Night Practitioner (Waking Nights - Homelessness)

  • Job Reference: 00028275-1
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £21,500
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Night Practitioner (Waking Nights - Homelessness)

Permanent - Full-Time 35 Hours per week, flexible from Monday to Sunday

Salary: £21,500 per annum

Holidays: 35 days annual leave

The Social Care Community Partnership are currently recruiting for Waking Night Shift Project Workers in Edinburgh to provide a service for young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The role involves supporting service users overcome any problems they may have to build a stable life for themselves.

The shift time is 9.45pm to 8.15am with a usual pattern of four nights on followed by four nights off.

It is crucial that Practitioners are proactive, organised, can problem solve, be positive, be approachable, friendly, patient and confident. It is also important that practitioners have a good understanding of homelessness, trauma and adversity and how it impacts life outcomes.

Key responsibilities

To be responsible for the welfare and well-being of all service users.
To address safety issues that may arise for service users during the night.
To ensure house rules and occupancy agreements are adhered to.
To ensure the general security of the building.
To receive and process referrals and enquiries.
To complete emergency admissions if required.
To liaise with other Four Square services and relevant external agencies in order to ensure the most effective services for service users.
To ensure the provision of facilities and services, in line with service users' occupancy agreements.
To maintain the necessary and appropriate records within the project. This will include updating computer based recording systems on a regular basis.
To prepare a shift planner for the staff coming in day shift

Qualifications and experience:

Experience of working with people from a disadvantaged background.
Understanding of the resettlement process.
Experience of working effectively as a member of a team.
Experience of decision making and working effectively using one's own initiative.
Good communication and numeracy skills.
Experience of and the ability to work under pressure.
Proficiency in I.T - word-processing, spreadsheets and databases.
An understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice in a work setting.
Desirable to have a relevant qualification in Social Care, Social Work, Community Education, Mental Health, Nursing or related discipline.

For more information about this job opportunity, please click apply and submit your CV to Social Care Community Partnership or contact Martin Brownjohn or Steve More on (phone number removed) for a confidential discussion. No agencies please.

Due to the coronavirus we have suspended all face to face client and candidate meetings but are still continuing to hire and to register candidates remotely utilising a range of technologies (video and telephone conferencing) to get the job done and we are still able to service our clients in Local Authorities, the Voluntary and Private sectors at this time to ensure we are able to deliver front line care and support services to our most vulnerable members of society.

About The Social Care Community Partnership:

The Social Care Community Partnership is Scotland's premier social care recruitment agency, sourcing and placing Social Care professionals, support staff and administrators throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. We have Investors in People Gold Award Status and Investors in Young People Award