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Service Coordinator (Fixed-Term), Greater Glasgow & Clyde Overdose Response Team

  • Full time
  • £28,823 – £31,399
  • Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 11th February 2022

  • Advertised from 14th January 2022
  • 2099


TPS works with adults who are experiencing a range of support needs in relation to housing and homelessness, learning disability, autism, acquired brain injury, fluctuating mental health, physical disabilities, problematic alcohol and/or other drug use and involvement in the criminal justice system. We work from the belief that people matter, that they are the experts on their support needs and that it is for us to work creatively with them and with partners to ensure that those needs are met. We work with around 2,800 individuals every day and 5,100 every year across Scotland helping people to address issues they are experiencing and recognise their own skills and interests.

Our approach to support is imbedded within a Citizenship framework where we deliver a holistic approach promoting the recovery, self-determination and inclusion of people experiencing challenges in their life, through focusing on their strengths and the valuable contributions they can make to their communities. Citizenship is defined as a measure of the strength of an individual’s connection to the 5 Rs of rights, responsibilities, roles, resources, and relationships that society makes available to its members.

Alcohol and Other Drugs within TPS

TPS support and are more commonly delivering services which do not sit within silod’ areas of work, focusing more on the interventions we can provide rather than the area of work where it has been funded. Turning Point Scotland has been supporting individuals who experience a crisis as a result of their alcohol and drug use for over 25 years and these crisis situations involve a range of other interventions to alleviate homelessness, mental health, family situation etc. We are experienced in providing a range of evidence-based interventions to reduce harm and to support recovery across a number of local authority areas. All our services despite the funding silo work as part of Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC).

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.

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