Location: Dundee

Type: Full Time, 37.5 Hours per week

Contract: Fixed term for one year 

Salary: £17,598 - £18,576 per annum

Driving is essential for this role.

The Specialist Overnight Support Service is an innovative concept aimed at testing and influencing the future of social care delivery in Dundee with a particular focus on increasing people’s independence. As a Support Practitioner providing the service you will be part of a new and exciting approach to meeting people’s needs overnight, maximising their independence and enabling them to feel safe and secure in their own homes.

As a Support Practitioner in the Specialist Overnight Service you will be responding to calls from people, offering telephone support and visiting people in their homes when necessary to respond to known risks such as falls or other accidents. Every night you will work with a colleague and will be provided with a vehicle to respond to any calls that require you to visit the person.

The specialist overnight support team will work in partnership with the daytime support providers to maximise people’s independence in their own home. This exciting innovation is collaboration between Carr Gomm, Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership, Scottish Autism and Richmond Fellowship Scotland.

The Specialist Overnight Support Service has an impact on the emergency and community services and having a team of well trained and responsible staff in this service reassures the people we support that someone is always on hand: between the hours of 11pm and 7am which allows many individuals to feel safe at home.

Be part of something extraordinary!

We’ll trust you to become an amazing member of our new team: to actively listen to people, to develop and maintain personalised support plans for people with quite often complex challenges to overcome.

We will support you by providing a comprehensive induction, regular supervision and team meetings to ensure you maximise your potential.

We will develop your career by helping you register as a professional social care practitioner with the SSSC.

To apply for this role please complete an application form and return it to [email protected]

If you experience any difficulty whilst applying please contact 0131 659 4786 

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