Support Practitioner - Glasgow Supported Living (Female only*) PT

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


  • Advertised from 6th September 2019

Role

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

Application notes