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British Red Cross

Senior Practitioner - Dundee

Job Type

Fixed Term to June 2023 (12 months





£20,950 to £24,232

Posted Date

30 June 2022

Dundee and surrounding area

Closing Date

11 July 2022

We've got an opportunity...
We have a fantastic opportunity for an organised and motivated individual to join our Independent Living Team 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.

Say hello to the team...
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.

About you...
To be successful in this post you must have following skills and experience:

A good level of secondary education
SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) - preferred (or willing to work towards)
Willingness to register with the Social Services Council as a Supervisor in a Care at Home and Housing Support Service
A 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
Hold a full UK Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Monday the 11th of July 2022 with interviews to follow.

Please note that early application is encouraged, as we’ll be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert in advance of the advertised closing date.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
Up to 6% contributory pension
Flexible working policy
Click here for further details on our staff benefits

A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.

Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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