The Assertive Community Transition service (ACT) will deliver a local provision of care for people who have learning disabilities and/or complex needs, to develop options for access to direct, flexible support where significant difficulty is being experienced and there is risk of breakdown of current arrangements. The fundamental outcome of the service being that no young person or adult with learning disability and/or complex need in Shetland, who require care, support or protection from the statutory services, is placed off island.
People who use the service could include:
In addition to learning disability and/or complex need, users of the service may have emotional, learning, social issues and associated behavioural challenges requiring enhanced support to understand, prepare for and manage life transitions.
The ACT support worker role will be very physically and emotionally demanding and a high level of personal resilience and strength is essential. Support activities may include:
The purpose of the service is to provide person centred, individualised transition support, skills building and whole life learning using assets based assessment and planning.
Holding a set of core, strength based, approaches, practices and values will be essential in supporting the people who use the service including; passion, drive, commitment, unconditional positive regard, compassion, trust, patience, resilience, innovative thinking, bravery, hope and understanding.
The Assertive Community Transition (ACT) service sits within the Adult Services department of Community Health and Social Care Directorate, and uses a range of best practice approaches and guidance, including those promoted by National Institute for Health and Care Guidance (NICE), Scottish Transitions Forum, Association for Real Change (ARC) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.
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During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.
This post is based at 99 St Olaf Street, Lerwick
For further details relating to this post, please contact: Heather Black, Team Leader, on 01595 808160 or email [email protected]
If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.
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