partnership have also kindly provided funding so that every young carer living in Dundee will also receive a box, meaning even more people will benefit.

The boxes contain items such as a stress ball, fidget toy, notebook and pen, affirmation cards, bubbles, lip balm, mindfulness colouring book, pencils and various leaflets to promote positive mental health and self-care. The items can be used when young people are feeling upset, anxious, thinking of self-harming or experiencing thoughts of suicide. These items should help ground each young person, making them feel more relaxed and reduce signs of panic. We understand that young people are increasingly worried about their future and some are facing many stresses during lockdown. We hope these boxes will shine a light in their of darkness.

If you are a young person and think you would benefit from one of our wellbeing boxes or know a young person who would, please click here to download our referral form.

Once completed, please email this to us at tay.office.corner@nhs.scot
or post to our office: 18 Dock Street, Dundee, DD1 3DP

 

If you have any issues completing this referral form or have any questions, please get in touch with us.

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief

To Absent Friends Festival 2020

We were thrilled to be a part of the ‘To Absent Friends Festival 2020’ which took place across Scotland from 1 – 7 November 2020.  Appearing in public spaces, across social media, among friends, families and communities, and in people’s minds and hearts, the festival looked a little different this year due to the pandemic.

Here at The Corner, we have seen firsthand how young people’s feelings are not always addressed when it comes to death and grieving. We have previously addressed this issue with our ‘Elephant in the Room’ health campaign in 2015, and we continue to work in partnership with other organisations to offer support to young people.

However due to COVID-19 and the increase in associated Mental Health concerns during this unprecedented time, we were keen to be involved in the ‘To Absent Friends Festival 2020’ and be involved with this worthwhile project. To Absent Friends Festival gives people across Scotland a positive reason to remember, to tell stories, to celebrate and to reminisce about people we love who have died. To Absent Friends, a People’s Festival of Storytelling and Remembrance is an opportunity to revive lost traditions and create new ones.

With thanks to the festival’s support, we took inspiration from the Truacanta project; an initiative of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and created our ‘feathered wings’ display with by two young artists from Dundee Young Carers.   The aim was to create an effective window display which engaged young people and the general public.

Teenage years, although fun, can also prove to be an emotionally difficult time. If a young person loses someone it can be incredibly difficult for them, and they may feel like their world has come crashing down.  We currently offer one to one support and counselling services to all young people (11-19 years and up to and including 25 years if vulnerable) and would like to remind any young people reading this, that we are always here to chat.

Read more about To Absent Friends Festival here

Dundee Safe Zone, in conjunction with Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, have repurposed the Safe Zone Bus to be used to provide help and support to those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are very proud to be one of the organisations involved in this initiative. Staff from a range of services are present on the bus, and can provide nursing care and welfare help on issues like substance misuse, money & benefits, issues with housing & homelessness, and also providing a supportive ear to those who feel isolated at this time

The bus is currently operational at the following locations:

Friday – Court Street (Stobswell) – 6pm – 8.30pm

Saturday, Farmfoods carpark, Flights Lane (Lochee) 6pm – 8.30pm

Sunday, South Road (Charleston, near the Kettledrum Bar) – 2pm – 4pm

Sunday, Menzieshill Community Centre – 4.30pm – 6.30pm

 

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from our service you can do so simply by visiting the bus at the times / location listed above or get in touch with us for more information.
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