We are looking for a Support Worker to join our team in Kirkintilloch for 20 hours per week. The current salary is £9.50 per hour, with a pay award pending of £10.02 per hour.
You’ll be joining a small, established team of Support Workers supporting two ladies in Kirkintilloch. Both ladies enjoy chatting and spending time with their support team, so we’re looking for someone with a positive, upbeat and enthusiastic attitude to keep them in good spirits!
As a Support Worker, you will play a crucial role in supporting both ladies with all aspects of daily living, including cooking, meal preparation, administering medication and the planning activities day to day. They are both active and enjoy getting out and about so you will support them to pursue their interests and hobbies, which include baking and crafting, 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 to enable the people we support to live fulfilling and valued lives, where they can achieve their own personal goals and aspirations.
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 naturally empathetic person with a warm, friendly personality
- able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills
- able to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships different people
- adaptable, confident when lone working and able to use your initiative
- competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide, e.g. Microsoft Office and Outlook
- reliable, flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of the people we support
Our team provides support twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. So, if you’re successful in joining our team, you should expect to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, public holidays and sleepovers as part of your rota. Sleepover hours are not included in your contracted hours and you’ll receive an additional sleepover payment of £76.00 per night.
If you’re contracted to work 20 hours per week, you’re likely to work at least one sleepover a month. This means you’d earn £10,792 per annum, or £899 per month.
Please note: We are looking to fill this vacancy as soon as possible and may close this advert before the closing date if we find a suitable candidate. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Sarah Stewart on 0741 104 4141.
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.