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Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £20,306 – £22,766
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th June 2021

  • Advertised from 16th June 2021
  • 1758


In reach to TAP Homeless & Harm Reduction Low Threshold Services.

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.

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 guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.
  • be a key worker for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.
  • 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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