Housing Support Practitioner
Post: Support Practitioner
Service: Dumfries & Galloway - Housing Support
Based: Dumfries & Galloway *Excluding Wigtownshire
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £10.83 - £11.39 per hour
Annual: £20,841 - £21,924
Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.
Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Dumfries & Galloway are looking for people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team.
Housing Support work within TPS
We deliver a range of service models. These include Outreach Housing Support; Outreach Housing First; Outreach Crisis Support; Supported Accommodation. In line with our Citizenship approach we have a specific focus on key areas. These are; Building on people’s strengths, skills and interests as well as meeting their needs; Connecting people to communities, people and / or places; Harm reduction and / or Recovery; and providing a Psychologically informed / Trauma informed approach.
We also deliver a range of additional services across the country. Examples include Peer Mentoring services, Community Connectors, TPS Moving Service and TPS Connects amongst many other initiatives.
We recognise the importance of animals in people’s lives and helping individuals move on from the trauma they have experienced. We are currently developing our policies and frameworks to engage with stakeholders and develop our policy and procedures to make our services as pet friendly as possible.
We are also active members of the European Federation of National Organisations with the Homeless (FEANTSA).
The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.
No previous working experience is needed; 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 would offer you full support in completing your application.
As a Support Practitioner, 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 in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.
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 fulfilment.
- 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.
This opportunity is closed to applications.