We are looking for Support Workers to join our busy Community Support service in Airdrie. We have several part time contracts available for between 16 to 25 hours per week.
You will be joining a small, dedicated team of Support Workers providing support to several individuals within the Airdrie and Coatbridge area with a variety of complex health and support needs, including autism, dementia, lifelong health conditions, mental illness and addictions.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 pursue their hobbies and interests, including music, swimming, attending the gym and other outdoor activities. The people we support within this network of services enjoy a lot of social activities and you’ll ideally share their love of animals, as they have pets at home and enjoy activities like horse therapy.
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 North Lanarkshire, it is essential that you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.
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
- a problem-solver and able to think on your feet and use your initiative
- competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide
- a good motivator 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 8.00 am and 11.00 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.
Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Lorraine Cunningham on 0797 602 8930.
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.