Practitioner Motherwell (12 Month FTC)

Sense Scotland

  • Sector: Care
  • Location: Motherwell
  • £17,438 to £18,074 per annum
  • Hours: Full Time Contract
  • Contact: Recruitment
  • Reference: 5850

For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs and believes everyone should have a choice in how they live their life. People we work with include those who have sensory impairment, deafblindness, autism, learning or physical disabilities and healthcare support needs.

The Practitioner will be part of the staff team working directly on shift with service users and will include playing a key role in leading individual shifts. The successful candidate will provide practice based support and supervision to less experienced staff supporting them, to develop and adapt their skills and knowledge, to meet the often complex and changing needs of the people they are supporting.

The Practitioner will also be expected to take on an additional responsibility in assisting the Locality/Depute Manager to maintain quality care standards and registration requirements by supporting staff to obtain the required level of qualification to meet registration standards and their continuing professional development.

This position is available as a 12 month Fixed Term Contract opportunity and is based in Motherwell Housing Support.

If you are looking to take a step up and advance your career at Sense this could be the perfect opportunity for you.   

Key Responsibilities Include:
Set and demonstrate good standards of work practice, by offering support, supervision and on shift training through example.
Day to day line management responsibilities for individual staff as delegated by the Locality/Depute Manager.
Ensuring the day to day management of petty cash and household expenditure is in accordance with Sense Scotland’s policies
Ensuring that decisions taken about staffing and service issues remain within budget
Guide staff in providing a welcoming responsive, flexible and integrated service provision that reflects and meets the needs of service users and their family.
Individual’s needs are identified and met in practice in accordance with their Outcome Based Support Plan (OBSP).
Staffing rotas are maintained, taking into account information relating to any changes in service user or staff needs.
Have a good working knowledge of the guidance and operational handbooks and are provided with the required support to apply these principles into practice.
Staff have a good working knowledge of the guidance and operational handbooks and are provided with the required support to apply these principles into practice.
The service is continually reviewed and evaluated and identified improvements are achieved within the agreed timescales.
Staff use their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of those using the service as outlined in their care plans.
Service users and staff have the opportunity to contribute as appropriate to the evaluation of the service, and that staff are involved in setting and achieving clear goals aimed at improving the service.
Be aware of the responsibilities of individual service users with regard to their tenancy agreement and support them to meet these.
Support people to apply the principles of healthy eating and personal and household hygiene into their daily living as agreed with the Locality/Depute Manager
Ensure that they establish and maintain good and effective communication partnerships and networks with all relevant parties.

Values and Commitment
Our vision is for the people we work with to live meaningful and independent lives in a world which supports them to achieve their own ambitions.

We work to and are committed to our Core Values. These values are derived from families and enshrine the organisation’s ethos and guide the actions of all staff.  Sense Scotland’s values in practice are:

To be open and honest
To recognise individual worth
To build relationships through trust
To act on the basis of individual aspirations and needs
To be accountable for our actions

Sense Scotland offers an extensive range of employee benefits including; Ongoing training and development, generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, death in service benefit and Perkbox membership.

Successful Applicants Must:

SVQ Level 3 in Social Care (or other specialty recognised by the SSSC for registration purposes)such as HNC Social Care (2005 revised award G7ME15)
Any practice qualification in the manager category.
SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7 plus HNC Social Care (or an award of certificated knowledge with 96 credits at or above SCQF Level 7)
Practical experience working directly with people with complex support needs
Experience in leading a shift.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of current statutory requirements, Care Commission standards, registration requirements and the SSSC Codes of Practice
Be able to demonstrate an ability to work with stakeholders including families and external colleagues.
Be in a position to gain qualification as determined by the SSSC for registration purposes.
Have evidence of core skills in numeracy and literacy.
Be able to demonstrate how you remain accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills.
An ability to work flexible hours and provide on call support when required, including evenings, weekends, public holidays and overnight.
Working towards supervision or management qualification as required by SSSC
Full Driving Licence. 
Ability to communicate through signing. (desirable)

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