- Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
- Specialism: Adult Care
- Location: Glasgow
- £19,090 to £20,998 per annum
- Hours: Full Time Permanent
- Contact: Recruitment
- Reference: 5474
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.
We currently have two vacancies for Supervisors in our Glasgow Adult Day Services, offering one permanent 37 hour contract and one 6 month fixed term contract based at TouchBase Glasgow.
Our Adult day service provides support to a number of individuals who have a wide range of needs All support is person-centred to that individual. We are passionate about developing the people outcomes and achievements in life of the people we support. We are looking for motivated and confident individuals who will work in a person centred way to ensure consistent support for each individual. The person you will be supporting may have limited communication, therefore we require staff to work hard to develop and understand how each person communicates. At times people may communicate in ways which can be challenging, you will receive full training in challenging behaviour and a support plan is in place for you to follow.
Each individual we support has their own planner which includes activities in TouchBase and in the community. We would require you to provide support in chosen activities and help develop new activities and relationships where possible. Some of the activities in our Glasgow TouchBase centre are; music/art sessions, rebound therapy, holistic therapy, sensory room and physiotherapy. Outwith the centre activities include ; swimming, walking groups, horse riding, shopping, lunch groups, visits to museums and other day trips. Supporting with personal care and administration of medication is also required within this role.
37 hour positions are based on working 5 days per week on a 4 week rolling rota pattern. Staff are required to work 2 weekends out of 4 and the shifts can be anywhere from 8am to 8pm although most shifts are 6 hours per day.
Sense Scotland has an extensive package of staff training and terms and conditions for staff to support them in their role.
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.
Openness and honesty
Value individual worth
Plan on the basis of individual need
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 (Preferred)
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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