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Lead Practitioner - Edinburgh Social Housing Assertive Outreach

  • Full time
  • £21,168 – £23,732
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th January 2022

  • Advertised from 29th December 2021
  • 2038


Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

TPS North East Edinburgh Recovery Service (North East Recovery Hub)

The North East of Edinburgh contains some of the highest levels of poverty in Scotland. As a community organisation we have a responsibility to improve the lives and futures of our local communities, particularly our most vulnerable.

The Turning Point Scotland North East Recovery Service works in partnership with colleagues in the NHS Lothian, City of Edinburgh Council, and other voluntary sector organisations within the now established recovery hub model to deliver an integrated package of support for individuals in North East Edinburgh which seek to involve families, peers and the local recovery community as stakeholders.

Although the service operates from the established North East Recovery Hub in Leith. We provide assertive outreach to high risk groups, enhanced drop- in within GP practices and pharmacies, both fixed site and IEP home delivery across the North East of Edinburgh.

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.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date: 10th January 2022