Support Worker (Female Only) – East Kilbride

*Section 9 (2) (b) of the Employment (Sex Discrimination) Act 2000 applies to this vacancy.

21 Hours Per Week

Driver Essential

£9.00 Per Hour

Vacancy Reference:  6462

We are looking for a female to be part of a team offering 24-hour support to a lady who lives in East Kilbride.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a team who will support and challenge each other to provide the best possible service and improve the lives of individuals.

We are looking for a motivated and confident person who will work in a person-centred way to ensure consistent support for the lady.  The lady does not communicate through speech so you will be required to work hard to develop and understand how she communicates.  The lady also has complex health needs.  You will receive full training in understanding this and there is a full support plan in place.

The lady has her own vehicle which you will be required to drive on her behalf, so a driving licence is essential.

Personal care and administration of medication is also part of the role.

The lady has her own unique interests which include hydrotherapy, music classes, ice skating, cinema and she is supported with all household tasks and finances.  Family are very involved, and your role will be to support her to maintain and develop new friendships and relationships.

The post is split into 3 x 7 hour shifts worked over 7 days, which is averaged over the month.

You will be encouraged through time to get to know other people who are part of the bigger service and gain experience by working there at times.

Successful applicants must be in a position to gain qualification as determined by the SSSC for registration purposes and be able to gain professional registration with the SSSC within the timescale required, where relevant.

To find out more, download the full Job Description or contact Dawn Dickson (Registered Manager) on 01698 422280 or dawndickson@sensescotland.org.uk .

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

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:   Friday 6 March 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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