We are looking for female* Support Workers to join our busy Community Support service in Knightswood. We have several contracts available up to 30 hours per week. The current salary is £9.50 per hour with a pay award pending £10.02 per hour.
You will be joining a small, dedicated team of Support Workers providing support for two women within their own homes in the Knightswood area, with the opportunity to provide support for other services across Glasgow as required. The support will mostly be provided on a 2:1 basis.
As a Support Worker, you will play a crucial role in assisting the people we support with all aspects of daily living, including helping to prepare meals, providing personal care, shopping, domestic tasks and helping the women we support to get out into the community. 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, with a focus on maintaining and improving independence.
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 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
Your normal hours of work will be between 9.00 am and 8.30 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. 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 Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 December 2021. All interviews will take place online via video chat.
Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Eleanor Burling-Brown on 0779 089 7120..
* For this position, female is an Occupational Requirement as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
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.