Oxgangs Care is a charity committed to the welfare of older people which provides services within a defined catchment area in south west Edinburgh. The project is funded by City of Edinburgh Council with a remit to develop and deliver services for older people and their carers’. It is principally a Centre based service offering older people social interaction in a group situation, focussing on social support which promotes independence and physical and mental wellbeing. It operates 3 days per week (Weds to Fri). Since March 2020 the Centre has been closed in response to Covid-19 restrictions. Currently, staff are providing telephone support to our service users and, Covid restrictions permitting, house visits with support until the Centre can be re-opened. The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate.
We have plans to develop the service by providing an additional day specifically for people living with dementia. This is dependent on funding.
We also provide a volunteer befriending service for older people managed by a Volunteer Coordinator.
We are looking for a motivated individual to initially manage a small team of 3 Support workers, Administrator and Befriending Co-ordinator. Once in post, you will support recruitment of a Depute Manager to assist with supervision and support of the team.
You will be responsible for the delivery of quality person centred day support services. You will lead on the quality and future development of the service in conjunction with the Board of Trustees.
You should have good leadership skills, communication, written and assessment skills and the relevant experience to manage a voluntary sector service such as Oxgangs Care. You will be involved in networking with partner organisations and statutory agencies and, contribute to delivering a person-centred service. You will be supported by the Board of Trustees and have access to appropriate training when required.
As the service is registered with the Care Inspectorate you should be appropriately qualified for the role of Registered Manager. You must hold or gain a ‘practice’ and ‘management’ qualification which satisfies the registration requirements of the SSSC. The minimum requirement for the post is an appropriate ‘practice’ qualification. See Job specification and SSSC website (Manager of an adult day care service) for further detail.
If you do not hold the full qualification to meet SSSC requirements, Oxgangs Care will fund your training.
1 x 21 hours per week, permanent
1 x 21 hours per week to cover leave periods.
Purpose of the post
To assist in providing a person- centred Day Support Service which focuses on outcomes for the older people who use Oxgangs Care Services. The service will be provided in both the Oxgangs Centre and, in particular circumstances, in the wider community.
To assist Oxgangs Care to deliver a quality service which meets National Care Standards and the SSSC Codes of Practice.
Oxgangs Care is a charity committed to the welfare of older people, providing services located within a residential community in southwest Edinburgh. The service has a remit to develop and deliver services for older people offering group social interaction and one to one befriending, focussing on social support to promote independence and physical and mental wellbeing. We provide:
We are looking for a motivated individual to supervise a small team of 3 Support Workers and support the manager to develop the service. In the absence of the Manager, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the Administrator and Befriending Co-ordinator.
You should have good communication, written and assessment skills and relevant experience to supervise staff. This experience may be actual supervision of staff or, extensive experience in social care and are looking to move to a post with more responsibility. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and access relevant training. You will also have access to a Contribution Pension scheme.
Applications from local people with the relevant skills and experience are welcomed.
As the service is registered with the Care Inspectorate you are expected to have sufficient experience and qualifications to be suitable for the role of Assistant Manager. You are not required to be registered with SSSC but, you should preferably, hold an SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent and in addition be working towards the Supervisors’ qualification. See Job Specification for further detail.
If you do not hold a full relevant qualification as indicated above, you will be required to achieve it when in post. Oxgangs Care will fund your training.
This is a volunteer-based service and is part of Oxgangs Care Services which provides day support for older people. The post holder will maintain and develop the ‘Oxgangs Care Befriending Service’ for the needs of older people in the Oxgangs area and surrounding communities. This includes, recruitment, training and support of volunteers, managing referrals of potential users of the service and monitoring their experiences of the service. The post holder will promote the service.