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Assistant Service Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,492 – £25,982
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st June 2021

  • Advertised from 8th June 2021
  • 1744


Housing First Consortium Glasgow

The consortium is a Housing First service within Glasgow. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to deal with those who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in the consortium and work in partnership with Glasgow City Council HSCP (health and social care partnership), Simon Community Scotland, Wheatley Care and The Salvation Army.

The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.

Housing First is designed for individuals over 18 years of age who are statutory homeless with multiple and complex needs; however they still want to have a tenancy of their own. The individual will be striving to gain independent living, but requires housing support. Support staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills and employability. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The service is based in Kintyre House 209 Govan Road and support is available on a 24/7 basis, with the office being staffed from 9am to 7.30pm. After hours service users are able to receive support from our “On Call” service which h is for advice and information in emergencies.

The service is person centred with the individual choosing their own priorities in their recovery and flexibility in support.

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

  • provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims.
  • be responsible for undertaking initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.
  • advise people who we support in accordance with service aims.
  • be a key worker for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs or oversee keyworking.
  • maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
  • support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage 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.

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