We are looking for a Support Worker to join our Supported Living branch in Coatbridge for 36 hours per week. The current salary is £9.50 per hour with a pay award pending of £10.02 per hour.
Our Supported Living branch in North Lanarkshire provides support to more than 40 adults, of all ages, throughout North Lanarkshire. The people we support have a variety of support needs, including learning disabilities, autism, dementia, personality disorders and brain injury.
You’ll be joining a small team of Support Workers providing support to a gentleman who lives in his own home in Coatbridge. As a Support Worker, you’ll provide support with all aspects of daily living, including personal care, assisting with medication and managing personal finances. The person we support enjoys long walks in his wheelchair and loves getting out and about in his van. He also quite enjoys his food, so it’s important that you know your way around 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.
The person we support has his own vehicle, so it is essential that you hold a full, clean UK driving licence to enable him to get out and about.
To be a great Support Worker, you will be:
- a genuine, caring nature with a positive, can-do attitude
- a bubbly, outgoing person with a great sense of humour
- able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills
- able to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships with different people
- adaptable and able to think on your feet and use your initiative
- punctual and organised
- 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
The shift pattern includes long day shifts, from as early as 8.00 am to as late as 10.00 pm, Monday to Sunday, according to a three-week rolling rota. There are also shorter shifts to provide 2:1 cover when getting out and about.
You’ll be expected to work weekends and public holidays as part of your rota.
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 Mark Lynn on 0786 697 7054.
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.