- Ref: CJ/EM/DA
- Area: East Renfrewshire
- Hours: Full Time - 35
- Pay: £12.50 per hour plus sleepover payment
- Employer: Partners for Inclusion Group
- Closing Date: 21st May 2023
- Interview Date: TBC
Partners for Inclusion Group was established in 2004 as an independent charity providing individualised support for people with learning disabilities and/or mental ill health.
We continuously strive to ensure people, who use services, have control over their own lives through self-directed support. Inclusion and the promotion of independence is at the heart of what we do.
We are looking for a Senior Support Practitioner to work with and support Charlie and his team. Charlie stays in his hometown of Neilston, and is looking for an experienced Senior Support Practitioner to support him in the next stages of development, moving out of lockdown and promoting and restoring community relationships in his life that have been difficult for him to maintain.
This is a really exciting opportunity to become part of a team working dynamically and creatively to explore how to promote new experiences, and working on how to support Charlie making decisions about how he would like his life to look.
Charlie prefers to lead an active life, enjoying social activities most evenings of the week, and spending time with his family regularly. Important to his sense of wellbeing is being supported to access how he chooses to socialise – this can vary from going to the library, heading to the night club to enjoy a dance with friends, or going on holiday with his team.
The Senior Support Practitioner involves both the direct support of Charlie, but also providing leadership and support to colleagues in the team to fulfil their roles.
Essential Skill Requirements for this role are:
- An understanding and/or experience of individuals with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)
- To be proactive in supporting both the individual at the heart of the team, and the team itself.
- To be able to coach and mentor colleagues in ways of working.
- Ability to demonstrate effective leadership skills and have experience of leading a team.
- Robust decision making – making and documenting decisions based on best practice.
- Good communicator – able to adapt and modify style of communication based on the needs of the person being supported.
- An understanding that all behaviour is communication
- Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with colleagues from other professions, and working with families or other key stakeholders in an individual’s life to meet their aspirations.
- Competence and confidence using key IT tools, such as word processing, email, video calls and social media.
- Someone who is a good ‘networker’ identifying and strengthening connections between the person supported and others that share their interests.
- Someone who is passionate about promoting choice and control for the people they support.
- A good understanding of professional boundaries, and how to maintain them.
- An ability to develop, create, and implement relevant plans
A successful candidate will hold an SVQ 3 in social care or equivalent qualification.
To meet the requirements of this post, successful applicants will need to register with the SSSC and be able to hold a PVG from Disclosure Scotland.