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Ref no:
235750
Published:
15/9/2021
Closes:
15/9/2021
Location:
Airdrie, ML6 0BN
Rate:
£9.50 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
Hours:
25 hours per week

This position has expired.

SUPPORT WORKER, NORTH LANARKSHIRE SUPPORTED LIVING

We are looking for Support Workers to join our Supported Living branch in North Lanarkshire.

The Role

Our Supported Living branch in North Lanarkshire provides support to more than 40 adults, of all ages, throughout North Lanarkshire. The people we support have a variety of support needs, including learning disabilities, autism, dementia, personality disorders and brain injury.

As a Support Worker, you will play a crucial role in supporting these individuals with all aspects of daily living, including personal care, assisting with medication and managing their finances. You will support them to do the things they want to do in the community and support them to build upon their independent living skills at home. Our teams adopt a person-centered approach to provide the highest quality support to enable the people we support to achieve their 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.

To be a great Support Worker, you will be:

  • a naturally empathetic person with a warm, friendly personality
  • able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills and set clear boundaries
  • able to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships different people
  • adaptable and able to think on your feet and use your initiative
  • competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide, e.g. Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • reliable, flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of the people we support

The people we support use their own mobility cars so, it is essential that you hold a full UK driving licence to help them get out and about and do the things they enjoy.

Shift Patterns

The hours of support vary depending on the needs of the service, but may include weekends, early mornings, late evenings, waking nights and sleepovers. Sleepovers are not included in your contracted hours and you’ll receive an additional sleepover payment of between £76.00 to £95.00 per night, depending on the needs of the service. Waking nights are paid at your normal hourly rate plus an additional £2.50 per hour.

Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Dianne Gregor on 0747 950 1667 or Claire Fleming on 0758 302 7187.

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.