Senior Practitioner

British Red Cross

Senior Practitioner x 2
Location: British Red Cross, Unit B Gemini Crescent, Dundee DD2 1SW
Hours: 35 per week (Service operates 7 days per week)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £22,781 per annum

We’ve got an opportunity…

We have a fantastic opportunity for two organised and motivated individuals to join our Independent Living Team as Senior Practitioners.

The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

As a Senior Practitioner, you will work with the Team Leader to ensure that agreed staffing levels are maintained within the team and that work plans / rotas are in place and are updated to meet the changing needs of service users.

The service is regulated by the Care Inspectorate, and so you’ll be responsible for providing and coordinating the provision of direct care and support to service users in line with Care Inspectorate regulations. If needed, you’ll signpost to other services to allow service users to live independently at home. You will also mentor and support staff members during their probationary period or in the on-going development of their practice.

You will support the Team Leader in ensuring practice observations are carried out on staff, service user feedback on service delivery is systematically and regularly obtained and reviewed and that audits of Support Plans have been completed to ensure the required standards of Support Planning are met.

It’s a hugely fulfilling role, suiting those who love to care and support others to thrive. We’ll also provide the right candidate the opportunity to undertake training to attain SVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent). Already holding this qualification, or equivalent, would be advantageous.

To be a successful Senior Practitioner, you’ll need:

A good level of secondary education
SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) – preferred
Willingness to register with the Social Services Council as a Supervisor in a Care at Home and Housing Support Service
Willingness to work flexibly in accordance with the pattern set out in the duty rotas in place
Ability to accept responsibility for the overall running of the service in the absence of a senior member of staff
A full UK Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle

The service operates 7 days per week so you will be required to work shift patterns which include evenings and weekends.

Closing date for application is 23.59 on Wednesday 24th May with interviews to follow.

In return for your commitment and expertise, you’ll get:

• Holidays – You’ll get 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays) and the option to buy an additional 5 days leave.

• Pension scheme– We offer up to 6% contributory pension.

• Flexible working – We will do what we can to make sure you work in a way that suits you

• Learning & Development Opportunities – We are one of the UK’s largest charities and have a wide range of career opportunities. We also provide comprehensive learning opportunities for staff to develop themselves.

• Discounts – You’ll have access to brilliant discounts through the Blue Light Discount Card and our own employee benefits platform.

• Wellbeing Support – Staff wellbeing is always priority. You’ll have access to mental health and wellbeing support.

• Team Working – You will be working as part of a team that is supporting our mission of helping people in crisis.

• Cycle2Work -The cycle to work scheme enables you to lease a bicycle.

• Season ticket loan – We offer an interest free loan to buy a season ticket for travel between home and work.

At The British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers. We remain committed to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting, and the support of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network, our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network.

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