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.


Current vacancies

Nurse

  • Full time
  • £25,484 – £31,756
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st October 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Glasgow Residential Stabilization Service

We aim to provide a 4 to 6 weeks residential service for individuals who are no longer managing their support within a community setting.

Our team of social care, nursing and medical staff will provide treatment and support to individuals who are deemed to be engaging in high risk drug and/or alcohol use with complex needs. Collaboratively working within a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) to address the individuals’ physical, mental, social and emotional needs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a range of interventions in 1:1 and group work settings to support, encourage and motivate individuals to assist them to gain some stability back in their life.

Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre

The Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre is a busy 24/7 service for drug users, combining a Methadone Clinic, Needle Exchange service and a 12 bedded Residential Unit. Its multi-disciplinary teams comprise social care workers, nurses and medical staff, who encourage and support Service Users to find ways of making their drug use less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life. Many Service Users will be unable to cope and be at risk, but whatever the issue Turning Point Scotland is committed to rehabilitation and recovery through effective person centred support.

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Lead Practitioner - Assertive Outreach

  • Full time
  • £19,657 – £22,039
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th January 2020

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Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at the Leith Hub 5 Links Place Edinburgh EH6 7EZ. You will be providing the high-quality delivery of 1:1 and group recovery focused interventions to those we support. The services are delivered from our main offices and on an outreach basis in pharmacies GP surgery and at client's home where required.

Please note all staff are expected to be able to work across both Leith and Craigmillar sites when required.

As a busy established recovery hub we are seeking candidates who already have some knowledge of drug and alcohol harm reduction and treatment options and can demonstrate experience working with this client group. We welcome applications from those with lived experience who meet essential criteria for the post.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

· be responsible for undertaking 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 for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.

· 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 good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

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Lead Practitioner (In Reach To GP /Primary Care Settings)

  • Full time
  • £19,657
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th January 2020

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Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at the Leith Hub 5 Links Place Edinburgh EH6 7EZ. You will be providing the high-quality delivery of 1:1 and group recovery focused interventions to those we support. The services are delivered from our main offices and on an outreach basis in pharmacies GP surgery and at client's home where required.

Please note all staff are expected to be able to work across both Leith and Craigmillar sites when required.

As a busy established recovery hub we are seeking candidates who already have some knowledge of drug and alcohol harm reduction and treatment options and can demonstrate experience working with this client group. We welcome applications from those with lived experience who meet essential criteria for the post.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

· be responsible for undertaking 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 for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.

· 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 good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

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This vacancy has now closed

Peer Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £17,340 – £18,624
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd January 2020

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Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The Edinburgh Housing First programme is part of a national pathfinder spanning 5 cities across Scotland. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to support individuals who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals. The programme aims to support people with long histories of homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there. Staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills, employability and other areas as appropriate. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The Edinburgh pathfinder aims to support 275 people across a consortium of 7 organisations, of which Turning Point Scotland is one.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £17,340 – £18,624
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd January 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The Edinburgh Housing First programme is part of a national pathfinder spanning 5 cities across Scotland. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to support individuals who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals. The programme aims to support people with long histories of homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there. Staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills, employability and other areas as appropriate. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The Edinburgh pathfinder aims to support 275 people across a consortium of 7 organisations, of which Turning Point Scotland is one.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

· 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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Nurse - Residential, Alcohol and Drug Services

  • Full time
  • £24,670 – £30,742
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th January 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Glasgow Residential Stabilization Service

We aim to provide a 4 to 6 weeks residential service for individuals who are no longer managing their support within a community setting.

Our team of social care, nursing and medical staff will provide treatment and support to individuals who are deemed to be engaging in high risk drug and/or alcohol use with complex needs. Collaboratively working within a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) to address the individuals physical, mental, social and emotional needs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a range of interventions in 1:1 and groupwork settings to support, encourage and motivate individuals to assist them to gain some stability back in their life.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

SERVICE DELIVERY

  1. Ensure a Citizenship approach to delivering services. Citizenship is defined by a persons connection to the 5 R’s: Rights, Responsibilities, Roles, Relationships, resources and their sense of belonging.
  2. Planning the delivery of most effective nursing interventions based on comprehensive assessment of need.
  3. To fully involve service users in their care planning ensuring they are given informed choices in regard to nursing care and treatment.
  4. To work in partnership with medical staff/prescriber to offer a range of evidence-based pharmacological treatments to support stabilisation or detoxification.
  5. To provide a range of nursing interventions on an individual and/or group work basis including psychological/psychosocial interventions.
  6. To undertake initial and ongoing assessments of service users at various stages in their engagement with the service, utilising a range of assessment tools and methods to evaluate the severity of dependency and complexity of needs, including history taking, observation, investigations, and use a range of screening tools.
  7. To assist service users to recognise and exercise their rights and provide an appropriate level of professional support to service users to assist them to make informed choices.
  8. To undertake key working duties and responsibilities in accordance with Turning Point Scotland's Key Working Policy and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
  9. To administer and dispense prescribed medication to service users in accordance with the instructions on the prescription.
  10. To act in accordance with the relevant legislation, the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct, and acknowledged good practice and be involved in the clinical governance within the service.
  11. To assist the Service Manager by networking effectively with workers from other agencies who are involved with service users, purchaser's monitoring requirements, and Turning Point Scotland's needs.
  12. To assist the Service Manager and Senior Nurse to prepare for Care Inspectorate inspections and other audit activities, and with the implementation of any recommendations or requirements.
  13. To be personally familiar with and ensure own compliance with Turning Point Scotland's operational policies and procedures, including medication and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
  14. To ensure effective provision of nursing across Turning Point Scotland you will be deployed to other drug and alcohol services as required.
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Weekend Cook

  • Part time
  • £17,704 – £18,624 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th February 2020

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

218 Service

The 218 Service provides an alternative to custody for woman in the Criminal Justice System. We provide programmes of intensive support and group work to empower the woman to address the root causes of their offending. With a view to support them to break the cycle of offending which results in the 'revolving door' syndrome of maintaining their involvement in the Criminal Justice System and Prison Service.

The Service offers a 12 bed Residential Unit and a Community Engagement service for woman who still reside in the community. As many of the woman who access our service have a wide range of mental and physical issues, we have an integrated health team and psychologies therapy team to address them.

Job Purpose

To produce high quality food for clients, staff and visitors at the Service offering a nutritious and appetising range of food encompassing the requirements of vegetarian, vegan, and cultural cuisine for clients with special dietary needs.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Service Delivery:

  • To prepare, cook, present and service food for clients, staff and visitors at specified times.
  • To plan menus within an agreed budget, prepare and cook food in line with approved recipes and keep food wastage to a minimum.
  • To be responsible, in conjunction with the Administration Co-ordinator, for the upkeep and maintenance of kitchen equipment.
  • In conjunction with the Administration Co-ordinator, to order food supplies whilst keeping within the agreed budget.
  • To receive and check deliveries and pass the correct invoices to the Administration Co-ordinator.
  • To be familiar with and ensure that all statutory regulations governing food preparation and hygiene are adhered to (e.g. Food Hygiene Regulations, Public Health Act and Environmental Health Act).
  • To clean working areas and equipment after use in accordance with cleaning schedules, infection control and statutory regulations.
  • To be aware of security and act accordingly at all times.
  • To follow guidelines in relation to the storage of food and stock rotation.
  • To ensure that all used crockery and cutlery are collected, washed up and put away in a safe and hygienic manner in line with the services infection control policy.
  • To ensure all kitchen linen e.g. overalls, tea towels etc., are laundered and that adequate stocks are available.
  • To identify and advise on catering requirements within the Service.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of recipes on relation to healthy eating and the special needs of the client group.
  • To identify training needs.
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Lead Practitioners

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,657 – £22,039
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th May 2020

Housing First Consortium Glasgow

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a new and quickly developing service. The consortium is a Housing First service within Glasgow. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to deal with those who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in the consortium and work in partnership with Glasgow City Council HSCP (health and social care partnership), Simon Community Scotland, Loretto (Wheatley Group) and The Salvation Army.

The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.

Housing First is designed for individuals over 18 years of age who are statutory homeless with multiple and complex needs; however they still want to have a tenancy of their own. The individual will be striving to gain independent living, but requires housing support. Support staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills and employability. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The service is based in the Adelphi Centre and support is available on a 24/7 basis, with the office being staffed from 9am to 8pm. After hours service users are able to receive support from Simon Community Scotland’s help line call centre.

The service is person centred with the individual choosing their own priorities in their recovery and flexibility in support.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.
  • be responsible for undertaking 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 for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.
  • 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 a good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.
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This vacancy has now closed

Corporate Governance Support Officer - Head Office

  • Full time
  • £27,552 – £30,509
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th March 2020

Turning Point Scotland is Scotland's leading social care developer and provider.

Our staff work across Scotland's communities supporting individuals with a range of complex needs. We continually tailor our service provision to suit our ambition for every individual to fulfil their potential to be active and enjoy a sense of belonging within their community. Professional and thorough in our continual development and delivery of our service, we take pride in the difference we can make in the quality of life of those we support.

As Corporate Governance Support Officer within our head office, you will join a team that leads on the delivery of projects associated with a range of corporate governance functions including corporate and charity governance, data protection, freedom of information requests, risk management, internal controls, strategy and organisational compliance with national/international laws and regulations.

And you will work with the Corporate Governance Manager/Data Protection Officer and colleagues to promote a culture of good governance to ensure the organisation complies with current and emerging legislation and regulatory requirements. We want our Governance to be an enabler of our innovation within our sector, and offer a friendly, supportive, stimulating and dynamic work environment to achieve this.

If this sounds attractive, and you have experience in information governance, compliance and/or data protection, have the ability to take a logical and analytical approach to solving problems and resolving issues, and can demonstrate your ability to build the key working relationships that ensure smooth project management and delivery, we’d like to hear from you. Our staff enjoy training, support, and sector-leading salary, pension and benefits packages. And they enjoy using and developing their personal qualities to make a difference.

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Housing First Consortium - Service Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,766 – £29,159
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th March 2020

Because Scotland Cares

Housing First Consortium Glasgow

The Consortium is a Housing First service within Glasgow. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to deal with those who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in the consortium and work in partnership with Glasgow City Council HSCP (health and social care partnership), Simon Community Scotland, Loretto (Wheatley Group) and The Salvation Army.

The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.

Housing First is designed for individuals over 18 years of age who are statutory homeless with multiple and complex needs; however they still want to have a tenancy of their own. The individual will be striving to gain independent living, but requires housing support. Support staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills and employability. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The service is person centred with the individual choosing their own priorities in their recovery and flexibility in support.

The service is currently based in the Adelphi Centre and support is available on a 24/7 basis, with the office being staffed from 9am to 8pm. After hours service users are able to receive support from Simon Community Scotland’s help line call centre.

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

  • ensure the provision of support and assistance in accordance with their support plans and the service aims.
  • work in line with and promoting the SSSC Codes of Practice and the relevant Care Standards.
  • be responsible for both directly undertaking initial and on-going assessments of people we support and of overseeing team members to do so.
  • manage staff to advise people we support in accordance with the service aims.
  • deliver or oversee key work for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.
  • maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times both with people being supported and and with the team.
  • support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage a 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 good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.
  • promote peer work and the value of lived experience through providing support to peer support workers, TPS connects and volunteers.
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Peer Support Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £17,893 – £18,624 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th April 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

The Edinburgh Housing First programme is part of a national pathfinder spanning 5 cities across Scotland. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to support individuals who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals. The programme aims to support people with long histories of homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there. Staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills, employability and other areas as appropriate. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The Edinburgh pathfinder aims to support 275 people across a consortium of 7 organisations, of which Turning Point Scotland is one.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Service Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,766 – £29,159
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st April 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Housing First Consortium Glasgow

The Consortium is a Housing First service within Glasgow. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to deal with those who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in the consortium and work in partnership with Glasgow City Council HSCP (health and social care partnership), Simon Community Scotland, Loretto (Wheatley Group) and The Salvation Army.

The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.

Housing First is designed for individuals over 18 years of age who are statutory homeless with multiple and complex needs; however they still want to have a tenancy of their own. The individual will be striving to gain independent living, but requires housing support. Support staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills and employability. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The service is person centred with the individual choosing their own priorities in their recovery and flexibility in support.

The service is currently based in the Adelphi Centre and support is available on a 24/7 basis, with the office being staffed from 9am to 8pm. After hours service users are able to receive support from Simon Community Scotland’s help line call centre.

Main duties and responsibilities

Support to people who use services - To:

  • ensure the provision of support and assistance in accordance with their support plans and the service aims.
  • work in line with and promoting the SSSC Codes of Practice and the relevant Care Standards.
  • be responsible for both directly undertaking initial and on-going assessments of people we support and of overseeing team members to do so.
  • manage staff to advise people we support in accordance with the service aims.
  • deliver or oversee key work for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.
  • maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times both with people being supported and and with the team.
  • support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage a 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 good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.
  • promote peer work and the value of lived experience through providing support to peer support workers, TPS connects and volunteers.
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This vacancy has now closed

Lead Practitioner Peer Volunteer Coordinator And Mentor

  • Full time
  • £19,657 – £22,039
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th June 2020

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Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.
  • be responsible for undertaking 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 for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.
  • 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 good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at the Leith Hub 5 Links Place Edinburgh EH6 7EZ. You will be providing the high-quality delivery of 1:1 and group recovery focused interventions to those we support. The services are delivered from our main offices and on an outreach basis in pharmacies GP surgery and at client's home where required.

Please note all staff are expected to be able to work across both Leith and Craigmillar sites when required.

As a busy established recovery hub we are seeking candidates who already have some knowledge of drug and alcohol harm reduction and treatment options and can demonstrate experience working with this client group. We welcome applications from those with lived experience who meet essential criteria for the post.

This is an established lead practitioner role with primary focus on recruitment, training, support and development of peer volunteers within the hub . You will be responsible for integrating peers within the hub to ensure recovery is visible through facilitating peer involvement in all aspects of service first point of contact, café clinics, assertive outreach to those who have dropped out of the service and promotion of hubs within local community. You must be open to all models of treatment harm reduction , stabilisation and abstinence based without prejudice. A primary part of the role is to work within an asset based community model to actively challenge stigma and mobilise community assets bridging the gap between treatment services, mutual aid and wider local community to support longer term sustainable recovery.

This is not a normal 9 to 5 job you should like to on the move and flexibility will be required around working hours, some evening and occasional weekend working will be required. In order to provide flexible support individual will be required to hot desk from a wide range of primary care settings, including TPS premises Leith and Craigmillar.

A peer is in a unique position to offer support by virtue of relevant experience: he or she has ‘been there, done that’ and can relate to others who are now in a similar situation. Because of their personal experience, peer workers and / or peer supporters have expertise and real world knowledge that professional training cannot replicate.’ (FEANTSA, 2015).

We are seeking individuals who have lived experience and a track record of effective community engagement, assertive outreach and knowledge of national standards for community engagement.

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Housing First Consortium Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £19,657 – £22,039
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th June 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

• be responsible for undertaking 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 for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.

• 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 good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

Housing First Consortium Glasgow

The Consortium is a Housing First service within Glasgow. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to deal with those who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in the consortium and work in partnership with Glasgow City Council HSCP (health and social care partnership), Simon Community Scotland, Wheatley Care and The Salvation Army.

The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.

Housing First is designed for individuals over 18 years of age who are statutory homeless with multiple and complex needs; however they still want to have a tenancy of their own. The individual will be striving to gain independent living, but requires housing support. Support staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills and employability. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The service is person centred with the individual choosing their own priorities in their recovery and flexibility in support.

The service is currently based in the Adelphi Centre and support is available on a 24/7 basis, with the office being staffed from 9am to 7:30pm. After hours service users are able to receive telephone support from a member of staff through our on call service.

We welcome applications from anyone with lived experience.

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Housing First Consortium Assistant Service Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,741 – £25,152
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th June 2020

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

· be responsible for undertaking initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.

· advise people who we support in accordance with service aims.

· be a key worker for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs or oversee keyworking.

· 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 good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

Housing First Consortium Glasgow

The Consortium is a Housing First service within Glasgow. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to deal with those who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in the consortium and work in partnership with Glasgow City Council HSCP (health and social care partnership), Simon Community Scotland, Wheatley Care and The Salvation Army.

The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.

Housing First is designed for individuals over 18 years of age who are statutory homeless with multiple and complex needs; however they still want to have a tenancy of their own. The individual will be striving to gain independent living, but requires housing support. Support staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills and employability. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The service is person centred with the individual choosing their own priorities in their recovery and flexibility in support.

The service is currently based in the Adelphi Centre and support is available on a 24/7 basis, with the office being staffed from 9am to 7:30pm. Service users are able to receive emergency after hour telephone support from an on call staff member.

We welcome applications from anyone with lived experience.

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Peer Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £17,893 – £19,238
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th July 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The Edinburgh Housing First programme is part of a national pathfinder spanning 5 cities across Scotland. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to support individuals who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals. The programme aims to support people with long histories of homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there. Staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills, employability and other areas as appropriate. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The Edinburgh pathfinder aims to support 275 people across a consortium of 7 organisations, of which Turning Point Scotland is one.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

• 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.

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Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £17,893 – £19,238
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th July 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The Edinburgh Housing First programme is part of a national pathfinder spanning 5 cities across Scotland. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to support individuals who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals. The programme aims to support people with long histories of homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there. Staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills, employability and other areas as appropriate. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The Edinburgh pathfinder aims to support 275 people across a consortium of 7 organisations, of which Turning Point Scotland is one.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

• 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.

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Support Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £17,893 – £19,238 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2020

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

Both TPS and CGL who are third sector partners within Cities 4 Recovery Hubs have been awarded Scottish Government Seek Keep Treat funding for two years for community recovery workers and 2 part-time peer supporters, employed between TPS and CGL. This will be for reaching patients of the two low threshold, centralised services based at Spittal Street (Harm reduction Team LTMP and TAP) to re-settle those who now meet the criteria for mainstream hub or primary care prescribing services and engaging them with mainstream services. The posts will work together as a team to cover whole of the city and will largely work from Spittal Street but managed by individual CGL and TPS managers . These roles will involve lone working and assertive outreach. Lived experience is desirable for these roles. For Lead Practitioner role any line management or mentoring experience would be advantageous as the Lead Practitioner would be responsible for Line managing the part time Support Practitioner.

By the end of the period, the temporary funding will be expected to result in improved pathways between the centralised prescribing services and the locality hubs. TPS, CGL and other stakeholders will contribute to evaluation of the pathway and make decisions about allocation of future resources, but the dedicated funding would come to an end in 2022.

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Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £20,306 – £22,766
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

Both TPS and CGL who are third sector partners within Cities 4 Recovery Hubs have been awarded Scottish Government Seek Keep Treat funding for two years for community recovery workers and 2 part-time peer supporters, employed between TPS and CGL. This will be for reaching patients of the two low threshold, centralised services based at Spittal Street (Harm reduction Team LTMP and TAP) to re-settle those who now meet the criteria for mainstream hub or primary care prescribing services and engaging them with mainstream services. The posts will work together as a team to cover whole of the city and will largely work from Spittal Street but managed by individual CGL and TPS managers . These roles will involve lone working and assertive outreach. Lived experience is desirable for these roles. For Lead Practitioner role any line management or mentoring experience would be advantageous as the Lead Practitioner would be responsible for Line managing the part time Support Practitioner.

By the end of the period, the temporary funding will be expected to result in improved pathways between the centralised prescribing services and the locality hubs. TPS, CGL and other stakeholders will contribute to evaluation of the pathway and make decisions about allocation of future resources, but the dedicated funding would come to an end in 2022.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Practitioners

  • Full time
  • £17,893 – £19,238
  • Glasgow (North Eat)
  • Closing 24th August 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Supported Living Service (Glasgow – North East area)

Glasgow Supported Living Services works alongside Glasgow Health and Social care Partnership and local Housing association to provide support to adults with some of the most complex and challenging needs, who live in the East End of Glasgow.

Mental Health issues like personality disorders and neurological conditions like Huntington’s disease can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to remain in their own home.

Housing support, personal care and care at home packages through self-directed support are offered, based on the specific needs of the individual.

With a support plan tailored to suit the individual, people with the most complex needs can participate in their community and enjoy social opportunities.

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Lead Practitioners - Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £20,306 – £22,766
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd September 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at the Leith Hub 5 Links Place Edinburgh EH6 7EZ. You will be providing the high-quality delivery of 1:1 and group recovery focused interventions to those we support. The services are delivered from our main offices and on an outreach basis in pharmacies GP surgery and at client's home where required.

Please note all staff are expected to be able to work across both Leith and Craigmillar sites when required.

As a busy established recovery hub we are seeking candidates who already have some knowledge of drug and alcohol harm reduction and treatment options and can demonstrate experience working with this client group.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

· be responsible for undertaking 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 for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.

· 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 good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.

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Senior Relief Worker - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th August 2020

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Services provides recovery focused psychosocial interventions to adults experiencing drug and alcohol related issues across North East Edinburgh. We work within a hub model with partners, including NHS Lothian, CEC Social Work and other voluntary agencies to ensure individualised packages of care to enable service users to achieve their recovery goals.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at the Leith Hub 5 Links Place Edinburgh EH6 7EZ. You will be providing the high-quality delivery of 1:1 and group recovery focused interventions to those we support. The services are delivered from our main offices and on an outreach basis in pharmacies GP surgery and at client's home where required.

Please note all staff are expected to be able to work across both Leith and Craigmillar sites when required.

As a busy established recovery hub we are seeking candidates who already have some knowledge of drug and alcohol harm reduction and treatment options and can demonstrate experience working with this client group.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

· 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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Peer Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £17,893 – £19,238
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th September 2020

History of Addiction and/or Experienced Homelessness

Applicants require to be 2 years abstinent from Alcohol and Other Drugs.

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual who has the skills and values to become a Peer Support Worker. It is essential that all candidates have Personal Lived Experience of Homelessness, Alcohol / Other Drugs or Mental Health Issues.By this we mean that you must have experienced the above mentioned directly yourself, not through someone else.

#BecauseScotlandCares

Because People Matter

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Housing First Consortium Glasgow

The Consortium is a Housing First service within Glasgow. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to deal with those who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in the consortium and work in partnership with Glasgow City Council HSCP (health and social care partnership), Simon Community Scotland, Wheatley Care and The Salvation Army.

The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.

Housing First is designed for individuals over 18 years of age who are statutory homeless with multiple and complex needs; however they still want to have a tenancy of their own. The individual will be striving to gain independent living, but requires housing support. Support staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills and employability. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.

The service is person centred with the individual choosing their own priorities in their recovery and flexibility in support.

The service is currently based in the Adelphi Centre and support is available on a 24/7 basis, with the office being staffed from 9am to 7:30pm. Service users are able to receive emergency after hour telephone support from an on call staff member.

We welcome applications from anyone with lived experience.

Main duties and responsibilities

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.

For further information, please visit our website

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