Supervisor (Care) Fort William

Sense Scotland
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  • Contact: Recruitment
  • Reference: 5269

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.

In the Fort William area, Sense Scotland are currently recruiting a Supervisor.

The supervisor job role will include working alongside staff on shift, coaching and supervising them to work in a person centred way with the people we support.  As well as providing direct support to individuals the role will include attending team meetings and reviews, preparing review documents, creating & updating support plans and health logs, working closely with families and health & social work.

The post is full time with one half day off shift for formal supervisions. The service is 24 hr and weekend, evening and sleepovers will be required. Supervisors in Skye and Fort William support each other and you may be called upon to support out team in Broadford in Skye from time to time.

We are looking for a motivated and confident person to work in a person centred way to ensure consistent support for each individual. The successful applicant will have access to regular supervision from the registered manager and peer support from other supervisors as well as a wide range of training and development opportunities within Sense Scotland.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Individual service user needs are identified and met in practice.
  • They set and demonstrate good standards of work practice, by offering support, supervision and on shift training through example.
  • Guide staff in providing a welcoming responsive, flexible and integrated service provision that reflects and meets the needs of service users and their family.
  • Staffing rotas are maintained, taking into account information relating to any changes in service user or staff needs.
  • The service user's individual support plan is implemented and is updated as required to reflect any day-to-day changes in the service user’s needs.
  • Proper record-keeping, including recording incidents and complaints are maintained.
  • The required information in relation to staff pay and sickness as outlined in the Sense Scotland guidance is recorded appropriately and passed to the Manager
  • 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 into practice all the principles of safety in the home as agreed with the Manager.
  • Support people to apply the principles of healthy eating and personal and household hygiene into their daily living as agreed with the Manager.
  • Where a service user shows behaviours that present a challenge to staff ensure that all agreed intervention strategies are implemented into practice.
  • Where risk assessments are in place to minimise risk to either service users or staff ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to apply the guidance into practice.

Our service can offer exciting opportunities and a good career path for the right individual. Access to extensive face to face and online training as well as team development will be offered.  In return we will need you to be motivated, a good team player, sensitive to the needs of individuals, families and colleagues and come with a positive can do attitude, with a sensible approach to keeping people safe. A willingness to learn and a positive approach to making every day count in the work that we do is essential.

Our Values:
Openness and honesty
Respect
Value individual worth
Plan on the basis of individual need
Accountability

Benefits:
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 Have:

  • SVQ level 3 in Social Care
  • Must be in a position to gain qualification as determined by the SSSC for registration; such as a relevant professional qualification and /or an SVQ 4 in Social Care (If not already completed),
  • Must be in a position to undertake study towards an additional supervisory or management qualification suitable for a supervisor of a care service with a minimum of 15 credits at SCQF level 7 or above.
  • Be able to gain registration with the SSSC within the timescale required.
  • Practical experience working directly with people with complex support needs.
  • Experience in leading a shift.
  • Car driver

Desirable Criteria:

  • SVQ level 4
  • Supervisory or management qualification suitable for a supervisor of a care service with a minimum of 15 credits at SCQF level 7 or above
  • IT skills i.e. Microsoft Office and HR database systems
  • Signed communication skills to a minimum of BSL
  • SVQ Assessors Qualification
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

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