Support Worker

Job reference: 000061

Closing date: 13/04/2021

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

Employment type: Part time

Hours per week: 20 hours per week

Town Name: East Dunbartonshire

We are looking for Support Workers to join our busy Community Support service in East Dunbartonshire for 20 hours per week.

The Role

You will be joining a small, dedicated team of Support Workers providing support to several individuals within East Dunbartonshire with a variety of complex health and support needs. The role will involve mostly lone-working, however some 2:1 support will be required.

This is an exciting, varied role, where no two days are the same! As a Support Worker, you will play a crucial role in supporting these individuals with all aspects of daily living, including cooking, personal care, managing personal finances and assisting with medication. You will also support them to the things they want to do out in the community, for example shopping, education or employment and to pursue their hobbies and interests. You’ll play a role in helping people that have become socially isolated to rebuild links with their local communities and offer practical help or advice to families who are affected by looking after a loved one.

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.

As travel will be required throughout East Dunbartonshire, 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 great listener with a warm, friendly personality
  • non-judgemental and have a naturally caring nature
  • able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills
  • able to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships with lots of different types of people
  • competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide
  • creative and proactive with a positive, can-do attitude
  • reliable and flexible to meet the needs of the people we support

Shift Patterns

Your normal hours of work will be between 8.00 am and 10.00 pm, Monday to Sunday, and will be a mix of split shifts, shorter shifts and longer blocks of support. You will be expected to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, sleepovers and public holidays as part of your rota.

If you’re shortlisted for this post, you will be invited for interview on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 April 2021. All interviews will take place online via video chat.

Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Julia Matheson on 0797 660 0179.

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.