Support Workers – Aberdeenshire

£9.00 Per Hour

Various Hours Available – Full Time, Part Time and Relief

Vacancy Reference: 6453

Sense Scotland offer Care at Home and Housing Support to a growing number of people with disabilities in the Aberdeenshire area. We are currently seeking to recruit support workers to support people with communication support needs and a physical and or learning disability to live valued lives in the community.

We currently support three individuals in the Ellon and Cruden Bay area who require 24 hour support.  In addition we support a number of individuals to access community supports.  The role requires flexible working that will include a range of early shifts, backshifts, long shifts and sleepovers.  No two days are the same in this job and the job satisfaction that comes from supported people to lead active lives in their community and maintain their own tenancy is significant.  The role will involve working alongside individuals and their families to ensure each person is being supported safely and in accordance with the life they want to lead.  This will involve personal care tasks, administration of medication, support planning, good communication skills and understanding and promoting each individual’s communication skills and rights as well as planning and participating in activities in accordance with the persons wishes in interests.  This could involve anything from boat trips, long local walks, shopping, going out for meals, supporting family visits or holidays.  Supporting the individual to maintain their tenancy and help them shop and cook meals is also an essential part of the role.

Previous experience is not essential as you will receive extensive training and coaching for the job. You will, however, need to have a strong work ethic, be a good team player, believe passionately in the rights of people with disabilities to live valued lives and be able to work alongside individuals, families, care managers and other professionals to ensure the needs of each individual are fully met. You will need to have good communication skills, a sensible approach to managing risk and a proactive approach to making every moment count when you are working alongside the people we support.

For more information please download our Job Description.

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:

  • Be open and honest
  • Recognise individual worth
  • Build relationships through trust
  • Act on the basis of individual aspirations and needs
  • Be accountable for our actions

Our services 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.

Benefits

Sense 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, life insurance and Perkbox membership.

To Apply

Please download the Application Form, save, then upload your completed application by clicking ‘Apply for job’.  Alternatively, your completed application form can be emailed to:  recruitment@sensescotland.org.uk .

Closing Date:  Thursday 27 February 2020

Please note:  Due to the volume of applications, we may not be able to respond personally to all applicants.  If you have not been contacted directly within two weeks of the vacancy closing date, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.  Communication is sent by email.  Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Sense Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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