Senior Support Worker

Reach Out, Supported Accommodation - Highland
Highland Aftercare-Locations across Inverness and Dingwall
Permanent - Full-time
Working hours: An average of 31.5 waking hours + 1.75 sleep-ins per week
Closing date: Mon 19th April 2021
Provisional interview date: Thu 22nd April 2021
Salary: SCP 23-26 (£22,550 - £24,745) pro rata plus a sleep in payment of £7584 per annum.
(Pro Rata: 31.5 waking hours + 1.75 sleep-in - £18,213 - £19,986 plus £7,584 per annum sleep-in payment)

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?
Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.

About the role

To help provide a high-quality support service for care-experienced young people transitioning into permanent or other suitable long-term accommodation across the Inverness and Dingwall areas.

The Senior Support Worker will line manage staff to enable them to provide a high-quality, community-based outreach housing support service to adults (age 16+) who are living in their own or temporary (including bed and breakfast) accommodation in the Highland Council area.

We would love you to apply for this role if...

  • You are guided by the Ypeople values  and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.
  • You are qualified to SVQ level 3 H&SC or SCQF equivalent (or are willing to work towards)
  • You have gained or are willing to undertake additional management training in line with the role and SSSC requirements
  • You have knowledge of current relevant legislation and policies relating to housing and social care

You would love to work in this role if...

  • You are passionate about developing positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with those we support, focusing on their strengths and aspirations as individuals.
  • You will actively develop positive and supportive relationships with your staff team.
  • You will take pride in ensuring that person centred planning and unconditional positive regard is undertaken by staff.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

  • Developing participation with those we support within the service.
  • Arranging and facilitating regular support and supervision sessions with your team members, utilising best practice in performance management to ensure staff are supported to undertake their roles.
  • Completing yearly appraisals and personal development plans with your staff team.
  • Ensuring a safe environment for those we support, colleagues and others including a high standard of accommodation is provided.
  • Working an average of 31.5 waking hours and 1.75 sleep-ins per week

I’m keen! What's next?

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