Turning Point Scotland
Turning Point Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC028827

Turning Point Scotland has been making a difference in people’s lives for more than 15 years, working with people who face diverse and complex challenges which can marginalise them from their communities.


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Lead Practitioner - Citizenship and Inclusion

  • Full time
  • £19,085 – £21,397
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2019

Job Description

Job purpose & core details. To:

  1. Work to the department and organisation’s aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support.
  2. Coordinate and deliver the Connecting Citizens course.
  3. Recruit, develop, and support new members to TPS Connects.
  4. Develop and support TPS Connects volunteers.
  5. Undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Director of Business Development and Improvement (or nominated deputy).

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

TPS Connects

  • Work across Turning Point Scotland to encourage and support recruitment of TPS Connects members.
  • Arrange, coordinate, and support TPS Connects group activities.
  • With colleagues, ensure TPS Connects meetings are held regularly.
  • With colleagues, arrange and coordinate consultation meetings with TPS Connects members.
  • Contribute to the development of, and support to, TPS Connects volunteers.
  • Lead on the communication of information to TPS Connects i.e. newsletter and Facebook.
  • Assist in the organisation and delivery of TPS Connects events as appropriate.

Connecting Citizens

  • Coordinate this 6-month programme based on the TPS Citizenship approach to students recruited from Turning Point Scotland services.
  • Support peer mentors to deliverWhat’s Up?sessions.
  • Support students to identify, plan and complete a Valued Role project.
  • Liaise with existing partner organisations involved in delivering the programme and build new partnerships.
  • Develop students to take on the role of Peer Mentor in future programmes.
  • Provide regular feedback and support peer mentors.

Support to people who use services. To:

  • Have an understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion.

Planning, policies and record keeping. To:

  • Regularly review the effectiveness and impact of your contribution to TPS Connects and Connecting Citizens.
  • Keep a record of activities and events in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
  • Follow risk management plans, and follow and update risk assessments.
  • Work with data in line with data protection laws e.g. DPA18 and GDPR.
  • Work with and comply with standard operation (finance, operational, H&S, HR) and service procedures.

Interactions with other people. To:

  • Have a collegiate approach, ask when you need support or guidance and team work well with a diverse group of people.
  • Manage and resolve conflict promptly and raise or report issues appropriately using the correct internal processes.
  • Liaise with workers from other agencies when requested to do so by senior colleagues.
  • Work in accordance with the relevant legislation and National Care Standards.
  • Liaise with external agencies and venues to arrange an activity base as required
  • 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 me safe.

Leadership. To:

  • Support the delivery of group work within the department.
  • 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:

  • To undertake evening and weekend work as required.
  • To undertake training that may be technical or specialised that will benefit the department
  • To perform lone working on occasions
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Top job! Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,897 – £50,451
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th February 2019

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity who has been at the forefront of advancing national policy in the area of homelessness and more specifically promoting Housing First as the default model for all those affected by homelessness. Due to the promotion of Patrick McKay to Director of Operations we are looking to recruit an Operations Manager who will have a strategic responsibility for consolidating and progressing this area of work.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations in a key strategic role.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate the leadership characteristics of vision, creativity and innovation, self-leadership, collaborating and inspiring and empowering people.

The post holder will provide management and supervision to Service Managers. Knowledge and experience of criminal justice and/or addictions services is desirable but not essential.

The post holder will:

Have extensive experience in managing Social Care Services and of providing supervision

Have extensive experience of Homelessness policy and service management

Will have an excellent knowledge of the underpinning issues and appropriate interventions impacting on those with Multiple Complex Needs

Have experience and knowledge of trauma and psychologically informed services

Have a strong values base that s/he can demonstrate through their work practice that is aligned to our aim ‘Because People Matter’

Hold a professional social work, nursing, health or social care qualification or equivalent

Be able to demonstrate a record of achievement in social services management, business development, service design and development

Have a proven track record of leading, managing and developing staff teams

Have excellent written, verbal and email communication skills

Be a clear thinker, analytical and have sound decision making skills

Be collegiate, reflective and keen to learn

Have a vision of business development in relation to the integration of health and social care

There will be travel commitments within the region. A driving license and access to your own vehicle for work purposes is desirable.

The post holder will also have senior management on call responsibility.

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Lead Practitioners (Full time & Part time)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,085 – £21,397
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th March 2019

  • Work to the service and organisation's aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support.
  • Deliver support to people who use Turning Point Scotland's services and in so doing contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the service specification.
  • Operate at an advanced level of social care practice, which includes taking a higher level of responsibility for service delivery and development, and a leadership role.
  • Work to the company's values -Because People Matter
  • Undertake CPD (continuous professional development) and use appraisals and supervision fully.
  • Keep your registration and membership to relevant professional bodies up to date and valid.
  • Undertake any outstanding require qualification for registration, or if not working in a registered service qualify at SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care.
  • Undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Service Manager (or nominated deputy).

For further details, please see the relevant links within the application notes.

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Top job! Operations Manager - Learning Disabilities and Forensic Service (Glasgow)

  • Full time
  • £43,897 – £50,451
  • Head Office, Glasgow
  • Closing 18th April 2019

The post holder will be able to demonstrate the leadership characteristics of vision, creativity and innovation, self-leadership, collaborating and inspiring and empowering people.

The post holder will provide management and supervision to Service Managers. Knowledge and experience of criminal justice and/or addictions services is desirable but not essential.

The post holder will:

  • Have extensive experience in managing Social Care Services and of providing supervision
  • Have extensive experience of Learning Disabilities and /or Forensics Service Management.
  • Have extensive experience of Learning Disabilities and /or Forensics Services policy awareness and development.
  • Will have an excellent knowledge of the underpinning issues and appropriate interventions impacting on those with Multiple Complex Needs
  • Have experience and knowledge of trauma and psychologically informed services
  • Have a strong values base that s/he can demonstrate through their work practice that is aligned to our aim ‘Because People Matter’
  • Hold a professional social work, housing, nursing, health or social care qualification or equivalent
  • Be able to demonstrate a record of achievement in social services management, business development, service design and development
  • Have a proven track record of leading, managing and developing staff teams
  • Have excellent written, verbal and email communication skills
  • Be a clear thinker, analytical and have sound decision making skills
  • Be collegiate, reflective and keen to learn
  • Have a vision of business development in relation to the integration of health and social care

There will be travel commitments within the region. A driving license and access to your own vehicle for work purposes is desirable.

The post holder will also have senior management on call responsibility.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations in a key strategic role.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate the leadership characteristics of vision, creativity and innovation, self-leadership, collaborating and inspiring and empowering people. The core services this post will oversee are in Angus, Tayside, Perth & Kinross, and North Lanarkshire.

The post holder will provide management and supervision to Service Managers. Knowledge and experience of criminal justice and/or addictions services is desirable but not essential.

The post holder will:

Have extensive experience in managing Social Care Services and of providing supervision

Have extensive experience of Learning Disabilities and /or Forensics Service Management.

Have extensive experience of Learning Disabilities and /or Forensics Services policy awareness and development.

Will have an excellent knowledge of the underpinning issues and appropriate interventions impacting on those with Multiple Complex Needs

Have experience and knowledge of trauma and psychologically informed services

Have a strong values base that s/he can demonstrate through their work practice that is aligned to our aim ‘Because People Matter’

Hold a professional social work, housing, nursing, health or social care qualification or equivalent

Be able to demonstrate a record of achievement in social services management, business development, service design and development

Have a proven track record of leading, managing and developing staff teams

Have excellent written, verbal and email communication skills

Be a clear thinker, analytical and have sound decision making skills

Be collegiate, reflective and keen to learn

Have a vision of business development in relation to the integration of health and social care

There will be travel commitments within the region. A driving license and access to your own vehicle for work purposes is desirable.

The post holder will also have senior management on call responsibility.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations in a key strategic role.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate the leadership characteristics of vision, creativity and innovation, self-leadership, collaborating and inspiring and empowering people. The core services this post will oversee are in Angus, Tayside, Perth & Kinross, and North Lanarkshire.

The post holder will provide management and supervision to Service Managers. Knowledge and experience of criminal justice and/or addictions services is desirable but not essential.

The post holder will:

Have extensive experience in managing Social Care Services and of providing supervision

Have extensive experience of Learning Disabilities and /or Forensics Service Management.

Have extensive experience of Learning Disabilities and /or Forensics Services policy awareness and development.

Will have an excellent knowledge of the underpinning issues and appropriate interventions impacting on those with Multiple Complex Needs

Have experience and knowledge of trauma and psychologically informed services

Have a strong values base that s/he can demonstrate through their work practice that is aligned to our aim ‘Because People Matter’

Hold a professional social work, housing, nursing, health or social care qualification or equivalent

Be able to demonstrate a record of achievement in social services management, business development, service design and development

Have a proven track record of leading, managing and developing staff teams

Have excellent written, verbal and email communication skills

Be a clear thinker, analytical and have sound decision making skills

Be collegiate, reflective and keen to learn

Have a vision of business development in relation to the integration of health and social care

There will be travel commitments within the region. A driving license and access to your own vehicle for work purposes is desirable.

The post holder will also have senior management on call responsibility.

Shortlist