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Glasgow, G40 1DA
£23,890 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
39 hours per week

This position has expired.

Are you looking for a fresh challenge and a chance to increase your skillset? If you have experience in Health & Social care and are dedicated to providing first class care and support then this could be just what you are looking for!

​​​​​​​We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated​​​​​​​ individuals with a can do attitude to join our Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire branch on a full time, permanent basis as a Lead Practitioner (Team Leader).​​​​​​​

The Role

The role of Lead Practitioner is pivotal in empowering the people we support to achieve their goals and aspirations. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the service, including line management of a staff team and direct support as part of your rota. You will use a coaching and mentoring approach with your team to support them to create rotas, update and review support plans and upskill themselves. You will also be responsible for negotiating and reviewing individual self-directed support budgets with the budget holders.

About You

You will ideally have a track record of delivering high quality, person-centred support and have a SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Healthcare (or equivalent). However, this is not essential – if you are an experienced manager, have the right values and are used to working in a fast-paced, challenging environment, we would love to hear from you!

As travel will be required through Glasgow, it would be preferable if you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle, but this is not essential.

To be a great Lead Practitioner, you'll;

  • be enthusiastic with a positive, can-do attitude
  • be committed to delivering exceptional, high quality care and support
  • be able to build and maintain positive, professional relationships with the people we support, their families, carers and other stakeholders
  • be confident in the use of different technology for communicating, rota-planning and building Personal Plans for the people we support
  • be able to manage and resolve conflict, and have difficult conversations with colleagues and external partners
  • be reliable, flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of the people we support
  • be a great problem-solver and decision-maker
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Shift Patterns

The contracted hours will typically be worked between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday; however, occasional evening and weekend work will be required. As a Lead Practitioner, you will also take part in formal on-call duties and may be required to pick up support shifts in an emergency.

​​​​​​​Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Sharon Irvine on 0782 505 0050.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited along to a virtual interview.

If you’re successful in joining our team, you will be expected to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and must be willing to work towards a SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare and a PDA in management as required for SSSC registration. We will need you to register with the SSSC within 6 months of starting your employment with us.