Simon Community Scotland Careers and Employment
- Company size51 to 200
Every day we help make good things happen for people facing extremely difficult circumstances. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take the next step towards a positive future.
People are at the heart of who we are and what we do.
Our vision is for everyone to have a safe place to live with access to the help they need. We support adults and young people who are homeless and sleeping rough by providing them with emergency shelter as well as homes in the community.
We work with people so that they can resolve their homelessness as quickly as possible. We maintain contact with people – in diverse circumstances – so that we can help them address the underlying reasons for their homelessness and get the support they need, recover and thrive.
Salary estimated from 43 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.
I moved to the Simon Community from another social care organisation. I always admired what the Simon community do so was looking forward to being part of the team and having a change. I very quickly realised that the culture and boundaries in this organisation did not meet my standards. Management in my opinion were not great amongst other things so I could not see scope for developing. Managers boundaries are also not great from what I experienced. I wouldn't recommend them to work for unless maybe you're new to social care and desperate for a job/experience!
Empowered to be your own leader and there is a very team led supportive culture Opinions are listened to and taken on board Feel like you’re making a difference
I don't know where to start, I'll just keep it brief. Poor communication and planning amongst senior staff members and lack of transparency with myself resulted in me leaving the organisation.
Having a Service lead who actually listens to their staff,takes on board new ideas and basically allows you to get on with your job without interfering or using their title as an opportunity to be a 'boss' makes all the difference and makes for a happy working environment in what otherwise can be a challenging and stressful role. No two days are the same but the ongoing training,development and support given prepares your for this and having a good team alongside who you can bounce off when having a tough day goes a long way to help! Definite requirements for the role are a sense of humour and thick skin! Sadly the pay doesn't reflect the job that we do but that's the downside of working in the Voluntary Sector. A very fulfilling and rewarding experience not to mention you really will meet lots of different people who do make you stop and be thankful for what you have!
Clear lack in communication/guidance from management team. Very hostile. No proper debriefing after service user death. Poor rates of pay for the work carried out. Grand expectations of staff. Understaffed. Avoid at all costs
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