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Support Practitioner (Homeless Outreach Support)

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

  • Advertised from 6th 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


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.

Application notes