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Vacancy: Saheliya

Women’s Support Worker Post

We have secured funding from the Third Sector Early Intervention fund for a Women’s Support worker post:

Women’s Support Worker (32 hours per week) – Somali / Arabic (Glasgow and / or Edinburgh)

Saheliya was established by and for Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) women to support BME women living with, surviving, or at risk of, mental well-being problems resulting from racism and other discrimination and oppressive cultural practises.

The aim of the post is to provide well-being and human rights support to women in specific BME communities in order to improve:

  • access to health and other appropriate services;
  • education and employment;
  • integration and citizenship.

As a women’s organisation, Saheliya is committed to supporting family-friendly working. Applications are welcomed for working part-time, and / or flexible hours – some limited working during school holidays (with a maximum of 32 hours per week).

The post is funded initially until end March 2015

Salary will be up to £20,338 pro rata, and will be dependent on experience.

(Saheliya has in-house childcare for children from six weeks to seven years.)

Closing Date for Applications: Friday (noon) 17th May 2013.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21st May 2013.

For an electronic application pack, please contact Saheliya on 0131 556 9302 or email: info@saheliya.co.uk

SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS FORMS by Friday (noon) 17th May 2013 to:





125 McDonald Road



Saheliya supports and promotes the positive mental health and well-being of black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh area. We aim to develop our clients' self-esteem and confidence and reduce barriers such as isolation and depression, by using a holistic range of services including counselling, practical support and advocacy, befriending, complementary therapies, outreach, group work and Young Saheliya. Our services are free and confidential. Childcare for under-sevens is available on request. Saheliya is a company registered in Scotland (SC209861), with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (020069) and with the Care Commission.

Please see attached and http://www.saheliya.co.uk/ for further info.

Support Worker Job Description- Somali-Arabic.pdf
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Support Worker Employment Application Form.doc
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Policy on Secure Handling etc of Disclosure Info[1].pdf
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