We are hiring! - Work with Us
Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their
community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work
away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.
Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Renfrewshire Homelessness Services are looking for people like you to help
provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or
alongside others and as part of a team.
About The Service / Role
We recognise that many people who have experienced, or are continuing to experience trauma in their life struggle to
engage with mainstream services. This leaves individuals at greater risk of health harm, homelessness and
alcohol and other drugs related deaths. The MYLA Team will operate within the Homelessness Support Services
Renfrewshire (hereafter, the Team) will engage with people who are experiencing challenges in their life related
to alcohol, other drugs, and / or housing / homelessness. The Team will work with people who are; Not engaged in
services; Partially engaged in services, perhaps only engaging in prescribed medication, but not engaged in
psychosocial interventions; Sporadically engaged with services; Lost contact with services.
We will deliver support in the following ways;
Assertive Outreach - We will use evidence-based assertive engagement approaches and triage people to make a decision
on whether they will access further support from TPS or connect people into another part of the system.
Low level support care co-ordination – We assist people to access other key services to promote their wellbeing,
ensuring they are linked into Medically Assisted Treatment if appropriate, ensuring they are accessing all
relevant benefits, taking them to appointments, liaising with other professionals. We will also provide support
with housing related tasks / functions.
High level support and care co-ordination – We will deliver support as stated in the lower tier as well developing a
therapeutic relationship with the individual. This will include delivering support that will include assessment
and recovery planning; Harm Reduction and Relapse Prevention; Alcohol and Drug Brief Interventions; Motivational
Interviewing; and solution focused approaches.
You will work as part of a team of 3 workers, you will carry a mixed caseload of assertive outreach, low and high
level support and care co-ordination of people who have been identified as needing support with problematic
Alcohol and or other Drug issues and possibly housing support.
Our Values drive our behaviour, you will be expected to showcase how your practice meets our values of Respect,
Compassion, Inclusion and Integrity. You will also;
- Recognise problematic Alcohol and Drug issues as a health issue and be passionate about supporting people to
reduce harm and / or recover.
- Have some experience of delivering support to individuals with severe and
multiple disadvantage, and at least a basic knowledge of the effects and supports available to individuals who
are experiencing problematic Alcohol and Other Drug issues.
- Be able work in a way that provides service
users with choice and control in their life, helping them to develop a sense of themselves and
- Recognise the wide ranging support expected as part of Housing Support
The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this
includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff
We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team!
We would offer you full support in completing your application.
As a Lead Practitioner, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with
practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of
their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health,
relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.