Support Worker

Job reference: 000518

Closing date: 25/10/2021

Salary: £19,266 per annum (part time pro rata)

Employment type: Part time

Hours per week: 25 to 30 hours per week

Town Name: Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire

We are looking for a Support Worker to join our Coltpark service in Bishopbriggs for between 25 to 30 hours per week.

The Role

You will be joining a dedicated team of Support Workers providing support to several individuals, as part of a housing support service in Bishopbriggs. The people we support have learning disabilities and other complex support needs.

As a Support Worker, you will play a crucial role in supporting these individuals with all aspects of daily living, including cooking, personal care, meal preparation, administering medication and the management of personal finances. You will support them to do the things they want to do out in the community and accompany them on any outings, including when attending health appointments. You will take an active role in the planning and delivery of person-centered care and be supportive and encourage the people we support to express their views and wishes. Our aim is to enable the people we support to live a fulfilling and valued life, where they can achieve their own personal goals and aspirations.

About You

We are looking for people with a real passion to build relationships and positively impact the lives of the people we support. So, whilst it would be beneficial if you have experience in a similar role, this is not essential. What’s most important to us is that you can demonstrate the right values and attitude to make a difference. You’ll receive all the training and support you need through our award-winning Training Academy, including the opportunity to complete a fully funded SVQ qualification.

To be a great Support Worker, you will be:

  • a genuine, caring nature with a positive, can-do attitude
  • able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills, including active listening
  • committed to improving the lives of the people we support
  • able to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships with different people, including other agencies and health professionals involved in care
  • competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide
  • reliable and flexible to meet the needs of the people we support

Shift Patterns

If you’re successful in joining our team, you will be expected to work a combination of the following shifts as part of your rota: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm, 3.00 pm to 9.00 pm and sleepovers, from 10.00 am to 10.00 am. This will include weekends and public holidays.

Sleepovers are not included in your contracted hours and you'll receive an additional sleepover payment of between £76.00 to £95.00 per night, depending on the needs of the service.

If you’re shortlisted for this post, you will be invited for interview on Thursday 28 October 2021. All interviews will take place online via video chat.

​​​​​​​Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Laura Shaw on 0751 026 9035.

If you’re successful in joining our team, you will be expected to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and must be willing to work towards a SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare as required for SSSC registration. We will need you to register with the SSSC within 6 months of starting your employment with us.

We will need you to register with the SSSC within 6 months of starting your employment with us.

 

The closing date for this job has now passed.

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