Female* Support Worker

Job reference: 000118

Closing date: 13/05/2021

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

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 16 to 39 hours per week

Town Name: Govan, Glasgow

We are looking for female* Support Workers to join our team in Govan, Glasgow. We have a range of contracts available from 16 to 39 hours per week.

The Role

You will be joining a team of Support Workers providing support to one individual within a twenty-four-hour housing support service in Govan. The person we support is registered blind and needs to use a wheelchair when out and about, which she will need assistance with.

As a Support Worker, you will play a crucial role in assisting with person we support with all aspects of daily living, including cooking, personal care, meal preparation, administering medication and the management of personal finances. You will accompany them on any outings, including when attending health appointments, and support them to do the things they want to do out in the community. The person we support loves being outside, enjoys going bowling and to the cinema, attends hydrotherapy and also volunteers within her local community. Our aim is to enable the person we support to live a fulfilling and valued life, where they can achieve their own personal goals and aspirations.

    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.

    The person we support has access to his own mobility vehicle, so it would be preferable if you hold a full, clean UK driving licence, but this is not essential.

    To be a great Support Worker, you will be:

    • a warm, friendly personality with a positive, can-do attitude
    • confident and chatty, and able to demonstrate great communication skills
    • proactive, resourceful and creative in finding and organising activities
    • able to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships with different people
    • competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide
    • reliable and flexible to meet the needs of the person we support

      Shift Patterns

      Our team provides support twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. If you’re successful in joining our team, you will be expected to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays as part of your rota.

      If you’re shortlisted for this post, you will be invited for interview on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 May 2021. All interviews will take place online via video chat.

      * For this position, female is an Occupational Requirement as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

      Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Christopher McLean on 0782 505 0053.

      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.