Quarriers

Charity registered in Scotland SC001960

Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives. Quarriers operates 127 Projects throughout Scotland and South-West England. They vary greatly, due to the wide variety of needs that we address but include group homes and supported living services for people with physical and learning disabilities, support services and Scotland's only residential assessment service for people with complex forms of epilepsy; a residential and day school and community based projects for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; hostels and support services for young homeless people; family centres; respite and long term care for children with a range of disabilities and other difficulties and support services for carers.


Current opportunities

Quarriers Supported Youth Housing Project is a housing support service for young people aged 16-25 years old who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. We support young people with a wide range of support needs including budgeting, developing independent living skills, addiction, health and many others that could have an impact on tenancy sustainment. This is an exciting opportunity to work with children and young people and assist with the planning and facilitating of group work activities. The group works entail a mixture of social activites and more structured group events (for example parents group) with young people fully involved in influencing activities that are undertaken. Young people involved in tailored activities report feeling they have learned and developed from these events as well as improving their social networks. The main tasks will include:- • Supporting young people and at times their children in a group setting such as social or educational activities • Assisting in finding new and relevant activities that contribute to young people’s health, inclusion, and self-worth • To take part in group work meetings • To source nearby anemities and identify appropriate resources • To communicate and interact with young people, to establish non-judgemental and supportive relationships • To understand and maintain boundaries • To ensure voluntary activities are undertaken in line with Quarriers’ confidentiality policy The Benefits for Volunteers: • You can gain new skills and experience through working with a child or young person. • We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support • Gaining new experiences and learn new skills • Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement • Improved physical and mental health wellbeing • Free training and development • Adding to your CV • Trying something new and meet new people • Have fun! The volunteer opportunity will be a mixture of home-working, within Quarriers Regional Office, and the community. At least a half day per week.

Quarriers Rivendell Service provides 24-hour residential support for five children/young people living with complex needs. Our service adopts a person-centred approach, ensuring the child/young person is at the heart of all decisions made around the support they receive while providing a safe, nurturing and homely environment where they are able to thrive and develop. We believe in individuality for each young person and will always promote choice, inclusion, dignity, control and wellbeing while providing support. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our friendly team and provide support with, typing up minutes database input, file management and general admin duties. The main tasks include: • Input/update data • Typing up minutes • Filing • Dealing with incoming/outgoing mail Previous administration experience is desirable in particular experience of using spreadsheets and data bases as the volunteer will be expected to work using own initiative. Initially the volunteer will work alongside the Administrator until confident in undertaking various office tasks on their own. Benefits: • Gaining experience in supporting staff • We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support • Gaining new experiences and learn new skills • Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement • Improved physical and mental health wellbeing • Free training and development • Adding to your CV • Trying something new and meet new people • Have fun! Selection Procedure: Application form, meeting, references and disclosure. Disabled access to building and office.