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Ref no:
252365
Published:
24/12/2021
Closes:
28/1/2022
Location:
South Ayrshire, KA7
Rate:
£10.02 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
Hours:
39 hours per week

This position has expired.

Support Worker

Location: Ayr based

Salary: £10.02 per hour + Benefits.

Contract: Full-time and Part-time positions available.

Are you passionate about making a difference in people’s lives? Do you want to support people to thrive in life and achieve their goals? 

As a leading Social Care provider, at Hansel we focus on breaking down barriers faced by people with additional support needs, creating inclusive environments, opportunities, and choices to enable people living in Ayrshire to live independent and fulfilling lives. We provide a range of personalised support choices to over 600 people each year.

We are recruiting Support Workers for our social care services throughout South Ayrshire in our Hansel Supported Living Services Team (HSLS). HSLS provides a range of supports for adults with learning disabilities or autism to live in their own homes and access their local community.  We work to ensure the customers we support are at the centre of all our efforts and their choices and views are respected.

Essential criteria for the post include:

  • Driving Licence
  • Flexibility to work a rota that includes days, evenings, nights, sleepovers and weekends.
  • 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
  • Experience of managing challenging behaviour
  • Understanding of social care legislation and best practice
  • Experience of contributing effectively to support plans and risk assessments
  • A Social Care qualification or equivalent

Benefits

  • 32 Days Annual Leave
  • Ability to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Pension
  • Health Cashback Scheme
  • Sleepover Allowance (currently the equivalent of £10.02 per hour)
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance program including counselling, GP advice, virtual doctor and legal advice
  • Induction training, comprehensive ongoing training and personal development opportunities
  • Refer a Friend Reward Scheme
  • Access to a Credit Union
  • Access to shopping discounts 

Full details of all our vacancies can be found at our company website. To apply please send a completed application form to recruitment@hansel.org.uk 

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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