Turning Point Scotland
Turning Point Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC028827

Turning Point Scotland has been making a difference in people’s lives for more than 15 years, working with people who face diverse and complex challenges which can marginalise them from their communities.


Current vacancies

HR Business Partner (Aberdeen)

  • Part time
  • £27,552 – £31,374 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 12th December 2019

#BecauseScotlandCares

Turning Point Scotland’s HR team supports all of our social care services across Scotland and is based in Govan, Glasgow. The innovative thinking, dynamic and values driven inclusive approach of our organisation is mirrored within our HR department, which comprises of ten people.

Two smaller teams operate within the department providing HR advice, support and planning to an allocated group of services. This role will be a key part of our North Team, based in Aberdeen city centre, working closely with managers and colleagues at all levels across the organisation operating within a unionised environment, with a geographical spread covering, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Elgin, Tayside.(Occasional travel and overnight stay to and in Glasgow may be required at least once or twice a month for training and development and also to ensure a greater connection and sense of belonging with the wider team / organisation.)

Beyond day to day support and employee relations issues, we undertake a full range of tasks and work including organisational development, workforce development planning, recruitment and strategic projects.

Job Description

· To provide generalist human resources advice, guidance and support to Turning Point Scotland’s line managers

· To provide a business partnership approach in working with managers, services and regions to enable the services and organisation to meet their aims and objectives.

· Interpreting and implementing HR policies, best practice and appropriately applying employment law

· Providing guidance and information to staff

· Undertaking a leadership role in projects or an area of HR operations or business specialism

· Working on employee relations issues, reports and cases (absence, disciplinary, investigations, grievances/complaints; TUPE; consultation meetings) balancing risk and the law with a pragmatic approach and reporting as required

· To undertake duties relating to leavers, payroll, contract alterations, absence, fitness for work, reasonable adjustments, flexible working requests and paternity/maternity

· Focussed progression of recruitment processing for new starts

· To advise and authorise on changes to terms and conditions and work to an anti-discriminatory framework

· Working in a small team to achieve a high quality responsive service for a group of services and to work as part of the larger HR team

· To meet strategic and personal development goals as agreed with your line and departmental manager with organisational development changes, taking on lead for topics/areas and projects

· To ensure our approach to employee registration with SSSC and PVG issues is dealt with in a consistent, compliant and legal manner

· To deliver a strategic business partnering service to support increased retention and recruitment across the team’s services through agreed plans and projects

· Quality assure and oversee some aspects of recruitment (Safer Recruitment) using our on-line recruitment tool

· To promote workforce development practices such as induction, appraisal, supervision

· To work with absence systems to actively manager and address absence get employees back to work as soon as possible and to put into place attendance plans to avoid absence in higher risk groups including working with our occupational health service

· Ensuring internal records of grievance, discipline and absence logs are up to date for reporting

· Working with the union and union representatives in a unionised environment and when appropriate with TPS Staff Connects (our employee representative group)

· Working to ICO guidelines and data protection legislation including meeting subject access requests

· HR based management and policy training: some direct delivery to groups, coaching one to one etc

· Travelling as and when required locally with frequency, and further in Scotland around once a month

· Participating positively as a member of the HR dept., the Head Office team and Turning Point Scotland

· Promoting the values and culture of Turning Point Scotland at all times

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HR Business Partner (Glasgow)

  • Full time
  • £27,552 – £31,374
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th December 2019

#BecauseScotlandCares

Turning Point Scotland’s HR team supports all of our social care services across Scotland and is based in Govan, Glasgow. The innovative thinking, dynamic and values driven inclusive approach of our organisation is mirrored within our HR department, which comprises of ten people.

Two smaller teams operate within the department providing HR advice, support and planning to an allocated group of services. This role will be a key part of our South Team working closely with managers and colleagues at all levels across the organisation operating within a unionised environment, with a geographical spread covering, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Inverclyde, Dumfries & Galloway.

Beyond day to day support and employee relations issues, we undertake a full range of tasks and work including organisational development, workforce development planning, recruitment and strategic projects.

Job Description

· To provide generalist human resources advice, guidance and support to Turning Point Scotland’s line managers

· To provide a business partnership approach in working with managers, services and regions to enable the services and organisation to meet their aims and objectives.

· Interpreting and implementing HR policies, best practice and appropriately applying employment law

· Providing guidance and information to staff

· Undertaking a leadership role in projects or an area of HR operations or business specialism

· Working on employee relations issues, reports and cases (absence, disciplinary, investigations, grievances/complaints; TUPE; consultation meetings) balancing risk and the law with a pragmatic approach and reporting as required

· To undertake duties relating to leavers, payroll, contract alterations, absence, fitness for work, reasonable adjustments, flexible working requests and paternity/maternity

· Focussed progression of recruitment processing for new starts

· To advise and authorise on changes to terms and conditions and work to an anti-discriminatory framework

· Working in a small team to achieve a high quality responsive service for a group of services and to work as part of the larger HR team

· To meet strategic and personal development goals as agreed with your line and departmental manager with organisational development changes, taking on lead for topics/areas and projects

· To ensure our approach to employee registration with SSSC and PVG issues is dealt with in a consistent, compliant and legal manner

· To deliver a strategic business partnering service to support increased retention and recruitment across the team’s services through agreed plans and projects

· Quality assure and oversee some aspects of recruitment (Safer Recruitment) using our on-line recruitment tool

· To promote workforce development practices such as induction, appraisal, supervision

· To work with absence systems to actively manager and address absence get employees back to work as soon as possible and to put into place attendance plans to avoid absence in higher risk groups including working with our occupational health service

· Ensuring internal records of grievance, discipline and absence logs are up to date for reporting

· Working with the union and union representatives in a unionised environment and when appropriate with TPS Staff Connects (our employee representative group)

· Working to ICO guidelines and data protection legislation including meeting subject access requests

· HR based management and policy training: some direct delivery to groups, coaching one to one etc

· Travelling as and when required locally with frequency, and further in Scotland around once a month

· Participating positively as a member of the HR dept., the Head Office team and Turning Point Scotland

· Promoting the values and culture of Turning Point Scotland at all times

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Top job! Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,897 – £50,451
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th August 2019

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to adults across a number of care groups, this post will have a specific responsibility for heading up the organisations Justice Services. The post holder should have a proven track record in Justice or a closely related area of work such as homelessness or addictions.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations in a key strategic role.

Job Description

To manage services and build effective partnerships with purchasers within the area of Justice; enabling Turning Point Scotland to achieve its commitment to quality services for service users and to continue development of Justice services within Scotland. Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Position Turning Point Scotland in relation to the Justice agenda in Scotland and take a lead role for Justice within the organisation.
  • Hold external responsibility for the operational management of a number of innovative Justice services.
  • Ensure, as a member of the Senior Management Team that Turning Point Scotland’s corporate strategies and plans are developed and implemented within the area of Justice.
  • Ensure the continuing relevance of services to the needs of local communities by building active partnerships with purchasers to assess those needs whilst developing new and existing services.
  • Ensure that services comply with relevant legislation and registration requirements. To also meet the highest possible standards of service delivery by monitoring and evaluating service standards. This should be achieved by placing service users voice and experience at the centre of any evaluation/ monitoring.
  • Ensure the protection and best use of the organisations’ resources by implementing and observing Turning Point Scotland’s systems and procedures for financial control and property management.
  • Apply human resource strategies and plans so as to promote equality of opportunity, staff skill development and management of employee relations issues including attendance.
  • Directly line manage and provide supervision to the registered managers of our Justice services.
  • Represent Turning Point Scotland and acting as a key spokesperson within the area of Justice, in order to promote the aims of the organisation and support corporate communication.
  • Enable the organisation to develop and achieve its corporate strategy and plans by undertaking specific tasks as requested, as a member of the TPS Strategic Management Team and in corporate project groups.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate the leadership characteristics of vision, creativity and innovation and collaboration. Whilst inspiring and empowering people.

The post holder will:

  • Have extensive experience of providing management and supervision
  • Have extensive experience in managing Social Care Services.
  • Have a strong values base that s/he can demonstrate through their work practice that is aligned to our aim ‘Because People Matter’
  • Hold a professional social work, nursing, health or social care qualification or equivalent
  • Be able to demonstrate a record of achievement in social services management, business development, service design and development
  • Have a proven track record of leading, managing and developing staff teams
  • Have excellent written, verbal and email communication skills
  • Be a clear thinker, analytical and have sound decision making skills
  • Be collegiate, reflective and keen to learn
  • Have a vision of business development in relation to the National Justice Agenda

There will be travel commitments within the region, a driving license and access to your own vehicle for work purposes is essential.

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Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £19,085 – £21,397
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th September 2019

#BecauseScotlandCares

Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at the Leith Hub 5 Links Place Edinburgh EH6 7EZ. You will be providing the high-quality delivery of 1:1 and group recovery focused interventions to those we support. The services are delivered from our main offices and on an outreach basis in pharmacies GP surgery and at client's home where required.

Please note all staff are expected to be able to work across both Leith and Craigmillar sites when required.

As a busy established recovery hub we are seeking candidates who already have some knowledge of drug and alcohol harm reduction and treatment options and can demonstrate experience working with this client group. We welcome applications from those with lived experience who meet essential criteria for the post.

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Support Practitioner (Female only*)

  • Full time
  • £17,340 – £18,624
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd September 2019

Glasgow Supported Living Services works alongside Glasgow Health and Social care Partnership and local Housing association to provide support to adults with some of the most complex and challenging needs, who live in the East End of Glasgow.

Mental Health issues like personality disorders and neurological conditions like Huntington’s disease can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to remain in their own home.

Housing support, personal care and care at home packages through self-directed support are offered, based on the specific needs of the individual.

With a support plan tailored to suit the individual, people with the most complex needs can participate in their community and enjoy social opportunities.

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

  • provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims.
  • assist with initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.
  • advise people who we support in accordance with guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.
  • be a key worker as required.
  • maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
  • support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.
  • travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).
  • have an understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

*Qualifies under the 2010 Equality Act

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Support Practitioner (Homeless Outreach Support)

  • Full time
  • £17,340 – £18,624
  • Glasgow Flexible Outreach Service (South)
  • Closing 20th September 2019

Flexible Homelessness Outreach Support Service assists people with complex needs to progress from emergency and temporary accommodation and other homeless services into place of their own.

Turning Point Scotland and Loretto Care work in partnership to offer this city wide service.

The flexible Homelessness Outreach Support Service offer an integrated needs-led holistic approach to supporting people with complex needs.

Job Purposes & Core Details

To:

1. work to the service and organisation's aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support.

2. deliver support to people who use Turning Point Scotland's services and in so doing contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the service specification.

3. operate at an established level of social care practice, or engaged moving towards established.

4. work to the company's values - Because People Matter

5. undertake CPD (continuous professional development with the support of your line manager and use appraisals and supervision fully.

6. keep your registration and membership to relevant professional bodies up to date and valid.

7. undertake any outstanding require qualification for registration, or if not working in a registered service qualify at the minimum of SVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care.

8. undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Service Manager (or nominated deputy).

9. Provide, prompt, administer medication and healthcare & wellbeing support as required

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

  • provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims.
  • assist with initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.
  • advise people who we support in accordance with guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.
  • be a key worker as required.
  • maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
  • support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.
  • travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).
  • have an understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.
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Support Practitioner - Glasgow Supported Living (Female only*) PT

  • Part time
  • £17,340 – £18,624 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th September 2019

Glasgow Supported Living Services works alongside Glasgow Health and Social care Partnership and local Housing association to provide support to adults with some of the most complex and challenging needs, who live in the East End of Glasgow.

Mental Health issues like personality disorders and neurological conditions like Huntington’s disease can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to remain in their own home.

Housing support, personal care and care at home packages through self-directed support are offered, based on the specific needs of the individual.

With a support plan tailored to suit the individual, people with the most complex needs can participate in their community and enjoy social opportunities.

Job Purposes & Core Details

To:

1. work to the service and organisation's aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support.

2. deliver support to people who use Turning Point Scotland's services and in so doing contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the service specification.

3. operate at an established level of social care practice, or engaged moving towards established.

4. work to the company's values - Because People Matter

5. undertake CPD (continuous professional development with the support of your line manager and use appraisals and supervision fully.

6. keep your registration and membership to relevant professional bodies up to date and valid.

7. undertake any outstanding require qualification for registration, or if not working in a registered service qualify at the minimum of SVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care.

8. undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Service Manager (or nominated deputy).

9. Provide, prompt, administer medication and healthcare & wellbeing support as required

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

• provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims.

• assist with initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.

• advise people who we support in accordance with guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.

• be a key worker as required.

• maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.

• support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.

• travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).

• have an understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

*Qualifies under the 2010 Equality Act

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Support Practitioner x 2 (New Edinburgh Housing First Service)

  • Full time
  • £17,340 – £18,624
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th September 2019

Job Purposes & Core Details

To:

  • work to the service and organisation's aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support.
  • deliver support to people who use Turning Point Scotland's services and in so doing contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the service specification.
  • operate at an established level of social care practice, or engaged moving towards established.
  • work to the company's values - Because People Matter
  • undertake CPD (continuous professional development with the support of your line manager and use appraisals and supervision fully.
  • keep your registration and membership to relevant professional bodies up to date and valid.
  • undertake any outstanding require qualification for registration, or if not working in a registered service qualify at the minimum of SVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care.
  • undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Service Manager (or nominated deputy).
  • Provide, prompt, administer medication and healthcare & wellbeing support as required

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

  • provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims.
  • assist with initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.
  • advise people who we support in accordance with guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.
  • be a key worker as required.
  • maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
  • support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.
  • travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).
  • have an understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

Planning, policies and record keeping - To:

  • devise, review and update support plans, record events and observations and keep appropriate records as require in the service.
  • attend and contribute to service user reviews often as a key worker or as required.
  • co-ordinate elements of support in accordance with the support plan.
  • follow risk management plans, and follow and update risk assessments.
  • work with data in line with the data protection act.
  • work with and comply with standard operation (finance, operational, Health and Safety and Human Resources) and service procedures.

Interactions with other people - To:

  • administer or prompting medication and ensure that medication protocols are adhered to.
  • support or buddy new staff and volunteers/those on placement to show them how your practice complies with the SSSC Codes of Practice.
  • have a collegiate approach, ask when you need support or guidance and team work with a diverse group of people.
  • manage and resolve conflict promptly and raise issues appropriately using the correct internal processes.
  • directly communicate with the families of the people we support as appropriate.
  • liaise with workers from other agencies when requested to do so by senior colleagues.
  • work in accordance with the service, meeting the relevant legislation and National Care Standards.
  • liaise with landlords and similar others on behalf of people who we support when requested to do so by senior colleagues.
  • maintain confidentiality with shared information.
  • be aware of health and safety and contribute fully to keeping my work environment, community, people who use services and myself safe.

Leadership - To:

  • provide buddying or informal coaching to new staff.
  • support the delivery of a specific part of the service such as group work.
  • continuously contribute to service development and improvement.
  • contribute to Turning Point Scotland.
  • keep abreast of changes or sector requirements that are relevant to you.
  • appropriately challenge oppressive or potentially abusive behaviours or practices and report any concerns quickly to senior colleagues.

Miscellaneous - applies only in certain services

  • to undertake sleepovers, overnight and weekends working and occasionally participate in people who we support holiday's as required.
  • to undertake training that may be technical or specialised that will benefit the service.
  • to perform lone working.
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Service Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,766 – £29,159
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th September 2019

Job Purposes & Core Details

To:

  • work to the service and organisation's aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support.
  • ensure the delivery of a consistent high quality of service to people who use Turning Point Scotland's services and in so doing contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the service specification.
  • work with the Service Manager to lead, direct and manage the day to day operations within the service and provide line management support to the staff team.
  • operate at an advanced level of social care practice, which includes taking a higher level of responsibility for service delivery and development, staff management, and a leadership role.
  • work to the company's values - Because People Matter
  • undertake CPD (continuous professional development), including management and leadership training and use appraisals and supervision fully.
  • keep your registration and membership to relevant professional bodies up to date and valid.
  • undertake any outstanding require qualification for registration, or if not working in a registered service qualify at SVQ Level 4 Health and Social Care or SVQ3 with relevant additional units at SCQF level 7 relating to supervision and management.
  • undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Service Manage or Operations Manager.

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

  • ensure the provision of support and assistance in accordance with their support plans and the service aims.
  • work in line with and promoting the SSSC Codes of Practice and the relevant Care Standards.
  • be responsible for both directly undertaking initial and on-going assessments of people we support and of overseeing team members to do so.
  • manage staff to advise people we support in accordance with the service aims.
  • deliver or oversee key work for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.
  • maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times both with people being supported and and with the team.
  • support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage a physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.
  • travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).
  • have an good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.
  • promote peer work and the value of lived experience through providing support to peer support workers, TPS connects and volunteers.

Planning, policies and record keeping - To:

  • devise, review and update support plans, record events and observations and keep appropriate records as required in the service both directly and managing staff to do so.
  • ensure that a good standard of paperwork is prepared for service user reviews and attend reviews as appropriate.
  • plan and co-ordinate elements of support in accordance with the support plan.
  • prepare and implement risk management plans, and follow and update risk assessments, ensuring they are up to date.
  • work with data in line with the data protection act and support staff to do likewise.
  • work and comply with standard operation (finance, operational, health and safety and human resources) and service procedures including service user finances both as an individual and a manager.
  • audit and cross check service user finance when appropriate.
  • ensure that staff expenses and service costs are kept to a minimum.
  • review and audit to ensure team members are keeping records and plans as required.
  • arrange for rota/supports when required.

Interactions with other people - To:

  • manage and supervise teams on a day to day basis providing guidance, instruction and direction.
  • manage and supervise other staff administering or prompting medication, if required, and ensure that medication protocols are adhered to.
  • manage staff and volunteers/those on placement to comply with the SSSC Codes of Practice.
  • provide informal and formal support, feedback, induction, engagement period reviews, supervision and appraisal to staff.
  • undertake formal absence management processes and return to work meetings with employees with the support and guidance of your line manager.
  • undertake fact finding processes and performance management plans with employees with the support and guidance of your line manager.
  • promote a collegiate approach, team working well within the context of a diverse team.
  • manage and resolve conflict promptly and raise or report issues appropriately using the correct internal processes and encourage team members to do likewise.
  • communicate with people we support families' and provide guidance to team members around this.
  • liaise with workers from other agencies and provide guidance to team members around this.
  • manage others to comply with, and the service to meet with, the relevant legislation and National Care Standards.
  • support others to ensure they comply with SSSC Codes of Practice.
  • liaise with landlords and similar others on behalf of people we support if required and provide guidance to team members around this.
  • be aware of health and safety and make a management contribution to keeping the work environment, colleagues, community, people who use services and yourself safe. This includes health and safety audits in line with policy.

Leadership - To:

  • provide leadership to staff to support people we support in accordance with their support plan, the principals of citizenship and to maintain records correctly.
  • assist the service manager to prepare information and the service for inspections/audits or similar to contribute to these processes.
  • provide on-the-job training and/or coaching to new staff.
  • lead on a specific part of the service such as group work or health and safety.
  • provide leadership and positive role modelling to continuously seek service development, reflect on practice and identify improvements.
  • contribute to Turning Point Scotland as an organisation through attendance at specialist forums, delivering training or similar.
  • keep abreast of the sector 'big picture', operational environment and changes.
  • appropriately challenge oppressive or potentially abusive behaviours or practices.
  • undertake positive change management.

Miscellaneous - applies only in certain services

  • to undertake sleepovers, overnight and weekends working and occasionally participate in people who we support holiday's as required.
  • to ensure the service\location's stock or goods are in place and replenish/order as required.
  • to undertake training that may be technical or specialised that will benefit the service.
  • to provide technical testing services (BBV/swab and similar) and/or to train others in emergency, risk reduction action and medications.
  • to be responsible for the dispensing of medication, in particular, when supervising dispensing.
  • to be the most senior graded worker in charge of the service for most of the time when at work.
  • to perform lone working for significant lengths of my work time undertaking tasks that require a high level of independence and initiative.
  • to provide reports, witness testimony, recommendations for criminal justice or social work decisions/situations.
  • to have a good understanding of welfare in relation to how it will impact on your service user group.
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Senior Nurse (Glasgow Alcohol & Drug Crisis Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,401 – £38,046
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th October 2019

#BecauseScotlandCares

The integrated crisis service will provide a person centred and flexible response to some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable individuals, most of whom will present with multiple and complex needs. The service will be direct access, low threshold and be able to respond to individuals who experience multiple barriers to inclusion.

The service will have the ability to adapt to the changing needs of individuals as well as changing trends in relation to alcohol use, drug use, homelessness and other vulnerabilities.

The service will respond to individuals in crisis who are:

  • Alcohol dependent
  • Drug users [primarily injecting and poly drug use]
  • Homeless/Roofless

Job Purpose

  • The Senior Nurse will work closely with the Service Manager, Lead Nurse, Medical Officer, and Clinical and Care Governance Lead to ensure the delivery of the Glasgow Drug and Alcohol Crisis Service is of a consistently high quality and to assist individuals towards realising their full potential.
  • The Senior Nurse will provide a clinical service and leadership to nursing staff, ensuring the delivery of safe, effective, and person-centred healthcare through regular supervision and audit of clinical standards.
  • The Senior Nurse will actively participate in managing referrals, provide integrated assessment to identify needs, deliver and/or arrange care of a range of nursing interventions, monitoring and reviewing effectiveness of interventions and ensuring ongoing Care Planning.
  • The Senior Nurse will be committed to their own, and support others with, personal development and have evidence of continuous professional development, updating skills and knowledge, and working towards more advanced nursing practice.
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Top job! Lead Nurse (Glasgow Alcohol & Drug Crisis Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,570 – £44,688
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th October 2019

#BecauseScotlandCares

The integrated crisis service will provide a person centred and flexible response to some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable individuals, most of whom will present with multiple and complex needs. The service will be direct access, low threshold and be able to respond to individuals who experience multiple barriers to inclusion.

The service will have the ability to adapt to the changing needs of individuals as well as changing trends in relation to alcohol use, drug use, homelessness and other vulnerabilities.

The service will respond to individuals in crisis who are:

  • Alcohol dependent
  • Drug users [primarily injecting and poly drug use]
  • Homeless/Roofless

Job Purpose

  • To work with the service manager, medical staff and clinical and care governance lead to provide and develop high quality, safe, effective and person centred clinical service provision with specific responsibility for the nursing services.
  • To deliver excellent clinical practise at an advanced level to meet the needs of a range of highly complex people, including independent prescribing and advanced clinical assessment.
  • To lead and coordinate the nursing team to ensure compassionate, evidence based nursing interventions.
  • To manage the clinical aspects of implementation of new clinical developments within the service as required.
  • To effectively manage and develop nursing staff ensuring participation in line management, clinical supervision and continuing professional development of nursing staff.
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Nurse (Glasgow Residential Stabilization Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,670 – £30,742
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th October 2019

#BecauseScotlandCares

We aim to provide a 4 to 6 weeks residential service for individuals who are no longer managing their support within a community setting.

Our team of social care, nursing and medical staff will provide treatment and support to individuals who are deemed to be engaging in high risk drug and/or alcohol use with complex needs. Collaboratively working within a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) to address the individuals physical, mental, social and emotional needs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a range of interventions in 1:1 and groupwork settings to support, encourage and motivate individuals to assist them to gain some stability back in their life.

Job Purpose

  • To support and deliver safe, effective and person-centred healthcare provision to individuals in Turning Point Scotland’s Drug and Alcohol Service(s).
  • To undertake comprehensive clinical assessments, identifying and completing appropriate nursing interventions, monitoring and reviewing effectiveness of interventions, and ensure ongoing review of care plans.
  • To prioritise the needs of service users when assessing and reviewing their mental, physical, cognitive, behavioural, social, and spiritual needs.
  • To work in partnership with individuals and stakeholders involved in their care to develop person-centred care plans that take into account their circumstances, characteristics and preferences.
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Senior Nurse (Glasgow Residential Stabilization Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,401 – £38,046
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th October 2019

#BecauseScotlandCares

We aim to provide a 4 to 6 weeks residential service for individuals who are no longer managing their support within a community setting.

Our team of social care, nursing and medical staff will provide treatment and support to individuals who are deemed to be engaging in high risk drug and/or alcohol use with complex needs. Collaboratively working within a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) to address the individuals physical, mental, social and emotional needs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a range of interventions in 1:1 and groupwork settings to support, encourage and motivate individuals to assist them to gain some stability back in their life.

Job Purpose

  • The Senior Nurse will work closely with the Service Manager, Lead Nurse, Medical Officer, and Clinical and Care Governance Lead to ensure the delivery of the Glasgow Drug and Alcohol Crisis Service is of a consistently high quality and to assist individuals towards realising their full potential.
  • The Senior Nurse will provide a clinical service and leadership to nursing staff, ensuring the delivery of safe, effective, and person-centred healthcare through regular supervision and audit of clinical standards.
  • The Senior Nurse will actively participate in managing referrals, provide integrated assessment to identify needs, deliver and/or arrange care of a range of nursing interventions, monitoring and reviewing effectiveness of interventions and ensuring ongoing Care Planning.
  • The Senior Nurse will be committed to their own, and support others with, personal development and have evidence of continuous professional development, updating skills and knowledge, and working towards more advanced nursing practice.
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Lead Practitioner - Leith

  • Full time
  • £19,657 – £22,039
  • Leith, Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th November 2019

We are committed to an assertive and inclusive approach to service delivery and safe guarding of vulnerable children , young people and adults.

Primarily This post will be based at Craigmillar at East Neighbourhood Centre. You must be available to cover both Craigmillar and Leith Service where required. The post requires that you are able to carry out home visits, deliver needle exchange services where needed and includes outreach to pharmacies and GP surgeries.

We are a busy Addiction service . You will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating a significant caseload.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and experience of working within an addictions or related field. Also necessary is a commitment to multi-agency working, excellent communication and IT skills, experience of working within an outcomes-focused approach and a practical approach to facilitating service user involvement. We welcome applications from those with lived experience who meet essential criteria for the post.

  1. work to the service and organisation's aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support.
  2. deliver support to people who use Turning Point Scotland's services and in so doing contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the service specification.
  3. operate at an advanced level of social care practice, which includes taking a higher level of responsibility for service delivery and development, and a leadership role.
  4. work to the company's values - Because People Matter
  5. undertake CPD (continuous professional development) and use appraisals and supervision fully.
  6. keep your registration and membership to relevant professional bodies up to date and valid.
  7. undertake any outstanding require qualification for registration, or if not working in a registered service qualify at SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care.
  8. undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Service Manager (or nominated deputy).
  9. Provide, prompt, administer medication and healthcare & wellbeing support as required

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

  • provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims.
  • be responsible for undertaking initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.
  • advise people who we support in accordance with guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.
  • be a key worker for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.
  • maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
  • support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.
  • travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).
  • have an good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

Planning, policies and record keeping - To:

  • devise, review and update support plans, record events and observations and keep appropriate records as require in the service.
  • contribute to the creation and maintenance of support plans and record keeping.
  • prepare paperwork for and participate in service user reviews as a lead person when required.
  • plan and co-ordinate elements of support in accordance with the support plan.
  • prepare and implement risk management plans, and follow and update risk assessments.
  • work with data in line with the data protection act.
  • work with and comply with standard operation (finance, operational, Health and Safety and Human Resources) and service procedures.

Interactions with other people - To:

  • support and supervise other staff administering or prompting medication and ensure that medication protocols are adhered to.
  • support new staff and volunteers/those on placement to show them how your practice complies with the SSSC Codes of Practice.
  • provide informal support to staff on a daily basis.
  • have a collegiate approach, ask when you need support or guidance and team work with a diverse group of people.
  • manage and resolve conflict promptly and raise issues appropriately using the correct internal processes.
  • directly communicate with the families of the people we support as appropriate.
  • liaise with workers from other agencies when requested to do so by senior colleagues.
  • support others to comply with, and the service to meet with, the relevant legislation and National Care Standards.
  • support others to ensure they comply with SSSC Codes of Practice.
  • maintain confidentiality with shared information.
  • liaise with landlords and similar others on behalf of people we support if required.
  • be aware of health and safety and contribute fully to keeping my work environment, community, people who use services and myself safe.

Leadership - To:

  • provide leadership to staff to support people we support in accordance with their support plan and maintain people we support records correctly.
  • assist with the service manager to prepare information and the service for inspections.
  • provide on-the-job training and/or coaching to new staff.
  • be the 'named worker' or shift leader or lead on a specific part of the service such as group work.
  • continuously seek service development and improvement.
  • contribute to Turning Point Scotland.
  • keep abreast of the sector 'big picture', operational environment and changes.
  • appropriately challenge oppressive or potentially abusive behaviours or practices.

Miscellaneous - applies only in certain services

  • to undertake sleepovers, overnight and weekend working and occasionally participate in people who we support holidays as required.
  • to ensure the service\location's stock or goods are in place and replenish/order as required.
  • to undertake training that may be technical or specialised that will benefit the service.
  • to provide technical testing services (BBV/swab and similar) and/or to train others in emergency, risk reduction action and medications.
  • to be responsible for the dispensing of medication, in particular, when at work.
  • to perform lone working for significant lengths of my work time undertaking tasks that require a high level of independence and initiative.
  • to provide formal supervision under the guidance of a senior colleague and with additional training or a qualification provided.
  • to have a good understanding of welfare in relation to how it will impact on your service user group.
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Lead Practitioner - Craigmillar

  • Full time
  • £19,657 – £22,039
  • Craigmillar, Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th November 2019

We are committed to an assertive and inclusive approach to service delivery and safe guarding of vulnerable children , young people and adults.

Primarily This post will be based at Craigmillar at East Neighbourhood Centre. You must be available to cover both Craigmillar and Leith Service where required. The post requires that you are able to carry out home visits, deliver needle exchange services where needed and includes outreach to pharmacies and GP surgeries.

We are a busy Addiction service . You will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating a significant caseload.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and experience of working within an addictions or related field. Also necessary is a commitment to multi-agency working, excellent communication and IT skills, experience of working within an outcomes-focused approach and a practical approach to facilitating service user involvement.We welcome applications from those with lived experience who meet essential criteria for the post.

  1. work to the service and organisation's aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support.
  2. deliver support to people who use Turning Point Scotland's services and in so doing contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the service specification.
  3. operate at an advanced level of social care practice, which includes taking a higher level of responsibility for service delivery and development, and a leadership role.
  4. work to the company's values - Because People Matter
  5. undertake CPD (continuous professional development) and use appraisals and supervision fully.
  6. keep your registration and membership to relevant professional bodies up to date and valid.
  7. undertake any outstanding require qualification for registration, or if not working in a registered service qualify at SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care.
  8. undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Service Manager (or nominated deputy).
  9. Provide, prompt, administer medication and healthcare & wellbeing support as required

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

  • provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims.
  • be responsible for undertaking initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.
  • advise people who we support in accordance with guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.
  • be a key worker for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.
  • maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
  • support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.
  • travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).
  • have an good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

Planning, policies and record keeping - To:

  • devise, review and update support plans, record events and observations and keep appropriate records as require in the service.
  • contribute to the creation and maintenance of support plans and record keeping.
  • prepare paperwork for and participate in service user reviews as a lead person when required.
  • plan and co-ordinate elements of support in accordance with the support plan.
  • prepare and implement risk management plans, and follow and update risk assessments.
  • work with data in line with the data protection act.
  • work with and comply with standard operation (finance, operational, Health and Safety and Human Resources) and service procedures.

Interactions with other people - To:

  • support and supervise other staff administering or prompting medication and ensure that medication protocols are adhered to.
  • support new staff and volunteers/those on placement to show them how your practice complies with the SSSC Codes of Practice.
  • provide informal support to staff on a daily basis.
  • have a collegiate approach, ask when you need support or guidance and team work with a diverse group of people.
  • manage and resolve conflict promptly and raise issues appropriately using the correct internal processes.
  • directly communicate with the families of the people we support as appropriate.
  • liaise with workers from other agencies when requested to do so by senior colleagues.
  • support others to comply with, and the service to meet with, the relevant legislation and National Care Standards.
  • support others to ensure they comply with SSSC Codes of Practice.
  • maintain confidentiality with shared information.
  • liaise with landlords and similar others on behalf of people we support if required.
  • be aware of health and safety and contribute fully to keeping my work environment, community, people who use services and myself safe.

Leadership - To:

  • provide leadership to staff to support people we support in accordance with their support plan and maintain people we support records correctly.
  • assist with the service manager to prepare information and the service for inspections.
  • provide on-the-job training and/or coaching to new staff.
  • be the 'named worker' or shift leader or lead on a specific part of the service such as group work.
  • continuously seek service development and improvement.
  • contribute to Turning Point Scotland.
  • keep abreast of the sector 'big picture', operational environment and changes.
  • appropriately challenge oppressive or potentially abusive behaviours or practices.

Miscellaneous - applies only in certain services

  • to undertake sleepovers, overnight and weekend working and occasionally participate in people who we support holidays as required.
  • to ensure the service\location's stock or goods are in place and replenish/order as required.
  • to undertake training that may be technical or specialised that will benefit the service.
  • to provide technical testing services (BBV/swab and similar) and/or to train others in emergency, risk reduction action and medications.
  • to be responsible for the dispensing of medication, in particular, when at work.
  • to perform lone working for significant lengths of my work time undertaking tasks that require a high level of independence and initiative.
  • to provide formal supervision under the guidance of a senior colleague and with additional training or a qualification provided.
  • to have a good understanding of welfare in relation to how it will impact on your service user group.
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Administrator - Leith

  • Full time
  • £17,340 – £18,624
  • Leith, Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd December 2019

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Operates within Turning Point Scotland policies and procedures.
  • Assist with on-the-job training.
  • Oversees elements of administration support.
  • Participates in in-service meetings and produces notes/minutes.
  • Produce reports from more complex data.
  • Responsible for carrying out specific tasks to deadline (without prompt).
  • Drafting simple letters/emails etc based on information provided.
  • Responsible for petty cash and submitting returns.
  • Processing financial transactions on Pegasus Finance System.
  • Administration and processing of service user finance.
  • Processing of HR and Payroll information.
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Lead Nurse

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,570 – £44,688
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th December 2019

New Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service

The integrated crisis service will provide a person centred and flexible response to some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable individuals, most of whom will present with multiple and complex needs. The service will be direct access, low threshold and be able to respond to individuals who experience multiple barriers to inclusion.

The service will have the ability to adapt to the changing needs of individuals as well as changing trends in relation to alcohol use, drug use, homelessness and other vulnerabilities.

The service will respond to individuals in crisis who are:

  • Alcohol dependent
  • Drug users [primarily injecting and poly drug use]
  • Homeless/Roofless

Job Purpose

  1. The Senior Nurse will work closely with the Service Manager, Lead Nurse, Medical Officer and Clinical and Care Governance Lead to ensure the delivery of the Glasgow Drug and Alcohol Crisis Service is of a consistently high quality and to assist individuals towards realising their full potential
  2. To deliver excellent clinical practise at an advanced level to meet the needs of a range of highly complex people, including independent prescribing and advanced clinical assessment.
  3. To lead and coordinate the nursing team to ensure compassionate, evidence based nursing interventions.
  4. To manage the clinical aspects of implementation of new clinical developments within the service as required.
  5. To effectively manage and develop nursing staff ensuring participation in line management, clinical supervision and continuing professional development of nursing staff.
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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,340 – £18,624 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th December 2019

Because Scotland Cares

The 218 Service provides an alternative to custody for women in the criminal justice system. We provide programmes of intensive support and group work to empower the women to address the root causes of their offending. With a view to support them to break the cycle of offending which results in the ‘revolving door’ syndrome of maintaining their involvement in the criminal justice system and prison service. The service offers a 12 bed Residential Unit and a Community Engagement service for women who still reside in the community. As many of the women who access our service have a wide range of mental and physical issues we have an integrated health team and psychologies therapy team to address these.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Operates within Turning Point Scotland policies and procedures.
  • Assist with on-the-job training.
  • Oversees elements of administration support.
  • Participates in in-service meetings and produces notes/minutes.
  • Produce reports from more complex data.
  • Responsible for carrying out specific tasks to deadline (without prompt).
  • Drafting simple letters/emails etc based on information provided.
  • Responsible for petty cash and submitting returns.
  • Processing financial transactions on Pegasus Finance System.
  • Administration and processing of service user finance.
  • Processing of HR and Payroll information.
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Senior HR Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £32,287 – £37,689
  • Head Office, Glasgow Service
  • Closing 10th December 2019

Turning Point Scotland’s HR team supports all of our social care services across Scotland and is based in Govan, Glasgow. The innovative thinking and positive, inclusive approach of the organisation is mirrored within our HR department, which comprises of ten people. Two smaller teams operate within the department providing HR advice, support and planning to an allocated group of services. We work closely with managers and staff at all levels and operate within a unionised environment. Beyond day to day support and employee relations issues, we undertake a full range of tasks and work including organisational development, workforce development planning, recruitment and strategic projects.

Job Description

  • To provide day to day leadership to a small team of an administrator and HR Business Partner to provide advice and support to allocated services, managers and staff
  • Basic management tasks around scheduling leave, absence reporting, supervision and PDRP (appraisal) and providing feedback to reflect and continuously improve practice, the service provided and for development
  • To undertake oversight of the team’s employment law cases: proof reading documents such as investigation reports, ET3s and dismissal letters, reviewing and advising on complex situations, communicating with employment solicitors when required, balancing risk and the law with a pragmatic approach
  • Holding a direct caseload- providing HR advice and support to the staff, services and service managers directly for allocated services, which includes attending scheduled meetings in the localities
  • To meet strategic goals as agreed with the Head of HR through organisational development and projects with a particular focus on workforce development
  • Work with the team to ensure our approach to employee registration with SSSC and PVG issues is dealt with in a consistent, compliant and legal manner
  • To provide a strategic business partnering service to support increased retention and recruitment across the team’s services through agreed plans and projects
  • Quality assure and oversee some aspects of recruitment (Safer Recruitment) using our on-line recruitment tool
  • Reporting as legally required to: the SSSC conduct unit; re. PVG to Disclosure Scotland
  • Ensuring internal records of grievance, discipline and absence logs are up to date for reporting
  • Providing advice, consultation and communication around complex employee relations situations: TUPE, redundancy, group grievances etc.
  • Providing support to the senior management team and Glasgow Office in relation to HR and staffing issues
  • Working with the union and union representatives in a unionised environment and with TPS Staff Connects (our employee representative group)
  • Working to ICO guidelines and data protection legislation including meeting subject access requests
  • To act as a document controller and oversee the HR policies as delegated by the Head of HR, which includes keeping the review schedule up to date, ensuring core copies and correct copies on intranet, assigning to advisors or updating policies yourself, keeping abreast of employment law and case law changes, sector changes and the needs of the business to prioritise the general policy review schedule, new policies and specific alterations. Writing reports on this for audit committee and for executive team policy update schedule.
  • Co-ordinating HR based management training: some direct delivery but also arranging with HR Business Partners and Head of Human Resources who will deliver which session and ensuring packs are up to date and relevant
  • Travelling as and when required locally with frequency, further but in Scotland with some regularity
  • Participating positively as a member of the HR dept., the Head Office team and Turning Point Scotland
  • Promoting the values and culture of Turning Point Scotland at all times
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