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Supervisor (Care) Hamilton 30 hours (Maternity Leave)

Part Time

Supervisor (Care), Hamilton Housing Support (Maternity Leave)

Vacancy Reference: 5954

30 Hours Part-time

Salary: £19,090 – £20,998 (Pro-rata)

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. The successful candidate will manage a group of support services in the community for adults that live at home with family/carers and will have involvement in children services especially those that are looking to transition into adult services.

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.

We are looking to recruit a 30 hour Supervisor to cover maternity leave up to 12 months, who will work with the staff team and be sensitive to people’s needs, are proactive in supporting people to lead active lives and have a good understanding of the need to support people to stay healthy and safe and manage risk accordingly. Good team-working skills and a positive attitude are also essential qualities.

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

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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

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.

Our Values:

  • Openness and honesty
  • Respect
  • Value individual worth
  • Plan on the basis of individual need
  • Accountability


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, life insurance and Perkbox membership.

To apply, download the Application Form then email your completed application to: quoting reference: 5954, alternativley email us for an application form. 

  • Date Posted: Posted 1 week ago
  • Expiration date: June 2, 2019
  • Location: Hamilton
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