Support Worker, Children and Families, Glasgow
Up to 16 hours per week.
Salary: up to £16,839 (pro rata) £8.75 per hour
For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs and believes everyone should have a choice in how they live their life. People we work with include those who have sensory impairment, deafblindness, autism, learning or physical disabilities and healthcare support needs.
Children’s Support Services is a fast moving, busy environment where our staff develop the required skills and knowledge to meet the often complex and changing needs of the children and young people we support. The team are committed to supporting young people to achieve their outcomes in health and social opportunities. As a Support Worker your job will be to provide a person centred care package in order to meet the needs of the people using the service. Some responsibilities you may have are as follows; building up relationships with the people we support and their families, support individuals with their personal care, administration of their medication, supporting with moving and assisting routines, support with non-verbal communication techniques, support the children and young adult to have lots of fun and achieve their ambition and goals within their life.
The support we provide takes place after school at weekends and on school holidays.
Successful Applicants Must Have:
Be in a position to gain qualification as determined by the SSSC for registration purposes
- Evidence of core skills in numeracy and literacy
- SVQ Level 2 (Adults Services) (desirable)
- Food Hygiene certificate (desirable)
- Relevant practical experience. (desirable)
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of current statutory requirements, Care Inspectorate standards, registration requirements and the SSSC Codes of Practice (desireable)
- IT skills i.e. Microsoft Office and HR database systems.
- Ability to communicate through signing. (desirable)
Key Responsibilities include:
- Individual’s needs are identified and met in practice in accordance with their Outcome Based Support Plan (OBSP).
- You set and demonstrate good standards of work practice by offering support and on shift coaching to others through example.
- You guide new staff, students and volunteers in providing a welcoming responsive, flexible and integrated service provision that reflects and meets the needs of individual’s and their family.
- The individual’s OBSP is implemented and is updated to reflect any day-to-day changes in their needs, notifying the manager and senior staff of any aspects of support that cause concern or require adjustment.
- You work as part of a rota prepared by senior staff and that you are punctual and fit for work when coming on shift.
- Proper record-keeping, including recording incidents and complaints are maintained and passed to the appropriate manager, as soon as possible.
- You have a good working knowledge of the guidance and the operational handbooks and that you provide the required support to others in applying these into practice.
- Be aware of the responsibilities of individual in relation to their tenancy agreement, where appropriate, and support them to meet these.
- Support people to apply into practice all the principles of safety in the home as agreed with the Registered Manager.
- Support people to apply the principles of healthy eating and personal and household hygiene into their daily living as agreed with the Registered Manager.
- Where an individual shows behaviours that present a challenge to staff you will ensure that all agreed intervention strategies are implemented into practice.
- Where risk assessments are in place you will ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to apply the guidance into practice
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Individual service user needs are identified and met in practice.
- Set and demonstrate good standards of work practice, by offering support, supervision and on shift training through example.
- Guide staff in providing a welcoming responsive, flexible and integrated service provision that reflects and meets the needs of service users and their family.
- Staffing rotas are maintained, taking into account information relating to any changes in service user or staff needs.
- Play a key role in ensuring the effective deployment of staff to provide the optimum use of staff skills and knowledge.
- Service user’s individual care plans are implemented and for ensuring it is updated to reflect any day-to-day changes in the service user’s needs.
- Working alongside support staff in the delivery of a high quality service for service users ensuring that all standards as laid down by statutory and internal documents are met.
- Record-keeping, including recording incidents and complaints are maintained.
- Staff have a good working knowledge of the guidance and operational handbooks and are provided with the required support to apply these principles into practice.
- Staff and volunteers are properly supervised and appraised and have access to advice and support.
- Staff use their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of those using the service as outlined in their care plans.
- The service is continually reviewed and evaluated and identified improvements are achieved within the agreed timescales.
Values and Commitment
Our vision is for the people we work with to live meaningful and independent lives in a world which supports them to achieve their own ambitions.
We work to and are committed to our Core Values. These values are derived from families and enshrine the organisation’s ethos and guide the actions of all staff. Sense Scotland’s values in practice mean we will:
- To be open and honest
- To recognise individual worth
- To build relationships through trust
- To act on the basis of individual aspirations and needs
- To be accountable for our actions
Our service can offer exciting opportunities and a good career path for the right individual. Access to extensive face to face and online training as well as team development will be offered. In return we will need you to be motivated, a good team player, sensitive to the needs of individuals, families and colleagues and come with a positive can do attitude, with a sensible approach to keeping people safe. A willingness to learn and a positive approach to making every day count in the work that we do is essential.
BenefitsSense Scotland offers an extensive range of employee benefits including;Ongoing training and development, generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, death in service benefit and Perkbox membership.
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