Sense Scotland

Support Worker – Motherwell

22 Hours Per Week

Driver Essential

£9.00 Per Hour

Vacancy Reference:  6467

We are now at an exciting stage of development as we have recently started supporting two men to live in their own home together for the first time in the Motherwell area.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of developing something new, improving the lives of both individuals and helping to form a team who will support and challenge each other to provide the best possible service.

You will be part of a team offering 24-hour support to each individual who will be encouraged to live lives independent from each other where possible but share support when this meets both of their needs.  We are looking to recruit a dedicated person who will work early, mid and backshifts as required.

We are looking for a motivated and confident person who will work in a person-centred way to ensure consistent support for each individual.  The individuals we support do not communicate through speech so you will be required to work hard to develop and understand how each person communicates and respect their need for routine.  At times, people may communicate in ways which can be challenging.  You will receive full training in understanding challenging behaviour and a full support plan will be in place for you to follow.  Personal care and administration of medication is also part of the role.

Each individual has their own vehicle which you will be required to drive on their behalf, so a driving licence is essential.

Each individual has their own unique interests which include football, music, walking and housework.  We will require you to support individuals in their chosen activities and help them develop new activities and relationships where possible.

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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