Support Worker

Expiry date: Friday 27 May 2022 at 12:00

Salary: £10.80 per hour
Service: Cabin Respite Service
Hours: 30 hours per week
Location: Broadmeadows, Symington

The Cabin Respite Service is a homely bungalow with 7 single bedrooms, providing a service for 7 visitors each week. Also within the Broadmeadows estate is our woodland caravan park which provides an alternative short breaks experience. Each of our visitors will have a wide range of needs and expectations. The successful applicant will join our dedicated and friendly staff team, who support the health care needs of our customers as well as supporting them to enjoy their break in a way which reflects their individual choices, interests, wishes and aspirations.

Flexibility to work a rota that includes days, evenings, nights, and weekends is essential for this post.

Other essential criteria for the post include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good team working, problem solving and delegation skills
  • The ability to support people in a person-centred way to offer choice and promote inclusion
  • A commitment to the enhancement of social inclusion opportunities for people with additional needs
  • An enthusiastic attitude to developing their skills in Social Care
  • Respect for diversity
  • The ability to attain registration with regulatory bodies
  • Basic IT skills

The following criteria are also desirable but not essential:

  • Experience working with people with additional needs
  • Experience of supporting people with complex health, mobility and communication support needs
  • Understanding of social care legislation and best practice
  • Experience of contributing effectively to support plans and risk assessments
  • A Social Care qualification or equivalent

These posts are considered to be Regulated Work with Adults as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly, the preferred candidate will be required to become a member of the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Record Update if already a Scheme member prior to any formal offer of employment being made.

Hansel is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements for the job.


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