Four Square (Scotland)
Four Square (Scotland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC017242

Four Square manages a wide range of services throughout Edinburgh aimed at providing assistance and opportunities that will enable homeless and other vulnerable people to develop the self-confidence and skills necessary for positive and sustainable independent living.

Current vacancies

Student Placement Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th November 2020

Four Square have an exciting new role to develop and manage our Student Placement Programme, an important part of the offer to people we support. Four Square offer students of social work and counselling a rich learning experience working alongside people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness who often are multiply disadvantaged, had many years of adversity and would benefit from the opportunity to engage in transformative relationships with professionals to help them navigate the barriers they face to achieving their goals. Students add to the support Four Square can provide people by being able to offer additional or more intensive 1:1 support or support individuals within groups.

This role is located in the city centre of Edinburgh.

The Role:

The Student Placement Programme Manager is a multi-faceted role which includes being a leader, role model, coach, teacher, mentor, and assessor, with a responsibility of ensuring the supervision, leadership, and development of a learner in the practice-based education environment.

You must be a qualified and experienced Practice Educator of Social Work who can use those skills to support and agency line manage learners from other disciplines, in this case counselling students on placement.

You will work alongside Universities to offer year-round social work student placements within our accommodation and community-based services and act as the students Practice Educator. Students will be undertaking their first or second placements (PL1 or 2) and the Manager should work with the student, their link worker, and teams to ensure they have opportunities to meet their learning outcomes.

Counselling students will join Four Square for 6 or 12 months and work from a community base offering client centered counselling to people who use our services. Counselling students will be offered monthly individual and group supervision in addition to their external clinical supervision. The Manager will work with Universities and other course providers to ensure students are inducted and supported according to the Counselling Practitioners guidance. The Manager will receive referrals and send to student counsellors for screening before allocating to the appropriate student.

A full Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.

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Practitioner for Housing Support Services

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th October 2020

Four Square Scotland is an Edinburgh charity working for more than 40 years to prevent homelessness and promote inclusion. We provide services directly to people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness to overcome any barriers they may face in creating a stable life for themselves in their community. At the core of Four Square are the values on which the organisation is based. These are equally applied to the people we support, our colleagues and our partners and are: Integrity; Excellence; Dignity; Support.

We are driven by our mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a home and a place in their community.

The role:

We are recruiting a Practitioner for our Housing Support Team with in-depth and up-to-date benefits knowledge they can use to support people and advise their colleagues. The team provide support to adults who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness and require housing support with the aim of resolving or preventing homelessness.

This role is located in the city centre of Edinburgh.

Requirements:

We are seeking a qualified and professional person who:

  • Is proactive, highly organised, a problem solver, has a positive outlook, approachable, friendly, patient, and confident and has a flexible approach to supporting people;
  • Has strong personal and professional values that align with our organisational values of integrity, excellence, dignity, and support;
  • Can demonstrate they have excellent interpersonal skills with people who use our services, colleagues, and partners;
  • Has an in-depth understanding of benefits, homelessness, trauma, and adversity and how it impacts people's life outcomes;
  • Can undertake assessments and support planning and work alongside people to help them achieve the goals they set;
  • Is honest, trustworthy and respectful to colleagues, people they support, partners, commissioners, and all other stakeholders;
  • Has a good standard of English and maths and is proficient with using IT systems and databases.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Working 35 hours per week, flexibly between Monday to Sunday to ensure the services meet their contractual requirements;
  • £24,000 per annum;
  • 35 days annual leave entitlement rising to 40 days upon completion of 5 years' service.
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2 x Asset Coaches - Personal Transition Service

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th February 2020

  • Are you someone who is passionate about social justice?
  • Are you interested in working to make systems work better for individuals going through tough times?
  • Do you excel in working 1:1 with individuals in order to truly empower people to take control of their lives and work towards their aspirations?

This is not a key worker, support worker or project worker role; it is the role of an Asset Coach who will be part of a national movement for change. We are working towards changing systems for people going through tough times, so they are person centered and adopt strength-based approaches. As an Asset Coach, you will be at the forefront of this grassroots movement as you deliver a highly personalised and unique service to the people you work with.

We are looking for dynamic and creative individuals with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude. You won’t be afraid to challenge or to be challenged as we constantly question our own approach to ensure it is responding to the needs and wants of the individuals we are delivering the Personal Transitions Service (PTS) to. You will be brokering inspirational opportunities in the local community for the individuals you are working with and ensuring they are at the forefront of all the support they receive.

If you are an exceptional candidate looking for an innovative and exciting role, please get in touch. This role is full-time, 35 hours per week, working flexibly 5 out of 7 days.

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Accommodation Services Manager*

  • Full time
  • £33,016
  • Four Square locations across Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th February 2020

Four Square Scotland is an Edinburgh charity working for more than 40 years to prevent homelessness and promote inclusion. We provide services directly to people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness to overcome any barriers they may face in creating a stable life for themselves in their community. At the core of Four Square are the values upon which the organisation is based. These are equally applied to the people we support, our colleagues and our partners and are: Integrity; Excellence; Dignity; Support.

Alongside our support services we have social enterprises, which provide independent income for our charity as well as volunteering and training opportunities for those who use our services.

We are driven by our mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a home and a place in their community.

The role

We are now recruiting for an Accommodation Services Manager to provide management and leadership of our supported and move on accommodation in Edinburgh. There are 4 services making up the Accommodation Services at Four Square that support women and young people 16+.

The main purpose of this role is to ensure that the people who live in our accommodation services are supported by a motivated and positive staff team within an environment that is kind, caring and flexible to meet their needs in order that they can move on to a stable and happier future in their own home within a community.

We are looking for an exceptional person who is an experienced manager of a similar service and has successfully undertaken the role of Registered Manager. You need to be qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject and have a social care management qualification. You should be proactive, creative, highly organised, a problem solver, have a positive outlook, be approachable, friendly, patient, confident and resilient. It is essential that you enjoy working closely with those living in the accommodations, colleagues, funders, commissioners, partners and potential partners to review the services and implement service improvements.

*Female only applicants, this post is exempt for the Equality Act (2010)

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Four Square have an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced female to become our new Senior Practitioner with Registered Manager status to lead the teams in our Women’s Services. The role is vital to help us achieve our aim of ensuring every woman staying with us feels safe and secure and has the opportunity and support to recover and move on to a positive future. Our aim is that women can make a home and have a place in their community and a develop network of positive relationships that support them to build the life they want.

To carry out this role you will need to be qualified to degree level in a relevant subject i.e. social work, social sciences, psychology etc. and be a confident, dynamic and creative leader with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude who can inspire this in others. You will need to be focused on service excellence and lead a team of Practitioners to achieve this goal. You must have an in-depth knowledge of gender-based violence in all its forms, homelessness, trauma and supporting women with complex needs.

This role is located in the city centre of Edinburgh.

The Role:

The role of Senior Practitioner with Registered Manager status in our women's refuge, Keymoves is vital to help us achieve our aim of ensuring every woman staying with us feels safe and secure and has the opportunity and support to recover and move on to a positive future. Our aim is that women feel able to get a home, have a place in their community and a develop network of positive relationships that support them to build the life they want.

The role is to support a team of Practitioners in developing relationships often with people who have experienced a great deal of adversity and trauma and for whom having trust in others is difficult. Senior Practitioners use their skills in coaching and motivating to help Practitioners recognise their own strengths and work with them to build their confidence, resilience and motivation to undertake their role to the highest quality.

Alongside supporting staff, Senior Practitioners are part of the team and working directly with people using services and are part of a shift pattern which includes evenings and weekends.

Senior Practitioners tasks include gathering and evaluating feedback and any complaints, data entry and monitoring quality of the data recorded on CRM and other IT systems by Practitioners and preparing quantitative and qualitative data reports regularly to demonstrate the impact of the service and highlight improvements required. Senior Practitioners are also integral to designing and implementing service improvement plans.

The Senior Practitioner will also be responsible for managing staff absence, rotas, completion of reports for commissioners and a grant funder, promoting the service to all stakeholders. Another important role and responsibility are to undertake the role of Registered Manager with the Care Inspectorate and all the tasks that ensure information is uploaded to the portal and the services are measuring their care against the Health and Social Care Standards and acting where areas need to improve.

The Senior Practitioner will be part of an on-call rota providing overnight support to all the accommodation and community support services. This will include covering for an absent worker should there be no other staff available to cover the shift or attending a service where there is a significant incident or accident or building issue. An allowance will be paid with any worked hours of the on-call period paid as with time off in lieu.

To be a Senior Practitioner with Registered Manager status within Four Square’s Women’s Services you will need:

  • Strong personal and professional values that align with our Organisational values of integrity, excellence, dignity and support;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with people who use our services, colleagues and partners;
  • Experience of managing refuge or supported accommodation for adults;
  • In-depth understanding of gender-based violence, domestic abuse, homelessness, trauma and adversity and how it impacts life outcomes for those we support and ensure the staff team stays up to date with research and policy developments;
  • A commitment to learning and developing and putting this into practice;
  • Be a reflective practitioner and be an active participant in regular reflective practice group supervision;
  • A commitment to individual supervision and appraisal processes and motivated to action the personal development plan;
  • To support staff to engage in supervision and appraisal process and collaboratively design a CPD programme for supervisees;
  • To ensure all new staff undertake the induction programme;
  • To provide staff with regular casework review meetings to ensure people are receiving the service stated to them and monitoring of caseloads;
  • Ensure services’ meet and aim to exceed the standards set down by the Organisation, Care Inspectorate and funders;
  • Membership of regulatory bodies required of the role and application of the codes and standards to their practice;
  • To ensure the staff team is registered with SSSC and always adheres to the Code of Practice;
  • To demonstrate leadership skills and is an active participant of the wider management team;
  • To be engaged in the wider Organisation’s activities and encourage this in the staff team;
  • A commitment to working in partnership with other organisations and professionals to support people;
  • To demonstrate honesty, integrity, trustworthiness and be respectful to all – colleagues, people they support, partners, commissioners etc and encourage this in the staff team;
  • Be committed to excellence and engage in improvement plans for the services or Organisation;
  • Be creative in their approach to supporting people and coach staff to do same;
  • And have a good standard of English and maths and able to produce clear written communications in the form of case notes, reports, diary entries, case studies timeously.

Requirements:

  • Must be qualified to degree level in a relevant subject I.e social work, social sciences, psychology etc;
  • Possess a management qualification at SCQF9 or be willing to work towards this;
  • To comply always with Four Square’s Code of Conduct, together with its policies and procedures with regards to the maintenance of professional relationships between colleagues, the People We Work With and external organisations;
  • To adhere to Four Square's Confidentiality and Data Protection Policy;
  • To adhere to Four Square’s policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion when working with colleagues, the People We Work With and external organisations;
  • To adhere to and maintain, all health and safety standards;
  • To work in accordance with Four Square’s core values and mission statement.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed (including providing cover for colleagues, as directed);
  • To comply always with the Safeguarding Policy and Procedure;
  • To attend conferences / seminars / training, as required.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Working 35 hours per week, flexibly between Monday to Sunday to ensure the services meet their contractual requirements;
  • £28,000 per annum plus £1,500 additional payment for undertaking Registered Manager status;
  • On-call payment of £11 per night;
  • 35 days annual leave entitlement rising to 40 days upon completion of 5 years' service.
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