Support Worker

Location: Dundee and Forfar

Contract type: Various

Hours per week: Various hours

Salary: GBP 9 per hour

Job Reference: 6784


Are you caring, reliable and friendly? Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity within the social care sector? Then this could be the perfect role for you!

As we face the uncertainty brought on by Covid 19 we are reminded of the importance of our services at Sense Scotland, the crucial role our support workers have within our organisation and the positive impact their work has on the people we support.

You might already have experience working within the health and social care sector or may be looking to change career and get your first role within social care- then we have the role for you.

We are looking to recruit support workers on various contracts within our Dundee based services. We need staff who can work on a rota basis to meet the needs of the service and allow us to deliver continuous support daily. All staff work flexibly to allow us to deliver 24 hour support, 365 days of the year.

At Sense Scotland, what’s important is that all our staff have a genuine passion to make a difference in the life of someone with additional support needs. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic, reliable, adaptable, have a strong work ethic and have a genuine passion for the work we deliver.

We need dedicated Support Workers for our services to help deliver the great work that we do. Our Support Workers are integral to helping the people we support achieve their goals and ambitions every day. We support people with a diverse range of support needs.

We need you to have a genuine passion to make a difference and realise the importance of a smile, and the impact you could have in enabling the individuals we support to take part in something they love.

Say hello to the team

Tullideph- Dundee 1

This Housing Support Service support eight adults, seven men and one woman, within their own individual tenancies based in Dundee. The service is a dedicated build with five of the people supported living within a secure courtyard space and three individuals a short distance from there.

Each individual has their own complex needs including, but not limited to, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, hearing impairment, ADHD, Learning disabilities, Epilepsy, Heller’s syndrome and Aspergers. Individuals are supported in every element of their lives within their own homes and out in the community, with a focus on person-centred care.

Erskine St- Dundee 2

This Housing Support Service supports 7 adults, four men and three women within their own tenancies. A large staff team work across the service but have a commitment to core teams. The Erskine Street service is primarily purpose built for people with a learning disability and other complex needs. Two live offsite. A core team are based in the service with a Locality Manager and Supervisor on site. The Registered Manager works across two sites.

The needs of the people supported are unique to them but do include Learning Disability, Sensory impairment, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Bi-Polar Disorder. Most of the people supported have Welfare Guardians appointed either through the Health and Social Care Partnerships or families. We work closely with them and ensure that any change to support or event is reported appropriately.

Forfar- Dundee 2

This Housing Support Service is a dedicated, purpose-built service for four people who have a dual sensory impairment and additional learning disability. A core team are based in the service with a Locality Manager and Supervisor onsite. Each person has their own tenancy but also have the opportunity to share a communal space for additional social opportunities

The needs of the people supported are unique to them but do include Learning Disability, Sensory impairment, Epilepsy, Diabetes. In this service there is regular family and guardian contact alongside partnership working with our colleagues within Angus Health and Social Care Partnership

Walton Mill- Dundee 3

This service supports five adults, four men and one woman within their own individual tenancies. The service has a staff team who work across the service but have a commitment to core teams. The service is spread over several localities in Dundee according to where the person supported lives. There is staff accommodation is in the core service in “Walton Mill”, where the manager is based. Three of the people we support are blind; all living in their own tenancies. One, has welfare guardianship in place. Two of the people we support have complex learning disability and autism. The service is supported by a Registered Manager and a supervisor on site.

Dundee Support Services

Dundee Support Service provides day and evening enabling support from two location bases. This usually operates from 8am until 10 pm but delivery is based on individual need. The Hillview base offers a more traditional day support base where there are activity spaces available to support on a 1:1 basis or in groups. Community Links is a drop-in space offering a place to rest, eat or be supported with personal care. At the moment we support approximately 16 individuals across the service and this number can be flexible depending on whether a person requires building based support. All individuals have the opportunity to be involved in their communities through a variety of activities- linking with other members of their peer groups or receiving very specialist 1:1 support. The Registered Manager, Deputy Manager, and two Supervisors are based within the Hillview building but work between both locations.

Fleuchar Street Respite

This Respite service is purpose built and provides short breaks for a maximum of three adults at any one time. The service operates 24 hrs a day and all year round. We provide short breaks to people with a learning disability and additional complex needs, including communication support, behavioural needs and sensory impairment.  The aim of the service is to provide a fun and stimulating service in a relaxed environment. The service provides opportunities for those who use it to access a range of activities both within the service and in the wider community.  The service is commissioned by Dundee City Council who have full block booking rights. The management team work closely with the local authority, families and the people we support to plan short break that can vary in length throughout the year. The Registered Manager is supported in the service by a deputy manager and both are based on site.


This role could be for you if

  • You have a great work ethic and can work using your own initiative
  • You are enthusiastic about helping people we support achieve their goals in life
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You are professional and can deal with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner
  • You are patient and understanding
  • You are eager to learn and develop your skills in any training provided
  • You have a good knowledge of services Sense Scotland provide
  • Driver (Desirable)


We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis.

Interviews will be held Wednesday 22nd April 2020.


Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this position.

To Apply for this role

Please email a completed application to

Application form can be downloaded here: Application Form

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • Flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 36 days annual leave, including public holidays (pro-rata for part time hours)
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and Development
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual Employee Awards Event
  • Health and wellbeing support


At Sense Scotland we recognise how hard our staff work, and help us to deliver vital support, that makes a real positive impact to the. We value the work each staff member does within the organisation, in addition to local recognition of staff’s achievements, we encourage nominations for our staff awards.

Each year, nominees and winners are invited to the annual Employee Awards event where staff are recognised for their excellent commitment and achievements.

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

Sense Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer




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