We are a charity with decades of experience supporting people across Scotland, providing those who need us with
support that ranges from Mental Health, Learning Disability and Neurodiversity, Youth and Adult homelessness and
Older People services.
Why work with us?
We have the following benefits to help attract and retain the best talent, ensuring we provide high quality care to
those we support, this includes:
- 6% employer pension contribution
- Death in benefit cover (2 times salary)
- Enhanced Sick
- Fully funded qualifications
- Career development and progression opportunities
**We are also offering a £500 welcome bonus for all newly recruited colleagues – please visit our website for full
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a hard working an experienced Team Leader to join our expanding team. This is a fantastic
opportunity for someone passionate about a career in social care who wants to expand their social care
experience in a managerial role. Above all we want someone that shares in our values. Our mission is to provide
positive, life changing support, delivered by inspiring, professional staff.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Apply your knowledge of best practice, codes of practice and current regulations in the social care sector and
ensure the provision of a high quality and socially inclusive service
- Manage support plans and
contribute to support reviews alongside Service Managers
- Work with Service Managers on service referrals
and staff interviewing & selection procedures
- Assist in monitoring the service’s progress against an
agreed business plan including evaluating work and implementing changes to improve results
implement and monitor action plans for any team-led changes or external recommendations from the Care
Inspectorate, Quality Assurance or Business Assurance;
- Contribute, in consultation with the Service
Manager and the with YOU Finance team, each year’s budget and ensure the financial targets are
- Develop constructive relationships with national and local statutory, voluntary and community
agencies to ensure appropriate resources, support and understanding of the service;
- Deputise for the
Service Manager, assuming the responsibilities in their absence.
Essential Skills and Attributes:
- At least 3 years experience of support/care services
- Experience providing support and development to a
- Partnership working and collaboration
- IT literacy and ability to use and understand data to
make informed service decisions
- Qualified to the level required by the SSSC for as a manager in housing
support services and care at home services or willingness to work towards and to successfully complete
qualification within the SSSC specified timeframe.
About The Service:
Our Mental Health Service is looking for a Team Leader to join our team supporting the Service Manager across 3
services, Edinburgh Mental Health, West Lothian Mental Health and Horizons.
The Mental Health service provides practical and emotional support to adults who have a mental health diagnosis in
our visiting support services in Edinburgh and West Lothian. The service operates on a rota basis working early,
mid, back, weekend working. We offer a range of support across Edinburgh and the Lothians working in partnership
to build trust to support mental health and wellbeing. Promoting engagement in identifying personal outcomes and
developing skills where identified to support recovery, living well and living life. We provide tenancy,
emotional, and social support to people in their own homes in partnership with local authorities and housing
associations. This is also an outreach service, with travel throughout Edinburgh and West Lothian.
Our Horizons Service provide tenancy, emotional, and social support to young adults in their own homes in partnership
with local authorities and housing associations. We also offer pre-tenancy support to individuals who require
housing but are not quite ready to move in.
We support individuals with their emotional, social and tenancy needs. Supporting them to access their local
community, attend college, appointments, work, or voluntary experiences. We support a visiting support model,
where we work closely with a local housing association to provide supported tenancies both furnished and
unfurnished for young people who are transitioning into their first accommodation.
We also provide the same support through our outreach model, where individuals live in their own tenancies. Within
our outreach programme, we support individuals who choose to self-manage their support needs through Self
Shift work, weekend work and sleepovers may be a requirement of this role, sleepovers attract an additional payment.
Flexible working arrangements are also available. These can be discussed at your interview.
PVG scheme membership and SSSC registration are requirements of this post.