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Supervisor (Care) Cruden Bay 37 hrs (Open to Existing Sense Scotland Staff Only)

Full Time

Supervisor (Care) Cruden Bay

(Open to Existing Sense Scotland Staff Only)

Vacancy Reference: 5818

37 Hours Full-time Salary: £19,090 – £20,998

For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs and believes everyone should have a choice in how they live their life. People we work with include those who have sensory impairment, deafblindness, autism, learning or physical disabilities and healthcare support needs.

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual who is committed to ensuring that people using services enjoy the highest quality of support. Your job will be to ensure that person centred support is provided and that the right systems are in place and audited to support the staff teams to deliver them. You will be responsible for managing staff rotas, deployment, training and supervision. You will be required to update and review support plans including risk management and will attend all multidisciplinary meetings including service reviews. As part of the role you will also be required to carry out direct support.

This vacancy is based in Cruden Bay but travel may be required in the surround area, a car driver is therefore preferred.

Supervisors will also be expected to take on an additional responsibility in assisting the Manager to provide formal supervision to individual staff.

Successful Applicants Must Have:

  • SVQ level 3 in Social Care
  • Must be in a position to gain qualification as determined by the SSSC for registration; such as a relevant professional qualification and /or an SVQ 4 in Social Care (If not already completed), must be in a position to undertake study towards an additional supervisory or management qualification suitable for a supervisor of a care service with a minimum of 15 credits at SCQF level 7 or above.
  • Be able to gain registration with the SSSC within the timescale required.
  • Practical experience working directly with people with complex support needs.
  • Experience in leading a shift.
  • Car driver (Preferred)

Desirable Criteria:

  • SVQ level 4
  • Supervisory or management qualification suitable for a supervisor of a care service with a minimum of 15 credits at SCQF level 7 or above.
  • IT skills i.e. Microsoft Office and HR database systems.
  • Signed communication skills to a minimum of BSL.
  • SVQ Assessors Qualification.
  • Food Hygiene Certificate.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Individual service user needs are identified and met in practice.
  • They set and demonstrate good standards of work practice, by offering support, supervision and on shift training through example.
  • Guide staff in providing a welcoming responsive, flexible and integrated service provision that reflects and meets the needs of service users and their family.
  • Staffing rotas are maintained, taking into account information relating to any changes in service user or staff needs.
  • The service user’s individual support plan is implemented and is updated as required to reflect any day-to-day changes in the service user’s needs.
  • Proper record-keeping, including recording incidents and complaints are maintained.
  • The required information in relation to staff pay and sickness as outlined in the Sense Scotland guidance is recorded appropriately and passed to the Manager
  • Be aware of the responsibilities of individual service users with regard to their tenancy agreement and support them to meet these.
  • Support people to apply into practice all the principles of safety in the home as agreed with the Manager.
  • Support people to apply the principles of healthy eating and personal and household hygiene into their daily living as agreed with the Manager.
  • Where a service user shows behaviours that present a challenge to staff ensure that all agreed intervention strategies are implemented into practice.
  • Where risk assessments are in place to minimise risk to either service users or staff ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to apply the guidance into practice.

Our service can offer exciting opportunities and a good career path for the right individual. Access to extensive face to face and online training as well as team development will be offered.  In return we will need you to be motivated, a good team player, sensitive to the needs of individuals, families and colleagues and come with a positive can do attitude, with a sensible approach to keeping people safe. A willingness to learn and a positive approach to making every day count in the work that we do is essential.

Values and Commitment:

Our vision is for the people we work with to live meaningful and independent lives in a world which supports them to achieve their own ambitions.

We work to and are committed to our Core Values. These values are derived from families and enshrine the organisation’s ethos and guide the actions of all staff.  Sense Scotland’s values in practice mean we will:

  • To be open and honest
  • To recognise individual worth
  • To build relationships through trust
  • To act on the basis of individual aspirations and needs
  • To be accountable for our actions


Sense Scotland offers an extensive range of employee benefits including; Ongoing training and development, generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, death in service benefit and Perkbox membership.

To apply, download the Internal Application Form then Email quoting reference: 5818

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