Opportunities & Vacancies

Taigh Chearsabhagh  – Art Therapist Vacancy 

Taigh Chearsabhagh seek to recruit a qualified and registered Art Therapist for an exciting new role. You’ll use art to help adults and children deal with emotional issues, behavioural issues, or support needs like loneliness, addiction, confidence. This is part of our focus on community wellbeing.

Part of the role is to work in distinct ways with clients in different environments. You’ll create a secure environment which helps people build their self-awareness and self-confidence.

You’ll work with people of all ages – children, young people, adults and the elderly. Your clients may have a range of difficulties such as emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, or dementia.

There will be a focus on providing support to:

  • education (primary, secondary)
  • adult learning
  • Addiction Services
  • Dementia patients (with the support of artist practitioners)
  • Community groups

You’ll work one-to-one or in groups, depending on the needs of the client. In a group, you’ll encourage members to relate to each other through their art and help the group work through the images and their meanings.

You will work with other team members at Taigh Chearsabhagh including our CEO and our Education & Outreach Officer, Arts Manager and our network of Artist Practitioners. You may also work with external professionals including medical and health care staff and teachers.

Essential:

  • Mental Health background
  • Relevant qualifications
  • Registered with the relevant professional organisation (HCPC)
  • A strong team player, with excellent communication skills.
  • You’ll need excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.
  • Clean driving licence

Beneficial

  • Previous experience in working with children & adolescents is advantageous.
  • Gaelic language skills would be preferred.

In return we offer:

  • Full support from a multidisciplinary team
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Meetings and peer support
  • Developmental opportunities
  • Research opportunities & support

 

This is a full time post (35 hours per week), and initially a 1 year contract with the potential to extend. The post is based in Uist and will require travel between North Uist, South Uist and Benbecula. Mileage will be paid and the salary will be between £22,500 and £ 25,500 depending on experience.

This post is funded through the Aspiring Communities Fund with support from European Structural Funds.

Please send CV and covering letter to [email protected]  – closing date Friday 30th November.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Jane Morrison-Ross at [email protected], by post at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, HS6 5AA or call us on 01870 603 970.


Taigh Chearsabhagh – Digital Skills Tutor 

 

Taigh Chearsabhagh seek to recruit a digital skills tutor for an exciting new role. You’ll work with adults,  children and groups of people to teach digital skills and help people learn, grow confident and become empowered. This is part of our focus on community wellbeing.

You will need to develop course material (some may be based on CodeClan IP and models) and tailor it for children (from Primary age), young people and adults. You’ll work with people of all ages. We will offer tailored courses and learning sessions covering –

  • Coding for kids
  • Basic coding skills
  • Web skills (html, CSS etc)
  • UI design
  • Digital arts

We plan, as part of the project to identify projects – interactive apps, displays or artworks that can be produced over a year for Taigh Chearsabhagh but also for partner organisations.

There will be a focus on providing appropriate levels of skills to:

  • Primary and Secondary schools from North to South Uist, with our coding for kids, and young people
  • adult groups – tech savvy parents, coding skills for adults
  • people currently not in employment – basic coding, coding development,
  • Digital creativity – web, interface, image manipulation for artists

You’ll work with groups, and part of your role will be to support people to become confident to the appropriate level of skills.

Please note – this role is not focused on offering basic computer skills (using a browser/email etc).

You will work with other team members at Taigh Chearsabhagh including our CEO and our Education & Outreach Officer. You may also work with external professionals including artists and teachers.

Essential:

  • Digital skills covering –
    • Basic coding
    • Design (web, interface, etc)
    • HTML and CSS
  • Lecturing or teaching experience, preferably to diverse groups and ages
  • A relevant degree or professional qualifications/experience (technology and arts would be a plus)
  • A self-starter, with ability to lead the project
  • You’ll need excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.
  • Clean driving licence

Beneficial

  • Additional digital skills (animation, post production, interactive design)
  • Gaelic language skills or willing to learn.

In return we offer:

  • A one year contract with potential to extend
  • A supportive team
  • Development potential – including potential training with Codeclan

 

This is a full time post (35 hours per week), and initially a 1 year contract with the potential to extend. The post is based in Uist and will require travel between North Uist, South Uist and Benbecula. Mileage will be paid and the salary will be between £22,500 and £ 25,000 depending on experience.

This post is funded through the Aspiring Communities Fund with support from European Structural Funds.

Please send CV and covering letter to [email protected]  – closing date Friday 23rd November with course preparation in December for a January start with classes.