Practitioner (Women's Service) - Edinburgh

  • Job Reference: 00007338-1
  • Date Posted: 21 May 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £24,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Practitioner (Women's Service) - Edinburgh

Permanent - Full-Time 35 Hours per week, between Monday to Friday.

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Holidays: 35 days annual leave, rising to 40 days annual leave after 5 years employment

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.

The Social Care Community Partnership are currently recruiting for a Young Peoples Homelessness Practitioner on an exclusively retained basis for the charity, Four Square, based in Edinburgh. This charity provides a service for young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The role of the Young People Homelessness Practitioner involves supporting service users overcome any problems they may have to build a stable life for themselves.

These posts are for the Women's Service.

Key Moves Hostel: a 20 bedded women's refuge in the city centre for women having experienced domestic abuse.

No. 20: provides accommodation in a safe environment for up to 6 months for 6 young women aged 16-25.

This role has a Monday to Friday shift pattern of early shifts (7.45am to 3.45pm) and late shifts (2.00pm to 10.00pm).

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

Build positive relationships with service users.
Help service users develop skills that will help them build the life they want i.e. communication skills, healthy coping skills, social skills and employment skills.
Use a flexible approach to ensure service users are receiving the help they want.
To undertake assessment and support planning in an inclusive and personalised way.
Partnership working with other professionals to ensure a quality holistic approach.

Qualifications and experience:

Relevant SVQ 3 or other similar qualification or higher.
Experience of working within safeguarding framework / working with vulnerable people.
Experience as a keyworker and experience of completing casefiles.
Must be able to undertake any other reasonable duties as directed (providing cover for colleagues).
Must be able to attend conferences, seminars and training as required.

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.

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