Charity registered in Scotland SC003076
Are you looking for a role where you can lead and develop a diverse team through a period of exciting change and opportunity to deliver life changing quality services?
Can you create a culture which empowers your team and supports them to provide trauma informed care?
If so, we have a position for you!
We are one of three agencies working in a partnership with Perth and Kinross Council to provide high quality housing support for people in Perthshire and we are looking for a Service Leader to oversee our service, and to drive its continuing improvement and development.
We provide short to medium term housing support for people in the city of Perth and north Perthshire through a combination of face to face visits and digital sessions, our support is trauma informed and based on the principles of the psychologically informed environment.
The team’s work primarily takes place within people’s homes and communities and we have learned a lot during the Covid outbreak about more agile ways of working. We are using this learning to move away from having a traditional office base and so the role will involve a combination of working in people’s homes and communities, using rented locations to meet with colleagues, working in other spaces that we have agreements to use, and working at home is an option.
The successful candidate will need to believe in our frontline staff and the huge value they bring to Simon Community Scotland and to find creative ways to empower them; they will have a passion for involving the people who use our service, ensuring they are at the heart of what we do and how we do it.
A Job Description is available for download.
Please only apply for the post if you are able to travel to the above locations.
Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness.
Support Workers will provide positive practical and emotional support to people who use the service that focuses on goals, promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility. Support Workers will also establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and in agreement with identified care plans.
● To work with service users to develop and deliver person-centred support plans that achieve the best possible outcomes for people who use the service.
● To encourage people who use services to take an active role in their support and in all decisions relating to them or their support.
● To participate in the monitoring and evaluation of services provided to people who use the service.
We ask for your compassion, creativity, flexibility, eternal optimism and positive approach as well as a commitment to living the values of our organisation with your colleagues, partners and crucially with the people we support.
Why work with Simon Community?
Life insurance is x4 times your salary, a contributory pension scheme where we pay 4%, 35 days annual leave (38 days after 5 years), and holiday buy back scheme and childcare vouchers, also the option to join our Health Plan and Credit Union.
We will also invest in your career through learning and development and we have an amazing program of classroom, online and self-directed learning in place, backed by great leadership and an organisation that empowers frontline staff to deliver impact for service users.
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