Support Worker

Job reference: 000057

Closing date: 13/04/2021

Salary: £18,860 per annum (part time pro rata)

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

Town Name: Glasgow

We are looking a friendly and reliable peripatetic Support Worker to join our team in Glasgow for 35 hours per week.

The Role

This is a peripatetic role based across several services in Glasgow providing support to adults with 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 personal care, assisting with medication and managing their finances. You will support them to do the things they want to do in the community and support them to build upon their independent living skills at home. Our teams adopt a person-centered approach to provide the highest quality support to enable the people we support to achieve their goals and aspirations.

About You

The people we support are looking for someone who will be enthusiastic and proactive about sourcing new activities for them to enjoy and supporting them to get out and about. When possible, they would like you to be able to support them to go on holiday and it would also be a real bonus if you’re confident in the kitchen!

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.

As travel will be required throughout Glasgow, it is preferable that you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle. However, this is not essential.

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 with lots of different types of people
  • resilient with positive, can-do attitude
  • able to think on your feet and use your initiative
  • basic IT skills and competent in the use of technology
  • reliable and flexible to meet the needs of the people we support

Shift Patterns

This is a peripatetic role based across several different services so the shift patterns will be varied, starting as early as 7.00 am and finishing as late as 11.00 pm.

You will be expected to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, sleepovers and public holidays as part of your rota. Waking nights are paid at your normal hourly rate plus an agreed standard waking night payment £2.50 per hour.

If you’re shortlisted for this post, you will be invited for interview on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 April 2021. All interviews will take place online via video chat.

Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Sharon Irvine on 0782 505 0050.

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.

 

The closing date for this job has now passed.

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