Lead Practitioner

Aberdeen Outreach Housing Support
Lead Practitioner
Full time
£22,649 - £25,394

Post: Lead Practitioner

Provision: Homelessness  

Location: Aberdeen Housing Support Services  

Hours:  37 hours

Salary: £22,649 – £25,394

Contract : Permanent

We are Hiring, Join Our Team

Our Aberdeen Housing Support Services in Aberdeen are looking for full-time Lead Practitioners to assist in the provision of person-centred support to a wide range of people who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness.

Aberdeen Housing Support Services including Housing First

Both Aberdeen Outreach Housing Support and Aberdeen Housing First offer support to those who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness. 

At Housing First, we strongly believe in delivering Housing First with high fidelity to its 7 core principles. Turning Point Scotland has established the Housing First Academy which is focused on developing the Communities of Practice Training and Housing First Europe Hubs.

At Aberdeen Outreach Housing Support, we work across localities to enable people to maintain independent tenancy sustainment, reconnect with their local communities and assist them to build their resilience to prevent repeat homelessness. We respond to the individual needs of those who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless, including those who are rough sleeping, or are in temporary or permanent accommodation. The service supports people who may have multiple needs which may be related to mental health, alcohol and other drug use, offending, finance and employment. 

Your career with us means being part of an organisation with clear purpose, focus, and values where everyone can progress.  We have a track record of internal promotion with several senior managers having started their career as a support practitioner. 

Previous working experience is desired however full training will be provided to you. We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team! We will offer you full support in completing your application.

As a Lead Practitioner, you be required to work on your own initiative, make decisions and provide support to colleagues; you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes.

The support we provide is person-centred and achieved by involving each individual as well as others who know them person well, including family, friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.

Full details of this role can be viewed on the attached Job Role Profile.  Click here

Please note that IT skills are required for all our vacancies.

Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.

Turning Point Scotland have Platinum accreditation in Investors in People. Our staff are our most important asset, therefore we offer extensive training and impressive personal and career-focused development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives and achieve your own personal fulfillment. 

  • Comprehensive Induction
  • 123 Learning and development courses 
  • 29 eLearning courses
  • Funded qualification – SVQ Social Services and Healthcare, work based assessment
  • Your Career Pathway, we promote from within and advertise internally all jobs
  • Pension Scheme, employer contribution 4%
  • Wide range of family friendly policies 
  • 35 holiday/public holidays days' per year. 
If you would like to chat about any aspect of the role, please call our Recruitment & Engagement Team on 0808 1643100.

This opportunity is closed to applications.