Support for Ordinary Living
Support for Ordinary Living

Charity registered in Scotland SC027852

Support For Ordinary Living (SOL) is a non-profit organisation. We work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £31,300
  • Office based in Wishaw, some travel to the people we support home
  • Closing 4th March 2024

Support for Ordinary Living (SOL) is a value based non-profit organisation, who work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities throughout Lanarkshire.

We are looking for experienced practitioners who will be able to provide leadership and support to their teams. You will work with the people we support and their team members to ensure that people receive care and support in line with their wishes and the National Health and Social Care Standards.

You will be joining a team of supportive, values driven managers who are responsible for the day-to-day management of supported living services. This will range from shift cover, reviewing and updating support plans, chairing team meetings, and providing support as required to your teams. The role is predominately office based although there may be the odd occasion, once all options have been exhausted, that you will be required to go on shift. There are also out of hours (on-call) responsibilities with the role which is completed on a rotational basis – if this falls on the weekend you will receive days off the following week.

You must be willing to join and adhere to the SSSC codes of practice. If you don’t already have the qualifications associated with your role you must be willing to work towards these. The organisation will give you support with this.

Our Values

Do the right thing

Play an important role in creating a safe environment for the people we support and colleagues. Speak the truth. Treat people with dignity and respect.

Make a difference

Support and encourage people with the things that are important to them. Assist people to develop relationships, to get a job, to try new things or build their confidence. Make sure that every day your work has purpose and impact.

Take responsibility

Take ownership of your work, learning and development. Learn from mistakes and always do your best.

Challenge the status quo

We don’t believe in doing things just because ‘that’s the way they’ve always been done.’ If things aren’t working for the people, we support we want our teams to speak up and challenge this.

Look at the world from different perspectives

See the world though someone else’s eyes. Consider other points of view. Listen to what’s not being said and learn new ways to communicate with people.

Find joy in the ordinary

Celebrate everyday achievements. Focus on what’s important in life. Love your work

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Deployment Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,592
  • Office based in Wishaw
  • Closing 4th March 2024

Support for Ordinary Living (SOL) is a value based non-profit organisation, who work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities throughout Lanarkshire.

We are currently recruiting for a fixed term Deployment Coordinator to join our people team based in our office in Wishaw. The role involves lots of communication with our employees you should therefore be a confident communicator. Previous experience of managing absence would be advantageous. You should be able to prioritise your workload, manage competing prioritise and work to deadlines while maintaining accuracy.

The Main Responsibilities of the role are:

  • Managing all types of absence
  • Annual Leave – ensuring that annual leave is only approved to organisation limit, ensuring leave is on rotas
  • Sickness – ensuring sickness is recorded on rota, keep in touch interviews, return to work interviews, absence meetings
  • Parental Leave
  • Monitoring employees working hours
  • Assisting the ER Manager

It is important that you demonstrate and promote our values in your day to day working these are: -

Do the right thing

Play an important role in creating a safe environment for the people we support and colleagues. Speak the truth. Treat people with dignity and respect.

Make a difference

Support and encourage people with the things that are important to them. Assist people to develop relationships, to get a job, to try new things or build their confidence. Make sure that every day your work has purpose and impact.

Take responsibility

Take ownership of your work, learning and development. Learn from mistakes and always do your best.

Challenge the status quo

We don’t believe in doing things just because ‘that’s the way they’ve always been done.’

Look at the world from different perspectives

See the world though someone else’s eyes. Consider other points of view. Listen to what’s not being said and learn new ways to communicate with people.

Find joy in the ordinary

Celebrate everyday achievements. Focus on what’s important in life. Love your work

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Accounts Assistant

  • Full time
  • £24,592
  • Office based in Wishaw
  • Closing 4th March 2024

Support for Ordinary Living (SOL) is a value based non-profit organisation, who work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities throughout Lanarkshire.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time account assistant to join the organisations finance team. We are looking for someone who has at least one years’ experience in a similar role however this does not need to have been with a non – profit or social care organisation as training will be given. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritise their workload, manage competing priorities and work to deadlines while maintaining accuracy. They should have excellent communication skills as they will be liaising with various stakeholders.

The Main Responsibilities of the role are:

• Petty Cash Management

• Sales and Purchase Ledgers

• Credit Control

• Bank Reconciliation

• Assisting the Head of Finance

It is important that you demonstrate and promote our values in your day to day working these are: -

Do the right thing

Play an important role in creating a safe environment for the people we support and colleagues. Speak the truth. Treat people with dignity and respect.

Make a difference

Support and encourage people with the things that are important to them. Assist people to develop relationships, to get a job, to try new things or build their confidence. Make sure that every day your work has purpose and impact.

Take responsibility

Take ownership of your work, learning and development. Learn from mistakes and always do your best.

Challenge the status quo

We don’t believe in doing things just because ‘that’s the way they’ve always been done.’

Look at the world from different perspectives

See the world though someone else’s eyes. Consider other points of view. Listen to what’s not being said and learn new ways to communicate with people.

Find joy in the ordinary

Celebrate everyday achievements. Focus on what’s important in life. Love your work

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Practice Leader

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Wishaw
  • Closing 20th June 2022

If you are passionate about ensuring that individuals receive the best support they need to live the life they want then Support for Ordinary Living (SOL) is the place for you.

We are currently recruiting for 2 Practice Leaders to join our supported living team.

As a Practice Leader you will work as part of a team of managers who are responsible for the day to day management of our supported living services. Working alongside people who have a learning and/or physical disability you will ensure that people receive care and support in line with their wishes and aspirations. You will ensure the delivery of care and support meets the standards as set out by SOLs Values and the National Health and Social Care Standards.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead supported living teams to ensure they are working with people to develop and maintain relationships outside of paid support and to connect with people in their communities.
  • Work alongside the people we work for and their teams to develop outcome based support plans and supporting strategies, which are regularly reviewed and actions are conducted
  • Liaise with multi agency teams to ensure the best possible provision of care and support
  • Work in partnership with other areas of the organisation to ensure the people we support needs are met:-
    • SOL Connect to support people to utilise technology enabled care to enable them to be as independent as they can be.
    • People Team who will ensure the people we support teams are fully staffed and will managing absence within the teams as well as other workforce tasks.
    • Business Support Team around the people we support budgets
  • Ensure rotas are completed in time, in partnership with the person and staff team
  • Set up new services for people wishing to receive support from SOL

Our ideal candidate will be someone who has social care experience and is passionate about empowering the people we work for. If you have not completed your SVQ Level 3 you must be willing to study for this qualification.

It is important that you share our values and want to support, coach and mentor your teams to be the best they can be to ensure a high quality of support for the people they work for.

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Top job! Head of Business Support and Development

  • Full time
  • £38,000 – £41,000
  • Wishaw
  • Closing 20th June 2022

If you would like to use your finance and business skills to make a difference to the people Support for Ordinary Living (SOL) work for, then look no further.

SOL is a non-profit social care organisation who work for people with a variety of support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life that they want through both direct support and technology enabled care.

We are currently recruiting for someone to join the SOL Team as the Head of Business Support and Development.

As the new Head of Business Support and Development in SOL:-

  • You will be part of our Leadership and Senior Managers teams and play a significant part in assisting with organisational decision making.
  • You will be responsible for developing and implementing a Finance and Business Development Strategy for the organisation.
  • You will have responsibility for the line management of the business support team who deal with the day to day operations of the finance and corporate services function of the organisation.
  • You will have responsibility for managing all aspects of SOL’s finances including budgets, management accounts, payroll, cash flow, HMRC compliance, audit finance procedures and controls.
  • You will ensure all financial procedures align with the standards laid out by OSCR and Companies House.
  • You will foster and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of partner organisations, Local Authorities, Regulators etc.

Our ideal candidate will have a finance qualification or equivalent through relevant demonstrable work experience. They will have experience of producing budgets, management accounts, payroll/end of year process, audits and company banking. They will also be experienced in SAGE payroll and accounts as well as MS office packages in particular MS Excel.

As they will be part of our leadership team and also line manage the business support team it is important that they have leadership skills and can manage difficult situations.

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Practice Leader

  • Full time
  • £24,500 – £26,000
  • Wishaw
  • Closing 15th April 2022

Are you an experienced practitioner in Social Care? Do you have the ability to lead and coach teams to do their best work? Then get in touch today!

Support for Ordinary Living (SOL) is a non-profit organisation. We work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities. We believe that life is worth living when the things that matter most are present in our lives. Love. Friendship. Family. Belonging. Freedom to direct the course of our own lives. Learning and growing. The opportunity to use our skills and do the things we are good at. We believe that’s what ordinary living is all about.

Due to increased demand for our services we are looking for an experienced practitioner to join our Supported Living Team. The successful candidate will be joining a team of supportive, values driven managers who are responsible for the day to day management of supported living services. Working alongside people who have a learning and/or physical disability you will ensure that people receive care and support in line with their wishes and the National Health and Social Care Standards.

• Experience 2 years’ experience in Social Care

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Person Centred Approaches Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £24,500
  • Hybrid working - (part home based and Part office based in Wishaw)
  • Closing 31st March 2022

Are you a creative individual who is passionate about person centeredness and inclusion in the care sector? Do you have the ability to influence and inspire staff to do their best work? If the answer is yes then get in touch today!

SOL are recruiting for a Person Centred Approaches Facilitator to ensure that the National Health and Social Care Standards are implemented across the organisation. The post holders work will be dedicated to ensuring that people who receive support are at the centre of planning and improving of their own support services.. In addition the post holder will ensure staff have the tools to support the people we work for to be fully included citizens within their communities.

The post holder will work to further embed person centred thinking and planning approaches within staff teams and throughout the organisation and develop outcomes focussed systems and approaches as Self Directed Support evolves across Scotland.

This is a hybrid working role therefore the post holders time will be split between home working and office based, to fit the needs of the business.

Some of the tasks included in the role are:

• Work with teams to develop their skills and practice around person centred thinking and outcomes focussed work.

• Support people do develop Outcome Based Support Plans by working alongside them, and the people that are important to them to identify the outcomes that matter to them.

• Work with people and their teams to develop support plans with robust supporting strategies

• Work in partnership with the People Team to ensure our recruitment practice is values based.

• Work with focus groups made up of the people we support to ensure service delivery is of the highest standard

Skills required for the role:

• Passionate about putting the people we support at the centre of all we do

• Confident to facilitate meetings and advocate for what is important to the people we support

• Interpersonal skills – understanding of viewpoints, partnership working, passion while maintaining a professional approach.

• Good communication skills

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Project Workers

  • Full time
  • £19,500 – £24,000
  • Wishaw (initially home based)
  • Closing 9th May 2021

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund for the next 2 years UPTY? uses video conferencing to bring people who have a learning disability together to take part in a range of activities, like arts and crafts, bingo nights, mental health and wellbeing groups, photography, tea parties etc. The project will be shaped and steered by the people taking part. A menu of activities will take place throughout the day, night and weekend.

We are recruiting for 2 project workers to set up and make this project a success initially on a 2 years fixed term basis. Previous experience in this type of role would be advantageous. The salary rage for these positions is £19,500 to £24,000.

We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and creative individuals to manage this exciting and ground-breaking project. The successful candidate will need to have excellent organisational and planning skills along with the ability to develop connections with local businesses and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for people with learning disabilities.

Please note that due to COVID this role will initial involve working from home but will be office based following this.

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