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Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £20,306 – £22,766
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2020

  • Advertised from 4th August 2020
  • 1421



Because People Matter

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.

Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

Both TPS and CGL who are third sector partners within Cities 4 Recovery Hubs have been awarded Scottish Government Seek Keep Treat funding for two years for community recovery workers and 2 part-time peer supporters, employed between TPS and CGL. This will be for reaching patients of the two low threshold, centralised services based at Spittal Street (Harm reduction Team LTMP and TAP) to re-settle those who now meet the criteria for mainstream hub or primary care prescribing services and engaging them with mainstream services. The posts will work together as a team to cover whole of the city and will largely work from Spittal Street but managed by individual CGL and TPS managers . These roles will involve lone working and assertive outreach. Lived experience is desirable for these roles. For Lead Practitioner role any line management or mentoring experience would be advantageous as the Lead Practitioner would be responsible for Line managing the part time Support Practitioner.

By the end of the period, the temporary funding will be expected to result in improved pathways between the centralised prescribing services and the locality hubs. TPS, CGL and other stakeholders will contribute to evaluation of the pathway and make decisions about allocation of future resources, but the dedicated funding would come to an end in 2022.

Application notes

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Closing date: 26-Aug-2020

Charity No SCO28827