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Ref no:
ARK00082
Published:
10/8/2021
Closes:
10/12/2021
Location:
Forfar, DD11
Rate:
£10.02 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Earn £19,330.38 per year pro rata

Forfar Support Workers

1 x Full-time post

2 x Part-time posts

REF: FF01/SW

Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.

Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.

Forfar:

Our two services in Forfar have a wide range of ages of supported people from early twenties to late seventies. Most live in sheltered accommodation with their own flats and communal gardens and lounge area and like to live independent lives. We also have some outreach services, all have various health conditions and or learning disabilities. Our supported people love taking part in group activities and learning and are involved in speak out groups and voices groups. They love planning events and thinking of new ideas to raise money for charities which they have been very successful with in the past. They like to be involved when recruiting new staff and are always invited during this process. We have fantastic staff teams who provide caring person centered care to all supported people. Supported people all say they would like staff who are reliable caring and dedicated to enable them to live as independently as possible and so they can lead happy lives.

Your main duties will be but not limited to:

  • Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
  • Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
  • Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.

In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:

  • Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
  • Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
  • 4% Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee recognition schemes
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Sodexo Employee Benefits

This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.

For an application form and a Support Worker job outline please visit our website- www.arkha.org.uk/current-vacancies/ or email recruitment@arkha.org.uk

 CV’s will not be accepted.

Working towards equal opportunities and a diverse workforce

Scottish Charity No. SCO15694

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