Support Workers
North Ayrshire Supported Living Service

Expiry date: Friday 14 June 2024 at 12:00

Salary: £12 per hour
Requirements: Female only*, Driving License required
Hours: Various hours available
Location: North Ayrshire Community Based

At NASL we provide supports to a number of people living in their own homes across north Ayrshire.  Our supports provide each person whatever assistance they need, to live as independently as they can, be part of their community, and build and maintain relationships and friendships.

We enable the people we support to have the best possible life they can. Most supports are carried out on a 1:1 basis but we will also support individuals to meet up with friends and join in with group activities. The person may be going on a trip to the cinema, meeting up with a friend to go swimming, bowling or for something to eat, or music group. Team members may support more than one person in a day and every day is different. You will enable every person to make choices and create opportunities to do the things they want to do. 

Most roles involve working with individuals on a 1:1 basis but whichever service new team members join, they will be part of a small team and will regularly support the same people. Team members will build strong relationships and get to know the people they support well. All team members are supported by a service Coordinator and will meet up regularly with other people working as part of their team.

Our rotas are created around the individual needs of the people we support. This means we have a range of shift patterns available including community supports, day and evening supports and sleep-overs.  We also have a responder service who responder to three customers during the night when required.  We offer full time or part time working and we carefully match all team members to particular individuals we support depending on their skills, experience, knowledge, availability and interests.

A Driving Licence is essential for this post. Experience in delivering formal social care supports or personal caring experience is desirable but not essential. 

Essential criteria for the post include:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Excellent people skills, good team worker and problem solver
  • An enthusiastic attitude to developing skills in Social Care
  • The ability to accept peoples’ differences and treat everyone as equals
  • The ability to support people in a person-centred way to offer choice and promote inclusion.
  • An enthusiastic attitude to developing skills in Social Care
  • Work in line with Hansel’s values with the ability to accept peoples’ differences and treat everyone as equals
  • The ability to support people in a person-centred way to offer choice and promote inclusion.
  • An enthusiastic attitude to developing skills in Social Care
  • The ability to attain registration with regulatory bodies
  • Candidates must be 18 years old or over for insurance purposes

When you join our NASL team you will also;

  • Receive full induction training, shadowing experienced colleagues and access to additional training you may need to enable you to confidently support individuals.
  • Have an opportunity to gain a relevant SVQ qualification in Health and Social Care.
  • Access to 24-hour on call management support when you need it.
  • Work various shift patterns with at least one weekend off in every four.
  • Receive pay for your travel time and travel expenses if travelling between supports

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.

*Qualifies under the Equality Act 2010

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