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Weekend Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £25,800 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th August 2022


  • Advertised from 29th July 2022
  • Working 16 hours per week, on a Saturday and Sunday with hours to be determined by the Accommodation Service Rota.
  • Pro rata annual leave entitlement of 35 days holiday rising to 40 on completion of 5 years service

Role

An exciting role has become available for a Weekend Practitioner to join one of our accommodation projects

The Practitioner's role is vital to help us achieve our aim of ensuring everyone has a home, a place in their community and a network of positive relationships that support them to build the life they want.

Practitioners recognise people's strengths and work alongside them to build their confidence, self-efficacy, resilience, and motivation and help them feel safe and to heal from the trauma they have experienced. Practitioners also support people to develop practical skills, maximise their income, and develop healthier coping skills, problem-solving skills, social skills, and employability skills that will assist them in creating the life they want.

This role will be within one of our accommodation services and will require shift work.

To be a Practitioner within Four Square, you will need:

  • To be proactive, highly organised, a problem solver, have a positive outlook, be approachable, friendly, patient, and confident;
  • Experience in working within a safeguarding framework working with vulnerable people who may have complex support needs;
  • Proficiency in using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including using case management systems, Microsoft Office applications, the Internet and email;
  • Strong personal and professional values that align with our organisational values of integrity, excellence, dignity, and support;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with people who use our services, colleagues, and partners;
  • Good understanding of gender-based violence, homelessness, trauma, and adversity and how it impacts life outcomes;
  • An understanding of benefits, housing processes and legislation;
  • Membership of regulatory bodies required the role and application of the codes and standards to their practice;
  • A commitment to your learning and development and putting knowledge and skills into practice;
  • Commitment to working in partnership with other organisations and professionals to support people;
  • Honest, trustworthy, and respectful to colleagues, people they support, partners, commissioners, and all other stakeholders;
  • Keep up to date with and follow and apply policies and procedures, standards, and codes of practice;
  • Be creative in your approach to supporting people

Occupational Requirement:Due to the nature and context of the work, there is an occupational requirement for all members of our staff to be women

Application notes

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