Partners For Inclusion
Partners For Inclusion

Charity registered in Scotland SC035125

Partners for Inclusion (PFI) Group is a collection of small, autonomous person centred organisations specialising in providing individually tailored support for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs.

We have a caring, dynamic learning culture driven by a core set of values centred on inclusion and believe that people with support needs are more than capable of being active citizens in our society.

We support autonomy, work creatively and take risks wisely. We empower people we support and people who work for us and drive our organisation through a flat management structure.


Current vacancies

Development Leader

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £29,444
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 26th October 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a caring, compassionate and professionally talented person to join our experienced and established management team in Kilmarnock.

As a Development Leader you will lead and manage a team of Support Practitioners working with supported people to make a real difference in their best life.

The Development Leader will report to the Senior Development Leader, and will be responsible for the daily management of services and their teams. Ensuring all team members are suitably trained, well supported and have the tools to carry out their role, to the best of their ability. You will also ensure that all aspects of support and service delivery is focused on meeting the needs and preferences of the people we support. You will also undertake on-call duties, outwith office hours for the Organisation.

About You

It is essential that you have good knowledge and experience of working within the health / social care sector, supporting people to live as independently as possible, including managing services and teams.

You should be able to demonstrate effective communication, leadership, coaching and mentoring skills. You will be responsible for working with both internal and external partners. You will also be committed to person-centred planning, supporting positive risk taking and promoting best practice.

This role will involve aspects of overseeing a number of teams, having a flexible and fast paced approach, with can do attitude to team management will be required.

It is also important that you share our ethos and values which are at the heart of everything we do and ensure that we deliver high quality and consistent support.

About us:

Partners for Inclusion Group was established in 2004 as an independent charity providing individualised support for people with learning disabilities and/or mental ill health.

We continuously strive to ensure people, who use services, have control over their own lives through self-directed support. Inclusion and the promotion of independence is at the heart of what we do.

This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme. Successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within six months of employment. They will also be required to have or undertake an SVQ 4 or equivalent qualification to meet the conditions of their registration.

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Support Advisor x 2

  • Part time
  • £20,475 pro-rata
  • Renfrew with occasional travel to Kilmarnock
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

Reporting to Area Facilitator

Partners for Inclusion Group have an exciting opportunity within our Renfrewshire area. We are looking for 2 Support Advisors to join our Renfrewshire team based at Highmair, Renfrew. There will be occasional travel to our Kilmarnock office.

As a Support Advisor your duties will involve coaching and mentoring existing teams, identifying skills and areas for development to allow team members to reach their full potential and become self-managed around the people they support ensuring robust decision making is kept as close to the person being supported as possible.

Both Support Advisors will work alongside the Area Facilitator and teams to provide practical guidance and promote a positive, active and healthy lifestyle for the people supported to meet their desired outcomes. You will have a flexible can do attitude and be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills, including self-reflection and development, for yourself and others.

The ideal candidate will have an SVQ 3 in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards this within the required timescales.

The successful candidates must also register with SSSC as a Supervisor in Care at Home and Housing Support Services on taking up the post. You will also need to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period.

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Development Leader

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £30,000
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 30th November 2021

About us:

Partners for Inclusion Group are a provider committed to offering truly person centred individualised support to people with learning and/or mental health disabilities in Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire. We design and deliver tailored services which allow people the freedom to live a life of their choosing and enjoy the benefits a small self-managed support team can provide.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of others and to gain valuable experience working within an Organisation committed to providing high quality person-centred support. We are looking to recruit a Development Leader. The successful candidate will be based in Kilmarnock with an expectation of travelling to meet with teams as and when required. This role will be a hybrid of both home and office based work

Essential to the role:

• A strong value base and excellent leadership skills that will ensure the people we support are at the centre of everything we do

• You will be a dynamic and creative leader who will develop high performing self-managed teams to achieve positive outcomes for the person supported

• You will have a proven track record at partnership working in order to involve families and other agencies to explore innovative support and develop services

• Be able to think “outside the box” to allow people to reduce paid support by finding employment, friends and community connections.

• Demonstrate self-reflection and self-awareness.

• Strong commitment to leading within the coaching and mentoring model, including people development skills.

• Have a good working knowledge in IT

• Excellent Budget Management skills with a good knowledge of Self Directed Support

• You will have the relevant professional qualification SVQ 4 (SCQF level 9) in Social Services and Health Care and SVQ4 (SCQF Level 10) Leadership and Management or willing to work toward the qualification, enabling you to ensure high standards of professional practice.

Benefits of working with us include:

• A rewarding role with the opportunity to develop your skills

• Comprehensive in-house learning and development

• A competitive salary

• Contributory Pension scheme

• On-call payments

• Opportunity to join Credit Union Scheme after 6 months of employment

• Death in Service

• Westfield Health Cash Plan Scheme.

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Support Practitioner

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 15th July 2022

We are currently recruiting a new team for Findlay this is an exciting opportunity to be part of Findlay’s journey within the transition period of moving from school to his own home.

Findlay is 18 years of age and lives in East Renfrewshire. He currently lives with his parents until he moves to his own home, where he will receive overnight support.

Findlay enjoys being out and about in his local community, as well as travelling into Glasgow City Centre or some days going further afield.

Findlay enjoys spending time at home as well as outdoors and loves spending time in his garden.

Findlay likes to spend time with his family, they are an important part of his life.

Findlay likes to have boundaries and structure in his day to day life.

People who know and care for Findlay say he is:

• Affectionate

• Enjoys his own company but likes to know people are close by

• Chilled out

• He can be mischievous

Findlay Likes:

• Being outdoors

• Playing on swings

• Likes pipe cleaners to flap

• His own Space

• Music

• Being out in the car

• Freedom to move around

We are looking for a Support Practitioner who can:

• Work in a person centred way

• Understand the importance of family involvement and multi-agency working

• An understanding of their professional boundaries but also show humanity

• Understand all behaviour is communication

• Have a full driving licence and ability to drive a Motability vehicle

• Demonstrate excellent communication, listening and written skills

• Have good IT skills

• Promote with confidence clear and consistent boundaries

• Stick to and promote structure and routines

• Show strength of character and adapt to challenging situations

• Share similar interests

• Promote strong community networking

• Possess a good sense of humour

• Be forward thinking and motivated

• Be energetic

Desirable:

• An understanding or experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities

• An understanding of Autism

• SVQ Level 2/3 in Social Care or willing to work towards this

Essential is being a driver.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of something new and diverse. If you feel that you can work in partnership with Findlay, his family and other agencies then we want to hear from you.

The post involves days, evenings, weekends and overnight support on a rota basis.

You can only be appointed for this post if you are registered with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme and are able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council when required for your post.

This position comes under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Order)

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Development Leader

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £30,000
  • East Ayrshire
  • Closing 19th August 2022

Partners for Inclusion was established in 2004 as an independent charity providing individualised support for people with learning disabilities and/or mental ill health.

We have continuously strived to ensure the individuals have control over their own lives through self-directed support no matter what their personal circumstances. Creating and maintaining an ordinary life for all through inclusion and the promotion of independence is at the heart of what we do.

This represents an exciting time for our organisation and the Development Leaders are key roles within our team!

Essential to the role:

  • A strong value base and excellent leadership skills that will ensure the people we support are at the centre of everything we do
  • You will have a proven track record at partnership working in order to involve families and other agencies to explore innovative support and develop services
  • Be able to think “outside the box” to allow people to reduce paid support by finding employment, friends and community connections.

As a Development Leader you will be involved in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the people we support, staff, families and other agencies whilst keeping up-to-date with developments in social care.

A vital part of the role is to coach and mentor support practitioners to remain motivated and engaged and ensure a high-quality professional service is delivered to the people we support.

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Senior Development Leader

  • Full time
  • £34,000
  • East Ayrshire
  • Closing 5th August 2022

Partners for Inclusion was established in 2004 as an independent charity providing individualised support for people with learning disabilities and/or mental ill-health.

We have continuously strived to ensure that individuals have control over their own lives through self-directed support no matter what their personal circumstances. Creating and maintaining an ordinary life for all through inclusion and the promotion of independence is at the heart of what we do.

Overview of the Role:

This represents an exciting time for our organisation and the Senior Development Leader is a key position within our team!

You will be part of the Senior Leadership Team contributing to the strategic development of the organisation and supporting the Director to ensure all professional and regulatory requirements and standards are met or exceeded.

This will involve establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the people we support, staff, families, commissioners, and other agencies, whilst keeping up-to-date with developments in social care.

Providing line management to Development Leaders and demonstrating strong leadership skills to mentor, develop, stretch your teams whilst maintaining a positive culture delivering high quality, personalised, outcomes-based approach to care service and for the people we support.

It is vital to help our team to remain motivated and engaged through their Development Leaders, in delivering a high-quality professional service to people supported.

The Organisation reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the business.

The Senior Development Leader must be eligible to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and have done so within six months of their appointment to this post. The post holder must hold the relevant practice and management qualifications prescribed by the SSSC.

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Senior Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 12th August 2022

We are currently recruiting a Senior Support Practitioner for Findlay this is an exciting opportunity to be part of Findlay’s journey within the transition period of moving from school to his own home. Also being part of building a new team to provide the support required for Findlay to live life to the fullest.

Findlay is 18 years of age and lives in East Renfrewshire. He currently lives with his parents until he moves to his own home where he will receive overnight support. Findlay enjoys being out and about in his local community, as well as traveling in to Glasgow City Centre or some days going further afield.

Findlay enjoys spending time at home as well as outdoors and loves spending time in his garden. He also likes to spend time with his family are they are an important part of his life. Findlay likes to have boundaries and structure in his day to day life.

People who know and care for Findlay say he is

• Affectionate

• Enjoys his own company but likes to know people are close by

• Chilled out

• He can be mischievous

Findlay Likes:

• Being outdoors

• Playing on swings

• Likes pipe cleaners to flap

• His own Space

• Music

• Being out in the car

• Freedom to move around

We are looking for a Senior Support Practitioner who can:

• Have the ability to mentor and lead the team

• Understand the importance of family involvement and multi-agency working

• An understanding of their professional boundaries but also show humanity

• Ability to motivate the team

• Promote development within the team

• Demonstrate excellent communication, listening and written skills

• Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages

• Encourage team members to develop their creativity and problem solving skills

• Promote structure and routines for the supported individual

• Show strength of character and adapt to challenging situations

• Understand Budget Management

• Promote strong community networking

• Possess a good sense of humour

• Be forward thinking and motivated

• Be energetic

Desirable

• An understanding or experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities

• An understanding of Autism

• SVQ Level 3 in Social Care or willing to work towards this

Essential

• Driver

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of something new and diverse. If you feel that you can work in partnership with Findlay, his family and other agencies then we want to hear from you.

The post involves days, evenings, weekends, and overnight support on a rota basis.

You can only be appointed for this post if you are registered with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme and are able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council when required for your post.

This position comes under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Order)

If you would like an informal discussion before applying please contact, Karen Campbell at Just Connections on 01563 825516.

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