Senior Practitioner

£19874 - £20000 per annum
11 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Practitioner
Location: Dundee
Contract type: Casual, £10.33 per hour

About the role
We currently have positions within our homecare team and our Assessment at home team which provides longer support periods including 24 hour care, assessing service users' needs preventing hospital and permanent care admissions. Both services require flexible and dynamic staff to cope with the increasing demand for these services.

Senior Practitioners will be expected to take part in our on call service, Rota development and delivery, facilitate support planning and liaise with other health professionals regarding service user support.

About the team

Options for Independence, as part of the British Red Cross, is a dynamic and growing community care service for adults and young people with physical disabilities. Options for Independence specialises in providing a range of high quality, immediate, skilled support services including personal care, meal support and support with daily living tasks. We provide opportunities to adults who have a physical disability to live more independently within their own homes.

About the person
To succeed and thrive in this role you should be qualified to SVQ 2/3 level in care or be prepared to work towards gaining this qualification. An understanding and commitment to service user choice and a person centred approach to support is essential. Opportunities for staff development are promoted through supervision and staff training. We offer extensive staff training and continuous professional development opportunities, including S.V.Q. at levels 2, 3, and 4, through our own Assessment Centre.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 2nd of October.

About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

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

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

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

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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