Post: Lead Practitioner
Service: Criminal Justice, Tenancy Sustainment
Hours: Full Time Available
Salary: £22,649 - £25,394 (£11.77 - £13.20 per hour)
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 Glasgow Criminal Justice, Tenancy Sustainment 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.
The service supports men and women within the justice system to successfully reintegrate into the community by implementing a robust risk assessment and risk management plan to ensure the safety of the individual and the wider community. Where indicated by the risk management plan we will provide a holistic approach with Criminal Justice Social Work, Homeless Casework or Police Scotland ensuring that collaborative communication is maintained to minimise risk. We aim to develop skills and coping strategies to reduce offending, encourage positive change and improve their life chances.
We provide a person-centred approach that aims to assist people to develop the necessary tenancy sustainment skills to live independently in temporary accommodation and ease the transition to their own secure tenancy in the future.
The service works closely with key partners such as Criminal Justice Social Work, Police Scotland, Scottish Prison Service, Homeless Casework Teams and Addiction Services to offer specialised support to men and women often facing the most complex and challenging situations. The service is a key contributor to Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and Care Programme Approach meetings (CPA).
To reduce the risk of repeat offending and homelessness, we support individuals to address any underlying causes of the offending behaviour such as mental health issues or problematic drug and/or alcohol use. We work in a trauma informed way to support people to build community and be active citizens within it by providing opportunities for local inclusion, education, TPS Connects, and our Citizenship approach helps people engage in meaningful activity to build confidence and resilience.
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.
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 Lead 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.
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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.