Registration dates set for supervisors in housing support and care at home services
All supervisors in housing support and care at home services must be registered by 30 June 2017. The SSSC have set the deadline date of 31 December 2016 for applications to register to guarantee that their registration will be complete by the required date of 30 June 2017.
The advice from the SSSC is not leave it until the last minute; submit your applications as soon as possible.
Did you start your job after 1 July 2014?
The above deadline only applies to workers who were in post before 1 July 2014. Any worker who started after 1 July 2014 must apply for registration as soon as possible after they start employment and must be registered within six months of starting in their role.
Definitions of “supervisors”
Supervisors in housing support services are defined as “workers who hold responsibilities for providing and supervising the provision of care and/or support provided directly to a user of a housing support service”.
Supervisors in care at home services are defined as “workers who have responsibility for supervising workers and overseeing and monitoring the implementation of care plans”.
Anyone carrying out duties described in the definition should apply for registration as a supervisor. If you are a supervisor in both housing support and care at home you must apply for registration on both parts of the Register.
Registration of support workers in care at home and housing support services
The Scottish Government is yet to advise when the Register will open for support workers in a housing support service and support workers in a care at home service. Once confirmation is received full information will be posted on the SSSC and Scottish Care websites.