Title Full Time Lead Practitioner – 37 hours per week
Closing date March 28, 2017. 5:00PM
Service area Homelessness
Location Edinburgh
Salary £18,434 – £20,667
Reference EDIN/17/01
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Job Information

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 Edinburgh




TPS Edinburgh Homeless Visiting Support Service provides citywide outreach support to individuals in Edinburgh with multiple complex needs who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or who have recently experienced homelessness so as to enable them to avoid a housing crisis or to obtain and or maintain a home.




A Practitioner with experience in Providing Peer support is required to recruit, train, match and supervise six peers.  They will also develop and deliver a life skills group work programme which is underpinned by the Homeless Outcome Star. Peers will not only be matched on an individual basis to service users, but will also provide an integral role within the delivery of the lifeskills group work programme.




A qualification in Community Education would be advantageous.




(Peer volunteers who have experienced homelessness will be required to have maintained their own tenancy /accommodation without support for at least 12 months. Those with a drug or alcohol dependency will have been in abstinence based recovery for at least 12 months.)




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 welcome applications from people who have lived experience.                  

To be the successful candidate you will be able to meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification.  Where you believe that you meet the desirable criteria listed you should try to demonstrate that on your Application Form.


In general terms you will recognise that people’s needs differ, so you’ll be comfortable tailoring your approach to a broad range of individuals, and you will know that a consistently excellent standard of care is key to providing the best support possible.  Primarily you’ll see our service users as ordinary people and be motivated by the desire to help them fulfil their full potential.


If you meet all the Essential Criteria listed in the Person Specification, please submit your application as follows;


An application form is attached to the job pack provided above.  You can choose to download, complete and email to JudyTate@turningpointscotland.com or post to the address provided in purple on our covering letter. Please note we will not confirm receipt of emailed or posted applications.  If you experience any difficulties please call 0131 554 7516.   If you have a disability and it would be of assistance to you to have the Application Form and Information Pack in an alternative format, please contact the Service Administrator and we will do what we can to arrange this for you. 

TPS supports the involvement of people who use services in their recruitment and selection process.  

Please note the closing date for this post is:  Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 5pm.


Please note the closing date of the post you wish to apply for as late applications will not normally be progressed to the short listing stage.


Interview date is still to be confirmed.


Thank you for your interest in applying for a post with Turning Point Scotland.


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