Support Worker (Adults)

Part Time
Dumfries or Stranraer
£23,896 Pro Rata on 14 Hours a week / 2 Days/ Flexible working

This post represents a unique opportunity to play a key role in the ongoing development of the Service which works to promote the health, wellbeing, and equality of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation), Intersex, Asexual (or Allies) (LGBTQIA+) people across Dumfries and Galloway.

The organisation has an ambitious vision, a strong focus on addressing health inequalities, improving mental health, health, and wellbeing, and reducing social isolation.

In addition, the post holder will also be expected to contribute to the development of new services in line with organisational strategic objectives and contribute to working with the team to secure funding to sustain services, as well as for new initiatives.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly, including some evening and occasional weekend work.

The Support Worker will integrate as part of a team delivering a Dumfries and Galloway region wide capacity building, working with LGBTQIA community, families and the agencies that exist to support them.

The Role will specifically:

  • Provide face to face, online, and telephone advocacy and support
  • Support the delivery of short courses, workshops for LGBTQIA people, families, and
    partner agencies.
  • Support the delivery of the regional Drop in /Meet Up, health and wellbeing events.
  • Support the delivery of LGBT awareness training.

The Key Tasks of the role include:

  • Supporting LGBT Plus people with long term conditions (LTCs) and mental health
    issues, their care providers, and families in aspects of advocacy, and support face to
    face, online, and on the telephone.
  • Updating records and recording member’s information in a safe and secure way.
  • Support D&G LGBT Plus in the wider organisation reasonable activities when