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Shawburn, Monkton Road, Prestwick, KA9 1AR
£10.80 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
24 hours per week

Support Worker

Salary: £10.80 per hour

Service: Shawburn

Hours: Various

Location: Shawburn, Monkton Road, Prestwick, KA9 1AR

Shawburn is a residential service based in Prestwick, Ayrshire and is home to up to nine residents who are supported in many different ways to lead the life they choose and our team are dedicated to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to realise their full potential and achieve their ambitions.

Many of the people living in Shawburn have active social lives and are supported to access community resources such as college, voluntary work, local shops, restaurants, pubs, Hansel services, theatre and the cinema.

We are currently looking for a Support Worker to join our team.

Experience in social care is essential for this post along with flexibility to work a rota which includes 12 hour shifts, evenings, nights, sleepovers and weekends.

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
  • 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


  • 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

If you feel you have the passion, skills and experience to be successful in this role then apply now!

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.