Peer Support Practitioner Jobs Vacancy at Turning Point Scotland Glasgow
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow urgently required following position for Peer Support Practitioner. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.
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Peer Support Practitioner Jobs Vacancy at Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Jobs Details:
Support to people who use services - To:
- provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims and to provide insight into the process of recovery through the sharing of experience in a positive way.
- assist with initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.
- advise people who we support in accordance with guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.
- be a key worker as required.
- maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
- support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.
- travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).
- have an understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.
Planning, policies and record keeping - To:
- devise, review and update support plans, record events and observations and keep appropriate records as require in the service.
- attend and contribute to service user reviews often as a key worker or as required.
- co-ordinate elements of support in accordance with the support plan.
- follow risk management plans, and follow and update risk assessments.
- work with data in line with the data protection act.
- work with and comply with standard operation (finance, operational, Health and Safety and Human Resources) and service procedures.
Interactions with other people - To:
- administer or prompting medication and ensure that medication protocols are adhered to.
- support or buddy new staff and volunteers/those on placement to show them how your practice complies with the SSSC Codes of Practice.
- have a collegiate approach, ask when you need support or guidance and team work with a diverse group of people.
- manage and resolve conflict promptly and raise issues appropriately using the correct internal processes.
- directly communicate with the families of the people we support as appropriate.
- liaise with workers from other agencies when requested to do so by senior colleagues.
- work in accordance with the service, meeting the relevant legislation and National Care Standards.
- liaise with landlords and similar others on behalf of people who we support when requested to do so by senior colleagues.
- maintain confidentiality with shared information.
- be aware of health and safety and contribute fully to keeping my work environment, community, people who use services and myself safe.
Leadership - To:
- provide leadership through expressing and working to sound values and advocating for revovery and pathways to recovery
- provide buddying or informal coaching to new staff.
- support the delivery of a specific part of the service such as group work.
- continuously contribute to service development and improvement.
- contribute to Turning Point Scotland.
- keep abreast of changes or sector requirements that are relevant to you.
- appropriately challenge oppressive or potentially abusive behaviours or practices and report any concerns quickly to senior colleagues.
Miscellaneous - applies only in certain services
- to undertake sleepovers, overnight and weekends working and occasionally participate in people who we support holiday's as required.
- to undertake training that may be technical or specialised that will benefit the service.
- to perform lone working.
Criminal Justice Tenancy Sustainment Service
Turning Point Scotland’s new Criminal Justice Tenancy Sustainment Service provides a person-centred service that aims to reduce reoffending and assist offenders to make a smooth transition from prison into the community. We work closely with Criminal Justice Social Work, Police Scotland, Scottish Prison Service and Homeless Casework Teams to support and monitor men and women in the Criminal Justice System.
The key elements of the service are: Building resilience and developing core Life Skills; Increasing choice and empowerment in housing decisions; Building individual social capital and Effective risk management.
We use a psychologically informed approach to build rapport with the individual to enable our service users to understand and address their psycho-social needs. We undertake a holistic, person-centred assessment using the Recovery Outcomes (RO) framework to build a picture of individual and community assets, family involvement and housing aspirations. We use pro-social role modelling, motivational interviewing and a solution focused approach to promote desistance from offending and address issues such as cycle of change, victim empathy, drug and alcohol use and mental ill-health.
SVQ 2 Social Care
SVQ 3 Social Care